Latest Journal

Click here for a copy of our latest Journal Edition. Volume 10, Issue 1, 2019.



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Guidelines on Pathways to Care

A guide for parents and carers: Guidelines on Pathways to Care for children and adolescents with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour and/or mental health problems.  

Quick Link to the MOU

Devlopmental Psychiatry Clinic Evaluation

The Developmental Psychiatry Clinic has been evaluated by the Centre for Disability Studies. Access the document by clicking on the image below.

MOU between ADHC and Health
Excutive Summary

View the executive summary of the "Leading the Way in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability" needs analysis report here.



Anxiety and Depression and Intellectual Disability Workshop

Anxiety and Depression and Intellectual Disability Workshop
Date: Weds 13 September 2017 Cost: $220

This workshop hosted by the Centre for Disability Studies at (USyd) aims to build the capacity of existing staff to provide psychotherapy/ counselling/support to people who experience mild to moderate intellectual disability and who are also experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, and/ or depression. Facilitated by Clinical Professor Vivienne Riches and Laura Hogan.

For more details and to register click here.

For other courses offered by CDS click here.


Research to Action Day: Mental Health and Intellectual Disability

Research to Action Day: Mental Health and Intellectual Disability
Date: Tues 25th July 2017 Cost: FREE

The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN), UNSW invites you to:

Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing of People with an Intellectual Disability: A Research to Action Day for Professionals and Carers.

Please share the attached flyer with your friends and networks. An overview of the day’s program is also attached.

To register, please go to to register.


Restrictive Practices Workshop 

Restrictive Practices Workshop
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 Cost: $165

Family Advocacy is hosting a one-day workshop to provide education around the implications of using restrictive practices. This will be highly relevant to anyone in the human services sector who is wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the implications that these practices have on the people they serve.

Please download the attached flyer here.

Visit to register.


Are you a carer who is about to meet with the NDIA about your child's NDIS plan? 

Carers Australia has developed a Carer Checklist to assist unpaid carers to describe the support they provide during NDIS assessment and planning meetings.

The questions throughout the Carer Checklist prompt carers to think about what they need to tell the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in their initial or subsequent planning meetings. It is not compulsory, but will help the NDIA to understand the carer’s role, so that the support package allocated best meets the needs of the person with a disability and supports the carer’s role.

The Carer’s Checklist can be accessed at or by clicking on the image to the left.


Volume 7 Issue 3/4 now available

The latest Journal of Mental Health for Children and Young People with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities is now available. Highlights include:

  • The Future of Our Children’s Mind, Spirit and Soul: Will the digital revolution destroy them or can schools grow them? by David Dossetor
  • Notes from the 19th Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP) International Research Symposium by Peter Wurth
  • The Medicine Cabinet: Atomoxetine by Judy Longworth
  • Addressing cardiometabolic risk factors in people with an intellectual disability by Jessica Walsh, Professor Katherine Samaras and Professor Julian Trollor
  • The 15th World Congress of the International Association for the Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSID) by David Dossetor
  • IASSID Symposium on Quality of Life in Children with Intellectual Disability by Donna White
  • A report on the inaugural meeting of the Bowral Mental Health Intellectual Disability Professionals Network
  • Resource Spotlight: Carer Checklist by Carers Australia
  • KidsQuit