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Volume One, Issue One, March/April 2010 PDF

Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Literature Review Excerpt by David Dossetor, Jodie Caruana, Hebah Saleh and Helen Goltzoff PDF;
Guest Writer: Mind Matters by Maryanne Vorreiter and Jason Pascoe PDF;
Case Study by Louisa Carroll PDF;
A Day in the life of a SSP School Counsellor by Kellie Van Sebille PDF;
How much should we worry about the mental health needs of children and adolescents with or without intellectual disability? by David Dossetor PDF;

Volume One, Issue Two, June 2010 PDF

A Framework for Professional Practice: Behind the Scenes of the Educational Program and Book by Donna White, David Dossetor, and Lesley Whatson PDF;
Shared Care Family Support Program by Natalie Robbins and Jessica Radovan;
Case Study by Lesley Whatson PDF;
A Day in the life of a Developmental Paediatrician by Jacqueline Small PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Overview of psychotropics by George Liangas PDF;
Clarifying concepts of disturbance, disorder and mental illness in children and adolescents with intellectual disability by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
Resources and readings PDF.

Volume One, Issue Three/Four, December 2010 PDF

Feature Article: Positive Behaviour for Learning by Mooney et al 2008 PDF;
TCP goes to Rome by Lesley Whatson PDF;
A Day in the Life of Cultural Clinical Consultant and Case Study by Hadia Baassiri PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Ritalin by George Liangas PDF;
Training in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability for Paediatricians by Dr Pankaj Garg PDF;
Appreciating the more important things of Life: Professor Trevor Parmenter’s Festschrift by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
Resources/reading list

Volume Two, Issue One, March 2011 PDF

Behavioural Phenotypes: A Window into the Mechanisms of the Mind by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
Staying In: A Day in the Hall Ward Inpatient Unit by Zoe Quick PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Risperidone and other atypical antipsychotics by George Liangas PDF;
Meet Dr. Phil Ray Clinical Neurodevelopmental Psychologist PDF;
ADHC Shared Care Family Support by Lauren Neeve PDF;
About the New Intellectual Disability Network by Maxine Anderson PDF;
Resources/reading list
In the news/reviews

Volume Two, Issue Two, June/July 2011 PDF

Identifying factors that impede training and service development for mental health of children and adolescents with intellectual disability by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
Discovering the possibilities with visual strategies: A Training Day with Linda Hodgdon by Anders Hansson PDF;
Running Group Stepping Stones Triple P within a school - How Successful is it? by Michelle Jewell PDF;
The medicine cabinet: fluoxetine and autism by Judith Longworth PDF;
AAC apps-speaking APPropriately by Jane Farrall PDF;
Upcoming training, reviews, reading list, resources and more.

Volume Two, Issue Three, November 2011 PDF

How much do we value families and how much does it impact on children with intellectual disability? by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
Supporting individuals with an intellectual disability through grief, loss and bereavement by Helen Goltzoff PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet : Sleep Glorious Sleep by Judith Longworth PDF;
Refugee, mental health, and intellectual disability by Gemma Jenkins PDF;
Details on new book release: Mental health in children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities by Dossetor, White and Lesley (2011) PDF.

Volume Three, Issue One, March 2012 PDF

Mental Health Problems: Disorders of Social Development caused by maladaptation's of ‘Theory of Mind’? A Developmental Psychiatry View by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
A focus on Fragile X Syndrome PDF;
Organisation Profile: WWILD-SVP PDF;
Conference Review: Translating Genetics to Phenotype: the Society for the Study for Behavioural Phenotypes Research Symposium, Brisbane PDF;
Justice Health School-Link Initiative:supporting young offenders get back on track through education by Kim Eisler PDF;
Transcribe 2011 Young writers entry: Some Miracles Work by Vivian Tran PDF;
Siblings Australia resources by Barbara Fleming PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Obesity, by Judy Longworth PDF;
Resources/reading list
In the news/reviews

Volume Three, Issue Two, August 2012 PDF

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Raising awareness of a preventable disability in our midst by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
Neglect and the Developing Brain by Dr Phil Ray PDF;
Play Therapy and the Yellow Brick Road by Kellie van Sebille PDF;
AADDM Conference 2012 Review by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF.

Volume Three, Issue Three/Four, December 2012 PDF

Moving to Learn, Learning to Move: The importance of Motor Development in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability by Associate Professor Dr David Dossetor PDF;
Interview with Professor Eric Emerson PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Mood Stabilisers by Judy Longworth PDF;
Report on the School-Link Group Stepping Stones Triple P Pilot with ADHC and Special Education Schools PDF;
Ruth Still's reflection upon retirement PDF
Sensory modulation, trauma and attachment informed care workshop by Sarah White PDF.

Volume Four, Issue One, April 2013 PDF

Better Health Services for People with Intellectual Disability in NSW by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF References;
Beyond the Walls of the Play Therapy Room Ageing, Disability and Home Care Play Therapy Team PDF;
Less Heat, More Warmth by Ian Luscombe PDF;
Getting Students Ready for Life after School by Nicole Ison PDF;
Every Student, Every School by Melissa Clements PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Mood Stabilisers by Judy Longworth PDF;
NSW Carer of the Year by Maria Heaton PDF;
Emotion Based Social Skills Training for Children with Autism Improves Children’s Emotion Skills by Dr Michelle Wong PDF;
Responsibilities and Rights for Consumers and their Carers and Advocates of People with an Intellectual Disability to Enable Equity of Access to Health Services in NSW by David Dossetor and the Models of Care Subcommittee of the NSW ACI Disability Network PDF;
Promoting Resilience by Jodie Caruana PDF;
Upcoming training, Resources and Readings;

Volume Four, Issue Two, August 2013 PDF

"A stitch in time saves 83" Health Economics for Mental Health and Intellectual Disability by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
Getting Students Ready for Life After School: Part 2 by Michelle Hayter-Falconer and Nicole Ison PDF;
An Interview with Professor Les White by Hebah Saleh PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Quetiapine – a weak antipsychotic that is a great anxiolytic and excellent for acute agitation by Judith Longworth and Kenneth Nunn PDF;
The National Roundtable on the Mental Health of People with Intellectual Disability: A  Summary by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
Helping Families Change Conference Los Angeles by Jodie Caruana PDF
Orange School-Link Conference by Cathie Matthews PDF;
Conference Reviews, Reviews, Upcoming Training

Volume Four, Issue Three/Four, December 2013 PDF

Draft Guidelines on the Pathways to Care for Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability and Challenging Behaviour and/or Mental Health Problems by David Dossetor PDF;
Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) PDF;
Report on the Society for the Study of Behavioural Report Phenotypes Conference by Dr Peter Wurth PDF;
Using the Positive Behaviour for Learning Framework by Leanne Neville PDF;
Collaboration: not the Emperors New Clothes by Terry Sarten PDF;
Neuropsychological Profile of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders by Dr Phil Ray PDF;
Neuroscience of caregiving:a seminar with Dr Daniel Hughes by Anders Hansson PDF;
Personalised Learning and Support for Students with Additional Needs: Every Student Every School by Katrina Worrall PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Clonidine by Judy Longworth PDF.


Volume Five, Issue One, May 2014 PDF

Diagnosis, Psychotropic Medication and Outcome in an audit of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatric Patients by David Dossetor PDF;
Conference Review: The Good Childhood Conference, Melbourne by Sarah Chaplin PDF
Review of Managing Madness: Mental Health and Complexity in Public Policy, Evidence Base by Terry Sarten PDF;
The Challenge of Challenging Behaviour by Tom Tutton PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Adverse Reactions by Judy Longworth PDF;
Interview with Paul Hutchins; Trajectory: Changing the Direction by  Terry Sarten PDF;
Simon: A Very Special Olympian! The Benefits of Exercise on Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disability by Jodie Caruana PDF;
A Day in the Life of a Music Therapist by Miriam Crombie and Roxanne McLeod PDF;
Book Review: Social Work Practice and Intellectual Disability Review by Terry Sarten PDF;
Conference Report: The Second Annual ACI Intellectual Disability Health Network Forum by David Dossetor PDF.

Volume Five, Issue Two, October 2014 PDF

Adolescent Strugglers and Copers: How cognitive stress and anxiety precipitate or protect psychosis in the developmental brain vulnerabilities of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome or Velo Car-dio Facial Syndrome (VCFS) by David Dossetor PDF;
Parent Training to Reduce Behavioural and Emotional Problems in Children with Developmental Disabilities by Kristina Clarke PDF;
Conference Review: The 15th Congress of European Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Dublin July 6-12th 2013 by David Dossetor PDF
The Physical Punishment of Children: Creating social change by Terry Sarten PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Aripiprazole by Judy Longworth and Kenneth Nunn PDF;
Book Review:  by Hebah Saleh PDF;
Unfogging the Future: Update on the National Disability Insurance Scheme by Jodie Caruana PDF;
Team Westmead Autism by Michelle Wong PDF;
Through the Looking Glass: An insight into the future of ADHC as we know it; Interview with David Coyne by Hebah Saleh PDF;                                                                                                       

Volume Six, Issue One, March 2015 PDF

What will the NDIS do for subspecialty expertise and the multidisciplinary services for complex mental health problems of young people with intellectual disability? Implications from the Centre for Disability Study’s review of the Developmental Psychiatry Clinic by David Dossetor PDF;
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Implications from the changes in DSM-V by Louisa Carroll PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: FAQs for Allergies and Anaphylaxis by Judy Longworth PDF;
The Community Room: Connecting schools, support agencies and families and transforming lives by Michelle Montgomery PDF;
Developmental Disabilities, Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health: Research to Practice and Policy– Conference Review by Rowan Keighran PDF;
Book Excerpt: Ten things every child with Autism wishes you knew by Ellen Notbohm PDF;
Equal before the Law: Towards Disability Justice Strategies by Terry Sarten PDF;
The Client Monitoring and Review System (CMRS) by Rachel Rowles and Lesley Whatson PDF;
Interview with Professor Julian Trollor by Hebah Saleh PDF.

Volume Six, Issue Two, September 2015 PDF

The Developmental Psychiatry Clinic by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
Introducing the Practice Improvement Framework by Katelynd Turner PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Propranolol by Judy Longworth PDF;
Taking Time: A Trauma Informed Framework for Supporting People with Intellectual Disability by Jackson and Waters PDF;
Occupational Therapy and working with children and adolescents with intellectual/developmental disability and mental health problems by Sarah White PDF;
Learning and Support Teams by Department of Education PDF;
Book Review: A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education PDF;
Conference Report: European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) 2015 Madrid by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF.

Volume Seven, Issue One, February 2016 PDF

Violence in children and adolescents with an intellectual disability and the importance of safety by David Dossetor PDF;
Matthews’ story by Janine and Leonard PDF;
Responding to sexual behaviours of children and young people with an intellectual disability by Deborah Corfield and Lesley Whatson PDF;
Knowledge is Light: an interview with Sue Foley by Hebah Saleh PDF;
The Medicine Cabinet: Anxiety treatment when SSRI's fail by Judy Longworth PDF;
The NDIS and MH & ID Services: Two Conference Reviews by Associate Professor David Dossetor PDF;
The State of the Disability Sector Report by The Centre for Applied Disability Research, National Disability Services PDF;
The launch of two professional frameworks for supporting people with intellectual disability PDF;Matthews’ story by Janine and Leonard PDF;
Current models of health service delivery for people with intellectual disability by Gianfranco Giuntoli, BJ Newton and Karen R. Fisher PDF.

Volume Seven, Issue Two, September 2016 PDF

Engaging learners with complex learning needs: A review by Dr David Dossetor PDF;
Intellectual disability mental health core competency framework PDF;
The role of occupational therapy in behaviour support work by Lucinda Mora and Susan Heiler PDF;
Treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders: book review by Dr Meenakshi Rattan PDF;
Insight into a mental health review tribunal by Jodie Caruana PDF;
Reflections of a paediatric fellow on child neurodevelopmental psychiatry by Dr Meenakshi Rattan PDF;
Meet Jessica report by the School-Link Team PDF;
Readings PDF.

Volume Seven, Issue Three/Four, December 2016 PDF

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

Volume Eight, Issue One, June 2017 PDF

Catatonia: an under-recognised, acutely treatable condition in young people with intellectual disability/ASD by Dr David Dossetor PDF
The Medicine Cabinet: Some Medicines Don’t Mix by Judy Longworth PDF
Say Less Show More: Visuals improving health care delivery by Dr Jacqueline Small PDF
Book Review:“Interventions for Autism: Evidence for Educational and Clinical Practice” by Dr David Dossetor PDF
De-mystifying the Mysterious: Reflections from a Fellowship Year in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry by Dr Rebecca Koncz PDF
Project Air Strategy for Schools by Kim Eisler PDF

Volume Eight, Issue Two, December 2018

Ewan's Story: Psychosis in Intellectual Disability and Autism by Dr David Dossetor PDF
Improving Mental Health and Well-being of People with Intellectual Disability by Kim Eisler PDF
The Westmead Feelings Program Launch by Dr Michelle Wong PDF
The Medicine Cabinet: Medicinal Cannabis, why the fuss? by Judy Longworth PDF
An Integrated Approach to Mental Health Care Provision for Students with Austism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability by Dr Peter Wurth, Dr Patrick Concannon, Helen Appleton, Andrew Frakes and Kerrie Nelson PDF
The Knotted Cord: A Book Review by Dr David Dossetor and Dr Meena Rattan PDF
Suggested Reading Volume 8 Issue 2 PDF
Connecting Animals with People: Implications for Well-being and Thereapeutic Applications By Kim Eisler PDF

Volume Nine, Issue One, July 2018

Behavioural phenotypes: The changing role of the neurodevelopmental psychiatrist; genetic simplification only serves to illuminate complexity PDF
Children’s Hospital Westmead School-Link Satisfaction Survey 2017 PDF
Readings PDF
Kezia’s Story and NDIS Complaints and Feedback Process PDF
Interview with Barbara Lewis from the Carer Support Network PDF
The Medicine Cabinet: Guanfacine PDF
New Resources PDF
European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability, 2017. Luxembourg 21-23 Sept: Conference report PDF