The Arc’s Center for Future Planning is collaborating with Boston University and Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) to work on a project focused on people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) who also identify as having a mental health challenge. Up to 40 percent of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) experience co-occurring mental illness. In The Arc’s recent national survey, family caregivers’ top health concern was the behavior and mood of their family member with I/DD. We are working to gather information from individuals who identify as having a mental health challenge and I/DD so that we can use this information to learn more about areas of need for that population.
We are collecting surveys from people with I/DD and a mental health challenge (between the ages of 18-30) as well as FAMILY MEMBERS of those individuals. See this flyer to learn more about the survey.
Take the survey here.