Imparting quality and timely services to people with mental health issues and to individuals with ID and mental illness, otherwise known as “the other dually diagnosed”, has become an ongoing challenge to families and providers in the US, especially in the post-pandemic years. The complex needs of this population and the families that support them are not always addressed due to various limitations that providers of services face every day. Where do we go from here?
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We once suffered a debilitating mental illness. We continue to live with intellectual disabilities. The smallest of tasks could seem too daunting to even think about. Now, we can face the day with confidence and dignity; we feel empowered to create the future that we deserve. Read our stories…
What do our stakeholders say?
I am aware of the impact of mental illness. But, I feel the charm of meaningful life that now matters to me thanks to services I received from ACIDD. Thank you
My brother is an artist. Despite his limitations, he could bring art and drwings to change his mind, thanks to the guidance of ACIDD staff through their creative art classes at ACIDD Resource Center in Laurel!
There is a plan and purpose, a value to every life, no matter where I am, who I am my age, gender oe dusability. I realize that ACIDD considers all ofthese for those who whose what they want in their life!
It takes an open-minded individual to look beyond a disability. I have had my opportunity to choose who I want to be in ACIDD through its services
I am an advocate for disability rights. Support the cause worldwide, just as I realized that ACIDD does it for its service receipients!.
So many of the world's problems are solved by sheer human decency. ACIDD respects their staff, job and committment to people they support.