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ERIC Number: ED515851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 154
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-5725-6148-3
Human Needs and Intellectual Disabilities: Applications for Person Centered Planning, Dual Diagnosis, and Crisis Intervention
Reiss, Steven
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
Human Needs and Intellectual Disabilities identifies the 12 human needs most relevant to the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, autism and related developmental disabilities. It includes detailed, practical suggestions for caregivers or parents interested in the happiness, quality of life, and self-determination of their loved ones or consumers. The book includes detailed, practical suggestions for reducing episodes of challenging behavior and psychiatric symptoms in people with a dual diagnosis (intellectual disabilities and mental illness). It shows how to substitute the language of individuality (e.g., "friendly person") for the language of disability (e.g., "person with disability"). It also reduces the tendency of planners to confuse their own value system for that of the consumer. The book includes scholarly reviews of dual diagnosis literature on mental illness, prevalence, and assessment. A glossary and an index are included.
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed. 132 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401. Tel: 845-331-4336; Fax: 845-331-4569; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)