The Mental Health
project was created in November 2020 with the purpose of promoting
access to mental health therapy for adults with intellectual and
developmental disabilities. The project seeks to inform guardians,
conservators, and care providers of their responsibility to provide
these services for those in their care. The project, directed by Tina
Baldwin, has gained five new advisors this month. "Our
group of advisors is composed of national and internal professionals
who are active in the delivery of mental health services to people
with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All have stellar
reputations in their field. All are authors. All are creative
thinkers. All are dedicated to the goal of making a full range of
mental health services accessible to people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities," Baldwin said. The team will
continue to grow and Baldwin expects much to come from the team in
the next few months.
Janicki is co-chair of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disability
and Dementia Practices and an associate professor in the Department
of Disability and Human Development at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Buckley is
Director of the Health Population at YAI, an organization offering a
range of services to people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities, and serves on the board of directors of the Commission
on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities.
Dr. LaVinga is the
Clinical Director of the Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis in
Los Angeles and coauthor of several papers whose work is cited in
is the chair of the National Collaborative on Theology and Disability
and has worked as a writer and editor for several disability
Kroese is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and a Senior Researcher
in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. She
is also chair of CanDo, an organization that breaks down barriers for
people with disabilities.
Read more about
the project and find each advisor's biography here.