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This website provides information and resources for parents, caregivers, primary care physician offices, community members and others whom live with and care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are also experiencing mental illness.

The information and resources provided were developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Behavioral Health Springboard at the School of Social Work.

Content was largely provided by an expert panel at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at UNC School of Medicine.

This project was completed for and funded by the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services.

The contents of this website are intended to provide information and resources to the intended parties but all decisions regarding healthcare, medication, treatment, school, etc. are best made between the family/legal guardian and the appropriate professionals involved in the care and treatment of the individual.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or behavioral health condition. The content on this resource webpage is not intended to be a  substitute for professional medical advice.