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While a significant body of research as been amassed on mental wellness supports for adults with intellectual or development disabilities (IDD), far less attention has been paid to these same issues among youth with IDD. This ground-breaking book is a first step to changing that. This edited volume addresses a wide variety of different concerns in improving mental wellness and treating mental health disorders among youth with IDD, with chapters from recognized experts covering topics ranging from psychotherapy to psychopharmacology. The book maintains a strong focus on healthy psychological development. The book will be an excellent resource for any professional concerned about mental wellness youth with IDD, as a tremendouos number of different discipline areas are reflected within the fifteen chapters. About the Editors: Dan Baker, PhD is Director of Community Positive Behavior Support, Transition, and Supported Employment Projects, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.
Dr. Baker's focus at The Boggs Center is on positive behavior support, models of community and educational support, transition services, and mental health services for persons with disabilities. Dr. Baker earned his PhD in Educational Psychology in 1992 and a Teaching License in 1990 from the University of Minnesota. He has worked with people with a range of disabilities; his applied work includes efforts in schools, residential settings for people with disabilities, recreational programs, and employment supports.
Dr. Baker is well published in both edited books and literary journals. Most of his published work addresses strategies for teaching direct care staff to work with persons who present challenges. His contributions earned him the 2010 Clinical Practice Award from NADD, an international professional association dedicated to advancing mental wellness for persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Baker is a reviewer for the journals Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Research in Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Baker is very involved with NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, serving on the Board of Directors and co-editing The NADD Bulletin from 2006 - 2011.
Richard Blumberg, PhD has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and their families, for over thirty years. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, Language and Literacy at the College of New Jersey. He has an M.A. in Counseling from the University of San Francisco, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. Dr. Blumberg completed his Ph.D. in Special Education and Rehabilitation, in the Developmental Disabilities Program at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Blumberg has provided counseling and behavioral support to children and adults with Autism in home, school, community and in-patient hospital settings. He has conducted NIH funded research into eco-behavioral approaches to assessment and intervention. He has conducted cross-cultural research into the experiences of families raising a child with autism. His work on early intervention with families of children with autism has been funded by the New Jersey Governors Council on Autism. He is currently researching methods of creating inclusive post-secondary programs for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
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