Welcome to the Georgia Access Point - where you'll find information and resources to assist you in supporting people who are dually diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. These special individuals have unique and complex needs including:
- more intensive support and supervision
- caregivers with increased levels of skill and experience
- healthcare professionals with specialized clinical expertise
- more active service coordination and follow-up
- when living outside of the family home, community living arrangements that serve fewer people 1
As a result, family members, caregivers, community providers, and healthcare professionals must develop advanced knowledge and skills in order to provide the highest quality care and supports.
While visiting this site you will find a variety of resources to help you better understand how to support and care for people who are dually diagnosed. Links to educational materials and general information about dual diagnosis; behavior support approaches; medical care; and available services can all be found right here.
1 Moseley, C. (2004, October 29). NASDDDS technical report: Survey on state strategies for supporting individuals with coexisting conditions. Retrieved 17th April 2015 http://www.nasddds.org/uploads/documents/FinalSurveyReport.pdf.
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