Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

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Image - Mo the Health Gap - Movember at 3DN
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Please support us as we raise awareness of the major health gap for men with intellectual disability and men on the autism spectrum. Compared to men in the general, men with intellectual disability and men on the autism spectrum experience: - big barriers to accessing preventative health care - have a higher risk of mental health problems - are at risk of earlier death from preventable causes
Image - New publication: Health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability in New South Wales, Australia: a data linkage cohort
Friday, October 04, 2019
3DN has published a paper to describe our big data cohort of people with an intellectual disability which is one of the largest cohorts of people with an intellectual disability internationally. We use linked data to develop an epidemiological profile related to health, health service use, disability services, mortality and corrective services records of people with intellectual disability.
Image - Help us learn about adult autism diagnosis
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Many people on the autism spectrum were not able to receive a diagnosis when they were children. Researchers at the University of New South Wales and Autism CRC would like to learn more about experiences of autism spectrum diagnosis (including Asperger’s syndrome) in adulthood.
Image - New article: How Can We Provide Better Healthcare for People With An Intellectual Disability?
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Researchers from 3DN have published an article on How Can We Provide Better Healthcare for People With An Intellectual Disability? in Frontiers for Young Minds. The journal is targeted to kids aged 8-15 years to make science and research discoveries available to young people. All articles are being reviewed by kids. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of physical and mental health issues and barriers to care for people with an intellectual disability.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Julian Trollor and Liz Evans gave a talk at the Down syndrome NSW Health conference. The topic of the talk was dementia in people with Down syndrome, and focused on both why people with Down syndrome have a high risk of dementia, as well as what steps can be taken to promote healthy ageing in people with Down syndrome.
Image - New e-Learning module on transitions and life events is now available for disability professionals
Monday, August 12, 2019
“Providing Mental Health Support to People with Intellectual Disability through Transitions and Life Events" The module aims to further disability professionals’ understanding of how to support a person with intellectual disability through transitions and life events, ranging from adolescence to retirement and aged care. It covers topics such as:
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
We are currently running a research project that aims to improve access to health care for people with intellectual disability. Part of this work is to learn more about the accessibility of health-related information for people with intellectual disability. It also aims to learn about the type information that people with intellectual disability want to access when they experience a health problem, and what makes health-related information accessible to them.
Image - New e-Learning module on end-of-life discussions is now available for disability professionals
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
“Engaging People with Intellectual Disability in End-of-Life Discussions and Providing Support at the End of the Life” The module aims to further disability professionals’ understanding of how to talk to a person with intellectual disability about end-of-life issues and how to provide support to a person at the end of their life.
Image - New e-Learning module on death and dying is now available for disability professionals
Monday, June 03, 2019
“Supporting People with Intellectual Disability to Understand and Cope with Death and Dying”

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