Spectrum Institute


Consequences of Violating the Right to Therapy

Spectrum E-News, in collaboration with the Mental Health Project of Spectrum Institute, will be publishing a series of articles on the consequences when adults with developmental disabilities do not receive prompt and equal access to a full range of mental health therapies available to people without disabilities. The right to such access is protected by the constitution as well as state and federal nondiscrimination laws. The willful or negligent deprivation of necessary mental health therapy may be a form of elder or dependent adult abuse which could trigger criminal and civil liability for those responsible.  Professional fiduciaries and licensed professionals […]

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Autism Awareness Month

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on April 2nd every year, encouraging member states of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders […]