Young people with developmental disabilities are at a much higher risk for also experiencing mental health challenges. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for these children, teens and young adults to get the support they need. They may have trouble communicating their symptoms and behaviors are often falsely attributed to their disabilities. As a result, co-occurring conditions can cause significant strain on parents and guardians who may not know the best ways to seek treatment for their loved ones.
Fortunately, with so many services available for individuals with dual diagnoses in Stark County, there are countless places to turn for help. Read below to learn about the resources, programs and organizations helping to support local young people who require services for both developmental disabilities and mental health.
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