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The Impact of Trauma on Youth With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Fact Sheet for Providers

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This fact sheet explains how youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are at an increased risk for a variety of traumatic experiences. It covers the difficulty youth with IDD can have in communicating their needs and behaviors providers should look out for to better understand what is being communicated. The fact sheet also covers screening and assessment, as well as diagnostic considerations and treatment.
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National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)