Publications and Presentations


Have Mental Health Services met the expectations of people with neurodevelopmental disabilities? ‘Yes, no or I don’t know’

Authors: Dr Pierre Wibawa, Dr Tareq Abuelroos


Understanding systemic problems in providing mental health services to people with an intellectual disability and co-morbid mental disorders in Victoria

Author: Dr Chad Bennett

Clinical Outcome Data for People with Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness Who Have Utilised the Victorian Dual Disability Service

Authors: Dr Chad Bennett, David Watkins  

The Late Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Conceptual and Systems Issues for Adult Mental Health Services

Authors: Stephen Edwards, Dr Chad Bennett

Psychopathology in intellectual disability: characteristics and outcomes for a population of intellectually disabled people referred to a state-wide specialist mental health service

Authors: Andrew Pridding, Janina Tomasoni

Seclusion Across Mental Health and Disability. Definitions of seclusion, comparing different legislative approaches and the effect of this practice in mental health, dual disability and intellectual disability

Author: Dr Angela Livingstone

Assessing for autism spectrum disorders in adults with longstanding diagnoses of psychotic illness and intellectual disability

Authors: Chad Bennett (psychiatrist), Stephen Edwards (psychologist), Felicity Lawrence (psychologist), Janina Tomasoni (psychologist), David Watkins (psychiatric nurse)

Services in Victoria for People with a Dual Disability

Authors: Dr Chad Bennett, Steve Edwards



The Diagnosis of Autism in Women and Girls


Dual Disability Forum


The Victorian Dual Disability Service recognises the Traditional Owners of the land on which our office islocated; the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our health service.