This checklist is based on Treatment of Psychiatric and Behavioral Problems in Individuals with Mental Retardation: An Update of the Expert Consensus Guidelines (2004) by M. C. Aman, M. L. Crismon, A. Frances, B. H. King, and J. Rojahn, which summarized the recommendations of a panel of national experts. The checklist was developed for Service Coordinators, Program Managers, QMRP's, and others who coordinate and supervise care for individuals with intellectual disability. It was adapted from the expert consensus guidelines, with permission of the publisher, by the DC Health Resources Partnership at Georgetown University-University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
*Based on criteria from the DSM-IV-TR and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. **Editor's note: Many of these guidelines are also applicable to individuals with cognitive limitations acquired in adulthood (as in traumatic brain injury).