Risk Assessment Tool for Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Behavioral Crisis

This tool helps primary care clinicians determine whether a patient with intellectual and developmental disability who is experiencing an emotional or behavioral crisis can be managed safely in their current living or work environment or should be referred to the emergency department or possible crisis care options. It considers the risk to the patient and to others (e.g., peers, family or support staff) during an escalation in the context of available supports. It helps identify unique risk and protective factors.

Download: Risk Assessment Tool

After you download and save the PDF file to your computer, it can (1) be printed and filled out by hand or (2) completed as a fillable PDF form on devices (e.g., laptop, iPad). See Using Fillable Forms in this Toolkit.

Read more about the tool development and meet the team at the bottom of this web page.

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