ACIDD, the acronym for American Center for Intellectual and Diverse Disorders, is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 status in the US. At ACIDD India, we advocate for people with mental illness and individuals with a dual diagnosis of intellectual or developmental disabilities and mental illness.
About the Founder
Founded in 2013 by Joseph Mathew, Ph.D, ACIDD is the beginning of the dream for recovery of mental health for millions of Americans who have serious and persistent mental illness. It particularly focusses on the 35% of people who have Intellectual Disability and co-occurring Mental Disorders in the US.
For 20 years, Dr. Mathew managed another non-profit organization for individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Maryland. He had founded and headed Center for Social Change (CSC) since 1993 until he launched ACIDD in 2013 for people with co-occurring Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Mental Disorders. ACIDD is another dream. To provide mental health services to individuals that have the “other dual diagnosis” of Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness is his passionate vision. ACIDD invites volunteers from the community to be part of this vision.
Mission and Vision
- Our Mission. To embrace, empower and help promote mental health and well-being of people with severe mental illness and individuals with “the other dual diagnosis” of Intellectual Disability and co-occurring Mental Disorders.
- Our Vision. Sustainable competitive employment for all with mental illness towards their recovery and wellness.
At ACIDD India, we focus on individual’s independence and empowerment. Not only we advocate for these individuals, we also support their families as well. We equally invoke the general public of awareness, understanding, support and commitment to all those involved. We make our goal towards effective understanding, and foster change to make the society a better place for those who recover from mental illness through patience and comfort of the good work of the people that support us with every day hope.
To learn more about who we are and what we do, please contact us at 123-456-7890 to speak with one of our representatives.