Adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) experience increased health disparities, receive less preventative care, and have a higher incidence of chronic and mental health conditions. Accessing health care services is a serious challenge for many adults with IDD and too few health professionals are trained to care for adults with IDD.
Join us to address the unique and complex needs of aging adults with IDD and increase your skills to provide culturally appropriate and effective preventative, behavioral, and mental health care.
Led by a multidisciplinary panel of providers and caregivers with professional and personal experience caring for adutls with IDD, we seek to share effective interventions to address health issues affecting aging adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and discuss strategies to build trusting relationships with providers.
All health professionals, community organizations, and families are encouraged to participate in the learning community to empower aging adults with IDD to live their best lives.
After participating in this ECHO, providers and caregivers will be able to:
To view the CE Accreditation for Physician (CME), Nursing (CNE), Psychologist (APA), Social Work (SW), Certified Counselors (NBCC), and pending credits for Marriage & Family Therapists (NJDCA-MFT) click here.
This ECHO is made possible by support from the WITH Foundation. The WITH Foundation’s mission is to promote the establishment of comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities that is designed to address their unique and fundamental needs.