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Working with Health Care Providers: Giving a Voice and Supporting Adults with IDD

Thursday, October 05, 2023
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Overview


Dr. Chicoine is presenting a webinar on working with health care providers. It is hosted by the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices and OneGeneration.

Details

Many adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) find it challenging to find a health care provider who is knowledgeable and willing to provide high quality medical care. Most health care providers receive little to no training on the medical needs of individuals with ID. In addition, there are a variety of forms of bias in our health care system that contribute to inadequate care. These challenges can be particularly problematic when seeking an assessment for an older person with ID who has declining cognition and/or function. Under these circumstances, how can people with ID get access to optimal health care? In this presentation, Brian Chicoine, MD, will discuss strategies for collaborating with health care providers to improve the health care of people with ID. He will discuss best practices for working with individuals with ID in health care settings and share resources about health and wellness including assessing cognitive and functional decline. 

Title: Working with Health Care Providers: Giving a Voice and Supporting Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Speaker: Brian Chicoine, MD | Medical Director of the Adult Down Syndrome Center, Faculty of the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Family Medicine Residency

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023

Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm (Central Daylight Time)

Cost: Free

Registration is required. 

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This presentation is presented by the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices and OneGeneration. Please contact Lori Resnick at (818) 708-4755 or [email protected] if you have questions. 

Location

Virtual

 
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