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)
Registration is required.
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@example.com if you have questions.