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Please note only webinars are recorded; the archive is generally available on the website the following day.

Beginning February 2021, the webinar archive will exclusively be a member benefit. 

Virtual professional development sessions such as Mentorship in a Minute and Crucial Conversations, are not recorded and participation is limited to AAIDD members.

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Dementia and IDD: The Massachusetts Experience

Contact Name:   Laura Thorn

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Date: February 11, 2021
Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST

Dementia and IDD: The Massachusetts Experience

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*AAIDD members can register and have access to the webinar archive at no cost; however, non-members will be charged a small fee ($10) to register for the webinars.

• Julie A Moran, DO; MA Department of Developmental Services
• Kathryn Service, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CDDN; MA Department of Developmental Services
• Christine J Clifford, MHP; Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation & Research, Shriver Center, UMass Medical School

Description: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experience complex age-related issues, including dementia-related disorders. Increased support needs can strain caregivers and existing community support systems. Massachusetts is working to enhance state systems, embed dementia knowledge into service networks, and deliver support services that are evidence-based. The presenters will discuss the Commonwealth’s unique approach to the diagnosis, care assessment and support, and training for people with dementia and IDD and their caregivers.

Learning Objectives:
• Describe the assessment process and training supports for people with IDD and dementia and their caregivers provided by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
• Recognize the support needs of caregivers for people with IDD and dementia
• Suggest steps to resource navigation and additional supports from both the Aging and IDD service support systems.

Target Audience: Caregivers of people with IDD: including Direct Support Staff, Nurses, Physicians, and others in administrative roles managing support needs or programs.COVID-19 Outcomes Among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This webinar is jointly sponsored by AAIDD, AAIDD's Health and Wellness Interest Network, and the AAIDD Gerontology Interest Network. 


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