Key Info




Fridays Weekly


9:30-11:00 AM EST

Target Audience:

Healthcare Providers/Developmental Service Professionals with Experience Working with Adults with or Suspected of Having IDD

Start Date:

October 22, 2021

Session Structure:

Introductions & Announcements
(10 Minutes)

Didactic Presentation on a Weekly Topic
(30 Minutes)

Case Discussion
(45 Minutes)

Library Questions & Wrap-Up
(5 Minutes)


Attend Weekly Sessions
(At Least 60%)

Participate in Group Discussions

Present a Client Case

Provide Feedback Through Evaluation Activities

Hub Team:

Sanjeev Sockalingam

Yona Lunsky

Anupam Thakur

Kendra Thomson
Behaviour Analyst

Nicole Bobbette
Occupational Therapist

Angela Gonzales
Advanced Practice Nurse

Nadia Mia
Social Worker

Gill Lefkowitz
Family Advisor

Victor Periera
Self Advocate

ECHO OntarioAdult Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

ECHO Ontario Adult Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) addresses the intersection of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) in adults and mental health concerns. 

This program is for mental health/primary care providers and developmental service providers who support adults with IDD. The curriculum will specifically address the mental health challenges that this population can face during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics that will be presented during this program include: providing virtual mental health supports, depression and anxiety, evaluating suicide risk, facilitating supported decision-making, emergency preparedness and promoting resilience for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, caregivers and providers.

This ECHO supports healthcare providers in applying the 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines on primary care for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from Canadian Family Physician. 

Sample Curriculum Schedule

COVID-19 Overview

Promoting Mental Health During COVID-19 Through Integrated Advance Care Planning

Staff Wellness/ Self-Care

Depression & Anxiety - Evaluating Risk

Supporting Families, Family Interventions

Grief & Loss