Adult Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
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 as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Location: Zoom Videoconferencing
Time: 9:30AM to 11:00AM EST
Length: 6 Sessions (October 20 2023 – November 24 2023)
When: Friday Mornings (Weekly)
Target Audience: Healthcare Providers/Developmental Service Professionals with Experience Working with Adults with IDD
To view curriculum content, please click on the toggle button below.
Below is a list of curriculum topics we are offering for this cycle.
- Trauma Informed Care and the HELP Model
- Grief & Loss: Practical Strategies
- Revisiting Mental Health and Well Being
- Thinking about our own mental health and addressing burnout
- Building Healthy Lives – Proactive Healthcare
- Taking Action – Emergencies, Advocacy, Embracing Uncertainty
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Registration is now open for our upcoming cycle starting
October 20th 2023.
To apply, please click below:
If you have questions, click on the button below to contact us.
Welcome, Introduction, and Announcements – 10 minutes
Didactic Presentation – 30 minutes
Case Discussion – 45 minutes
Addressing Outstanding Questions and Session Wrap-Up – 5 minutes
WHAT'S THE COMMITMENT?
Attend 60% of program sessions
Present an anonymized case
Participate in group discussions
Provide feedback through evaluation activities
WHO'S RUNNING THESE SESSIONS?
Our program sessions are run by an inter-professional Hub Team from multiple health organizations across Ontario.
Please click on the toggle buttons below to see who will be facilitating these sessions.
These individuals make up our AIDD Hub Team:
- Yona Lunsky (Psychologist/Co-Lead)
- Anupam Thakur (Psychiatrist/ Co-Lead)
- Ullanda Niel (Family Physician)
- Angela Gonzales (Advanced Practice Nurse)
- Nadia Mia (Social Worker)
- Nicole Bobette (Occupational Therapist)
- Gill Lefkowitz (Family Representative)
- Adeen Ashton Fogle (Family Representative)
- Marissa Blake (Self Advocate)
- Farrah Sattaur (Self Advocate)