Key Info




Fridays Weekly


9:30AM - 11:00AM EST

Target Audience:

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

Start Date:

April 17, 2020

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

Liz Grier
Family Physician

Kendra Thomson
Behaviour Analyst

Nicole Bobbette
Occupational Therapist

Angela Gonzales
Advanced Practice Nurse

Nadia Mia
Social Worker

Lee Steel
Family Advisor

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 cycle 2 curriculum will specifically address the challenges that this population can face with COVID-19. Topics that will be presented during this program include: providing virtual mental health supports, 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

Depression & Anxiety - Evaluating Risk

Staff Wellness/ Self-Care

#4 Hospitalization & Decision Making

Supporting Families, Family Interventions

Grief & Loss