RIC Event: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Health: Leveraging Person-Centered Approaches

Event Start Date: September 27, 2023 - 2:30 PM EDT
Event End Date: September 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT



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This webinar is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and iTunes.


This webinar explores how traditional silos of care can impede a comprehensive approach to care coordination and potential solutions to improve behavioral health condition management among persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Speakers share information about prioritizing person-centered, holistic approaches to care coordination and ways health plans can bridge gaps in existing systems to meet the ongoing care needs of dually eligible individuals through interdisciplinary care teams, integrating community-based organizations, and promoting family and caregiver education and support.

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the impact that siloed systems of care have on efforts to implement effective care coordination and care planning strategies.
  2. Apply person-centered approaches for identifying behavioral health conditions in individuals with I/DD and understand the lived experience of individuals with both diagnoses.
  3. Recall holistic care coordination strategies that support the unique needs of and improve outcomes for adults with I/DD and behavioral health conditions.
  4. Identify the roles that community-based organizations can play to address social determinants of health and strengthen provider networks.

Featured Speakers:

  • Andrea Witwer, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor at the Ohio State University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Nisonger Center; Associate Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities/Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities), Nisonger Center; Director of Training, Nisonger Center
  • Olivia Ayers, LMHC, LPC, Clinical Director, Elevate, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

Intended Audience:

This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders who provide care to dually eligible beneficiaries, including health plans, health care providers, social workers, caregivers, and families.


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