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 will explore 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 will 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.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit Information:


• This program, presented by The Lewin Group, is approved by the National Association of Social Workers.

CE Credit

  • National Association of Social Workers – This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886791040-3827) for 1 continuing education contact hours.
  • The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs and require individual program/provider application processes: Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, West Virginia.
  • The following Board does not have CE Requirements: Puerto Rico.

Individuals are strongly encouraged to check with their specific licensing boards or other agencies to confirm that courses taken from these accrediting bodies will be accepted by that entity.

Please Note:

  • Webinar participants seeking CE credit should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • A score of at least 80 percent on the post-test must be achieved to obtain CE credits. 
  • Estimated time to participate in the webinar is 1.5 hours, including introductory information and interactive Q&A.
  • Participants will be led through the following requirements after signing into and participating in the webinar:
    • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    • Complete the pre-test.
    • Participate in the webinar.
    • Complete the post-test and program evaluation form.

Viewing the Event:

On the day of the live event, please use the web link to join the webinar. You can access the platform using a computer, smart phone, or tablet. The audio portion of the presentation will automatically stream through your computer/device speakers. Please make sure that the volume on your speakers is turned up. The webinar will provide real-time captioning (CART Services).