Disability-Competent Participant Engagement

You can view the webinar recording below to receive continuing education credit. Supporting documents such as webinar slides, transcript, and additional resources are available to download by scrolling to the attachments section below.


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

Live Webinar Air Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This webinar focuses on the first-hand experience of living with a disability and the importance of establishing a relationship with the participant. During this presentation, webinar viewers will learn about assessing the needs of a participant, developing a plan of care to address those needs, implementing the plan, and revising the plan as needed. This webinar also focuses on strategies used to gather support across the care team and other care partners to support the needs of participants.

Webinar Presenter: Chris Duff, Disability Practice and Policy Consultant


1. Understanding the participants experience of their disability

-Have the individual describe themselves and their life as a means to building trust

2. Understanding the care planning process

-Importance of establishing a relationship with the participant through effective communication

-Develop a plan to address participant’s needs and wants

-Ask what is important to them, what they need and want, and together develop a plan to achieve it

3. Leverage support

-Leverage a participant’s care partners and the interdisciplinary team to address the participant’s needs

Continuing Education Credit Information:


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CMS complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, CMS is authorized to offer 0.1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for this activity. CEU credit for this course expires at midnight on February 15, 2020.

After viewing the recording, please visit https://learner.mlnlms.com to access the post-test. More information can be found in the Continuing Education Credit Guide.

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