A significant barrier to effective, meaningful supports for people with IDD is the separation of services. This can occur across systems, in the community, and within the person’s own support team. The Direct Support Professional has a critical role in helping an individual coordinate behavior, mental health, medical, and other support needs by facilitating communication and coordinating with other professionals. This webinar will explore how collaboration and teamwork can address barriers to supports by placing individuals at the center of his or her plan and decisions.
Melissa Cheplic, MPH; Rutgers University, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities