Supporting Individuals with I/DD and Dementia

The Arc of Florida recently had the opportunity to support the National Task Group (NTG) on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices by providing assistance for direct support professionals to participate in the NTG’s training workshop, “Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia” in Jacksonville, Florida.

This highly interactive and evidence-informed workshop covers the basic concepts of care of an adult with ID and dementia. The training is targeted for any staff with direct or ancillary care responsibilities of older adults with I/DD in both disability-related, health care, and aging-related agencies. Participants will gain greater understanding of dementia and its effects on people with intellectual disabilities, including knowledge of how to develop a dementia-capable environment, services and programming for individuals with I/DD.

The Arc of Florida has had several staff participate in this excellent training workshop and encourages others to explore the many educational opportunities available through the NTG.

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For information on upcoming NTG workshops, please click here: Education and Training