Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) as they Age
Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) invites you to attend an upcoming webinar. This webinar offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) credit at no cost to participants.
Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM EST
Nationally, the number of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) over the age of 60 is steadily increasing and by 2030, the number of adults with I/DD aged 60 and older is projected to reach 1.2 million people. The physical, cognitive, functional, and behavioral changes that are associated with the aging process typically manifest earlier and in different ways for individuals living with I/DD. These differences may raise unique challenges for clinicians, health plans, and providers who are engaged with individuals with I/DD and their families and caregivers. As a result, there are emerging opportunities for health plans and providers to support aging individuals living with I/DD and their families and caregivers through comprehensive, integrated care that addresses the needs of the whole person across the life span.
Speakers will share lessons learned and strategies for providing care for dually eligible individuals with I/DD across the lifespan. By the end of this interactive webinar, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the physical, cognitive, and behavioral changes typical of the aging process, and how these changes may manifest for someone with I/DD
- Identify key supports families, health plans, providers and individuals with I/DD may need to manage these types of changes across the life span
- Describe an integrated approach health plans can utilize to respond to the needs of individuals with I/DD as they age
- Gerard Kerins, MPA, FACP, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
- Michelle Reynolds, PhD, University of Missouri Kansas City, Director of Individual Advocacy and Family Support, UMKC Institute for Human Development
- Debbie Pfeifer, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Administrator, Aetna Better Health of Kansas
This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders – health plan leaders, primary care providers, social workers, care coordinators, case managers, caregivers, and organizations that provide services for dually eligible beneficiaries with I/DD.
CME/CE Credit Information:
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CMS is also accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer continuing education credit.
- The Lewin Group is accredited the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to provide continuing education for social workers.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit – CMS is evaluating this activity for CME credit. The number of credits awarded will be calculated following the activity based on the actual learning time. Final CME information on the amount of credit will be available to participants within the Learning Management System (LMS) after the live activity.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)– CMS is evaluating this activity for CE credit. The number of credits awarded will be calculated following the activity based on the actual learning time. Final CE information on the amount of credit will be available to participants within the Learning Management System (LMS) after the live activity.
- National Association of Social Workers – This program is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers. The number of credit hours will be determined based on activity learning time.
- The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs for Social Work: New York, Michigan, and West Virginia.
- The following states currently do not recognize NASW National Approval: New Jersey, Idaho, and Oregon.
Individuals are strongly encouraged to check with their specific regulatory boards or other agencies to confirm that courses taken from these accrediting bodies will be accepted by that entity.
- Webinar participants seeking CME/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 in order to obtain CMEs/CEs via the NASW or CMS credit options.
- Estimated time to participate in the webinar: 1.25 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 (for NASW credits)
- Participate in the webinar
- Complete the post-test and program evaluation form
After clicking the registration link and completing the registration form, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org containing event log-on information. The email also contains an attachment that, when opened, will save the event log-on information to an Outlook calendar.
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. Phone dial-in information will also be available during the live event if you are unable to listen to the audio through the computer/device speakers.
For individuals that will be away from a computer, smart phone, or tablet on the day of the live webinar event, please email us at RIC@lewin.com to request dial-in information.
Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) develops and disseminates technical assistance and actionable tools for providers of beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid based on successful innovations and care models. The RIC website features additional resources and tools for providers and health plans, available at https://www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com. RIC is supported by the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office.
Please contact RIC@lewin.com with any questions.
 Heller, T. et al (2010). Impact: Feature Issue on Aging and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 23(1). U. of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration.
 Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDSO) in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, E.K. Shriver Center (May 2017). Aging with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD), 1(17). Retrieved from http://shriver.umassmed.edu/sites/shriver.umassmed.edu/
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Diverse Elders Coalition.