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Webinar: Addressing the Needs of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

12:00pm - August 17, 2022 thru 1:00pm - August 17, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
South Southwest ATTC
Registration Deadline: August 17, 2022
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Addressing the Needs of People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities

August 17, 2022 from 12:00pm NOON to 1:00pm CT

This presentation will help attendees better understand how to support individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). 

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Provide examples of different conditions considered Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Identify support needs for Individuals with IDD with and without co-occurring Mental Health and/or Substance Use Diagnoses.
  • Explain the importance of supporting individuals with IDD.

Presenter: Jordan Smelley, MHPS

Jordan is a Mental Health Peer Support Specialist and a person in long-term recovery from Intellectual and Developmental Differences with Co-occurring Mental Health challenges. Jordan defines his own recovery in relation to the opportunities available to present and educate the community on topics around supporting individuals with IDD. He prioritizes his ability to advocate for himself and others, as well as find robust resources to address ongoing issues that may present. Jordan has created and delivered various presentations and is involved in IDD Peer Support projects throughout Texas. Including the honor of being selected to present at the NAMI Texas 2022 Conference this November. Jordan is passionate about ensuring individuals with IDD can get Peer Support services necessary when they are ready to receive them.

This is a FREE event, but you must register in advance. 

This webinar is offered through UNT Recovery to Practice (RTP) at the University of North Texas at Denton, a partner entity with SSW ATTC. This webinar is part 2 of 3 webinars in the Summer Seminar Series, titled Webinar Wednesdays. Topics were developed by the virtual community of practice as topics most currently needed for the field.  

This event was developed in response to a need identified in Region 6 to provide professionals in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas with best and up to date practices for addiction and behavioral health professionals.