HCARRD VIrtual Town Hall: Gaps in Health Care for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health or addictions issues
This interactive Town Hall will provide an opportunity to discuss new research about the impact of a co-occurring mental illness and/or addiction among individuals with DD. We will describe and compare the following groups in terms of who they are, what kinds of health problems they have, and how they use health care: 1) Individuals with DD plus a mental illness and/or addiction (the DD-plus group, 2) Individuals with DD but no mental illness or addiction and 3) Individuals without DD.
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Virtual Town Hall
February 19, 2015 – 12:00am to 1:00pm
(presented by Webcast only)
“Aging and Developmental Disabilities: Frailty, Home Care and Long-term Care”
Past research has demonstrated that older adults with developmental disabilities (DD) experience the same medical conditions as the general aging population, but at a higher rate and beginning at a younger age. As such, the proportion of adults with DD requiring aging related care is likely higher than in the general population.
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Participation is free and all are welcome.
For more information, or if you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Yasmin Munoz. Email: Yasmin.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 416‐535‐8501 x 37819
We are also very excited to inform you that our recorded Town Halls are now available for viewing on the H-CARDD website.
· “Women and Mothers with Developmental Disabilities: Priorities for Action” on January 19th, 2015.
· “Health and Health Service Use in Transition Age Youth with Developmental Disabilities” on December 11th, 2014. Please click the titles to view the recorded webcasts.