Health, Wellness, & Safety – provides information on a variety of medical and dental care topics to support individuals with an intellectual disability to live a healthy life.

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This four part webcast series, based on training developed by the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, includes basic information on Dementia Capable Care.

Credit Hours: 2

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) has partnered with the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) to offer this free training opportunity. This multidisciplinary, skilled-based training will provide a framework for understanding the challenges sexual assault survivors with autism and intellectual disabilities face related to sexual violence. 

Credit Hours: 6

Two-part training with mini-lessons focuses on overall dental care, dental visits, problem indicators, emergency situations and anxiety/relaxation techniques.

Credit Hours: 2

Twelve mini-lessons about Medication Administration designed for Lifesharers. Supplemental information for licensed Lifesharers who are required by regulation to learn about medication administration from the individual’s healthcare practitioner.

Credit Hours: 3

The Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) is a web-based application designed to detect health risk associated with I/DD, physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury and disabilities associated with aging. The webinar covers what the HRST is, its purpose, background and recent research findings on the instrument, along with a demonstration of basic functionality.

Healthy aging for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities highlighting four topics: wellness, medical complexities, risks, and mental health.

Credit Hours: 1

Overview of issues related to healthy aging for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Credit Hours: 1

ODP’s statement of policy regarding “Procedures for Surrogate Health Care Decision Making” found in Bulletin number 6000-11-01 and attachments. Provides an interpretation of the laws and procedures for surrogate health care decision making for individuals receiving services through the Department under Act 169 and other applicable law.

Credit Hours: 1