Archived Educational Trainings
Below you can browse webinars on intellectual and developmental disabilities and dementia, future planning and caregiving. We update this page several times a year and if your organization has a webinar that is relevant to these topics, and would like to be considered for this page, please Contact Us!
Webinars on IDD and Dementia
ONEgeneration And The Arc
We often avoid having challenging discussions with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). However, it is important that an increased health risk or a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) be discussed with people with IDD using language and concepts that are understandable and respectful. In collaboration with ONEgeneration, the Arc hosted a webinar Talking About Dementia With People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Future Planning-It’s Possible and Necessary.
These webinars both have ASL interpreters.
ONEgeneration And The National Task Group
The National Task Group (NTG) on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for services and supports for people with an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementias.
In collaboration with ONEgeneration , the (NTG) has hosted several informational webinars on:
- Understanding Aging and Dementia in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Part I )
- Understanding Dementia in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ~ Including Autism and Down Syndrome (Part II)
- The NTG Early Detection Screening Tool For Dementia (NTG-EDSD) (Part I)
- The NTG Early Detection Screening Tool For Dementia (NTG-EDSD) (Part II)
- Understanding Potentially Treatable Conditions that Mimic Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Adults with IDD
- Working with Health Care Providers – Giving a Voice and Supporting Adults with IDD
- Life Stories – A Panel Discussion on Maintaining Person Centered Care Throughout the Lifespan ~ Coming in January 2024
- Creating a Physical and Sensory Dementia Friendly Environment for Adults with IDD ~ Coming in March 2024
The Rhode Island and Virginia Geriatric Education Centers and the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices
The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC), Virginia Geriatric Education Center (VGEC), and the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) have partnered to create a 3-part webinar series to help participants understand critical differences between older adults and mid-life adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, identifying prevalence, onset, and types of dementia as well as medical and social supports.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has created an online educational training for families and persons giving care to adults with developmental disabilities, who are at risk of, or have been diagnosed with, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. The training is approximately 90 minutes and does not need to be completed in one sitting.
Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin
The National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center
One of the goals of The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) is to make program information and resources available to individuals and organizations on topics relating to dementia. They have an extensive library of resources, which include, but is not limited to, webinars that address:
- Methods and Techniques for Early Dementia Screening for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Intellectual Developmental Disabilities and Dementia
- Experiences of a Family Advocate and Promising Practices
- The Case for Palliative Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia
- Adapting Evidence-Based and Informed Caregiver Interventions to Support Caregivers of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia
The Resources for Integrated Care
The Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) has developed educational webinars to instruct professionals and caregivers on understanding the needs, creating tools, to implement supports for older adults with IDD. Topics include:
- Growing Older – New Challenges New Needs
- Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Functional and Behavioral Changes
- Aging In Place: Developing Appropriate Community Based Supports
- Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as they Age
- Geriatrics: Physical & Psychiatric Pharmacology Overview
Trinity College of Dublin
The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability is an international and multi-disciplinary research center examining key issues in ageing and the life course, informing policy and debate at the national and local level. To mark World Alzheimer’s Day they created Dementia and Intellectual Disability: Turning hope into service transformation, as well as the National Intellectual Disability Memory Service Online Information Session.
The 28th Alzheimer Europe Conference
Dr. Karen Warchman, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sterling Scotland, presented “Dementia and intellectual disability – Valuing the perspectives of people with intellectual disability” at the 28th Alzheimer Europe Conference addressing the systemic barriers impacting adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and dementia and how to remedy this. The presentation is also available in Spanish.
Advocate Medical Group
The Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center provides healthcare services for individuals with Down syndrome and their families which includes research and education that focuses on improving the lives of people with Down syndrome. Dr. Brian Chicoine, the co-founder and medical director of the Center along with Dr. Katie Frank, an occupational therapist at the Center, created a presentation on healthy aging and Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Down Syndrome.
Webinars on Growing Older and Future Planning
The Arc's Center for Future Planning
The Arc’s Center for Future Planning offers a variety of webinars on various topics to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. However age related webinars include:
- Aging with Cerebral Palsy: Health Outcomes and Management
- Grief and Loss in the Lives of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Aging and Health Care Disparities in the Older Adult with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Supported Decision Making in Healthcare and Life Planning
- The Family; Aging and Disability
- Siblings and Future Planning
Webinars on Caregiving
The Family Caregiving Alliance
Webinars on Dementia
The Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center
The Alzheimer’s Association Training and Education Center offer a wide range of no-cost educational courses on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, which are also offered in Spanish and available 24 hours a day.
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving has developed easily accessible online topic. These include:
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program is designed to help patients and their families with the complex medical, behavioral, and social needs of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. They offer online information on: