Posts about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Recognizing Your DSPs During COVID-19
As part of DSP Recognition Week we join IDD providers across the nation in taking the time to highlight the dedication of this critical workforce.
The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care for IDD Organizations
While many healthcare organizations have begun adopting a trauma-informed care framework, it is still less prevalent in those organizations working with IDD.
Addressing Trauma in Individuals with IDD
Recognizing whether an individual with IDD has experienced trauma can be difficult for caregivers. This blog looks at how organizations can address this challenge.
An Interview With ANCOR: How COVID-19 Is Impacting IDD Organizations
The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact IDD organizations' ability to provide services. This blog looks at how they can leverage the data from a recent survey by ANCOR to help their communities.
Telehealth for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities During COVID-19
Telehealth and remote learning are blending together for OTs providing services for students living with developmental disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Be an Ally of Self-Advocacy in the Time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of people with disabilities in every way. Despite these difficult times, there is always the opportunity to promote independence and self-advocacy.
Emergency Preparedness: A Guide To Ensuring Continuity of Care for Those With IDD
In IDD settings, the ability of supporting health professionals to provide proper care in the midst of a disaster depends on effective emergency preparedness. This blog outline 7 tips to help you prepare.
Five Tips to Nurture Your IDD Supervisors
Turnover among direct support professionals that provide services to individuals with IDD can be a big problem. Here are five tips to help you retain key members of staff.
Supervision in IDD: Monitoring DSP Job Performance
It doesn’t matter what level you are at professionally or how good you are at your job. Being monitored by your supervisor is stressful.
Combatting Poverty in the Disability Community
People with disabilities live in poverty at more than twice the rate of people without disabilities, and make up more than half of those in America living in long-term poverty.
Supervision in IDD: Using Checklists to Evaluate DSPs
Creating checklists and sharing them with staff can lead to better supervision, better job performance and better employee morale.
Using Systematic Instruction in Supported Employment
Studies show that one effective way to improve the quality of services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is to make sure they have meaningful work and activity choices.
Tips on Working with Local Businesses for IDD Job Development
Get some tips and guidance on supporting corporations to develop, implement and maintain neurodiversity hiring initiatives.