Advance Care Planning for Individuals with IDD

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
IDD Services

About This Webinar

This webinar is part of the 2022 The Arc-Relias Webinar Series

What is advance care planning (ACP)? It’s the act of developing a care plan for when an individual cannot fully participate in making decisions regarding their own care.

For years, ACP for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has lagged behind the general population. As the number of individuals with IDD rapidly grows, advance care planning has become a best practice.

Watch this on-demand webinar to hear Dr. Christina N. Marsack-Topolewski, LMSW, discuss the importance of advance care planning for individuals with IDD, including support strategies.

In this webinar, you’ll learn the following: 

  • Benefits of advance care planning for individuals with IDD
  • What to consider when planning for an individual’s long-term needs
  • Frequently used terminology in advance care planning
  • Common barriers to implementing advance care plans
  • Why now is the optimal time to ensure primary-care plans for individuals with IDD also include dimensions of advance care planning


Christina M. Marsack-Topolewski PhD, LMSW

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University

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