Session 202 | Supporting Individuals with I/DD Diagnosis & Complex Behavioral Health Needs

Hosted By: Dr. Renea Bentley and Dr. Anna Settles

This session will share what is working and what is not working in our current service delivery systems in supporting individuals with I/DD diagnosis and complex mental health needs. We will highlight Amerigroup’s integrated approach for individuals with Intellectual and developmental disabilities. We will outline our approach to addressing the physical, behavioral, and social needs of individuals with I/DD holistically, providing access to a wide array of services through a single coordination point—supporting meaningful community integration and reducing complexity not only for the individual, but for their families and caregivers. Our discussions will include “what is working and what not is working” and highlight the need for increased networking and collaboration. We will outline program options that go beyond traditional healthcare to connect members with a host of resources and supports that are right for them—so they can live better on their own terms. We will share examples of a variety of these programs and how they contribute to improved outcomes for individuals with I/DD in a variety of states, and discuss ways that providers (both IDD waiver providers and physical and behavioral health providers) can partner and collaborate with healthcare systems effectively

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn more regarding supporting individuals with I/DD diagnosis and complex mental health needs
  • Learn more about what is working and what is not working in current service delivery system
  • Learn more about how we can collaborate as a healthcare system