Session 105 | Panel Discussion

What Needs to Fade Away and What Needs to Stay Regarding Systemic Response To Changes In Supports

Hosted By: Fermina Lopez, Richard Thomson, Emma Shouse, Carrie Grosso

The pandemic has effected how persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities have received supports from service systems, the education system, and their caregivers. Persons, as well as their families and caregivers, have needed to adapt to numerous changes in treatment and daily support options. Some changes in support options will fade as the pandemic ends, other changes will likely remain as an evolution of the support system. The panel will address questions related to these changes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify changes in daily support and treatment support standards.
  2. Participants will be able to recognize how persons supported and caregivers have dealt with the emotional response to the pandemic and continued to move forward.
  3. Participants will better understand what have we learned to better support caregivers and persons with IDD through use of resources