Mental Health Aspects of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Professional Development Series

Course for Care Coordinators & Case Managers

The next course begins on March 15, 2021

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Course Description:

This 6-week online course is designed to improve knowledge for care coordinators and case managers to successfully support children and adults with IDD and mental health service needs and their families. Speakers will include family members and people with lived experiences along with experts in the field. Dr. Joan B. Beasley will demonstrate how the information provided can be applied to improve the ability of care coordinators/case managers to identify service and support needs, and monitor outcomes for individuals and their families.

Intended Audience:

  • Managed Care Organization (MCO) Care Coordinators
  • Case managers/Service coordinators
  • Case management/service coordination supervisors & directors
  • Program managers & training managers/coordinators
  • Intake & intervention support specialists


The next course begins in March 2021 - see dates and topics below.

Registration for this course is $299 per person. Early bird rate of $269 available until December 31, 2020.

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Course Dates & Topics:

All sessions occur on Mondays from 1:00-2:15pm ET/10:00-11:15am PT

  1. March 15th - Introduction/Guiding Principles & Approaches

  2. March 22nd - Mental Health Aspects of IDD

  3. March 29th - Care Coordination I: Understanding the Service Needs of People with MH/IDD

  4. April 5th - Care Coordination II: Working with families

  5. April 12th - Care Coordination III: Systemic engagement

  6. April 19th - Care Coordination IV: Leadership vs Advocacy/Wrap Up

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how common mental health conditions may present in persons with IDD
  • Describe at least three (3) strategies aimed at improving systemic engagement and linkages
  • List at least three (3) ways to include the perspective of the service recipient and their families in service planning and delivery
  • Explain the differences between leadership and advocacy
  • Apply skills and approaches learned within sessions to the supports and services delivered to individuals with MH/IDD and their families

Certificate of Completion/Continuing Education:

In order to receive a CSS Certificate of Completion for and 0.75 University of New Hampshire CEUs (7.5 contact hours) participants must:

  • Attend each weekly Zoom session
  • Complete weekly case vignette assignments
  • Actively participate in each session
  • Communicate with facilitator about any questions or feedback
  • Complete pre-survey, session evaluations & post-survey
  • If unable to attend a particular session, a recorded version will be available