This training focuses on the screening to services pathway for people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. Current research on common barriers and inequalities along this pathway will be discussed and placed in the context of Maryland populations. We will analyze best practices for care coordination and reducing barriers to accessing care as well as examine case study examples. We will also discuss practice elements associated with effective engagement outcomes. After this seminar, participants will be able to analyze their own work flows and utilize some of these strategies to improve care coordination in their own communities and target engagement early and throughout treatment process.

Training Format/Duration: Classroom/1-3 hours

Target Populations: 

  • Counselors 
  • Educators 
  • Paraprofessionals 
  • Occupational therapists 
  • Organizational leaders
  • Physical therapists 
  • Psychologists 
  • Social workers
  • Speech/language therapists 
  • Students 
  • Support and other school staff

This workshop is designed to help you: 

  1. Discuss common obstacles and inequalities along the screening to services pathway for individuals with developmental disabilities in Maryland.
  2. Compare different workflow and technological strategies for improving care-coordination between community provider.
  3. Apply different strategies for improving care-coordination in a small group critical thinking exercise.
  4. Utilize practical strategies for targeting engagement early and throughout treatment process.