Supporting End-of-Life Care, Grief, and Bereavement for People with I/DD

Supporting End-of-Life Care, Grief, and Bereavement for People with I/DD
Thu, August 08, 2019 - 9:00 am to Fri, August 09, 2019 - 5:00 pm (EST) 

This experiential two-day workshop will explore the supports that are needed to assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in understanding and participating in their end-of-life planning process. It will dispel commonly held myths about the abilities of people with IDD in understanding their rights to information when dealing with their own mortality or the loss of a loved one.

The workshop will provide an overview of the forms and processes used to assist a person in planning for his/her end-of-life care. A comparative analysis of the plethora of religions and their practices for death and mourning will be explored. Commonalities and differences involved in the handling of this time of life will be highlighted. It will also increase clinicians’ and support professionals’ knowledge, which is valuable while assisting others in following the rituals associated with their spiritual practice. Though the focus is on people with IDD, techniques learned can be readily used to support anyone in a variety of treatment locations.

At the end of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand the biopsychosocial process and needs of the dying person and effectively provide supports needed
  • Identify various ways that grief can manifest, particularly with people with I/DD
  • Learn tips on setting up a Grief Support Team
  • Understand, support, and teach caregivers how to provide support, while grieving themselves
  • Be able to more comfortably supporting a dying person with their last wishes

Target Audience

Human Service Professionals

Dates & Time

Two Day Training: 8/8/19 & 8/9/19

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., both days

14 CE Contact Hours


YAI Central Office

460 West 34th Street

11th Floor

New York, NY 10001


Social Work CE Information

This is a two-day course and attendees will earn 14 CE contact hours.

Young Adult Institute, Inc. (YAI) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0171.

The New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work requires all registrants attend the entire training to receive the Social Work CE hours. 

Cancellation Policy

Refund requests made up to 14 business days before the training: Full refund

Refund requests made after 14 business days and before 5 business days of the training: No refundFull credit towards a future training, based on availability. Training credit must be used within 12 months of the original training date.

Refund requests made on or less than 5 business days* before the training: No refund or credit.

*Given the high demand for our trainings, no credit will be provided if the cancellation is not received 5 business days prior to the training.

The YAI Center for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled training and a full refund will be issued.