Practical Strategies for Working with People with I/DD and Alzheimer's Disease

Practical Strategies for Working with People with I/DD and Alzheimer's Disease
Fri, April 12, 2019 - 9:00 am-1:30 pm (EST) 

Attendees will earn 4 Social work CE contact hours

This training course will equip the attendee with strategies for working with people with I/DD who are also exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Changes in personality, communication, and behavior usually occur, which can be very challenging for support professionals. Specific techniques are discussed to help the person to age in place and to live a full life as they progress through the disease.


At the end of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia and how it may manifest in people with I/DD
  • Recognize changes and adjust programming, as necessary
  • Modify environment and goals to better support the person
  • Gain an understanding of how to manage challenging behaviors that are a result of the diagnosis
  • Be equipped with quality activity options to encourage engagement


Target Audience

Human Service Professionals


Social Work CE Information

This is a one-day course and attendees will earn 4 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

If a cancellation is received two weeks (14 days) prior to a scheduled training, a refund will be provided. Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 14 days will not be refunded but can receive full credit toward a future training. A full refund or credit is given to participants with medical or personal emergencies with documentation.


No-Show Policy
Given the high demand for our trainings, no credit will be provided if the cancellation is not received prior to the training.


YAI’s 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.