Supporting People with IDD and Other Cognitive Disabilities in Developing Advance Care Plans

Having a cognitive disability does not mean one is incapacitated in all decision making. People with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) or other cognitive disabilities can be supported to develop advance directives, including identifying their clear wishes or values and choosing someone to honor their care preferences. This webinar will address best practices, strategies, and resources for supporting people with IDD or other cognitive disabilities in developing advance directives. 

On Demand Through February 27, 2024 at noon ET
Length: 90 minutes
CEs: 1.5 CE credits available for a varierty of professional boards. View the full boad list here.

Expert panelists:

Leigh Ann Kingsbury, MPA, is the CEO and Principal Consultant of InLeadS Consulting. For more than 30 years she has strived to use best practices in supporting people who live with disabilities, including people with physical disabilities, people who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities, older adults, and people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Leigh Ann’s passion is helping people with disabilities develop advance directives to ensure each person can remain in charge of their lives when faced with complex healthcare situations and/or the end of their lives.

Mary Beth Lepkowsky is an experienced trainer, facilitator, coach, and person-centered practitioner. For nearly 40 years she has supported social workers and other helping professionals to do their best work serving individuals and families. She is an Advance Care Planning Facilitator and owner of Helen Sanderson Associates USA, an international training and development consultancy.
Upon purchase, program materials can be accessed through your HFA account by clicking on the Orders/Courses tab. Continuing education instructions will be provided at the end of the program.

  • Individual - provides live and on-demand access and CE credits for one person. 
  • Organization/Company - provides unlimited live and on-demand viewing and CE credits to staff within a single location. Additional locations available at a discount by emailing educate@hospicefoundation.org for pricing.
  • Organization/Company + Community Access License - provides unlimited live and on-demand viewing and CE credits to staff within the location and to community members within the immediate geographic service area.

Members receive 30% off the registration fee for this program. Click here to learn about HFA membership.

Words from our Viewers

Thank you for very educational and though-provoking webinar. Helped substantiate the important role we play in making sure decisions are made appropriately for our patients.

Several valuable resources were shared.

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