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Nature of Intellectual Disability
August 30, 2019
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As part of the Community Consultation Team (CCT) continuing education series for those who provide services to Milwaukee County residents with developmental disabilities, the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division is offering a workshop on intellectual disability. Information covered is applicable to direct service providers, case managers, administrative and health care staff, and others serving this population.This workshop is presented by Dr. Gary Stark, CCT psychologist, and is designed to help participants have a better understanding of individuals with an intellectual disability.

 

As part of the Community Consultation Team (CCT) continuing education series for those who provide services to Milwaukee County residents with developmental disabilities, the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division is offering a workshop on intellectual disability. Information covered is applicable to direct service providers, case managers, administrative and health care staff, and others serving this population. This workshop is presented by Dr. Gary Stark, CCT psychologist, and is designed to help participants have a better understanding of individuals with an intellectual disability.

 

In this workshop, we will take a look at numerous aspects of intellectual disabilities. This includes intellectual and functional characteristics of persons with an intellectual disability and how these characteristics can affect them emotionally, mentally, socially, and behaviorally. Trauma experiences and their potential impact on functioning will be discussed. Co-occurring conditions such as physical and mental illness will be considered as will causal factors underlying intellectual disability. The workshop will conclude with an overview of various strategies to support these individuals in the community. A detailed program handout will be made available, and upon completion of the training participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

After completion of this workshop, participants will:

> Have a better sense of who people with intellectual disability are

> Have a better understanding of the effects an intellectual disability can have on a person’s life

> Have a better understanding of the various causes of intellectual disability

> Have greater familiarity with the variety of ways to help support those with intellectual disability

 

Pre-registration is required as enrollment is limited. This workshop will be offered other times during the year. 

Please arrive early to avoid traffic and parking issues and so that we may start the workshop on time. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the workshop begins at 9:00 am. Feel free to bring your lunch as the workshop spans the lunch hour.

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