Collaborative Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

March 7, 2024 from 9 - 10 a.m. 


The challenges people with disabilities experience when receiving health care services or participating in programs that promote health are monumental and can be overwhelming. Often multiple barriers make it extremely difficult or even impossible for people with disabilities to access and effectively receive healthcare. This Public Health Live will provide a background on overall health for people with disabilities, describe barriers faced by people with disabilities, and address how small changes within a provider’s office, engagement with patients, and collaboration with partners can improve healthcare for people with disabilities. Specific focus is placed on people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. 

Target Audience

The public health and health care workforce.


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Vincent Siasoco, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Dept of Family & Social Medicine/Dept of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director of Primary Care, Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Montefiore Medical Center
Medical Director, ADAPT Community Network
Board Member, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry 

Meelin Dian Chin Kit- Wells DDS, M.Ed.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (UBSDM)
UBSDM Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair
President-elect, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD)

Learning Outcome and Objectives

As a result of this educational activity, the learner will have increased and enhanced their knowledge and competence on appropriately treating patients with a disability.

By the end of the activity, learners will be able to: 

  • Recognize how barriers to care create health inequities for patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD).
  • Summarize how barriers experienced by people with IDD are being addressed by health and dental care providers.
  • Describe collaborative partnerships by like-minded organizations and educational programs to improve healthcare for people with disabilities, including those with IDD.
Activity Materials

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Evaluation, Post-Test and Certificate

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Continuing Education Credits

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