“Creating a future plan – a guide for a person to lead a good life as independently as possible – is important for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Please join us for a panel discussion on strategies that people with dual diagnoses of I/DD and mental health needs and their family members can use to create future plans that build on the individual’s strengths, likes, and dislikes.
We will identify challenges in planning for people with dual diagnoses and explore how to identify and implement strategies to provide the greatest opportunity for independence and growth for each individual, as well as ways to support people through the grief and loss that comes with transitions.”
- Joan Beasley, PhD, Director of the Center for START Services, Research Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability UCEDD
- Marisa Brown, MSN, RN, Research Instructor, Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University
- Robert J. Fletcher, DSW, ACSW, CEO and Founder, National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
- Karyn Harvey, PhD, Assistant Executive Director of Quality Support, The Arc Baltimore