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RIC Webinar on Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

September 18, 2023

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 2:30-4:00 PM ET

Register for the webinar.

Join Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) for a webinar on leveraging person-centered approaches to improve behavioral health condition management in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Learn about prioritizing person-centered, holistic approaches to care coordination and ways health plans can bridge gaps in existing systems by creating interdisciplinary care teams, integrating community-based organizations, and promoting family and caregiver education and support.

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the impact that siloed systems of care have on effective care coordination.
  • Apply person-centered approaches to identify behavioral health conditions in individuals with I/DD.
  • Recall holistic care coordination strategies.
  • Identify the role of community-based organizations in addressing social determinants of health and strengthening provider networks.

Featured speakers:

  • Andrea Witwer, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Ohio State University; Associate Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders, and Director of Training, Nisonger Center
    • Dr. Witwer is also involved with the new ACL-funded project called “The Link Center: Bridging I/DD and Mental Health Systems” and is a principal investigator for ACL’s Ohio I/DD and Mental Health National Training Initiative.
  • Olivia Ayers, LMHC, LPC, Clinical Director, Elevate, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

The webinar will have real-time captions (CART). A recording will be available approximately one hour after the webinar. Click the registration link to view.

If you have questions ahead of the live event, submit them through the registration form. Afterward, email

RIC develops and disseminates technical assistance and actionable tools for providers of beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid based on successful innovations and care models. The RIC website features additional resources and tools for providers and health plans. RIC is supported by the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office.

Last modified on 09/18/2023

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