About the Presenter
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are securing housing, and service coordinators and other housing professionals are not always equipped to best support these persons. As service providers, increased knowledge of this population is necessary to ensure that they are successful and safe within their homes, supporting good outcomes towards their quality of life. This presentation will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of the cognitive limitations an individual with an intellectual/developmental disability might have—including why they may exhibit certain behaviors, how it affects them when completing annuals, taking care of day-to-day tasks and communicating their needs— and the vulnerability risks that this population might face while living in housing.
Who Should Attend: Elderly; Family; Health & Wellness
1. Define an Intellectual/Developmental Disability
2. Identify challenges that a person with an ID/DD might face and how to assist them with those challenges
3. Recognize how community integration involves public housing
4. Identify effective techniques/approaches to support those with an ID/DD
Erica Goldman has worked in the Human Services field for the last 12 years, in several capacities. Along with being the manager of Intake/Case Coordination and Training at Mosaic Inc., she also works in public housing as a Community Life and Relocation Specialist.
She has a strong passion for helping others and has a special place in her heart for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. She believes strongly in educating others on how to improve a person’s quality of life. She has worked her way up within the field and speaks from life experience. She has taken her passion and has begun to train others through Stepping Forward Training & Consulting LLC. She refers to herself as a mentor and a very strong advocate.
This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):
Statutorily Required: Disability Services
Additional Recommended: Dealing with Cognitive Impairments; Supportive Service Needs of Persons with Disabilities