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Working with Individuals who have Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Histories of High Risk Behaviors: Session 2
Tuesday, November 08, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
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This training session will focus on the very important topic of how to safely and effectively reduce restrictions and increases opportunities for individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) who have histories of high risk behaviors. Often, ls are called upon to provide excellent support and supervision, in all types of settings, for individuals with I/DD who have histories of serious maladaptive behaviors such as severe aggression, sexual offending or fire setting. These individuals are frequently subject to certain restrictions, 1-to-1 or enhanced supervision or limitations on opportunities. Enhanced supervision is very expensive and can be confining for the individual, and we certainly do not want to subject individuals to restrictions any longer than is necessary. The question then becomes, “How do we fade restrictions, reduce enhanced supervision or restore limits on opportunities while at the same time maintaining our commitment to the safety of individuals, staff and the public.  This training will examine the issues involved in these decisions and propose a methodology for developing and implementing fading plans that are both safe and effective. The importance of defining and gathering data to inform our decisions on when and how much to fade will be reviewed.

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