Equitable Healthcare for People with DD in a COVID-19 Era

Exploring fair and inclusive access for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Amidst the ever-changing landscape, where COVID-19 remains persistent, grasping the significance of health equity and its impact on individuals with developmental disabilities is crucial in fostering an inclusive healthcare and community system.

This no-cost, solutions-focused training will review:
  • What Health Equity is and how it intersects with people with DD;
  • Understanding the rights of people with DD in healthcare and community settings;
  • Discussing the Support Continuum and decision makers such as Natural Supports, Formal, and Civil relationships;
  • Exploring Escalation Resources; and
  • COVID19 – where are we now?

What to expect:

  • A 35-minute, self-paced, video slide-based presentation
  • Instructors Erica Dennison, with guest American Sign Language Interpreter
  • Downloadable TOOLS
  • American Sign Language Interpreting, closed captioning in English, and Spanish subtitles
  • Digital Certificate of Completion for entire course achievement

Who should take this course:

  • Caregivers and family members of people with developmental disabilities;
  • Professionals who work with people with developmental disabilities;
  • Educators and school staff who interact with students with developmental disabilities;
  • Medical professionals and students;
  • Policy Makers and Legislators who are in involved in creating and implementing policies related to disability rights access;
  • Direct Service Providers; and
  • Disability Advocacy Organizations

This work is made possible through support from Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council.


Due to the varying requirements of different organizations and disciplines, THINK+change does not seek prior accreditation of educational courses for CLE/CEUs. Please consult the rules of your organization regarding the procedures for receiving continuing education credits. This course may qualify for up to 35-minutes of CLE/CEU. You will also receive a digital certificate verifying your completion of the course to submit. If you require further verification or have other questions, please contact us.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for medical or legal advice. You should consult your own medical or legal advisors for specific and personalized advice.

Your Instructor

THINK+change Team
THINK+change Team

THINK+change offers solutions-focused training and education that change knowledge, attitude, and behavior to ultimately improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). THINK+change is a training and education program of The Arc of Aurora which was incorporated in 1975 as an advocacy organization for people with IDD. Since the inception of THINK+change in 2017, the education program has been a trailblazer in disability education and has trained and brought together thousands of people with IDD, their families, and the professionals in their lives who want to keep up with trends and developments in the disability field and grow professionally. All people with disabilities deserve respect and deserve better.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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