Wednesday Webinar Series: Caring for People with Intellectual Disabilities

May 12, 2021 12:00PM to May 12, 2021 01:00PM

Join us with our partners at Special Olympics Ontario and CAMH for a special Wednesday Webinar to discuss the launch of our new free online course called:

"Caring for People with Intellectual Disabilities." 

The OAMRS, Special Olympics Ontario and Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD) have worked together to develop a set of three modules for MRTs, including eight videos, on how they can adapt their care for people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities. 

  This webinar will provide attendees with:

  1. An overview of the project, including some of the key modules
  2. An understanding of some common challenges people with intellectual disabilities experience
  3. Some hands-on practical strategies that can be used when caring for people with intellectual disabilities
  4. The opportunity to hear from someone with an intellectual disability speak about being part of the development process, and their role as an actor in a few of the module videos



Shafeeq Armstrong, Health Program Developer, Special Olympics Ontario

Shafeeq Armstrong is a health program developer at Special Olympics Ontario. At Special Olympics he oversees the healthy communities initiative which aims to improve the health status of people with an intellectual disability.


Dr. Irfan Jiwa, Research Analyst, CAMH

Irfan Jiwa is a Physician and Research Analyst working with H-CARDD at the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at CAMH. His role predominantly involves facilitating the involvement of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a variety of research and health education initiatives.




Victor Pereira, Self-Advocate Advisor, CAMH

Victor Pereira is a self-advocate advisor at the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is passionate about sharing his experience to make a difference and brings the perspective as someone with an Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) to various research and education projects



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