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Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practice
December 18, 2018; 3 pm EST, 2 pm CT, 1 pm, MT, 12 pm, PT
NADSA Members:  $25
Non-members:  $49

Foremost experts in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and dementia, Matthew Janicki, PhD and Sandra Fournier, MS, RN, CDDN will discuss prevalence, identification and unique issues among people with IDD living with Alzheimer’s disease.  Learn about risk factors, early signs and symptoms, and screening tools.  Join us for the latest on best practices in service delivery and training programs, family supports and available resources.


Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D.

Matthew is co-chair of the US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, as well as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Dr. Janicki is currently leading a study of specialized group homes designed for dementia related care of adult with intellectual disability and is the author of numerous publications on intellectual disability and dementia.

Sandra Fournier, MS, RN, CDDN

Sandra has a Masters in Nursing and is certified in developmental disabilities nursing and as a brain injury specialist.  Her extensive experience in the field of developmental disabilities includes implementation and oversight of two large federal grants designed to improve the care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Her commitment to professional nursing includes her active involvement as chairperson of the RIDDNA; she is a former board member of the ANA-RI and was a Co-Lead for RI Action Coalition for the Future of Nursing.  She serves on the Executive Board for the Alzheimer’s State Plan in RI; is an American Heart Association CPR instructor; and is a member of DDNA, RIDDNA, and, ANA.  She is also active with Sigma Theta Tau and Delta Epsilon Tau.  She volunteers on the Human Rights Committee of Halcyon Center; and Citizens Emergency Response Team. She is currently the LTSS Oversight Manager at Neighborhood Health Plan of RI.



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