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Dual-Diagnoses: Promoting Relaxation for Individuals with IDD

January 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Eastern Daylight Time

Dual-Diagnoses Webinar Series OverviewThe National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities may also have mental health and substance use issues that are overlooked. At the same time, traditional behavioral health resources and interventions don't always take into account the unique needs of someone with I/DD.

Do you have the resources and information you need to support the individuals who rely on your services in the most person-centered and holistic ways?

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, are proud to partner together to offer this six-part webinar series that covers topics ranging from relaxation training for individuals with I/DD to supporting psychological resilience in staff.

Register for the Six-Part Series and Save 20%!

  • ANCOR & NADD member: $331
  • Non-member: $619

Note: must purchase the entire series via the link below to take advantage of the additional 20% discount

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Session Description

Individuals with IDD experience a range of stressors in their lives. Some stressors may even trigger or exacerbate maladaptive behaviors and/or psychiatric disorders. Caregivers often react to these situations, but are often missing strategies for preventing these stressors in the first place. Relaxation training offers a prevention strategy that can become a lifelong tool against stress for persons with IDD. This webinar reviews the methods of relaxation training that are appropriate for persons with IDD as well as teaching strategies to optimize their successful use.


Dr. Dosia Paclawskyj is a clinical psychologist, doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a NADD Certified Clinician. Dr. Paclawskyj completed both her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, after which she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has also served as adjunct faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Towson University, and UMass Lowell.


  • ANCOR & NADD member: $69
  • Non-member: $129

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