Special Olympics, in partnership with the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) gathered a group of U.S. based health influencers for Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit at the AADMD 16th Annual Educational Conference this weekend in Seattle, WA. The influencers from across the country are working to ensure health justice for all. Inclusive Health is the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in mainstream health policies and laws, programming, and services, training programs, research and funding streams.
Photo of Marie Capobianco, MA, CAGS, LCMHC, Director of Clinical Services at SHRI with Jerome M Adams, US Surgeon General at the inclusive Health Summit in Seattle, WA where Marie presented her Alzheimer's disease awareness training entitled "You May Not Know Me, But I Know You!" This training, targeted towards individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) living with dementia or dementia related symptoms, was developed as part of a three-year grant awarded to SHRI from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services to strengthen and expand the dementia-capable system of care in Rhode Island.