Mental health for adults with developmental disabilities during COVID-19: A virtual course for family caregivers

This program is for family caregivers of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). The curriculum will specifically address the mental health challenges that this population can face during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

When does it run?

Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST from November 3th – December 8th, 2020.

How does it work?

During the 1.5 hour long session, there will be a short moment of mindfulness, a weekly update on COVID news, a presentation from our family and clinical leaders, and time for discussion.  The community will have a chance to engage and learn from one another. Sessions are engaging, interactive, practical and evidence-based.

What topics will be covered?

  • Assessment: Getting help for mental health concerns
  • Empowering family caregivers to improve health care communication
  • Mental health interventions
  • Health care planning: Things to know about health care decisions
  • Grief and loss
  •  Self-care: Caring for the caregiver 

Why join this course?

  • It’s free. It has no cost for participants as it is funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)
  • It’s virtual. All you need is a computer and a web cam, or a smartphone.
  • It’s fun. Connect with a growing community of family caregivers from across Canada and build a Community of Practice.

More information on the curriculum can be found here.

How do I join?

Please use the following link to register: 

A few weeks after you register, the Azrieli Team will contact you regarding your application status.

If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail or call Tiziana Volpe at 416-535-8501 x 30751