Hope To Host Free Workshop for Central Illinois Clinicians

Apr 1, 2018 | Press Releases

Jodi Ogilvy
Director of Communications – Hope
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Hope to provide free workshop for Central Illinois Clinicians – Providing Quality Care for individuals with Autism and other Developmental Differences

SPRINGFIELD – Hope, a nonprofit agency headquartered in Springfield, IL is offering a FREE training workshop (on April 10th, 2018) for doctors, nurses, therapists, and other clinicians to learn how to effectively work with and provide quality care for individuals who have autism and other developmental differences. This training will also provide clinicians the opportunity to earn continuing education credits which are required yearly to maintain their professional credentials.

Nearly 20% of the US population (60 million people) are living with a disability. This expert-led training workshop will help ensure that area clinicians gain first-hand knowledge of best practices when caring for these patients. It is important to understand that individuals with developmental differences may require a different approach and level of compassionate care when in a clinical setting.

Often, behaviors associated with developmental differences can be misconstrued, leading to adverse outcomes that can be prevented if the right approach is taken to work with these individuals and their families. Participants in this one-day training can expect to gain knowledge about various developmental differences, obtain a clear understanding about behavior outbursts and how to de-escalate or prevent them, learn about crisis management, and overall how to create a more comfortable and inclusive environment for patients of all abilities.

This FREE training workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation. The training is appropriate for Nurses, Doctors, Therapists, Dieticians, or any individual that works in a clinical setting. To register, visit www.https://hope.us/training, email communicatinghope.us, or call (217) 585-5178.

Hope has a rich and highly reputable history, as well as extensive community support, surrounding their many programs in Illinois. For over 60 years, Hope has provided educational, residential, clinical, and health care services to individuals with developmental disabilities. As experts in the field, Hope will continue to provide training workshops throughout the year geared towards ensuring individuals of all abilities receive quality care.

For more information on Hope or this training, please visit www.hope.us or www.facebook.com/advancinghope . Visit the Hope YouTube channel @CommunicatingHope for videos that provide more information on the history and services of Hope.

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