Cooper University Health Care


Enhancing Wellbeing in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Focus on Sleep, Exercise, Nutrition, Stress Management, and Medication Approaches

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Join us for a blend of educational presentations, practical demonstrations, case studies, and interactive discussions. By the end of this session, participants will leave empowered with knowledge, tools, and strategies to make informed decisions and implement effective interventions that promote a healthier and more fulfilling life for individuals with IDD.

The interactive sessions will delve into the crucial aspects of health and wellness specifically tailored for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Attendees will explore the significance of sleep, exercise, nutrition, and medication strategies in optimizing the overall well-being of individuals within the IDD population.

Session Objectives:

  • Discover practical approaches to encourage physical activity and exercise that are appropriate, safe, and enjoyable for individuals with IDD.
  • Gain knowledge about specialized nutritional needs and diet recommendations for individuals with IDD, addressing any common deficiencies or dietary limitations.
  • Learn medication strategies and brain-based approaches to psychopharmacology in individuals with IDD.

Free parking. Breakfast and lunch provided. APA CE Credits and CEUs will be available.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Peg Kerswell, author of Girl Storm: A Memoir of Chaos, Humor, and Resilience in the Path of Profound Autism


  • Sleep: Dr. Margaret Souders, UPenn School of Nursing
  • Pharmacology: Dr. Anthony Rostain and Sally French, APN, Cooper Health
  • Mental Health, Stress and Coping: Dr. Allison Nahmias, Drexel Autism Institute
  • Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise: Dr. Dara LoBuono, Rowan University

Planner & Speaker Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest. Commercial Support: There is no commercial support. Steps for Completion: Must attend the entire session and complete an evaluation of the program. Jointly provided by Cooper University Health Care, Bancroft, and Autism New Jersey.

Sponsors must assure that when referring to APA approval, the correct statement is used in all promotional materials such as ads, brochures, and announcements. When referring to APA approval, the following statement must be used: “Autism New Jersey is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Autism New Jersey maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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