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ADEPT Trauma-Informed Care for Individuals with Disabilities Training

The AACs’ ADEPT Trauma-Informed Care for Individuals with Disabilities one-day training is designed for mental health professionals. This webinar will provide training on issues related to disability, as well as specific information on adapting interventions. Participants will learn the definition of disability from the ADA, clinical and functional perspectives, as well as the “medical model” vs. the “social model” of disability. We will review trauma basics and discuss their application to individuals with disabilities. We will also talk about the impact of trauma in the lives of individuals with disabilities, risk factors that contribute to high incidence, and the importance of recognizing the functional impact of trauma. The intersection of trauma- and disability-informed care will be explored using SAMHSA’s Six Principles of Trauma-Informed Care. Participants will learn about communication differences, as well as challenges in perspective taking that can influence the mental health professional’s choice of intervention approach, especially in work with clients with autism and Intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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Number of Attendees: 24 maximum


This training is intended for mental health professionals, early career through seasoned, who are interested in improving and enhancing their ability to serve clients with disabilitieswho have experienced trauma.

Cost and Times

These trainings are currently free, thanks to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from the Ohio Attorney General’s office, and are held online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern with a lunch break. 


This training is intended for mental health professionals. The AACs reserve the right to deny registration to anyone who is not a practicing mental health professional.