Health Care Access for Patients with Cognitive Disabilities

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


People with cognitive disabilities (such as intellectual, learning, communication, Autism, ADHD, and psychiatric disabilities) face numerous barriers to maximizing their health and full potential. During this session, learn how reasonable modifications of policies, practices and procedures ensure that people with cognitive disabilities have access to the care they need. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions to the speakers following the presentation.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Linda Clemon-Karp, MFA, ADAC (She/Her), Continuing Education Specialist and Lead Trainer, Northwest ADA Center

Zack Siddeek, MSW (He/Him) , Disability Systems Navigation Coordinator , The Arc of King County

Questions for presenters:

1 Can this class be taken before 2022?
2 Can a Medicaid or other medical clinic demand that I get guardianship for my adult daughter who has a severe intellectual disability ( like a 2 year old) in order for me to sign for her medical care? As her 24/7 caregiver I would like to know how to respond when they tell me that she has to be the one to sign. She has no capacity for signing legal documents and I do not want to pursue guardianship due to cost, inconvenience, etc. This has been very frustrating.

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.