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Multidisciplinary approach to care for people with Intellectual Disability

Thursday, June 29 2023
6:00PM - 9:00PM (ACST)
Marion Hotel
849 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park South Australia 5043
via Zoom

Recommended For

GPs, Allied Health Professionals & Nurses in Adelaide Metropolitan Area.


People with Intellectual Disability experience significantly poorer health outcomes and increased rates of hospital presentations compared with the general population. This workshop will outline a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting the health needs of adults with intellectual disability. With presentations from members of the SA Intellectual Disability Health Service (SAIDHS) multi-disciplinary team, this interactive workshop will explore some of the barriers faced by people with intellectual disability accessing health care, clinical assessment tools, utilisation of reasonable adjustments to support care and specialist referral pathways.

Learning Outcomes

Define the multiple criteria of intellectual disability and levels of complexity
Understand the need for reasonable adjustments to care
Understand behaviour as a form of communication
Identify appropriate clinical resources and referral pathways
Awareness of Down Syndrome Regression Disorder (DSRD)


Registration and Dinner
6:00PM - 6:30PM (ACST)
6:30PM - 9:00PM (ACST)


Dr Farima Forooziya
Senior Consultant Rehabilitation Physician
SA Intellectual Disability Health Services (SAIDHS)
Stephanie Searle
A/Senior Service Manager
SA Intellectual Disability Health Services (SAIDHS)
Courtenay Wilson
Senior Pharmacist
SA Intellectual Disability Health Services (SAIDHS)
Ruby Nankivell
Inclusion Advisors
South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability

A cancellation fee of $44 will be charged via invoice for non-attendance at this event. To notify us of your inability to attend, please email events@ampheat.com.au by no later than 3 full business days prior to the event.  If your cancellation is inside 3 business days and unavoidable, please ensure you contact the event manager to discuss whether this fee can be waived for your circumstance.


Non-attendance means you have registered and not notified us of your inability to attend at least 3 full working days prior to the event. 


Why do we charge this fee?

This fee is to cover administration, catering, venue and speaker costs.


Your notification of your inability to attend enables us to provide courtesy notification to speakers who are giving of their valuable time of a drop in attendance numbers. It may also enable us to give someone on a wait list your seat at the event. If we are notified in time to reduce catering numbers with a venue and not be charged, funding can be put towards future education events enabling us to offer more topics. Very low attendance numbers notified with enough notice may also enable us to re-schedule the event to a future date. For these reasons, please let us know with as much notice as possible if you cannot attend.

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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.