Improving Lives of Those Affected by Developmental Disabilities by Optimizing Care Across Missouri University of Missouri’s Show-Me ECHO has created a Developmental Disabilities ECHO to support primary care providers and others who serve adult patients. An interdisciplinary team of expert physicians, pharmacists, behavioral analysts, social workers and family advocates has been formed to assist care providers throughout the state in learning more about effective strategies, resources, support services and optimal psychiatric care practices. Register How Does it Work? Participants will join an interactive online video conference twice per month. They will share and discuss clinical cases related to such topics as: successful office visits, behavior basics, function assessment, nonverbal patients, identifying mental illness, substance use, recognizing abuse and trauma, polypharmacy, psychopharmacology, misdiagnosis, explosive patients, the role of the caregiver, nutrition and care coordination. What Does This ECHO Offer? No cost continuing education for professionals Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with specialist physicians and other experts Patients get better care in their community No cost to participating sites or individuals Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion Include: Polypharmacology Managing antipsychotic side effects Environmental influences on behavior Functional assessment/treatment Data collections/objective measurements Care coordination Overview of developmental disability service system and terminology Recognizing symptoms of mental illness Approaching patients with mental status How to deal with explosive patients Review of best practices and treatments for patients with attention deficit disorder Successful office visits: Practicalities of appointments with challenging patients Nutrition and food allergies Abuse/trauma Substance uses Missed/overlooked ADHD in adults Meet the Expert Team Preston Howerton, DO, Internist, Howerton Integrated Medical Clinic Jessica Hellings, MD, Psychiatrist, Truman Behavioral Health Melissa Weber, MSW, BCBA, LBA, Behavior Analyst, Best Abilitites Brandon May, MSW, BCBA, LBA, Behavior Analyst, Great Circle Melissa Palmer, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Pharmacist, University of Missouri, Kansas City Steven Stoner, PharmD, BCPP, Pharmacist, University of Missouri, Kansas City Theresa Roberts, MSW, Crisis/Behavioral Coordinator, Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities Laura Hanneke, MA, Parent Advocate Click here to download Developmental Disabilities ECHO flyer. What Is Show-Me ECHO? Show-Me ECHO at the University of Missouri is designated as an international SuperHub, meaning the founding ECHO program at the University of New Mexico has certified MU to train other organizations that want to adopt the ECHO model. In addition to developmental disabilities, Show-Me ECHO addresses such pressing health issues as asthma, autism, opioid use, HIV, Hepatitis C, pain management, genetics, hypertension, diabetes, oral health, kidney disease, high-risk obstetrics and neonatal abstinence syndrome. CME Information The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.