Continuum of Care Project
Health Sciences Center -
UNM School of Medicine

2350 Alamo Avenue SE, Suite 160
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Uses and Abuses of Psychotropic Medications in People with I/DD flyer

Uses and Abuses of Psychotropic Medications in People with I/DD


Continuum of Care
2nd Floor Conference Room
2350 Alamo Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

November 2nd, 2018
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

About the Class

The learner will be able to identify when a symptom based approach justifies the use of psychotropic medications, and be able to verify the medical needs when polypharmacy is a concern for persons with I/DD.

This activity has been submitted to New Mexico Nurses Association Accredited Approval Unit to award 3.25 contact hours. NMNA AAU is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has been submitted to the NM NASW for Social Workers and Counselors for 3.0 contact hours.

The mission of Continuum of Care is to improve and sustain the quality of health and healthcare for all people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in New Mexico.

In furtherance of our mission:

  • We positively impact the health of people with I/DD through advocacy, training's, clinical services, policy reviews, and policy recommendations.
  • We contribute to improving the quality of healthcare through clinical consultations and teaching of clinical services.
  • We support ongoing improvements in the field by evaluating our efforts, incorporating new findings into our training's and services, developing new research, and sharing our findings.

More about Continuum of Care

It is estimated that 32,000 New Mexicans have a developmental disability.  The range of these disabilities varies greatly.  People with disabilities often encounter more challenges than others in the way health care is delivered to them, how they access it and the level of support services they need to stay healthy within the community.   Continuum of Care addresses these challenges by providing consultations to New Mexicans with developmental disabilities; training medical students, doctors, nurses, social workers and others; and by assisting persons with developmental disabilities in a variety of other ways.  The staff at the Continuum of Care have extensive experience in improving the delivery of health care to individuals with developmental disabilities in New Mexico.

The Continuum of Care project grew out of the idea that health care services should be available and delivered in a comprehensive and coordinated manner from infancy to adulthood, assuring people with disabilities access to the full array of health services from a multidisciplinary approach.  We promote health care professionals becoming more knowledgeable and competent in dealing with developmental disabilities and in delivering services in a culturally sensitive way that respects individuals' preferences, honors personal values and promotes quality of life. 


Keeping in step

Our Disability Consultant, Damita Bryant, walking again after years of only using a wheelchair to get around.  Congratulations Damita, we are very proud of your progress!

Our Disability Consultant helps us to understand the needs of the community of people with disabilities.