Parenting Tips for Kids With Intellectual Disabilities

Parenting a child with intellectual disability can feel overwhelming at times. But it can also be wonderfully rewarding. Leading IDD expert Dr. Ambrose shares his top 5 tips for parenting a child with intellectual disability.

Dr. Adrian Jacques H Ambrose, MD, MPH, FAPA is currently the Medical Director of the Psychiatry Faculty Practice Organization at Columbia University. Integrating business development with clinical medicine, he also previously served as a subspecialist consultant in operations management and design thinking for industry through the Mass General Brigham Connected Health. For almost a decade, Dr Ambrose has also served as private consultant in user engagement, market entry, diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI) program development, wellness promotion, and burnout prevention for Mid-to-Large Size Companies, and executives and management leaders.

Clinically, Dr. Ambrose specializes in treatment resistant mood disorders for both the adult and child & adolescent populations. In interventional neurotherapeutic psychiatry, Dr. Ambrose also provides procedures in esketamine, ketamine, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Dr. Ambrose completed his medical trainings at Dartmouth and MGH, public health training at the National Center for Primary Center, and value-based healthcare training at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. He completed the Commonwealth Minority Health Policy Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and has a Master’s in Healthcare Management and Public Policy from Harvard University.

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