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February 6, 2014  Copy to Calendar

Academic Programs in Disability Studies

This is a listing of Disability Studies programs in North American Academic Institutions. The title "Disability Studies" has become popular and is sometimes used to refer to programs in clinical or instructional fields. This listing does not include research or training centers that do not offer formal academic programs.

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Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability

December 19, 2016  Copy to Calendar

Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability

Location: Webinar
Everyone desires to love and be loved. The myths and misconceptions about people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) often lead to rules and restrictions that make healthy relationships difficult to obtain. This webinar will explore the facts and myths around relationships and sexuality for people with IDD. We will discuss the importance of laying the foundation for healthy relations early on through social skills and sexuality education. Resources and strategies for teaching healthy sexuality will be presented. In addition, we will discuss the role of healthy sexuality education as a primary prevention tool for sexual abuse and other strategies to promote sexual abuse prevention.

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2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium & State of the Science Conference

February 13, 2017  Copy to Calendar

2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium & State of the Science Conference

Location: Washington, DC
The State-of-the-Science Conference under the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) will be held February 13, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington DC. This conference, Disability Statistics: Lessons in Data Collection and Application to Policy and Practice, will discuss data collection strategies in the morning sessions and practical applications of disability data in the afternoon. Will be to bring together scientists, administrators and staff from disability programs, and leaders from disability policy and advocacy communities to discuss the state of disability statistics and how to move the field forward.

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Aging and Dementia Care for people with Intellectual Disabilities

February 16, 2017  Copy to Calendar

Aging and Dementia Care for people with Intellectual Disabilities

Location: Webinar
Many organizations are seeing the aging of their clientele and their numbers increase, and concerns are growing about how to deal with age-associated effects evidenced with aging. One such age-associated condition, Alzheimer's disease (and related dementias), affects a significant number of adults with Down syndrome (about 65% of adults age more than 60) and a proportional number of adults with other causes of intellectual disability (about 6% of adults age more than 60). Many at-risk adults live on their own or with friends, and many affected adults live in small community group homes or with their families. How to provide sound and responsive community care is becoming a challenge for agencies faced with an increasing number of such affected adults. This webinar covers key elements of dementia and how it affects adults with intellectual disabilities, provides a brief overview of screening and assessment strategies and methods, and examines ways that organizations can employ to adapt their current services to make them dementia capable. Specifically covered are the elements and types of dementia, as well its onset, duration and effect, and techniques for adapting environments, aiding with staff interactions and communication, as well as challenges to active and supportive programming. Models for supports depending on the stage of dementia are also discussed, as are training foci areas and community care models that provide for "dementia capable" supports and services. Special attention is given to the use of group homes as a viable community care model.

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2017 AMCHP Annual Conference

March 4, 2017  Copy to Calendar

2017 AMCHP Annual Conference

Location: Kansas City, MO
Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. The AMCHP 2017 Annual Conference will be held March 4-7, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.

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2017 Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

March 8, 2017  Copy to Calendar

2017 Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Location: San Antonio, TX
The Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the 1960's.

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Transition of Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Adult-systems of Care

March 16, 2017  Copy to Calendar

Transition of Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Adult-systems of Care

Location: Webinar
Dr. Acharya will review the most recent data about health care transition for adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). During the webinar, she will describe standard of care for health care transition and highlight strategies to support the transition to aDr. Acharya is a board certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician and internist at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the director of the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. Dr. Acharya cares for individuals with developmental disabilities using a lifespan perspective from childhood to adulthood. She is particularly interested in supporting adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities as they transition to adult-systems of care and beyond.dult-centered health care for this population.

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Making Lifelong Connections 2017

April 5, 2017  Copy to Calendar

Making Lifelong Connections 2017

Location: Seattle, WA
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the Making Lifelong Connections Planning Committee would like to invite trainees to participate in a unique opportunity to build leadership skills, meet other current and former MCHB trainees and enhance their career development. The Pediatric Pulmonary Centers (PPCs) at the University of Arizona and the University of New Mexico are co-hosting this one and a half day event entitled "Making Lifelong Connections: Leadership, Networking, and Career Development for MCHB Trainees" in San Antonio, TX on April 23-24, 2015. At this meeting, current and former MCHB trainees will work together to enhance their leadership and presentation skills, network and develop professional connections.

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Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

April 20, 2017  Copy to Calendar

Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Location: Webinar
This webinar will discuss emerging research and practice in supporting social networks of adults aging with intellectual disabilities. After a brief introduction on aging in this population, the webinar will discuss the role of social relations in later life and address the state of knowledge regarding the social support networks of older adults with intellectual disabilities. The webinar will provide a discussion of the role of support services in promoting informal networks and conclude with an exploration of the use of social network mapping and life story work in person-centered planning.

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2017 START National Training Institute (NH UCEDD)

April 30, 2017  Copy to Calendar

2017 START National Training Institute (NH UCEDD)

Location: Rye Brook, NY
Save the Date for the 2017 START National Training Institute (SNTI), the second annual training event offered by the Center for START Services, a non-profit program at UNH/IOD. SNTI was founded in 2016 to promote dialogue and collaboration in our continuous effort to improve practices, service outcomes, and life experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disability and co-occurring mental health conditions (IDD/MH).

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2017 AAIDD Conference

June 26, 2017  Copy to Calendar

2017 AAIDD Conference

Location: Hartford, CT
The AAIDD Annual Meeting is two full days of educational sessions, exhibits, poster presentations, and networking events. There are also optional half-day pre and post conference sessions. Our Annual Meeting provides researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives.

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