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Upcoming Network Events

Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Adults with IDD and Their Family Caregivers

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The majority of adults with IDD live at home with their families, and this is particularly true for adults with IDD from diverse backgrounds. Some research suggests that adults with IDD who live in the community face many health challenges compared to those in residential settings. In this webinar Dr. Magana will present research on health outcomes of African American and Latino parental caregivers, and on racial and ethnic disparities on health outcomes among adults with IDD. She will discuss policy and community based interventions to address these disparities with a focus on how agencies serving IDD can address the health of families of persons with IDD.

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Promoting Collaboration Between Hospice and Palliative Care Providers and Adult Day Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

While end-of-life issues are increasingly gaining more attention, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) continue to receive significantly less consideration in research, education, and clinical practice compared with the general population. This is a growing concern especially since the sheer number of persons aging with IDD is expected to double between 2000 and 2030. Furthermore, as policies continue shifting to reflect a preference for home and community-based services as an alternative to institutionalization, adult day services (ADS) have the potential of becoming ideal settings for receipt of end-of-life care, especially for individuals with IDD. However, end-of-life care and advance planning most commonly occur in long-term care settings, for the general population, and have historically been less of a priority in ADS and residential services for people with IDD. This presentation discusses findings from a study around the attitudes of, and collaboration between, ADS and end-of-life providers for aging adults including persons with IDD. We will also explore how ADS may be a great pathway for delivering end-of-life care to the IDD population and provide guiding recommendations.

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17th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

17th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Friday, October 28, 2016
Location: Virtually, or in person at Baylor University

Hosted by Baylor College of Medicine and available nationwide through an AUCD-sponsored live broadcast, this year's conference will be a valuable resource for the entire network.

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Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability

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Monday, December 19, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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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Aging and Dementia Care for people with Intellectual Disabilities

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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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Transition of Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Adult-systems of Care

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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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Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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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