Family Support SIG Archived Webinars

 

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2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference

2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017
Location: Huntsville, AL

The theme for the conference, Take Off with Respite, is not only a nod to the incredible history of the space industry in Huntsville, AL, also known as Rocket City USA, but also reflects the mission of respite care services. To take off is to move forward quickly, rise to meet challenges, heighten awareness, and push innovation. This phrase can also mean to take a break, relax and rejuvenate. The conference will create the "space", inspiration and momentum needed in order to prepare our organizations to take flight in the mission to support the nation's family caregivers.

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Aging and Dementia Care for people with Intellectual Disabilities

Aging and Dementia Care for people with Intellectual Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

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

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

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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The Roles of UCEDDs/LENDs in Advancing Thinking, Practice, and Policies that Support Families  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

UCEDD's and LEND's continue to play an important role in the self-advocacy, family and sibling movements. This webinar will update staff, faculty and students on how UCEDD/LEND are involved in supporting families work and provide examples of specific activities that are addressing the core functions. There will be time for discussions and other Family Support Special Interest Group and national updates. A Webinar from AUCD's Family Support SIG.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Whats in it for People with Disabilities and the AUCD Network  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

Overview of disability related provisions in the new WIOA of 2014. This law reauthorizes, updates, and strengthens the Workforce Investment Act, including the creation of new supports and services for individuals with disabilities.

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Linking Evidence-based Practices in Behavioral Health Across Services Using Systems Change to Improve Quality of Life for Children and Adults with Dual Diagnosis (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness)  Copy to Calendar

Monday, October 28, 2013
Location: webinar

Improving behavioral health outcomes for individuals with IDD requires a framework for training and interagency communication across a variety of educational and human services. This webinar described statewide efforts for improving behavioral health outcomes for all children by working with mental health centers and other organizations to evaluate effectiveness, build the internal capacity, promote wellness, and improve communication.

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International Collaboration to Improve the Health of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - Thursday, September 10, 2009
Location: Kingston, Canada

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