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AUCD - Health Symposium: Health Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Monday, November 18, 2013 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Grand Ballroom North Salon

Session Description

One of the critical areas of need identified by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), families, and disability organizations is the provision of appropriate and quality health care to individuals with IDD including youth who are transitioning from pediatric to adult health care. This symposium will focus on a number of distinct efforts by UCEDDs and LENDs to develop materials and practices that will ultimately lead to greater capacity and improved health care services for individuals with IDD. Three of the projects are supported by the Special Hope Foundation through a competitive grant program and the fourth is an effort supported in part by the Arc of the US through the HealthMeet project funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

The symposium will demonstrate how LENDs and UCEDDs are focusing on health care for adults and transitioning youth through their functions of research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, materials development and dissemination, and policy analysis and development to make a state impact and develop materials and practices that could prove valuable nationally to the entire network on this critical issue.

Featured Presenter(s)

Lynne O'Hara; Executive Director, Special Hope Foundation (Moderator)

Elise McMillan, JD; Co-Diorector, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Thomas Cheetham; Director of Health Services, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

David O'Hara, PhD; Chief Operating Offer, Westchester Institute for Human Development

Deborah Spitalnik, PhD; Director, Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

Karen Edwards, MD, MPH; LEND Director, Westchester Institute on Human Development