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AUCD - Driving Change Session 5

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Navigating Change in Supporting Individuals and their Caregivers as they Age

Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Congressional Hall B

Session Description

We are excited to again offer a series of free Driving Change Sessions on Sunday morning of the conference. This year we will talk about how to "Build Our Future Together" across the lifespan.

Participate in one of these five sessions and be a part of an interactive learning and sharing environment where you will hear from and share ideas with leaders from around the network on successes and best practices in these five key areas - Early Childhood, K-12, Transition, Community Living and Aging. These sessions are free for all registered conference attendees. See the below description of this session and its presenters.

Navigating Change in Supporting Individuals and their Caregivers as they Age

light blue circle with abstract image portraying supportParticipate in an interactive Q&A style moderated panel of experts who will discuss how to respond to the changing needs of individuals with IDD as they age including: the importance of supports for their caregivers (who may be aging themselves), how technology can be utilized to enhance supports, and how the Administration for Community Living is working to bridge aging and disability services. Following the panel discussion, attendees will participate in round table discussions to share information and ideas about what is happening in their state and at a federal level.

Featured Presenter(s)

  • Susan Fox, PhD. Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, NY
  • Tamar Heller, PhD. Institute on Disability and Human Development, Chicago, IL
  • Elizabeth Perkins, PhD, RNMH. Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, Tampa. FL
  • Yumi Shirai, PhD. Sonoran UCEDD, Tucson, AZ