HDI Community Training Event: Emerging Disabilities

Friday, November 1, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Video Conference

Event Description:

Disability is an abstract concept, and the landscape is changing, both in terms of disabilities and in societal response to emerging disabilities. This has implications across systems, including early childhood, education, workforce, health care and aging. Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Andy Imparato, and Phil Rumrill will provide an overview of several emerging disabilities (e.g. autoimmune disorders, mental health, opioid use disorders) and will also explore the notion of emerging disabilities from a state and national workforce context.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify emerging disabilities.
  2. Increase awareness of societal response to emerging disabilities and their effect on people with disabilities.
  3. Consider policy implications and possibilities across systems.