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2011 Disability Policy Seminar

AUCD members joined with hundreds of disability advocates from around the country to discuss a wide range of public policy issues affecting people with disabilities and their families. View fact sheets and photos from the event.


2011 National EHDI Conference

In its 10th year, the EHDI conference has built a strong reputation for bringing together a wide variety of attendees. EHDI conference participants will range from state and local programs to the federal level and from academics to families.


HRSA DataSpeak Series - Healthy People 2020: the Next Generation of MCH-related Focus Areas

This program will provide a brief overview of Healthy People 2020, orient participants to important changes since Healthy People 2010, review the planning process followed by each of the three relevant workgroups, and discuss changes and important next steps resulting from the process.


2011 Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The theme of the conference this year is: Adolescence and Developmental Disabilities: From Neurobiology to Interventions.


Preparing a Successful Manuscript: MCHB's EnRICH Webinar Series

During this interactive webinar, participants heard from two leading editors in the MCH field about how to prepare a successful manuscript for publication. This session described the organization and key elements of a research paper. It considered both quantitative and qualitative presentations and suggestions regarding making a paper ready for submission.


Disability Policy Seminar Debrief - For Trainees by Trainees

This trainee-led webinar is for trainees who both did and didn?t attend the 2011 Disability Policy Seminar. The trainees presenting this webinar will recap this year?s DPS by sharing products, presenting their experiences meeting with representatives on Capitol Hill, and reviewing what they learned during the sessions and plenaries about policy/legislation.
ppt File Webinar Slides [download]


Strong Center Webinar Series: Health Care Advocacy for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

There are three webinar series on Health Care Advocacy for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The topics include: Health Care Advocacy for Adults with IDD Across the Lifespan; Overcoming Health Care Disparities: Advocacy Tips for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Health Care Advocacy from a Developmental Physicians Perspective.


Health Care Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs

This webinar presents findings from a January 2011 report, "Health Care Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs" published by Got Transition? The National Health Care Transition Center. The report authors, Peggy McManus and Katherine Rogers of the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, will discuss their analysis of national and state transition outcome data from the 2005-06 National Survey of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.


Leadership and Advocacy: Trends and Challenges in Maternal and Child Health

The South Central Public Health Training Center and UAB?s Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education Program in partnership with the Alabama Department of Health are jointly presenting this webinar. Over the years, though changes have occurred, Title V remains the oldest federal program dedicated to the health of all mothers and children. Strong leadership and advocacy skills are critical to the program?s success. Program faculty will discuss national trends in maternal and child health, national leadership for MCH, current challenges and opportunities, and future directions. Presenter: Michael Fraser, PhD.


Health Care Transition: Status of the States

This webinar presents findings from a January 2011 report, "Health Care Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs" published by Got Transition? The National Health Care Transition Center.


32nd Duncan Seminar: 'I've Got Something to Say!' Communication Strategies for Young Children with Physical Disabilities

This one-day conference at the Seattle LEND will focus on children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. Highlights include recommendations on shaping early communication, augmentative communication, adaptive seating to support communication, impact of drooling on communication and strategies to address it, and much more.
pdf File 2011 duncan.pdf [download]


Application of Social Media and Web Collaboration

Learn about the potential applications of social media within the MCH community. An overview of online collaborative work and meeting space applications will be provided for fostering effective partnership with your colleagues at a distance. This presentation will enable you to better communicate and connect with your partners, stakeholders and community.


University of Rochester Webinar Series: Autism Across the Lifespan

The University of Rochester's Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities (PADD) is offering a webinar series Autism Across the Lifespan. Sessions in this Webinar Series include: "Why Autism Across the Lifespan," "Issues and Considerations in Assessing Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders," "Future Care Planning for Persons with Autism" and "Assessing for Autism in Children with Down syndrome: Issues and Considerations in Screening and Diagnostic Assessment Practices" For more information and to register for the webinars go PADD's website.


Leadership & Interdisciplinary Collaboration; a Webinar from the MCHB/AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program (Part 1 of 3)

This first of three webinars identified activities designed to promote leadership, cultural diversity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and family-centered services among pediatric audiology trainees. Participants learned about challenges faced by LEND audiology programs and strategies used to address these challenges. Webinar participants also received information on useful resources and research developed by recipients of the LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Sub-awards.


Making Lifelong Connections 2011: Leadership, Networking and Career Development for MCHB Trainees

This one-day meeting for MCH Trainees is geared to enhance leadership skills, provide networking opportunities, assist with career development and help sustain connections in MCH. Food and two days' lodging will be paid by the event; trainees or their Center are responsible for transportation and other expenses.
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