PREVENTION & WELLNESS

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07/29/2016

The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with IDD Who Have Experienced Trauma

While both adults and children with IDD experience abuse, neglect, institutionalization, abandonment, bullying and other types of trauma at rates much higher than the general population, the mental health needs of individuals with IDD are often ignored. Individuals with IDD exhibiting challenging behaviors often do not receive state-of-the-art mental health treatment and instead, the focus is often on compliance and behavior management. The goal of this webinar is to increase the awareness of the impact of trauma on children with IDD and to promote the provision of trauma-informed care for children with IDD and co-occurring mental health conditions.
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08/05/2016

MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

fromhttps://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cme/course_pages/MIND/mind_pagelink.html
The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities.
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08/09/2016

Policy to Practice: Falls in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Falls occur at a younger age for adults with intellectual disability than the general population and are a major cause of serious injury and hospitalization. This webinar, Falls and Intellectual Disabilities, will summarize the findings from a large-scale study called the Longitudinal Health and Intellectual Disability Study or LHIDS on the prevalence of falls, a comparison with the general population, and the risk factors for falls in adults with intellectual disabilities. Policy implications and recommendations will be discussed.
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09/28/2016

Fall 2016 AARC Webinar Series

fromhttp://asatn.org/node/1976
As part of Network activities, the AIR-P/ATN holds a monthly webinar series titled "Advances in Autism Research & Care" (AARC) which alternates autism research and care themes, and is available to all AIR-P/ATN network members, CAAI-sponsored programs, the entire LEND and DBP Fellowship networks, various other autism and pediatric organizations, collaborators, primary care providers, as well as autism advocates. Research webinars feature current AIR-P research study investigators, while care focused themes cover hot topics in the field of autism, and promote idea generation for future research.

10/20/2016

The Friendships & Dating Program: A Curriculum for Supporting the Relationships and Sexuality of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Training and support of professionals, direct care providers, and parents is needed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to enact their rights to sexual health and sexuality. This webinar will examine an evidence-based curricular intervention, the Friendships & Dating Program (FDP) from the Alaska UCEDD. Friendships & Dating is designed to teach social skills necessary to develop healthy, meaningful relationships, and to prevent violence in relationships for individuals with I/DD. This webinar will present and illustrate information on curricular components, program delivery, and outcomes of the Friendships & Dating Program.
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10/25/2016

Research to Practice: HealthMatters for People with IDD: Building Communities of Practice for Health

The importance of accessible health promotion initiatives continues to be an issue within the IDD populations as age-related problems and lack of environmental control impacts their health needs. These challenges show the need for the scaling up of evidence-based programs and health promotion efforts into the communities where people with IDD live, work, and play.
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12/03/2016

2016 AUCD Conference

12/19/2016

Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability

Everyone desires to love and be loved. The myths and misconceptions about people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) often lead to rules and restrictions that make healthy relationships difficult to obtain. This webinar will explore the facts and myths around relationships and sexuality for people with IDD. We will discuss the importance of laying the foundation for healthy relations early on through social skills and sexuality education. Resources and strategies for teaching healthy sexuality will be presented. In addition, we will discuss the role of healthy sexuality education as a primary prevention tool for sexual abuse and other strategies to promote sexual abuse prevention.

08/22/2017

School-based Supports for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) is a research-based, person-centered framework focused on decreasing problem behaviors and increasing quality of life in individuals across the lifespan. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is the three-tiered model for PBS implementation in school settings as a means to prevent and promote positive behaviors for ALL children and intervene with children with challenging behaviors.

10/10/2017

Organizational Change Forum: Sheltered Workshop Conversion to Community Employment

fromhttp://vermontapse.org/vermont_conversion_institute
Join us for this dynamic event focused on employment for individuals with disabilities. Hear from leaders who have aligned federal, state, and local systems and agencies to move from sheltered work to offer exceptional community-based employment supports.

05/21/2018

Latest Findings on Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder and that Children receiving Developmental Monitoring and Developmental Screening Together are more likely to receive Early Intervention

Daisy Christensen, Epidemiologist at NCBDDD at CDC, will present on the recent "Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2014" data release. The latest findings from the ADDM Network provide evidence that the prevalence of ASD is higher than previously reported estimates and continues to vary among certain racial/ethnic groups and communities. With prevalence of ASD ranging from 13.1 to 29.3 per 1,000 children aged 8 years in different communities throughout the United States, the need for behavioral, educational, residential, and occupational services remains high, as does the need for increased research on both genetic and nongenetic risk factors for ASD. During the latter half of the webinar, Rebecca Wolf, Team Lead, "Learn the Signs. Act Early." at CDC, and Brian Barger, Director of Research and Evaluation at GSU's UCEDD, will present on the study and findings of, "Better Together: Developmental Screening and Monitoring Best Identify Children who need Early Intervention".

06/05/2018

Sensory Modulation: An Underutilized Tool for Reducing Anxiety in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

In this presentation, the nature and extent of anxiety related challenges that impact individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) will be briefly reviewed. How anxiety can be a major influence on the manifestation of externalizing behaviors will also be discussed. The relationship between atypical sensory profiles and anxiety, with a particular focus on over-arousal states, will be explored. Ways in which some simple and easy to use sensory modulation tactics and tools may be employed to help individuals with ASD and other IDD who present with significant anxiety and challenging behaviors will be shared.

06/14/2018

Social Determinants of Health among Individuals with Functional Impairments

The APHA Disability Section will be hosting a webinar featuring three outstanding presenters! The purpose of these webinars is to promote learning and to provide an opportunity for students and Disability Section members to share their research throughout the year. This webinar will focus on Social Influences of Health and Wellbeing among Individuals with Functional Impairments. The moderator of this webinar is Erica Twardzik, MS. Erica is a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, where she works to advance health equity for adults with disabilities through research, education, and leadership.
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06/18/2018

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #1

Please join us for our first Sex Talk for Self-Advocates webinar! Using real self-advocate questions from a survey, we will have three professional sexuality educators answering questions about sexual relationships. The sexuality educators will talk about questions from the survey like: How do I meet someone? How do you know if someone is your boyfriend or girlfriend? What exactly does consent mean? How do I talk with my partner? Is a non-disabled partner at risk for having sex with a disabled partner? How to be gay?
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07/21/2018

Disability Inclusion: NIH All of Us Research Program

Please join the Friends of NCBDDD for this webinar to inform disability and health organizations, researchers, public health practitioners and key influencers about the All of US Research Program, as well as the importance of including people with disabilities in this large inclusive research program. The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is partnering with NIH to increase awareness about this important and inclusive national research program. The webinar will include information about ways the disability community can be engaged in this national effort across communities in the United States.
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