ITAC EVENT TYPE: ITAC TRAINING EVENTS

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03/04/2024

LEND Lived Experience Virtual Summit

We are excited to invite you to the LEND Lived Experience Summit! The summit will be held via Zoom on Monday and Tuesday, March 4-5, 2024, from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Eastern Time. The LEND Self-Advocate Discipline Network and LEND Family Discipline Network voted to join forces for future summits to showcase the work and best practices in both LEND disciplines.

02/26/2024

LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series

The LEND and Learn session will be held Monday, February 26, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET, and the subject is IDD Curricula in the Health Professions: Results from a Medical Education Study and LEND capstone discussion. Kashia Rosenau, PhD, Clinical and Training Director at UC-LEND, University of California, Los Angeles, will facilitate this session.

01/22/2024

LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series: Journal Club

ITAC's new LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! Each month will focus on a different topic. A different LEND program will lead each session, including a 15-minute presentation and a 45-minute discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect with one another on topics identified as top TA needs. DBP programs are welcome to participate.
pdf File 01-22-2024 LEND & Learn Journal Club slide Deck.pdf [download]

11/14/2023

Family Support 101: Understanding Policies that Support Family and Family Caregivers for Trainees.

AUCD hosted a webinar for trainees to learn about policies that support family and family caregivers. The participants received an overview and history of family support, current needs of families and family caregivers and policies and practices of Respite.
pdf File 11-14-2023 Family Support 101 Slides.pdf [download]

08/21/2023

LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series: Recruiting Diverse Trainees and Faculty

ITAC's new LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! A different LEND program will lead each session, including a 15-minute presentation and 45 minutes discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect on topics identified as top TA needs. DBP programs are welcome to participate.
pdf File 08-21-2023 LEND & Learn - Diversity Recruitment.pdf [download]

08/08/2023

NIRS Kick-off Webinar

This webinar will provide a review of updates to NIRS for the new program reporting year, updates supporting federal reporting requirements, and address recommendations from federal funders and database users to help improve your database experience. These updates will be followed by Q&A and open floor discussion and will be recorded and archived. UCEDD and LEND Data Coordinators are strongly recommended to participate.
pdf File NIRS Kickoff Slide Deck Aug 2023 [download]

07/24/2023

LEND and Learn July Session: National Trainee Network Exchange: A Virtual Leadership Opportunity

The LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! Each month will focus on a different topic. Each session will be led by a different LEND program and includes a 15-minute presentation and 45 minutes of discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect with one another on topics identified as top TA needs. DBP programs are welcome to participate.
pdf File 07-24-2023 LEND & Learn Session 2-Cleveland Slides.pdf [download]

06/26/2023

LEND and Learn June Session - LEND Trainee Mentoring: Mystery, Curiosity, and Wonder

The new LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! Each month will focus on a different topic. Each session will be led by a different LEND program and includes a 15-minute presentation and 45 minutes of discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect with one another on topics identified as top TA needs.

05/02/2023

Fostering Joy for Audiologists: Why and How to Embrace a "Joy Lens" in Working with Families

This presentation introduced the LEND Audiology Fellows to the Fostering Joy movement, which aims to promote positive engagement between families and their deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) children, and to bolster professionals' ability to emphasize joy in the work that they do with children who are DHH. The presentation included descriptions of Fostering Joy and the science behind why doing so is important. It also offered suggestions for audiologists interested in embracing a "joy lens" in their work.
pdf File Fostering Joy for Audiologists: Why and How to Embrace a [download]

05/01/2023

Dually Diagnosed: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Autism and Hearing Loss

When a child who is deaf or hard of hearing also presents as autistic, what can audiologists do to promote appropriate care? This presentation introduced the LEND trainees to the diagnostic challenges related to dual diagnosis, screening for secondary challenges and the role of audiology, and how to successfully create an interdisciplinary approach to ensure dually diagnosed children access the support they need.
pdf File Dually Diagnosed: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Autism and Hearing Loss [download]

04/12/2023

2023 Disability Policy Seminar Orientation and Policy Education 101 Workshop: Preparing to Educate Policymakers in DC and at Home

This workshop helped trainees learn how to educate policymakers in DC and at home. It also taught trainees how to connect their experience and expertise to policy. Finally, the workshop helped prepare trainees for the virtual 2023 Disability Policy Seminar that was on Monday, April 24th, and the fly-in hill day on Thursday, April 27th.
pdf File 2023 DPS Webinar Slide deck-FINAL.pdf [download]

01/17/2023

NIRS Bootcamp for MCHB Training Programs

ITAC is sponsoring a NIRS Bootcamp for MCHB Training Programs. General Topics for each Day: Day 1: January 17th, 2023: Topics - Overview and Benefits of NIRS, the NIRS-DGIS Process, and Administration of NIRS profiles Day 2: January 24th, 2023: Topics - Trainee Dataset & Surveys Day 3: January 31st, 2023: Topics - Projects, Activities & Products Datasets Day 4: February 7th, 2023: Topics - Advanced NIRS: Importing/Exporting data and the Autism CARES Module Each Boot Camp session will be held virtually from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST. Homework will be given prior to each session, and each day of will begin with time for questions and answers from participants.

12/01/2022

The LEND Self-Advocacy Discipline Network Presents: Introduction of the LEND Self-Advocacy Discipline Competencies

The LEND Self-Advocacy Discipline Network (LSDN) aims to strengthen the Self-Advocacy discipline across the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) network by supporting self-advocate trainees and faculty, developing best practices, and providing leadership opportunities across the LEND network. The LEND Self-Advocacy Discipline Competencies are a product of the LEND Self-Advocacy Discipline Network.

04/04/2022

2022 Post-EHDI LEND Workshop: Adaptability in an Ever-Changing EHDI Environment 

This workshop will introduce LEND pediatric audiology trainees to the various challenges of effectively serving children with hearing loss (including those with additional disabilities) and their families.

03/23/2022

2022 Disability Policy Seminar Orientation & Policy Education 101

This webinar will prepare participants to attend the 2022 Disability Policy Seminar. AUCD's policy team will review the basics of how the federal government operates, provide tips for meeting with policymakers, and how to frame policy priorities for effective impact.
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