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2024 Annual Disability Statistics Conference: Surveys, Statistics, and Identity

On Thursday, March 28, 2023 -in a one-day hybrid event in Washington, DC and via Zoom- The Center for Research on Disability will be releasing the Annual Disability Statistics Collection, which fills critical gaps in national, state, and historic data related to people with disabilities by synthesizing complex data from numerous U.S. federal agencies into accessible formats. The Conference will also include two sessions addressing the latest in disability statistics, including survey methods and how disability is defined in national surveys.


The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XLIV ADHD vs. ASD: The Social Intersection

This multidisciplinary, three-day conference will address the public health implications, underlying neurobiology, diagnosis, management strategies and outcomes for neurodevelopmental disorders diagnosed in infancy. This activity is intended for pediatricians, neurodevelopmentalists, developmental behavioral pediatricians, child neurologists, child psychiatrists, educators, nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, physician assistants and social workers.


Amplifying Voices of Disability

A new VIRTUAL Day of Learning focused on timely, hot-button issues presented by disability activists & self-advocates!


Disability Health, Intersectionality + All of Us

Our life experiences are tied with the spectrum of identities we hold. When it comes to our health, our outcomes are often shaped by gender, LGBTQIA+ status, race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. People with disabilities are part of every community, but not all health needs look the same. In this second conversation in the Disability & Health Webinar series, we will be hosting a broad conversation about disability intersectionality when it comes to health. Join us for a conversation about precision medicine and the barriers that people face to accessing the care and support they need.


Charting the LifeCourse Showcase

Contribute to the energy from fellow advocates, family leaders, professionals and other stakeholders who have joined us on the journey of learning, sharing and networking around the Charting the LifeCourse Framework and Tools. The CtLC Showcase is the annual event hosted by the LifeCourse Nexus - a national training and technical assistance center - which is housed at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development.


Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities: 2022 Summer Learning Series

The Community and Professional Development Training Program offered by the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is committed to providing evidence-based training across a broad spectrum of topics to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families. MCDD's 2022 Summer Learning Series will run from June through early August. The series consist of one-hour to three-hour workshops with interdisciplinary topics focused on working with individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities and their families.


Psychological First Aid: Providing Support in the Immediate Aftermath of Disasters/Traumatic Events

In this Mailman Center Innovation and Connection Conference, participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to use Psychological First Aid (PFA) to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism.


2022 Virtual African American Conference on Disabilities

The African American Conference on Disabilities is the premiere comprehensive disability conference in the United States that addresses the intersection between race and disabilities. The conference examines avenues for self-advocacy to ensure the effective provision of services, resources, and enforcement of civil rights in the African American and disability communities.


MHDD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Webinar Series

In this webinar, MHDD will discuss how race and ethnicity can affect services for someone with a disability and mental health concern. The presenters will offer information for families and direct support professionals to reduce inequality and improve knowledge and services for individuals.


Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference

The Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Office for Health, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. This year's theme is on "Truth and Reconciliation".
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Person-Centered Supports for Vaccine Access

No Wrong Door (NWD) programs and grantees have a key role to play in supporting people to gain needed information to navigate and take action in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. This includes supporting people to take action that is supported by public health guidance, including accessing the COVID-19 vaccine. Applying a person-centered lens, it is critical to help people have the information they need and to balance what is "important to" and what is "important for" them.


APHA Disability Section: Mentor Webinar

This webinar will cover topics surrounding ways in which mentors can support their mentees who are students or early career professionals with disabilities and ways to ensure they are providing appropriate supports and accommodations.


2021 Nisonger Institute

The Nisonger Center will be hosting it's annual Nisonger Institute on Scarcity of Medical Resources: Racial and Disability Equity on Friday, May 21st. Disparities in health care for people who have disabilities and for people of color was and is a common experience in our society. The Covid-19 pandemic and social unrest of 2020 sharpened our awareness of these disparities, particularly at the intersection of race and disability. This diverse panel will discuss policy and practice issues impacting scarcity of medical resources.
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The Mountain State Conference on Disabilities

Register today to attend the 2020 Virtual Conference! The 2020 Mountain State Conference on Disabilities, which was scheduled to take place at Canaan Valley, Resort in Davis, WV, will now be an all-virtual event. The virtual conference will take place September 28-29, 2020 via Zoom online meeting software.


Save the Date Virtual Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference

Save-the-Date September 22, 2020 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Virtual Room to Grow: 10th Year Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference "Understanding and Using Equity Approaches to Promote Health, Leadership, and Well-Being." Registration will be available at by July 27,2020. For more information, please email [email protected].
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