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2023 HCBS Conference

he Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference is ADvancing States' national conference that annually brings together state, federal, and local policymakers as well as leaders who administer, manage, and deliver waiver and other HCBS programs. The purpose of the HCBS Conference is to share practices and policies that improve state systems delivering long-term services and supports (LTSS) for all ages and abilities.


2022 State-of-the-Science on Disability Statistics

Out of concern for the health and wellness of our community, StatsRRTC has postponed the State-of-the-Science on Disability Statistics Conference to October 6 - 7, 2022. This hybrid event will be streamed online via Zoom and held in-person at the Holiday Inn, 550 C St SW, Washington, DC 20024. Registration will open after the Release of the Annual Disability Statistics Collection Webinar.


Spina Bifida Research Workshop

On November 6, 2021, from 12-4 pm ET, the Spina Bifida Association (SBA), in collaboration with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will convene a workshop on the first Community-Centered Spina Bifida Research Agenda.


A Woman's Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) is pleased to invite you to attend our annual special event to recognize National Autism Awareness Month, A Woman's Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs.


The Fifteenth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability

The Multiple Perspectives conference is an ongoing exploration of disability as a reflection of the human condition seen through multiple lenses (theory, discipline, social constructs, personal experience, shared experience...). Presentations should encourage conversations across the typical divisions, boundaries and disciplines. Proposers are encouraged to consider parallels, distinctions and intersections with race, gender and ethnicity. This year's conference will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA -out progress and the journey ahead. What have we learned? Where are we going? What are the important questions for the next 25 years?


Celebrating a Landmark Civil Rights Anniversary: 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Join senior officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a celebration of the Olmstead decision which required states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and ensure they receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate.


14th Chronic Illness and Disability Conference Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care



MCH EnRICH Webinar: Mediation Analysis and its Application in MCH

Learning objectives include: Conditioning on intermediates between an exposure and outcome of interest can give rise to paradoxical associations if control is not made for intermediate-outcome confounding.


2013 State of the States in Developmental Disabilities

The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities is a comparative nationwide longitudinal study of public financial commitments and programmatic trends in services and supports for people with IDD which is funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This webinar will share highlights of the 2013 monograph, due out this Spring, as well as demonstrate how the interactive website can be used to develop tailored charts and graphs for use in state or regional advocacy efforts.


MCH EnRICH Webinar: Applied Missing Data Analysis

This webinar will provide a conceptual overview of missing data theory and assumptions; briefly discuss "traditional" missing data techniques that are widely available in software packages, and demonstrate their shortcomings; and provide researchers with a conceptual overview of two "modern missing data handling methods", multiple imputation and maximum likelihood estimation.


Building Better Data Systems to Address Youth Violence and Injury (HRSA/MCHB DataSpeak webinar)

States need robust data systems to be able to address youth violence and injury with facts and targeted interventions. In this DataSpeak, three experts will speak to the importance of data and the various ways that public data can be used to monitor and create policy to address youth violence and injury trends.


Cluster Analysis: MCHB's EnRICH Webinar Series

This webinar will be focused on latent class cluster analyses (LCCA). LCCA is a model based cluster analysis method used to identify subtypes of related cases (latent classes) from categorical, ordinal, and continuous multivariate data. It provides a way of identifying latent segments (types) for which parameters in a specified model differ.


Measurement Selection and Development for Maternal and Child Health Research: MCHB's EnRICH Webinar Series

The webinar will focus on the following two objectives: 1. To determine best practices for the selection of measurement instruments in maternal-child health research; 2. To understand methods for measure development in maternal-child health research.


Research Based Intervention: Ensuring Program Quality for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

It is critical for parents and professionals serving someone with ASD to utilize practices determined to be effective through research. This webcast will provide a comprehensive description of evidence-based practices for individuals with ASD.


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.
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