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AIRS Conference and National Aging and Disability

The National Aging and Disability I&R/A Symposium at the 2015 AIRS Conference is convened by the National I&R/A Support Center at NASUAD, in collaboration with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), and with support from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). With a pre-conference I&R/A Summit for Aging and Disability professionals and a full complement of workshops, panel discussions, and conversation throughout the week, the Symposium is essential for keeping apprised of the latest developments in aging and disability I&R/A. Join us to experience a blend of workshops facilitated by I&R/A, ADRC, CIL, and Federal and National Association professionals from across the country discussing developments and initiatives in aging and disability information and referral programs. Topics such as No Wrong Door system building, ADRC partnerships, serving diverse consumers, and business strategies will provide insights to help you deliver effective I&R/A programs and services to older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers.


CDC Public Health Grand Rounds Presents: "Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention"

Please join us for this session of Grand Rounds as we discuss some of the research underway to identify the risk factors for birth defects, and develop the key intervention strategies that can be used to help ensure that every child is born in the best possible health.


AS ATN/AIR-P AARC Webinar Series (topic- AIR-P Network Collaborations)



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.


Early Access to Care - Reduce the Average Age at Autism Diagnosis and Increase Access to Evidence-based Early Intervention Services; a HealthMeet Webinar

Join us to learn more about what Autism Speaks is doing improve access to care and ways your efforts combined with those of others in your community can help make a difference.


Quality of Life & Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual Disability; a HealthMeet Webinar

Join the Arc for a special webinar featuring a team from APHA's Disability Section Executive Council. Each speaker's presentation will focus on a different topic relating to improving the quality of life for individuals living with an intellectual disability.


The Multiple Roles of Oral Health Providers: Screening and Connection to Care; an MCHB Webcast

This session will highlight initiatives aimed at providing care to victims of domestic violence, describe programs to train dentists to identify and intervene in cases of domestic violence, and discuss implementation of HRSA funded oral health initiatives aimed at providing dental services to victims of domestic violence by dental students and residents.


Mentorship Experiences: An MCH DWD Webinar

This webinar will focus on trainee mentoring experiences and explore trainee perspectives on the following topics: (1) How trainees connected with a mentor; (2) Benefits of the mentoring relationship; (3) Lessons learned (considerations for trainees seeking a mentor and for training programs connecting trainees with a mentor).


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.


Emergency Preparedness-What Does That Mean For People With I/DD, Their Families, And Their Communities?

Emergency preparedness is an essential part of living for any individual or family. For those with intellectual disabilities, their families, or those providing support, however, emergency preparedness may require more specific plans of support. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a number of resources to prepare and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities before, during, and after natural disasters. Of key importance is the implementation of self-determination practices in this area. One example of this implementation is the ?Feeling Safe, Being Safe? training curriculum through which individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have become advocates and trainers in emergency preparedness.


Distance Learning: How to Improve Retention and Promote Evidence-Based Practice. MCH Training's Distance Learning 'First Fridays' Webinar Series

This webinar will discuss methodologies in distance learning to enhance utilization of evidence-based practices in the MCH setting. Current MCH programs that use distance learning will discuss various methods of instruction and which ones lead to greater comprehension for health care providers.


ATN/AIR-P Works in Progress Webinar: Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans (SCAMPS)

On this webinar, Dr. Jim Lock of Children's Hospital Boston will give an overview of Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans (SCAMPs).


EnRICH Webinar: Early Life Origins of Pediatric and Adult Diseases

This MCH EnRICH (Research Innovations & Challenges) webinar will provide an overview on life course framework and the critical time windows for health and diseases; discuss major factors contributing to early life origins of health and diseases; and discuss the promise of biomarkers and multi-level data integration in early risk assessment, prediction, and preemptive prevention of pediatric and adult diseases.


Accessible Transportation: Collaboration between Education and Transit to Facilitate Access to Programs across Disabilit

The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) announces this webinar, presented by Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA). Over the course of this webinar, Dr. Judy Shanley will provide information on ESPA's most recent efforts and successes, as well as share strategies and resources for making accessible transportation available for everyone.


AT Works Series: Accessible Technology's Impact on the Employment of People with Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities

This webinar will address the current state of accessible technology for those with cognitive and developmental disabilities, as well as provide examples of the current and future use of these technologies in the workplace.
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