NCEDC Webinar: Collaboration between Core Functions: Supporting Families and Educating Students


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET


This webinar will describe ways the Boggs Center, NJ’s UCEDD, engaged medical students in a Distinction in Service to the Community (DISC) project aimed at meeting the need for staff training of individuals and families self-directing their supports. Faculty and staff of the Boggs Center mentored medical students as they worked with families in the development of individualized lessons for DSPs. The project resulted in student learning about the community and family lives of people with developmental disabilities and the development of multi-media based lessons that can be used to train direct support professionals.


Caroline Coffield, PhD is an Instructor of Pediatrics at The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.Dr. Coffield coordinates The Boggs Center’s Interdisciplinary Training efforts, including the Seminar on Family Centered Care and Developmental Disabilities, a required component of the pediatric clerkship for all third year medical students at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ.Dr. Coffield’s research interests include a variety of disability specific topics such as healthcare reform, establishment of a medical home for individuals with developmental disabilities, and social and emotional impairments often associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  Colleen McLaughlin, MEd is a Community Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator at The Boggs Center. Colleen works with the Boggs Center Self-Directed Supports team in the development and provision of training and technical assistance activities with families, consumers, Division of Developmental Disabilities, providers, professionals, and community groups. She provides training in Person-Centered Thinking and Essential Lifestyle Planning across the state. Colleen also provides training and technical assistance with regard to workforce development and statewide pre-service trainings for direct-support professionals. 

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  • There is NO cost for this webinar.
  • CEUs are not offered for this webinar
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This webinar will be archived following the event on AUCD's WEBINAR LIBRARY.