Network Events


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Upcoming Network Events

6th LoneStar LEND Conference: Cultural Blindness in Disability Services

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Friday, May 21, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual

While practitioners may be well equipped to care for the health of their patients, the cultural factors that come into play in patient interaction, care and service delivery are oftentimes not taken into account. This activity seeks to equip participants with tools needed to meet the needs of their clients with developmental disabilities in a culturally competent manner. Generally speaking, there is a low level of understanding within the medical profession of the social context of disability and how non-medical factors affect the health of people with disabilities. This lack of understanding, in turn, contributes to less effective medical care for people with disabilities. For many healthcare providers, the gap in competence began with their medical school education as cultural competency curriculum (much less cultural competency in disability) were not a prominent part of the standard medical school curriculum until relatively recent years.

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2021 Nisonger Institute

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Friday, May 21, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. ET
Location: Virtual

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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APHA Disability Section: Mentor Webinar

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

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.

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