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AUCD lists events within its network of member programs and throughout the wider disability community. If you would like to submit an event for inclusion on our website please send a description that includes the name of the event, date, location, a brief summary of the event, and contact information to [email protected].

 
 

Newly Posted Events

AIR-P Presents: The Needle Anxiety Program at UCLA

AIR-P Presents: The Needle Anxiety Program at UCLA  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webninar

Immunizations are crucial to protect all people from vaccine-preventable illnesses. Some studies suggest that autistic individuals have lower rates of immunizations, for reasons that are not entirely clear. Multiple organizations have called for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be prioritized in COVID-19 vaccination distribution. Vaccine hesitancy and needle phobia are two likely contributors towards lower vaccination rates. One of the initial intervention projects from the AIR-P focuses on reducing needle anxiety and improving immunization rates among autistic individuals. This intervention was developed as a pilot to address needle anxiety in conjunction with Pfizer and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for use in an Improving Pediatric Immunization Care collaborative but has not been widely implemented. This AIR-P network provides an opportunity to implement this needle anxiety intervention in multiple sites. Measures of success for this intervention would include vaccination rates among autistic individuals and satisfaction with the vaccine administration process.

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Services and Supports for Adults with FASD:AUCD FASD SIG

Services and Supports for Adults with FASD:AUCD FASD SIG  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

When children with disabilities become adults, there is a significant reduction in services and supports available. For individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), however, that loss of services is even more dramatic. A three-person panel will discuss the current state of services and supports, identifying options and describing how certain states have achieved successes in developing new services. This webinar is an essential event for the developmental disabilities community, including clinicians, service providers, individuals with FASD, families, local and state agencies, and advocates.

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