Thank you for visiting the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD). We aim to give you information on health status, health access, and health behaviors of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), strategies to improve health and function among people with IDD through health promotion activities, and how to improve health care access through integrated care practices. In addition we have information on developmental disabilities across the lifespan, disability friendly environments, and caregiver support.
Improving health through health promotion and health care access. Impacting lives for a healthier tomorrow.
Presenter: Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC (email@example.com)
Everyone desires to love and be loved. The myths and misconceptions about people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) often lead to rules and restrictions that make healthy relationships difficult to obtain. This webinar will explore the facts and myths around relationships and sexuality for people with IDD. We will discuss the importance of laying the foundation for healthy relations early on through social skills and sexuality education. Resources and strategies for teaching healthy sexuality will be presented. In addition, we will discuss the role of healthy sexuality education as a primary prevention tool for sexual abuse and other strategies to promote sexual abuse prevention.
- Understand the myths and misperceptions about individuals with IDD and their impact access to education on healthy relationships and sexuality.
- Identify tools and strategies for teaching individuals with IDD about healthy relationships and sexuality.
- Understand the role of healthy relationship and sexuality education as a primary sexual abuse prevention strategy.
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Susan is the clinical staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disability Family Clinics, Susan, provides individual and group therapy for clients with a broad range of mental health and behavioral concerns, with a special focus on trauma and sexual abuse of individuals with disabilities.
Tue31Jan20174:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ETShow details
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Learn about the current health care policy debate and what policies are important to children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their families. Strategies for successful health care advocacy will also be discussed. This webinar is specifically designed for AUCD network trainees
Wed01Feb201711:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ETShow details
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
HHS/Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), in partnership with the American Public Health Association, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, and The Lancet's Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing: Webinar. Health for All Adolescents. This webinar will provide a closer look at policies and other multi-sectoral factors that affect adolescents worldwide, and will discuss findings from The Lancet report, Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing.
Mon13Feb2017Tue14Feb2017Washington, DCShow details
Registration is FREE. The State of the Science Conference is open for in-personattendance only. The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium offers both in-person and webcast participation options. Please register if you plan to attend in-person or via webcast. The agenda, presenters, and logon procedures (for web viewers) will be emailed to you as they become available. For questions regarding your registration, please email or call 603-862-4320.
Thu16Feb20172pm - 3pm CSTWebinarShow details
Presented by: Matthew Janicki, PhD
Many organizations are seeing the aging of their clientele and their numbers increase, and concerns are growing about how to deal with age-associated effects evidenced with aging. One such age-associated condition, Alzheimer's disease (and related dementias), affects a significant number of adults with Down syndrome (about 65% of adults age more than 60) and a proportional number of adults with other causes of intellectual disability (about 6% of adults age more than 60). Many at-risk adults live on their own or with friends, and many affected adults live in small community group homes or with their families. How to provide sound and responsive community care is becoming a challenge for agencies faced with an increasing number of such affected adults. This webinar covers key elements of dementia and how it affects adults with intellectual disabilities, provides a brief overview of screening and assessment strategies and methods, and examines ways that organizations can employ to adapt their current services to make them dementia capable. Specifically covered are the elements and types of dementia, as well its onset, duration and effect, and techniques for adapting environments, aiding with staff interactions and communication, as well as challenges to active and supportive programming. Models for supports depending on the stage of dementia are also discussed, as are training foci areas and community care models that provide for "dementia capable" supports and services. Special attention is given to the use of group homes as a viable community care model.
Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D. is the co-chair of the US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, research associate professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Director for Technical Assistance for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD) at the University.
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Thu16Mar20172pm - 3pm CSTWebinarShow details
Presented by: Kruti Acharya, MD
Dr. Acharya will review the most recent data about health care transition for adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). During the webinar, she will describe standard of care for health care transition and highlight strategies to support the transition to adult-centered health care for this population.
Dr. Acharya is a board certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician and internist at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the director of the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. Dr. Acharya cares for individuals with developmental disabilities using a lifespan perspective from childhood to adulthood. She is particularly interested in supporting adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities as they transition to adult-systems of care and beyond.
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Thu06Apr20172:00 to 3:00 pm CSTWebinarShow details
Small Steps, Big Leaps: Healthy Vending in Your Organization
Healthier vending machine initiatives increase your staff and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) choice by expanding access to healthier snack and drink options!
This presentation will provide strategies for healthier vending options through the following: (i) steps to developing healthy vending machine initiative; (ii) using tools to survey vending machines and implementing new guidelines; and, (iii) integrating examples and links to resources related to healthy vending machine for your initiative.
Audience: Providers who provide Supports for Community Living services to people with IDD and others seeking to increase healthy options in their organization's vending machines.
CEUs: There will be no CEUs provided for this presentation.For more information: Please contact Jasmina Sisirak at firstname.lastname@example.org.The webinars are funded through the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD), United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Grant # 90RT5020-01-00.
Fri07Apr2017Mon10Apr2017Dallas, TXShow details
The 2017 conference theme is “Celebrating our Past, Shaping our Future!” As the premiere resource for practicing I/DD nurses, DDNA is committed to providing quality education programs that include cutting edge content with practical application.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM STRUCTURE – It’s all about the CEs!
DDNA’s 2017 annual conference will be structured a bit differently than in previous years – offering a longer conference program and more accredited continuing education courses and opportunities! The conference registration fee will include 3 ½ full days of conference program and continuing education, offering over 23 hours of continuing education.
As we celebrate our silver anniversary, we would also like to offer our members an additional reason to celebrate with us! With the longer conference program and additional continuing education, this year’s conference rate is 5% below the 2016 conference fees for comparable hours of continuing education. The conference will also offer a pre-conference program, providing 6 additional hours of continuing education, available to all conference attendees as an additional purchase!
The result – over 29 hours of continuing education are available with attendance at all conference and pre-conference programs!
Target audience: Health care professionals working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Overall objectives: The goals and objectives of the conference are:
- To present cutting-edge education on the most up-to-date practice issues and research regarding the specialty of developmental disabilities nursing.
- To provide a forum for networking and to facilitate the sharing of information to improve nursing practice in the developmental disabilities field.
- To bring together leaders and experts in developmental disabilities to engender consensus that improves the health and lives of persons with developmental disabilities.
Thu20Apr20172pm - 3pm CSTWebinarShow details
Presented by: Lieke van Heumen, PhD
This webinar will discuss emerging research and practice in supporting social networks of adults aging with intellectual disabilities. After a brief introduction on aging in this population, the webinar will discuss the role of social relations in later life and address the state of knowledge regarding the social support networks of older adults with intellectual disabilities. The webinar will provide a discussion of the role of support services in promoting informal networks and conclude with an exploration of the use of social network mapping and life story work in person-centered planning.
Lieke van Heumen is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago. Lieke’s primary research interest is the intersection of aging and disability with a focus on supports that contribute to aging well. She believes retrieving the lived experiences of older adults with disabilities by means of inclusive and accessible research methods is key to assuring the meaningful engagement of adults with disabilities in the research process.
- HealthMatters Program Scale-Up
- Impact of Managed Care
- Longitudinal Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Study
- National Health Outcomes Indicators
- Reducing Obesity through POWERS
Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD)
College of Applied Health Sciences (CAHS)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
1640 West Roosevelt Road, M/C 626
Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904
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Funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant # 90RT5020-03