Upcoming COVID-19 Webinars:

 

August 18, 2020 at 1 PM CDT / 2 PM EDT

Employment Resilience: People with IDD are Critical Frontline Workers

Erin Riehle, MSN, RN, Founder and Senior Director, Project SEARCH

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NEW! August 25, 2020 at 1 PM CDT / 2 PM EDT

Addressing Emotional Health Needs of People with IDD During a Pandemic: A Model Demonstration Project to Promote Engagement and Comfort During a Crisis

Ande Kolp, Executive Director of The Arc Maryland and Rachel London, Executive Director of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

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Previous COVID-19 Webinars:

What We Can Do When We Don’t Know What to Do: Healthcare for People with Down Syndrome During a Pandemic

We are pleased to present this webinar to address the healthcare questions and concerns that we have been hearing from families in our community. Our speakers share practical and useful tips and resources to help keep people with Down syndrome or other disabilities safe and healthy.

WATCH THE WEBINAR HERE.

VIEW THE SLIDES HERE.

Coping during a Pandemic

This webinar addresses how individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities, their families, caregivers and Direct Support Providers (DSPs) can cope with the stressors associated with the current pandemic. The presentation will include specific strategies people can put into immediate use in order to maintain emotional health and keep up morale during this challenging time as well as share some helpful resources that can be given to families and provider organizations to best equip DSPs.

WATCH THE WEBINAR HERE.

VIEW THE SLIDES HERE.

Tips for Quarantine: For Self-Advocates By Self-Advocates

Join self-advocates from across the country as they discuss how they are handling and surviving the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. Kayla, Charlotte, Craig, David and AnnaRose provide their tips and tricks on how they are staying busy, healthy and social during this time. Their stories will give you ideas for how to get through the next few months!

WATCH THE WEBINAR HERE

NDSS National Advocacy and Public Policy Center and COVID-19

WATCH THE WEBINAR HERE

COVID-19 Webinar Series by the HealthMatters Program

Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago through continued partnership with Project SEARCH funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, Grant # 17CH03FA20 and Aspire.

 

Where’s the Outrage: COVID-19 Response Now and Moving Forward

Nicole T. Jorwic, J.D., Senior Director of Public Policy, The Arc United States

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Protecting Ourselves, Protecting Others Part 1: What to Wear at Work and Why

Melissa L. Desroches, PhD, RN, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tufts University

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

Protecting Ourselves, Protecting Others Part 2: Caring for Someone Infected with COVID-19 in their Home

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Talking about COVID-19: Resources for People with IDD

Kathy Service, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CDDN, National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Impact of COVID-19 on Organizations Serving Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Donna Martin, Director of State Partnerships & Special Projects, American Network of Community Options (ANCOR)

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Survival Coalition and The Arc Wisconsin: Determining What’s Needed Now and in the Future in Response to COVID-19

Lisa Pugh, Executive Director of The Arc Wisconsin

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Preparing Your Employees for the Impact of COVID-19: Updates from Providers

Ed Kaul, Chief Executive Officer ARCA and Eligio Velasquez, 2020 Direct Support Professional of the Year

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Communicating COVID-19 Updates to People with IDD, Caregivers, and Stakeholders

Maggie Hassler, Director of Executive Communications at Aspire

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Even During a Crisis, People with Disabilities have Rights

Robin Jones, MPA, COTA/L, ROH, Director of the Great Lakes ADA and Accessible IT, Department of Disability and Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
Barry Taylor, Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation, Equip for Equality

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Hospitalized People with IDD Need their Caregivers: They Aren’t Visitors

Sarah H. Ailey, PhD, APHN, Professor, Rush University

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Virtual HealthMatters Program Coach: Health Matters Now More than Ever

Jasmina Sisirak, PhD, MPH, Co-Director of the HealthMatters Program, Department of Disability and Health, University of Illinois at Chicago and Kristin Krok, CTRS, Director of Life Enrichment, Aspire, Illinois

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Shifting Services in Community-Based Organizations: Meeting the Needs of People with IDD

Susan L. Silberman, PhD, Senior Director, Research & Evaluation at National Council on Aging (NCOA), Washington, DC

RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE