Previous COVID-19 Webinars:
Topic: The Return to Normal – But Not Just Yet? COVID-19 Part 2- Handout is Post COVID 19
This webinar will provide insights and information on mental health, best practices for re-entering everyday life and how to best support our families with this shift to post-COVID-19 life.
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.
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.
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!
NDSS National Advocacy and Public Policy Center and COVID-19
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
Protecting Ourselves, Protecting Others Part 1: What to Wear at Work and Why
Melissa L. Desroches, PhD, RN, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tufts University
Protecting Ourselves, Protecting Others Part 2: Caring for Someone Infected with COVID-19 in their Home
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
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)
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
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
Communicating COVID-19 Updates to People with IDD, Caregivers, and Stakeholders
Maggie Hassler, Director of Executive Communications at Aspire
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
Hospitalized People with IDD Need their Caregivers: They Aren’t Visitors
Sarah H. Ailey, PhD, APHN, Professor, Rush University
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
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