NAAD Webinars – Spring 2013 Series. You may attend free of charge at 615 N. Main from 2 to 3 p.m. on the dates below.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Competence-Based, Parenting Assessments and
Interventions for Parents with Intellectual Disabilities
Maurice Feldman, PhD, C Psych, BCBA-D, Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, CAN
Dr. Feldman will describe an evidence-based assessment and intervention model for parents with intellectual disabilities, that is emulated world-wide. Dr. Feldman will use a case study to highlight the Step-by-StepŠ assessment and intervention process and outcome.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Enhancing the Quality of Life for Individuals with
Complex Service needs using Assistive Technologies
Curtis Slater; Alison Grittner; Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research, Calgary, AB, CAN
This presentation will explore how assistive technologies can be used ethically to ensure the safety and security of individuals with complex service needs and their staff while promoting quality of life outcomes of the supported individuals.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
(This session was recently rescheduled to May 1 )
Repetitive Verbal Arguments and Behaviors
Susan J. Moreno, MA, ABS, MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger, Crown Point, IN
Constant repetition of argumentative statements and/or
dialogues can be frustrating to those who interact with individuals on the
autism spectrum. This behavior occurs in all functioning levels of verbal
individuals on the autism spectrum. Some of these repetitive verbal arguments
and behaviors (RVAB) can result in loss of employment, alienation of peers, and
even trouble with law enforcement. This presentation will discuss strategies for
alleviating these behaviors.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Solving the Behavior Puzzle: Addressing Student
Challenges Across Settings
Kelly Wendel; Amy Gonzalez, Next Steps at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Next Steps at Vanderbilt is a two-year, non-degree college program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Using case studies, Next Steps staff will describe challenging behaviors exhibited in classrooms, internships, and social settings, along with the strategies and supports used to assist students in learning appropriate behaviors.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
InterRAI Child/Youth Mental Health – Developmental
Disability (ChYMH-DD) Instrument: Supporting a Needs-Based, Lifespan Approach to
Assessment and Treatment
Shannon L. Stewart, PsyD; Maggie Hall, Kelley Johnston, Child and Parent Resource Institute,
London, Ontario, CAN
Integration of appropriate assessments to enhance transitions and support continuity of care for developmental services is lacking. The interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health – Developmental Disability Instrument comprehensively assesses needs, preferences, and strengths in functioning for this population, as well as supporting care planning, resource allocation, quality improvement, and outcome measurement across sectors and ages.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Riddle of Personality Disorders in Individuals with
Jarrett Barnhill, MD, DFAPA, FAACAP, NADD-CC, University of North Carolina Department of Psychiatry, Chapel Hill, NC
This presentation will explore the role of gene-environmental interactions that affect temperament during development; extreme psychosocial adversity; and co-occurring psychiatric disorders in development, clinical presentation and treatment of Personality Disorders among individuals with IDD.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Things to Think about When Your Consumer Commits a Crime
Elise C. Magnuson, Psy D, LCSW, Granite Bay Care, Inc., Portland, ME
There are a lot of different things to consider when the consumer you support commits a crime. This presentation will review a number of things to consider as you go through the legal process from first police involvement through sentencing. Issues such as competency, criminal responsibility, and the different goals of the systems will be reviewed.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Puppy Power: Putting Animal-Assisted Interventions to
Cyndie Kieffer, Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services, Centralia, IL
Animal-assisted interventions can provide persons with intellectual disabilities countless benefits including increased self-esteem, memory recall, socialization, and mobility. Participants will have the opportunity to observe a therapy dog team and learn about possible goals and activities to put in place at their agency.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Trauma: A Framework for Future Planning
Robin VanEerden, MS, NCC, NADD-CC, Department of Public Welfare Central Region Office of Developmental Programs, Harrisburg, PA
This presentation will include a short overview of the effects of trauma on the brain. It will also review several approaches that can be considered when working with people who have suffered traumatic experiences. These tools are therapeutic and can be used by anyone who serves people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. The participants will be able to take the tools and utilize them within their organizations to promote non-violent language in building problem-solving and coping skills.
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