Prevention & Wellness

 
In 2007 the US Department of Health and Human Services put an emphasis on the health and wellness of individuals with disabilities. Following are some news items, resources, events, and summaries of current legislation in this area.
 
 

Upcoming Events

Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability

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Monday, December 19, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

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.

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Past Events

2016 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

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Research to Practice: HealthMatters for People with IDD: Building Communities of Practice for Health

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The importance of accessible health promotion initiatives continues to be an issue within the IDD populations as age-related problems and lack of environmental control impacts their health needs. These challenges show the need for the scaling up of evidence-based programs and health promotion efforts into the communities where people with IDD live, work, and play.

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The Friendships & Dating Program: A Curriculum for Supporting the  Relationships and Sexuality  of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Training and support of professionals, direct care providers, and parents is needed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to enact their rights to sexual health and sexuality. This webinar will examine an evidence-based curricular intervention, the Friendships & Dating Program (FDP) from the Alaska UCEDD. Friendships & Dating is designed to teach social skills necessary to develop healthy, meaningful relationships, and to prevent violence in relationships for individuals with I/DD. This webinar will present and illustrate information on curricular components, program delivery, and outcomes of the Friendships & Dating Program.

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Fall 2016 AARC Webinar Series

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Thursday, December 1, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

As part of Network activities, the AIR-P/ATN holds a monthly webinar series titled "Advances in Autism Research & Care" (AARC) which alternates autism research and care themes, and is available to all AIR-P/ATN network members, CAAI-sponsored programs, the entire LEND and DBP Fellowship networks, various other autism and pediatric organizations, collaborators, primary care providers, as well as autism advocates. Research webinars feature current AIR-P research study investigators, while care focused themes cover hot topics in the field of autism, and promote idea generation for future research.

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Related Links

 

1/1/2007

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities

Resource Website Provided by US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Disabilities
 

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