Upcoming Webinars:


Date:  This is a two part webinar that will be held on July 29, 2020 from 1PM – 3PM Central Time & August 5, 2020 from 1PM - 3PM Central Time. 

Title:  Promoting Healthy Relationships among People with ID/DD

Session Description:  As social creatures, it is natural for us to seek connections with others and to develop many different types of relationships including sexual and romantic relationships. This is true for all people - including the people you support who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  As a disability professional, one of your roles is to help the people you support develop the skills needed to establish healthy relationships - those that foster health and well-being. In this two part webinar, participants will:

  • Define sexuality and sexual self-advocacy.
  • Gain knowledge about sexuality and specific issues for people with developmental disabilities including human sexual development, healthy v. unhealthy relationships, and consent.
  • Explore our own values and attitudes regarding sexuality and strategies for managing our values.
  • Explore ways to communicate about sexuality with people with developmental disabilities and their parents/guardians.

Speaker Bio:  Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed., AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator, is the Founder, CEO and Lead Trainer for Elevatus Training. As a national expert on sexuality and ID/DD she trains professionals, and parents as well as individuals to become sexual self-advocates, and peer sexuality educators.  She is the author of Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities curriculum. She has developed two online courses: Developmental Disability and Sexuality 101 for professionals and Talking to Your Kids: Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality for parents, and a 3-Day certificate training: Becoming a Sexuality Educator and Trainer. She has spent her 25+ year career committed to elevating the status of all people, which is why the name of her growing company is Elevatus Training.

Cost: 

     Member:  $25.00

     Non-Member:  $30.00

CEUs:  We are pleased to inform you that 4 continuing education hour(s) (CEs) are approved for the above training event for the following licensed professionals: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Licensed Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant, Licensed Social Worker, Registered Nurse, and Licensed Practical Nurse & Advanced Practice Nurse.  Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs) may apply the same hours of continuing education units earned from this conference toward their twelve hour annual continuing education requirement.


Date:  August 20, 2020 from 1PM - 3PM Central Time 

Title:  But What if They Can? - Practical Strategies for Success

Session Description:  “But What if They Can?” is not just about creating opportunities, it's about changing perspectives. Join Robin Pegg in a conversation that will challenge how you think about "people with disabilities" as well as provide you with ideas that you can begin implementing tomorrow. Robin will share examples of people who are using technology to conquer not only the barriers the world presents but those monstrous barriers of perception. Their stories will serve as an inspiration as you ask yourself “But what if they can?”. 

Learning Objectives:
• Participants will be able to discuss the relationship between perception and opportunity
• Participants will be able to identify at least 2 accommodations for reading and/or writing
• Participants will be able to identify at least 2 home accommodation strategies
• Participants will be able to identify at least 2 work accommodation strategies

Speaker Bio:  Robin is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional who has dedicated her 20+ year career to promoting the full and equal access of individuals with disabilities. She is an Assistant Professor & Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at Grand Rapids Community College as well as an Educational Consultant for the Williams Syndrome Association. 

Robin prides herself on staying on the cutting edge of available tools, strategies and supporting research in the fields of assistive technology, differentiating instruction and Universal Design for Learning. Her unique perspective is due to her background in occupational therapy and her specialization in assistive technology and curriculum differentiation.

Robin holds Bachelor Degree in Administration from Baker College and graduated summa cum laude from Bowling Green State University with a Masters in Special Education - Assistive Technology. She has published numerous articles and publications on assistive technology implementation and the fruits of her work were showcased in Chapter 10 of “”From Possibility to Success” by Patrick Schwarz, Ph.D.

Cost:

     Member:  $20.00

     Non-Member:  $25.00

CEUs:  We are pleased to inform you that 2 continuing education hour(s) (CEs) are approved for the above training event for the following licensed professionals: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Licensed Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant, Licensed Social Worker, Registered Nurse, and Licensed Practical Nurse & Advanced Practice Nurse.  Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs) may apply the same hours of continuing education units earned from this conference toward their twelve hour annual continuing education requirement.

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Funding provided in whole or in part by The Autism Program of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services in collaboration with the Technology Enhancing Capabilities (TEC) Lab.  

          


 

Date:  September 17, 2020 from 1PM - 3PM Central Time

Title:  The History of Remote Supports & Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in a “Social Distancing Support” Era

Session Description:  What an amazing time to be providing services and supports to people with disabilities! The technological age we live in is enabling more and more possibilities for everyone and helping us navigate through this crazy social distancing support era. This crash course in Remote Supports will highlight the 18-year history of the services and give you the cliff notes version of “everything you need to know” to start implementing Remote Supports the right way today.

Speaker Bio:  Dustin Wright has been supporting people with disabilities for 20+ years.  He is proud to state he began this career track as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) while pursuing his education at Purdue University.  After graduation, he worked through the ranks and ultimately served as a Director of Program Services for the same organization – overseeing and ensuring services for approximately 300 individuals.

In 2006, Dustin co-founded a remote supports company, Rest Assured, and served as the Executive Director until 2019.  In this role he has overseen the provision of remote supports to thousands of people with varying abilities in 24 states.  

He is a 2018 Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities and Technology DIGS Grant recipient.  Dustin has also assisted the States of Tennessee, Ohio, Maine, the District of Columbia, and other states in developing and modifying Medicaid Waiver regulation and funding structures to include more options for technology enabled supports. 

Dustin founded Disability Cocoon in May 2018.  He describes it as a disability technology catalyst organization that helps the disability community discover, learn, and implement enabling technology solutions that foster opportunities for increased independence. 

Cost:

     Member:  $20.00

     Non-Member:  $25.00

CEUs:  We are pleased to inform you that 2 continuing education hour(s) (CEs) are approved for the above training event for the following licensed professionals: • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor • Licensed Clinical Social Worker • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator • Licensed Professional Counselor • Licensed Social Worker • Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse & Advanced Practice Nurse.  Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs) may apply the same hours of continuing education units earned from this conference toward their twelve hour annual continuing education requirement.

Register Now!

Funding provided in whole or in part by The Autism Program of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services in collaboration with the Technology Enhancing Capabilities (TEC) Lab.