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.
 
 

News

  • AUCD Celebrates the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

    "Olmstead sent a clear message that people with disabilities have a right to thrive in their own homes, and that self-determination and community integration are not just aspirational goals, but a fundamental human right," said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

  • New Factsheet on Survivor Justice Is Disability Justice
    Schools Must Protect Students with Disabilities from Sexual Harassment.

    The National Womens Law Center (NWLC), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are excited to release our joint fact sheet in honor of the 47th anniversary of Title IX.

  • Parent Advocacy Training for Somali Parents of Children with Autism (ME UCEDD and NH-ME LEND)

    Over the past two decades, Maine has experienced rapid growth of racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse populations. Although Maine's population is largely White (95%), children in Maine are disproportionately from minority populations; currently 9% of children in Maine are from a race other than White.

  • 54 Learn the Signs.Act Early. Ambassadors Complete Annual Training at NCBDDD/CDC

    42 new Learn the Signs. Act Early. Ambassadors joined forces with a veteran cohort of 12 Ambassadors representing 48 states, 3 territories and the District of Columbia on the campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Annual Act Early Ambassador Training April 30-May 1, 2019 hosted by the Learn the Signs. Act Early.

  • Meet Ellie Jarvie
    Former Disability Advocacy LEND fellow in 2017-2018

    While Tourette Syndrome was once classified as a rare disorder, studies now show that 1 in 160 school aged children will have Tourette Syndrome or a tic disorder. Six in seven youth with Tourette will have another mental, behavioral or developmental disorder.

  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) LEND Self-advocate Trainees Learn from and Demonstrate the Benefits of Inclusive Environments
    Author: Courtney Taylor

    The definition and purpose of disability inclusion is to be sure that everyone has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires. In the 2018-19 academic year, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Consortium LEND (VCL) Training Program through the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center welcomed two self-advocates to their cohort of trainees for the first time.

  • One Boy's 'life-changing' Therapy at MMI (NE UCEDD/LEND)

    Wyatt Fisher is in the mood to jump. The 6-year-old first-grader is wearing a safety harness with an extremely springy cord attached to the ceiling of the Munroe-Meyer Institute's Sensorimotor Learning Lab. Wyatt and his mom have come all the way from Ravenna, Neb. -- 152 miles west of Omaha -- for an intense episode of care from the physical therapists on staff at MMI.

 
 

Upcoming Events

AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

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Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
Location: Twin Cities, MN

The 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and advocates to learn about innovations in our field that are being translated and implemented on a grander scale. Through knowledge translation we can change practices and policies through effectively communicating our research and creating change at all levels. In a political climate that is complex and dynamic, it is important to remain relevant through the thoughtful translation of our knowledge.

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Past Events

AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

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Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
Location: Twin Cities, MN

The 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and advocates to learn about innovations in our field that are being translated and implemented on a grander scale. Through knowledge translation we can change practices and policies through effectively communicating our research and creating change at all levels. In a political climate that is complex and dynamic, it is important to remain relevant through the thoughtful translation of our knowledge.

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@AUCDNews Twitter chat #HealthyTeeth4all

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Twitter Chat

This Twitter chat will engage the overall disability community in a conversation on oral health and encourage sharing of helpful resources. Based on what is shared, AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health will create a brief, which will be available by the ADA Anniversary at the end of July.

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Taking Charge of My Health Care

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PM
Location: Webinar

The Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities is excited to share their newly released, free on-line toolkit, called "Taking Charge of My Health Care".

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #5

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #5. This webinar focuses on birth control and contraception for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. This series is a great learning opportunity for self-advocates, and professionals and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better understand sexual health needs.

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Careers in the Arts: Promoting Access and Inclusion for People with Disabilities

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the National Endowment for the Arts and Art Beyond Sight on May 16, 2019, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, for the first in a series of six webinars promoting careers in the arts for people with disabilities. This webinar series is part of a toolkit designed to help expand employment and career development opportunities for disabled people as artists and cultural workers, which will be launched later this year.

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Importance of Sexual Health for Individuals with IDD

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Sexual health is an important topic for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Unfortunately, conversations related to sexual health are often not fully addressed or are pushed aside because of fear, lack of comfort with the topic, or lack of information. Join us for a webinar on the importance of sexual health for individuals with IDD. Participants will hear from Joe Shapiro from NPR and Barbara Thomas from the Tall Institute as they discuss why this sensitive topic needs to be addressed.

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Resources

 
 

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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