The “Caring for Adults with Disabilities Study”

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Software
Cisco Webex
Cost Range
FREE

Host And Instructor

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Host
Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education
Instructor
Melissa L. Desroches, RN, PhD

Training Overview Description

This webinar addresses the health promotion needs of transition-age adults with developmental disabilities. These health promotion needs are similar to those of other young adults entering college and the workforce, yet a lack of accessible health promotion campaigns for transition-age persons with developmental disabilities exist.

Event-specific Details

The “Caring for Adults with Disabilities Study” Project SEARCH is committed to supporting health and wellness during transition to employment. The changes that transition brings can be exciting as well as stressful for transitioning adults as new opportunities and challenges are navigated. With these new experiences, new health promotion needs arise. This webinar addresses the health promotion needs of transition-age adults with developmental disabilities. These health promotion needs are similar to those of other young adults entering college and the workforce, yet a lack of accessible health promotion campaigns for transition-age persons with developmental disabilities exist. Nurses, as champions for health promotion and prevention throughout the lifespan, are uniquely poised to support transition-age adults with developmental disabilities through the transition period and fill in the wide health promotion chasm to promote a positive, healthy transition experience.

Presenter

Melissa L. Desroches, RN, PhD is a registered nurse and post-doctoral research fellow at Tufts University. The mission of her program of research is to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of adults with developmental disabilities by improving developmental disability nursing care. Her current research project examines nurses’ attitudes and emotions toward caring for adults with intellectual disabilities in the US. Dr. Desroches earned her PhD in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a Certificate in Disability and Health Policy from Suffolk University in Boston in conjunction with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

PLEASE NOTE

  • There is no cost for these webinars.
  • Registration is required.
  • CEUs are not offered for these webinars.
  • For disability accommodations email Jasmina Sisirak (jsisirak@uic.edu) at least 10 days before the webinars.

These webinars are hosted by the HealthMattersTM Program in partnership with Project SEARCH® and funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, Grant # 17CH03FA19.

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Developmental Disabilities
All Developmental Disabilities
All Health Care

Registration Information

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