2022 Healthy Brain Webinar Series for People with IDD

Please join us for 2022 Healthy Brain Webinar Series for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities!
View 2021-22 HBI Webinar Series on the HealthMatters Program YouTube Playlist.

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May 4th, 2022 (1pm-2pm CDT)
Fitbits for Full Lives
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Individuals with disabilities are at a higher risk for obesity and developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease because of a more sedentary lifestyle than their typical peers. Only 24% of individuals with intellectual disabilities are physically active three to four days per week compared with 51% of the general population. Responding to this need, our team wrote a grant for each student in our program to receive a Fitbit. Students used Fitbit data to gain more awareness of their personal health and wellness, increase their physical activity and have fun. In addition to the Fitbits and the Project SEARCH Health & Wellness lessons, our school year included monthly health challenges, student led group meetings, and a cycling fundraiser. Come and learn how to implement this fun program for your interns!

Emilie Ring, MA, has been the instructor with the Northern Colorado Project SEARCH program since 2014. Prior to her time at Project SEARCH, Emilie taught in the high school setting in the areas of special education math, literacy and transition. She taught in the high school as well as ran the pilot program for the Poudre School District’s current 18-21 Community Transition Program. Emilie’s background in teaching and providing case management at the secondary level provides the background and skills needed to support students with their transition to the work world.

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PLEASE NOTE

1. Webinars are free.
2. CEUs are not offered for the webinars.
3. Webinars and materials will be recorded and archived on YouTube.
4. For disability accommodations email Jasmina Sisirak (jsisirak@uic.edu).
5.Webinars will be held on Webex platform. You can test your connection with Webex before joining the meeting HERE.

Healthy Brain Webinar Series is presented by the HealthMatters Program (https://healthmattersprogram.org), Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago in partnership with National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) and Project SEARCH.
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PREVIOUS WEBINARS

Healthy Brain Initiative for People with IDD 
May 4, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation
Beth Marks, PhD, RN, FAAN, HealthMatters Program, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC, FAAN, Clinical Professor, Director ENGAGE-IL Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), UIC
Matthew P. Janicki, PhD, UIC, US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices
Kathy Service, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CDDN, US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices
Jasmina Sisirak PhD, MPH, HealthMatters Program, UIC
Watch Webinar on YouTube

Brain Health Across the Lifespan for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
May 25, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation
Lucille Esralew, PhD, NADD-CC, Office of Statewide Clinical Services, Clinical Services Branch for the California Department of Developmental Services
Watch Webinar on YouTube

Nutrition and Brain Health for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
June 29, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation
Dawna Torres Mughal, PhD, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND, Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences at Gannon University
Watch Webinar on YouTube

Tailoring, Targeting, and Addressing What Matters: Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who are Living with Dementia
September 21, 2021

PowerPoint Presentation
Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D., FGSA, FAAN, an applied research sociologist, is Distinguished Professor and the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University, Executive director of the AgeWell Collaboratory, and the Age Friendly initiative at Drexel. Watch Webinar on YouTube

Enhancement of Geriatric Care for All Resources for Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who are Living with Dementia
October 26th, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation
Valerie Gruss, PhD, APRN, CNP-BC, FAAN is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Geriatric Researcher, Clinician and Educator. She is Director, ENGAGE-IL and Director of Interprofessional Education for the College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science. 
Watch Webinar on YouTube

Applying Findings from a Longitudinal Study of Dementia Care Group Homes to the Development of Community Dementia Support Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability
February 8, 2022
PowerPoint Presentation
Matthew P. Janicki, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as the co-President of the US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. He is also a member of the federal NAPA Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services. 
Kathy Service, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CDDN has worked in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) since 1976 both in institutional and community settings with the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) until retirement in 2016, yet continues to consult on dementia matters for DDS. Over those years, in addition to hands-on clinical support, she has worked together with and presented to people with IDD and their families and direct support professionals.
Watch Webinar on YouTube

Applying Findings from a Longitudinal Study of Dementia Care Group Homes to the Development of Community Dementia Support Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability
February 8, 2022
PowerPoint Presentation
Matthew P. Janicki, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as the co-President of the US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. He is also a member of the federal NAPA Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services. 
Kathy Service, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CDDN has worked in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) since 1976 both in institutional and community settings with the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) until retirement in 2016, yet continues to consult on dementia matters for DDS. Over those years, in addition to hands-on clinical support, she has worked together with and presented to people with IDD and their families and direct support professionals.
Watch Webinar on YouTube

Wellness at Work: Dynamic Applications of the HealthMatters Program in New Mexico Project SEARCH
March 9, 2022
PowerPoint Presentation
Alex Rios, MPH, B.A., CESP is an education specialist with Partners for Employment at the UNM Center for Development and Disability.
David Palenschat, MA, CESP, Project SEARCH Instructor in Gallup at Hilton Garden Inn.
Watch Webinar on YouTube

Preventing Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
March 22, 2022
PowerPoint Presentation
Leigh Ann Davis, Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives, Director of The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability® (NCCJD®), The Arc of the United States.
James Meadours, Civil Rights and Sexual Assault Prevention Activist.
Mark Starford, Educator and Training Development Director, The Board Resource Center (BRC).
Kecia Weller, Abuse Prevention Advocate, The National Center on Criminal Justice and Disabilities, The Arc of the United States.
Watch Webinar on YouTube

Understanding SSDI, SSI, and Work Incentives
April 6, 2022
PowerPoint Presentation (Needler)
Alexandra (Sandy) Needler, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas Rehabilitation Employment Manager, Community Partner Work Incentive Counselor.
Watch Webinar on YouTube

Building Healthy Relationships at Work
April 20, 2022
PowerPoint Presentation
Katherine McLaughlin, Elevatus Training Founder, CEO and Lead Trainer i. 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 I/DD she trains professionals, and parents as well as individuals to become sexual self-advocates, and peer sexuality educators.
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Funding supported in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, The Healthy Brain Initiative Award #1 NU58DP006782-01-00 supported the development of this website. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views of CDC. Additional funding support, in part, by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, under grant number 17CH03FA21 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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