Education

Post Conference Sessions

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020



4:00 - 6:00 pm
Fee: Complimentary

Writing for Publication 
(approved for 2 psychology CEs) 

LaRon Scott, EdD, BCSE, Virginia Commonwealth University  
Frank Symons, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota  
Colleen Thoma, PhD, Viginia Commonwealth University  
Jim Thompson, PhD, University of Kansas  

The session addresses what professionals in the field need to know about how to be published in a scholarly journal: the elements of a research report needed for journal publication; the types of research and other articles published by the three AAIDD journals; how to determine which journal is the best fit for your work; and the policies and processes involved in publication in scholarly journals in both print and electronic formats. This session will be relevant to the practice of social workers and psychologists who work with people with IDD and their families. 




4:00 - 6:00 pm
Fee: Complimentary

Film Screening: “Hearts of Glass”   
AAIDD 2020 Media Award Winner

An inspiring documentary film to raise awareness and launch a discussion about the employment rights of people with disabilities. 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

additional fee is required for these sessions

 

9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Fee: $30

Religion & Spirituality Interest Network Forum 

description coming up soon



Comprehensive Person-Centered Wellness Across the Lifespan
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $75

Interdisciplinary Assessment for Initial Diagnosis of Developmental Disability in Childhood 
(Approved for 1 Social Work CE, Approved for 1 Psychology CE) 

Colleen Bachelor, The Resource Exchange 
Shelley Chapin, PhD, Early Intervention Technical Assistance 
Amy Hewitt, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota  
Cynthia Potter, PT, DPT, MS, PCS, CEEAA, FAAIDD, Merakey/Allegheny Valley School 
Stephen Sulkes, MD, University of Rochester 

This session presents a scenario in which an initial, multidisciplinary assessment for intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is performed for a child, the team meets to discuss the assessment, and additional assessments and interventions are considered.  There will be five presentations, followed by a discussion and panel Q&A, which will be relevant to the clinical practice of psychologists and social workers who work with people with IDD and their families. Each of the five presenters will describe a specific discipline’s tools, perspectives, and considerations in the assessment and discussion: pediatrics, social work, education, physical therapy, and Act Early services. The discussion and Q&A will address the typical training provided on IDD for the represented disciplines and recommended community-based interventions for the child and their family. 

 

Interdisciplinary Assessment for Initial Diagnosis of Developmental Disability in Childhood 
(Approved for 1 Social Work CE, Approved for 1 Psychology CE) 

Colleen Bachelor, The Resource Exchange 
Shelley Chapin, PhD, Early Intervention Technical Assistance 
Amy Hewitt, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota  
Cynthia Potter, PT, DPT, MS, PCS, CEEAA, FAAIDD, Merakey/Allegheny Valley School 
Stephen Sulkes, MD, University of Rochester 

This session presents a scenario in which an initial, multidisciplinary assessment for intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is performed for a child, the team meets to discuss the assessment, and additional assessments and interventions are considered.  There will be five presentations, followed by a discussion and panel Q&A, which will be relevant to the clinical practice of psychologists and social workers who work with people with IDD and their families. Each of the five presenters will describe a specific discipline’s tools, perspectives, and considerations in the assessment and discussion: pediatrics, social work, education, physical therapy, and Act Early services. The discussion and Q&A will address the typical training provided on IDD for the represented disciplines and recommended community-based interventions for the child and their family. 

Interdisciplinary Assessment for Significant Behavioral Change in an Adult with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 
(Approved for 1 Social Work CE, Approved for 1 Psychology CE) 

Tina Campanella, MA, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities 
David Ervin, MA, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes 
Nancy Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, FCSHP, University of the Pacific 
Nancy Murray, MS, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh/ACHIEVA 
David Rotholz, PhD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine 

This session presents a scenario in which a multidisciplinary assessment is performed for an adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who evidences a significant behavioral change, the team meets to discuss the assessment, and additional assessments and interventions are considered.  There will be five presentations, followed by a discussion and panel Q&A, which will be relevant to the clinical practice of psychologists and social workers who work with people with IDD and their families. Each of the five presenters will describe a specific discipline’s tools, perspectives, and considerations in the assessment and discussion: psychology/applied behavior analysis, psychiatry, long term supports and services, public policy, and supported decision making. The discussion and Q&A will address the typical training provided on IDD for the represented disciplines and recommended community-based interventions for the adult and their family. 

 

Interdisciplinary Assessment for Significant Weight Loss in an Elderly Adult with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 
(Approved for 1 Social Work CE, Approved for 1 Psychology CE) 

Jill Morrow-Gorton, MBA, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan 
Marian Saulino, MSW, The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports 
Kathryn Service, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CDDN  
Allen Wong, EdD, Pacific's Hospital Dentistry Program/Highland Hospital Restorative Implant Program 

This session presents a scenario in which a multidisciplinary assessment is performed for an adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who evidences a significant weight loss, the team meets to discuss the assessment, and additional assessments and interventions are considered.  There will be four presentations, followed by a discussion and panel Q&A, which will be relevant to the clinical practice of psychologists and social workers who work with people with IDD and their families. Each of the four presenters will describe a specific discipline’s tools, perspectives, and considerations in the assessment and discussion: dentistry, nursing, long term supports and services, and public policy. The discussion and Q&A will address the typical training provided on IDD for the represented disciplines and recommended community-based interventions for the adult and their family.