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Please note only webinars are recorded; the archive is generally available on the website the following day.

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Being ‘of the Community’: Exploring and Celebrating Community Living for Adults with IDD

Contact Name:   Lindsey Polansky

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Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Being ‘of the Community’: Exploring and Celebrating Community Living for Adults with IDD

Content Overview:

Community Living and Participation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, edited by Amy Hewitt, PhD, and Kelly Nye-Lengerman, PhD, is an exploration of how to create the ideal conditions to facilitate community living and participation for people with IDD.  The editors and presenters will share a model of community living for adults with IDD, that includes ever-evolving dimensions related to both the place of community and the feeling of community. Detailed explanations of a number of book’s core topics areas will discussed including but not limited to: using person-centered and positive support practices, social inclusion and relationships, practices that promote quality outcomes, and the direct support workforce. Join the conversation from being “in the community” to being “of the community.”


Amy Hewitt, PhD, University of Minnesota 
Kelly Nye-Lengerman, PhD, University of Minnesota



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