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Register for Upcoming AAIDD Webinars & Virtual Education

Please note: 

*Beginning in January 2021, AAIDD webinars will go "behind the member wall." AAIDD members will continue to register and have access to the webinar archive at no cost; however, non-members will be charged a small fee ($10) to register for the live webinars. 

*Webinars are recorded; the archive is generally available on the website the following day. Beginning February 2021, the webinar archive will exclusively be a member benefit. 

*Participation in virtual professional development sessions are limited to AAIDD members.

*Continuing education units (CEs) are not offered for AAIDD webinars. Confirmations of attendance are sent to attendees of live webinars via email. If receiving a confirmation of attendance is important to you we recommend you join by computer as Zoom doesn't always recognize attendees who join via phone. 

February 24, 2021

2:00 pm EST

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Mentorship in a Minute: Writing Strong Support and Recommendation Letters

AAIDD members only: Registration is at no cost is on a first come, first served basis for members.

Host: Maggie Nygren, EdD, FAAIDD, Executive Director & CEO, AAIDD

March 16, 2021

4:00pm EST

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COVID-19 – Its Impact on Direct Support Professionals

This webinar is jointly hosted by AAIDD and the AAIDD Direct Support Professional Interest Network

Presenter: Amy Hewitt, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide long term services and supports to people with intellectual disabilities in a wide variety of settings – individual/family homes, community programs, worksites, group homes, and larger facilities. These workers have many critically important roles.  Throughout the pandemic they have risked their lives to deliver needed supports to people and often were put in the situation of potentially infecting their own families due to their work. Despite their importance, in most states this group of employees is not clearly identified as essential workers. This webinar will share new research findings from the University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living regarding a 6 month follow up study on the effects of COVID-19 on this important workforce and strategies that are helpful to best supporting them. Implications of the findings of this longitudinal study will be shared and discussed by participants.