Overview and background information on Cerebral Palsy, medical implications, education and health systems, and home care and treatment.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Cerebral Palsy
  • Identify signs, symptoms, and management of Cerebral Palsy
  • Understand the role of multidisciplinary teams
  • Recall different types of care and healthcare systems accessed for treatment
  • Recognize funding sources, research, and family support resources

Target Audience:  Childcare Providers, Educators/ Trainers, Social Workers, Home Care, Student, Case Manager

Tier and Competency Domains:  Tier 1 - Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills and Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

Duration:  ~ 20 min.

Format:  Web based/ Self-Study

Created:  12/2017

Author and Presenter: Victoria Tsze, UA LEND Fellow
Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

This presentation provides an overview of the clinical care of children and adults who have intellectual disability, including symptoms and treatment options. The depth of care needed and health systems that can be accessed for care will be discussed along with additional resources for further study.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define intellectual disability (ID)
  • List some of the different disorders/syndromes and disabilities that can coincide with ID
  • Understand how ID is assessed
  • List some of the special educational and medical considerations related to ID across childhood and adolescence
  • Become familiar with where to seek additional information/resources about ID in Arizona 

Target Audience:  Health professionals working with children with disabilities

Tier and Competency Domains:  Tier 1 - Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills and Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

Duration:  ~ 20 minutes

Format:  Web based/ Self-study

Created:  6/2018

Author and Presenter: Bianca Demara, MPH, UA LEND Fellow

Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

This presentation provides an overview of children with special health care needs and information to help understand challenges for parents and families.  Resources for parents and families in southern Arizona are provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the current prevalence of children with special care needs
  • Understand the common themes that families experience in caring for children with special health care needs 
  • Understand the comprehensive factors parents commonly face when caring for a child with special health care needs
  • Comprehend the issues families face in accessing care for their child with special health care needs
  • Review local resources that families can access to help address some of the challenges when caring for a child with special health care needs

Target Audience:  Health professionals working with children with disabilities

Tier(s) and Competency Domain(s):  Tier 1: Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

Duration:  Approx. 20 min.

Format:  web based/self-study

Created:  6/2018

Author and Presenter: Yvonne M. Bueno, MPH, OTR/L, UA LEND Fellow

Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

The short course provides an introductory overview of Spina Bifida. Signs and symptoms of Spina Bifida will be discussed, as well as to treatment approaches that address the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of individuals diagnosed with Spina Bifida.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the medical aspects of Spina Bifida
  • Recognize the cognitive problems resulting from Spina Bifida
  • Understand the management of chronic conditions associated with Spina Bifida
  • Utilize additional resources for further study
Target Audience:  Case Manager, Educators/ Trainers, Home Care, Social Workers, Student, Teacher/ Faculty


Tier(s) and Competency Domain(s): Tier I- Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

Duration:  ~ 15 min.

Format:  Web based/ Self-Study

Created: 12/2017

Author & Presenter:  Lauren Nicole Meyer, UA LEND Fellow

Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

This training session will analyze how we commonly frame disability in society and examine how these frames influence professional practice. We will discuss language, media and design and the power of each to shape the disability experience. By analyzing existing systems, we will discuss concepts of universal design and identify ways for participants to increase access by removing the barriers that exclude individuals from participation. Finally, we will review the resources available on campus to faculty, staff and students through the Disability Resource Center. The presenter will also facilitate a question and answer period directly following the presentation.

Amanda Kraus, Ph. D., serves as Assistant Director and Director of the Disabled Veterans Reintegration and Education Project at the University of Arizona Disability Resource Center. Dr. Kraus is also adjunct faculty in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, where she instructs graduate courses on Student Development, Student Services, and Disability in Higher Education. Her research focuses on the disability identity in a context of higher education, and the experience of disability for student veterans. Dr. Kraus has presented at numerous national conferences and will be published in New Directions for Student Services (spring/summer 2012) and the Handbook on Veterans in Higher Education (fall 2012).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Frame disability in society and examine how these frames influence professional practice
  • Identify language, media and design and the power of each to shape the disability experience
  • Identify concepts of universal design
  • Identify ways for participants to increase access by removing the barriers that exclude individuals from participation
  • Identify the resources available on campus to faculty, staff, and students through the Disability Resource Center

Target Audience: General Public Health Staff

Tier(s) and Competency Domain(s): Tier I- Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills; Tier II- Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills; Tier III- Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Continuing Education Information: None available

Format: Web-based, Self-Study

Created/ Updated: 02/05/2013

Author(s) and Presenter(s): Dr. Amanda Krause, PhD and Dr. David Dawley, MPH

Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

Toward Universal Design is a 3-part series starting with a presentation given by Dr. Amanda Kraus, followed by an archived version of a live question and answer session, and finishing with a panel discussion with people discussing their experience living with a disability. Universal design refers to an over-arching set of ideals to create buildings, environments, products and activities that are Universally accessible to all members of society. While this is a hefty goal, this module will help individuals to understand its importance from a disability standpoint.


Part 1: Increasing Access and Inclusion in Events, Processes, and Experiences through Intentional Planning.

Part 2: "Question and Answer Session"

Part 3: “Disability Perspectives on the Impact of Design” (60 min.)

 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Develop a practical understanding of Universal Design (UD) concepts.
  • Identify barriers to access and inclusion in physical, technology and curricular environments.
  • Describe the positive and negative impacts of design in personal and professional experiences.
  • Use first-hand narrative to explore the impact of design in the disability experience.

 

Target Audience:  General Public Health Staff

 

Tier(s) and Competency Domain(s):  Tier One – Policy Development/ Program Planning Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills; Tier Two – Policy Development/ Program Planning Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills.

 

Duration:  ~ 2 hours

 

Continuing Education Information:  2.0 CECH for CHES

 

Format: Web-based Training, Self-Study

 

Created/Updated: 2012

 

Presenter:  Dr. Amanda Kraus

Skill Level: Beginner
CHES Event ID#: 26946
Category 1 Credits: 2.0
Continuing Competency Credits: 2.0
Advanced Credits: 0
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

We know that addressing early screening, evaluation, and treatment of young children with ASD can significantly change their trajectory.  Recent statewide and national surveys have found that children are not screened, evaluated, and treated before three years old. Join us at the Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day: Supporting Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Families to learn about evidence-based practices, research, and public policy to support the learning of young children with ASD. 

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, speech-language pathologists, administrators, higher-education faculty, early-intervention staff, early childhood teachers, occupational and physical therapists, service coordinators, and related service personnel, mental health and behavioral health professionals, family members, and anyone interested in autism spectrum disorder.

Continuing Education (CE) hours available for several professional disciplines. An additional fee for CE is required.

Vivian Weinstein was a visionary and leader in recognizing the high-stake benefits and barriers to accurate information, planning, and collaboration from policy to service across the Early Intervention and Early Care & Education (ECE) Community. In her honor, this Leadership Day brings together leaders from the field - legislators, administrators, interested staff, students, and parents – to learn from each other, join the discussion, and find strength and partnerships for the critical years ahead.

Conference Agenda: Monday, May 3, 2021

  • 9:00am: Welcome
  • 9:15am: Opening Plenary Session: "The Power of Hope," Kate Crowley, OTD, OTR/L
  • 10:45am: Breakout Sessions:
    •  "Connect and Communicate!" Joni Schumacher, MS, CCC-SLP & Irene Goldmann, MA, CCC-SLP
    • "Promoting Successful Early Childhood Inclusion for Children with ASD," Zhen Chai, PhD & Annie Cox, MA
    • "Using a Social-Emotional Lens to Support Children on the Autism Spectrum," Dana Kelek, PhD, & Kimberley Fortuna, MA
    • "Play, Purpose, & Participation: Engaging Young Children on the Autism Spectrum," Kristine Pilkington, OTR/L
    • "Diagnosis Autism: Impact on the Family," Sarita Freedman, PhD
    • "Differences in Early Childhood Resources and Diagnostic Pathways Across States," Jennifer Andrews, Sydney Pettygrove, Andrea Grzybowski, Karen Pierce
  • 12:30pm: Keynote Speakers 
    • "The Get SET Early Model as a Pathway to Early Detection, Treatment Engagement, and Biomarker Discovery in ASD," Karen Pierce, PhD
    • "ASD is a Highly Heritable Prenatal Disorder," Eric Courchesne, PhD
  • 2:15pm Breakout Sessions (repeat from morning)
  • 3:45pm Closing Remarks & Opportunity Drawing

Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No