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Universal Design in Mental Health for
Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
Optional Q&A Session 3:00-3:30 PM

Presented by Elaine Eisenbaum, Patti Singleton, and Jason Jones

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
Optional Q&A Session 3:00-3:30 PM

Presented by Elaine Eisenbaum, Patti Singleton, and Jason Jones

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
Optional Q&A Session 3:00-3:30 PM

Presented by Elaine Eisenbaum, Patti Singleton, and Jason Jones

Mental Health Summit
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Mental Health Summit 2021:
Online Discussions on the Intersection of
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Two Day Online Event
Tuesday Aug. 17 from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM EST
Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM EST

Two Day Online Event
Tuesday Aug. 17 from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM EST
Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM EST

Two Day Online Event
Tuesday Aug. 17 from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM EST
Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM EST

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Mental Health Summit 2021:
Online Discussion on the Intersection of
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Presented by the AUCD Mental Health Special Interest Group and the MHDD National Training Center.

When: Tuesday, August 17 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm EST and Wednesday, August 18 from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm EST

Flyers to share: accessible PDF and image

The 2021 Mental Health Summit hosts conversations on varying topics that influence the mental health of individuals with developmental disabilities. These topics include: building community partnerships, advancing clinical work, universal design, evidence-based practice in employment, self-advocacy, and meaningful collaborations that elevate the lived experience. Leveraging the expertise of the speakers, we will hear stories of trials and success that have helped shape the speakers’ current work and can provide meaningful lessons moving forward.

Day One: Tuesday, August 17

Session 1: 10:00-10:45 am

Topic: Painting a Landscape: Mental health aspects of individuals with I/DD

Presenter: Johnny Collett

Session 2: 11:00 am- 12:30 pm

Topic: Building Community Partnerships for Meaningful Collaborations

Presenters: Dr. Verity Rodrigues & Lauren Weaver, M.S., BCBA

Session 3: 12:30-2:00 pm

Topic: Medication Prescribers’ Guide with Lived Experience

Presenters: Andrea Caoili, LCSW, Dr. Jen McLaren, and Melanie Hecker, MPA

Session 4: 2:00-3:30 pm

Topic: Universal Design in Mental Health for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Presenters: Dr. Elaine Eisenbaum, Patti Singleton, and Jason Jones (more info listed below)

Day Two: Wednesday, August 18

Session 5: 10:00-11:30 am

Topic: Self-Advocacy and Collaboration

Presenter: Morénike Giwa Onaiwu

Session 6: 11:30 am- 1:00 pm

Topic: Evidence-Based Practices and Employment

Presenter: Dr. Tim Riesen

Session 7: 1:00-2:30 pm

Topic: Building a National Movement Collaboratively

Presenter: Dr. Matthew Wappett

Session 8: 2:30-3:00 pm

Topic: Looking to the Future of the Mental Health Sig

Presenters: Kristen Dahl, Dr. Jill Hinton, Ty Aller

Universal Design in Mental Health for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Presenters: Elaine Eisenbaum, PhD, MSW; Patti Singleton; Jason Jones
Time: August 17, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern (An optional Q&A Session will be held from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm for participants who would like stay on)

Flyers to share: accessible PDF

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are an underserved population in the field of mental health. Universal design is an approach for inclusive access that can enhance ability to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A universal design approach ensures there are a variety of means for making things accessible and usable for everyone with a variety of ways of presenting information, and a variety of ways clients express information. This presentation by professionals from the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky will provide an overview of universal design, as well as recommendations and practical tips for using a universal design framework in a therapeutic setting.

Learning Objectives:
After the completion of the webinar, participants will be able to

  • Define universal design and describe the use of a universal design framework,
  • Identify communication methods to better meet the needs of diverse clients, and
  • Explore how universal design can increase the engagement of individuals with co-occurring mental health conditions and developmental disabilities.

The MHDD NTC and its activities are funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), funding opportunity number HHS-2018-ACL-AOD-DDTI-0305.

Previous Webinars

Partner Webinars

These webinars are offered through our various partners. Each webinar has been vetted to ensure it meets the mission and values of the MHDD National Training Center.

A webinar from the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Shannon Haworth with AUCD presents as a Mom on challenges families face in accessing comprehensive services, as well as community and school based interventions; Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D regarding challenges from Indiana; Heidi Cloutier from University of New Hampshire.

Please note the webinar will not play on the Chrome web browser.

This course will guide you in an investigation of the phases of a crisis process. You will explore crisis prevention by identifying situations in the environment that can evolve into a crisis and the strategies which might be employed in these situations to prevent or lessen the impact of a crisis. You will also investigate post-event teaching strategies that may be employed to support people after a crisis as well as help to prevent future crises. This course is written for direct support professionals and frontline supervisors who support people with disabilities.

“From the DSM-5 to the DM-ID-2” webinar is about the connection between the DSM-5 and the DM-ID-2, as well as other diagnostic concerns for working with people with intellectual disabilities.

A webinar from the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), infant/early childhood development, and infant mental health.

The National Association on Developmental Disabilities (NADD) shares professional development and information webinars with a variety of topics split into beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

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