February 15, 2019
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National Leaders in the Mental Health Aspects
of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
START Study Published in AJIDD
Please see the AAIDD announcement below featuring our recently published START study by Luke Kalb, PhD, Joan Beasley, PhD, Andrea Caoili, LCSW, and Ann Klein, MA in the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJIDD).
February 2019
AAIDD Journals

Improvement in Mental Health Outcomes and Caregiver Service Experiences Associated With the START Program
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Volume 124, Issue 1

Understanding Decision Making Among Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Their Siblings
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  
Volume 57, Issue 1

Ensuring Quality Education to Promote Transition: A Summary of Existing Studies
Volume 6, Issue 4

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Webinars and Online Learning

The Intersections of Health and Spirituality: Current Research, Trends and Implications for People with Disabilities and their Families
Presented by the Collaborative on Faith & Disability 
February 20, 2019 from 2:00-3:00 pm EST 
In recent years, significant advances have been made within palliative care and the attention of professionals to spirituality. The George Washington Institute on Spirituality and Health has designed a curriculum to assist medical professionals identify and address spiritual distress among their patients. The California State University system has created an online certification program, a part of which is spiritual care.

The SHEIDD Project: Tools for Engaging the Community to Support the Sexual Health of Youth with IDD
February 26, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST
Presenter Lindsay Sauvé from the Oregon Health & Science University will discuss the Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (SHEIDD) Project, led by Multnomah County Health Department in Portland, Oregon.  

Developing an Autism-Related Future Planning Program for Adult Siblings
March 19, 2019 from 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Jointly sponsored by AAIDD and the Sibling Leadership Network
This presentation will provide the rationale for increasing siblings' involvement in working with their families and brother or sister on the autism spectrum to plan for the future. The presenters will review what is known about future planning programs and resources, and present qualitative data characterizing adult siblings' potential for and barriers to involvement in future planning, including the perspectives of English- and Spanish-speaking adults on the autism spectrum, siblings, and service providers. 

Being 'of the Community': Exploring and Celebrating Community Living for Adults with IDD
April 16, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST 
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.
American Association on Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 900
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 202-387-1968
Fax: 202-387-2193
Thanks for reading and Happy Friday,

The Center for START Services

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Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire