Learning Opportunities – June 15, 2018
2018 Portland Gathering – July 22-25, 2018
Co-Hosted by The Learning Community for Person Centred Practices
The Portland Gathering has long held a unique place in the heart of our learning community. The length of the event allows participants to go beyond updates, presentations and networking and take a deeper dive into how person centered practices are being implemented, and engage in the co-creation of new ideas, initiatives, materials and plans for the future of our work together.
More info and registration at: http://portlandgathering.org/
2018 Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (All day) – Friday, November 9, 2018 (All day)
2018 Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth,
and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Hosted by: Interprofessional Continuing Education at UBC
Date: November 7th – 9th, 2018
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (Click for map)
About the Conference: The term developmental disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with intellectual disability, autism spectrum, fetal alcohol spectrum and related neurodevelopmental genetic syndromes. Children, youth, and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. This interactive 2018 conference will focus on practical strategies and partnerships to optimize their potential. Our goal is to help clinicians and caregivers learn effective ways to work with individuals with DD, and their families, in partnership to improve their quality of life experience. The conference will also provide educational and informative psychiatric, behavioural, mental health, and complex physical health updates specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Review evidence based clinical best practices in physical, mental health and education for individuals with DD
- Explore new research in physical, mental health and education for individuals with DD
- Identify core issues and challenges facing individuals with DD and their families
- Consider ways to build partnerships to maximize health and wellbeing
- Develop connections, share knowledge and common experiences with individuals and service providers involved in the field of DD
If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Kathryn at 604-822-7708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Tash Conference – November 28 – 30
Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative – Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for
people with disabilities.
More info and registration at: https://2018tashconference.sched.com/info