Webinar | Health care of adults with IDD during COVID-19

Webinar | Health care of adults with IDD during COVID-19

This webinar series focuses on what we are learning about COVID-19 and adults with IDD to discuss practical implications for their health care now and moving forward. It is jointly sponsored by the International Association for Scientific Studies in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Health, Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health, Ethics and IDD Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs); the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program, Surrey Place Centre, Toronto; and Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Continuing Medical Education credits for participants will be awarded through the Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and similar bodies recognizing these credits internationally.

This series aims to bring together front-line clinicians caring for people with IDD and researchers from a range of disciplines and medical specialties. Participants can contribute to panel discussions by responding to live polls and submitting questions. Resources and practice tips will be shared throughout the series.

Register to join us for the first webinar of this series on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 1200-1315 hours EST. Our expert speakers will address health research and practice related to adults with IDD, as well as offer resources and practice tips.

IASSIDD Academy Conducts 10 Workshops

The IASSIDD Academy conducted 10 pre-congress workshops as part of IASSIDD’s World Congress program in Glasgow, Scotland, August 6-9, 2019. The workshops were very successful, with 170 delegates attending. Excellent feedback was provided. The topics included interventions, research approaches, standards of care, and ethical issues. Some workshops featured co-leaders who have expertise by experience, and this added to the richness of the scholarly knowledge presented by the workshop leaders. The Academy extends its sincere thanks to all the leaders who generously shared their time, energy, and expertise.

MOOC Course offered by UCT

UCT has launched a MOOC, the first of its kind. It aims to inform and empower parents, caregivers, therapists and others involved in working with a person with severe to profound intellectual disability by exploring what intellectual disability entails, learning about support needs, how to go about planning learning activities and building relationships of care and respect.
The course topics include:
• Who is the child with severe to profound
intellectual disability?
• Lifelong learning
• Facilitating learning
• Rights, advocacy and relationships of care
This course is aimed at parents and caregivers of children with severe to profound intellectual disability, therapists, centre managers and the broader public / community who are interested in knowing more about caring for and educating a person with an intellectual disability.
To learn more visit: https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-disability-care-education/ or download the flyer here

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) 

The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) is the first and only world-wide group dedicated to the scientific study of intellectual disability.

Founded in 1964 as the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency, IASSIDD is an international, interdisciplinary and scientific non-governmental organization which promotes worldwide research and exchange of information on intellectual disabilities.


Please contact the IASSIDD international office for questions about joining IASSIDD, renewing your membership or general questions.
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