Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series



 
 
Registration is now open for the Fall 2021 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series. All sessions will be held online using the Zoom Webinar platform.
The webinars are free of charge. Space is limited for each of the sessions.  Open to people who live or work in New Jersey.
 
 
REGISTRATION
 
To access the webinars, you must register in advance. Review the session details and click the REGISTER button. You will need to log in or create an account in order to complete your registration request.
 
For additional information about DDLS Webinars, please view DDLS Webinar Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Debbie Mahovetz at deborah.mahovetz@rutgers.edu or 732-235-9543.
 
CONTINUING EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE
 
As part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, The Boggs Center offers this program for social work continuing education credit per NJAC 13:44G6.4.c(5). The Boggs Center is a registered NJ Department of Education Professional Development Provider. The Fall 2021 sessions have been submitted to the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) for continuing education program approval.
 
Each session is eligible for 2 hours of continuing education recognition. To demonstrate completion and receive a certificate, you must be logged into the webinar from start to finish and complete a survey at the end of the webinar. Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to all participants who meet these eligibility requirements the week following the event.
 

The Movement For Disability Rights: Perspectives Across Generations

300th DDLS Session

The movement for disability rights was created and fueled by the activism of people with disabilities, families, and allies. This conversation with two nationally recognized disability leaders will capture their  individual and collective experience extending from before Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in 1974, through the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, and the continuing struggle to realize the rights of people with disabilities. Sharing their perspectives as activists from different generations, the session will highlight their roles and contributions, explore the impact of policy changes on their lives, continued challenges, and their vision for the future.      
 
Judith E. Heumann, MPH
Judith E. Heumann, MPH
International Disability Rights Advocate
Co-founder, Disabled in Action and the World Institute on Disability
Featured in Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, a Netflix Award winning documentary
Washington, DC

Liz Weintraub
Liz Weintraub
Senior Advocacy Specialist
AUCD - The Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Host of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All
Silver Spring, MD

Status Date Time Location Registration
Open October 1, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Technology Solutions For Community Living

The digital age has transformed how we live, work, and play. However, people with ID/DD and their families continue to fight for technological equity and access as the digital disability divide widens. It is time to reimagine community living in light of the digital age and modernize expectations, policies, practices, and products. This presentation will focus on technological disruption and how the disability community can take advantage of new opportunities to advance tech-living and drive innovation.
 
Emily Shea Tanis, PhD, FAAIDD
Emily Shea Tanis, PhD, FAAIDD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado
Greenwood Village, CO

Status Date Time Location Registration
Open October 8, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Disability Inclusion: Building Capacity Of Partners

This presentation will review the phases of the Inclusion Wheel, a model for disability inclusion, and strategies for engaging partners to support disability inclusion in health and public health efforts. Examples from the Prepared4ALL initiative, a community of practice on using disability data to support emergency preparedness, and vaccine confidence efforts will be highlighted.
 
Adriane Griffen, DrPH, MPH, MCHES
Adriane Griffen, DrPH, MPH, MCHES
Senior Director, Public Health and Leadership
AUCD - The Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Silver Spring, MD

Status Date Time Location Registration
Open October 29, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Supporting Self-Determination Across The Life Course

Supporting self-determination across the life course is a key goal of disability supports and services.  This presentation will share strategies to remove systemic barriers to self-determination and support people with disabilities across the life course to act as causal agents over their lives.  Effective assessment and intervention approaches will be described with an emphasis on partnering with people with disabilities and supporters in the community to achieve this vision.
 
Karrie A. Shogren, PhD
Karrie A. Shogren, PhD
Director, Senior Scientist, and Professor
Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Status Date Time Location Registration
Open November 5, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar