Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series Spring 2024 Webinars 
Registration is now open for the Spring 2024 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 general 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 Spring 2024 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.

Supporting Community Life Engagement For People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities

This session will focus on how day services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can support community life engagement (CLE). CLE includes all the ways that people with and without disabilities access and participate in their communities outside of employment. Activities can include volunteer work; postsecondary, adult, or continuing education; accessing community facilities such as the library, gym, or recreation center; and any other activities that people with and without disabilities do in their spare time. Research on supports for CLE, tools for service providers, and new opportunities to learn more and engage in a community of practice on CLE will be presented.
 
Jennifer Sulewski, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Associate Director
University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability
Durham, NH

Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed April 5, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom Webinar

Registration is closed

The Evolution Of Autism Policy In The US: Implications For The Future

The prevalence of autism in the US has increased rapidly in the last three decades. In this session, participants will learn about how policies and programs to meet the needs of this growing group have been created and put in place. The next steps for autism-specific policy and opportunities and challenges for translation will be discussed.

Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS
Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS
Director of the Policy and Analytics Center, Associate Professor
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed April 12, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom Webinar

Registration is closed

Trauma Informed Supports For People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities

This session will provide a view of trauma from the perspective of the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. It will explore the sources of trauma and the common effects of that trauma on both a biological and psychological level. The key ingredients for healing will be explored and case studies will be shared.
 
Karyn Harvey, PhD

Karyn Harvey, PhD
Psychologist, Author, and Speaker
Lutherville, MD

Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 10, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom Webinar

Registration is closed

Improving Employment Outcomes: The Lessons We Are Learning

As interest in Employment First gains ground, state agencies and service providers are being called upon to rethink how they support people with disabilities and help them become valued members of our workforce. The focus of this session will be community employment and the innovative strategies being used to encourage integrated employment and help people with more significant disabilities to find meaningful work.
 
Sara Murphy, MS
Sara Murphy, MS
Director, WorkLink
TransCen
Rockville, MD

Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 17, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom Webinar

Registration is closed