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Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series Fall 2017


Fall 2017 Session Details

Registration Details


Implementing Personalized Supports

Kim Zoeller, MPA
President and CEO
Ray Graham Association
Lisle, IL

This session will focus on strategies to identify personally-defined desired outcomes and implement personalized supports and services in a community based agency serving individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. The use of individual and agency-wide qualitative and quantitative data in addition to personalized information about the preferences and life goals of those supported to identify priorities for service delivery will be presented. Practical solutions for day to day implementation of supports and services that promote personally identified outcomes, along with success stories, will also be shared.

Date Duration Time Location
Thursday, September 28, 2017
1/2 day 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM APA Hotel Woodbridge,
Iselin, NJ


Interpreting and Responding to the Complex Needs
of Persons with Dual Diagnosis

Deceil L. Moore, LCSW
Associate Director of Behavioral Health
North Star Behavioral Health Services
Citizen Advocates, Inc.
Malone, NY

Persons with IDD and mental health challenges often function in a complex web of caregivers, in a variety of stressful environments, with a diversity of support needs. Identifying and communicating these needs is often puzzling and sometimes overwhelming to our frequently limited resources. This presentation will emphasize tools to interpret behaviors and symptoms as well as methods to assist people in reaching their maximum capacity. Best practices in meeting the social, emotional, psychological, and developmental needs of individuals with IDD as well as mental health challenges will be addressed, including key components of successful program models.

Date Duration Time Location
Thursday, October 5, 2017
1/2 day 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM APA Hotel Woodbridge,
Iselin, NJ


The Disability Equality Index: A Disability Inclusion Game Changer

Leslie Wilson, M.S.
Director, Going for the Gold Program
US Business Leadership Network
Alexandria, VA

In order to effectively help people with disabilities secure employment, human service professionals need to understand the needs of business. Disability inclusion can drive business success, but going beyond simple compliance requires a focus on every aspect of the business, from Culture & Leadership, to Enterprise-Wide Access, to Employment Practices, and Community Engagement & Support. This presentation will help human service providers understand how the Disability Equality Index (DEI) helps companies learn where they are starting from and what improvements are needed to get them where they want to go. Join us to hear results from the third annual DEI, promising practices, and which companies are participating in the DEI so that you can target them as you outreach potential employers.

Date Duration Time Location
Thursday, October 12, 2017

1/2 day 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Doubletree Suites by Hilton,
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Promoting Health, Wellness, and Contentment in Older Adults
with Developmental Disabilities and their Aging Caregivers

Elizabeth A. Perkins, PhD, RNLD, FAAIDD, FGSA
Associate Director and Research Associate Professor
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

This presentation will provide an introduction to aging with developmental disabilities (DD). Demographic factors, universal physical changes, and what is meant by successful aging will be described. The impact of lifelong health disparities will be highlighted, along with aging-related health issues that have been identified in people with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Strategies to optimize the aging process will be presented including the importance of meaningful activity and appropriate retirement. Caregiving issues, including compound caregiving, and the importance of future planning will also be discussed. The presentation will conclude with highlighting useful resources that can be utilized to encourage successful aging in older adults with DD.

Date Duration Time Location
Thursday, October 26, 2017
1/2 day 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Doubletree Suites by Hilton,
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Registration Details

Fee information: Free of charge. Registration is required and space is limited.

Continuing Education Available:
CRCC, NJ Social Work, NJDOE (all sessions)
DDNA (October 5 and October 26 only)
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Please note: Submission of the online form is not a confirmation of registration. Submission of the online registration form sends an email request to The Boggs Center. When your form is received, Boggs Center
staff will register you for the sessions requested, based on space availability. You will receive a confirmation letter listing the sessions for which you are registered, and if full, the sessions for which you are on the waiting list. If you do not receive a letter, please call The Boggs Center at 732-235-9543.

For more information: Please email Debbie Mahovetz or call 732-235-9543.

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