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Rethinking Mental Health for Neurodiversity Equity and Inclusion

Friday, July 29, 2022
9:30 am PDT12:30 pm PDT
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Amplifying the voices of and building on the work of autistic and other neurodivergent self-advocates, this presentation, "Rethinking Mental Health for Neurodiversity Equity and Inclusion" by Dr. Lau compares differences between the medical and social model of disability, highlights historical and societal factors resulting in inequity for neurodivergent individuals, and provides suggestions for moving forward in the field of mental health to improve equity and inclusion for neurodivergent individuals.

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Communication Skills to Improve Interactions with Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, September 8, 2022
9:30 am PDT12:30 pm PDT

This training will focus on basic knowledge and common characteristics of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. It will discuss tips and best practices on how to effectively communicate with persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, including the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and other devices, and the use of interpreters. Lastly, this course will provide de-escalation techniques while working with persons with disabilities.

Please note that ASL interpretation will be provided for this training.

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    Cal OES

    Produced by the CATTA Center, a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch.