HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events
Guest Speaker Webinars
CHALLENGING GUARDIANSHIP AND REVIEWING ALTERNATIVES TO GUARDIANSHIP
Presenter: Robert Lodge
Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Attorney
April 19, 2023
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
In this session, we will discuss challenging a guardianship dealing with abuses and rights violations. We will review less restrictive alternatives to guardianship, and when less restrictive alternatives to guardianship can benefit all parties.
Robert Lodge is a Staff Attorney with Disability Rights Pennsylvania. His focus during his career has been to represent people with mental health and other disabilities in the legal system.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) 101
Presenter: Hillarie Speziale, CRNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Mental Health Nurse Practioner, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Division of Autism Services, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
May 12, 2023
11 a.m. - Noon
This presentation will include a brief history of autism including changes that occurred with DSM5 and identification of the core deficits. We will explore how these deficits, including the impairments in social skills, communication, and planning/execution of tasks, impact the individual across the lifespan. Co-occurring medical and mental health conditions, as well as recommendations for how best to support individuals with ASD and their families will be addressed.
Hillarie Speziale has been a mental health nurse practitioner for the past 15 years. She has worked almost exclusively with young adults with intellectual disabilities and ASD for the past seven years.
AGING IN PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Presenter: Laura Robinson
Program Coordinator, Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center
Presenter: Frederick Wetzel, RN, PhD, LNC, CDP, NCC
June 6, 2023
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Similar to the US general population, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living longer, acquiring late-life co-morbidities, and experiencing common acute conditions. Lifelong physical and cognitive disabilities can complicate treatment for older adults wth IDD. During this presentation, we will identify and discuss age-related health concerns, address the importance of preventive health care and good nutrition, define diagnostic overshadowing, and establish how to advocate during medical appointments.
Laura Robinson is currently the Program Coordinator for the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC). She has over 30 years experience in the field of IDD.
Frederick Wetzel, PhD, is the former Downstate Director of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (NYS OPWDD), Division of Quality Improvement/Bureau of Program Certfication. Since retiring from OPWDD in 2010, Dr. Wetzel has provided consulting services to various agencies providing supports and services to individuals with IDD, as well as attorneys and advocates
HCQU Staff presented WEBINARS/TRAININGS
During this in-person, hands-on training, participants will learn about the diabetes disease process, complications that occur, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management, as well as hands-on instruction on insulin injections from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE). Location: Milestone HCQU West (MHW) - 1777 North Main Street Ext., Butler, PA. **Limited to 4 participants. All attendees must wear a mask and follow the MHW COVID-19 guidelines.**
|10 a.m. - Noon||April 6|
DIABETIC/INSULIN RECERTIFICATION CLASS
Has your Diabetic/Insulin certification expired or nearing expiration? If so, then you will want to take this interactive, recertification webinar. Participants will learn about the diabetes disease process, complications that occur, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management, as well as hands-on instruction on the insulin injections from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE). **You will need a computer, webcam, and speakers. There are prerequisites for this class that must be completed prior to taking the webinar. Limited to 4 participants.**
|10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||April 20|
JEOPARDY! THE FATAL FIVE EDITION
Think you know the Fatal Five? Join other players and test your knowledge on the five top health concerns that are the leading causes of often PREVENTABLE death in people with intellectual disabilities. This interactive training game follows the classic rules and all the fun of America's favorite quiz show with rounds for JEOPARDY!, Double JEOPARDY!, and Final JEOPARDY! plus "Daily Doubles". **Active participation is required. Individual players only. No groups please.**
|11 a.m. - Noon||April 7|
THE FATAL FIVE
There are five top health concerns that are the leading causes of often PREVENTABLE death in people with intellectual disabilities. Through this training we will look at these five conditions, and what we, as supporters, can do to reduce risk and possiby save lives.
|10 a.m. - 11 a.m.||April 25|
|TRAINING||SERVICES||NEWS & RESOURCES||CONTACT US|