HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events






James Meadours pictureSupporting Survivors of Sexual Assault

Presenter:  James Meadours

Self-Advocate; Survivor

January 22, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.


My name is James, and I'm a rape survivor.  I'm also a person with intellectual disability who has been doing advocacy work for many years in the self-advocacy movement.  In this webinar, I tell my story about sexual assult that happened to me to help others know they are not alone.  I want to help support people to know what they can do to help survivors heal.

To enroll, click here.



Kate Hooven pictureAutism and Police Interactions:  Keeping Everyone SAFER

Presenter:  Kate Hooven

Consultant, ASERT

February 11, 2020

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.


In order for there to be positive interactions between individuals with ASD and law enforcement, not only do members of the law enforcement community need to understand how to safely interact with individuals with autism, but also individuals with autism, their families and support staff need to understand how to safely interact with the law enforcement community.  Individuals with autism, their families, and support staff will learn what it means to break the law and what may happen if a law is broken.  They will have a better understanding of what to do and what not to do if stopped by a police officer.  Providers and support staff as well as individuals with ASD and their families will discover various resources such as social stories that will help prepare them for an interaction with law enforcement.  All participants will have a better understanding of how they can help individuals with autism PLAN (Prepare, Learn, Advise, and Notify) for a positive interaction with law enforcement.

To enroll, click here.









Joy of Life picThe Joy of Life and the Pain of Loss

This training is meant to explore the various types of loss that individuals may experience in life.  Through this exploration, we will identify the effect it can have on the individual and methods for learning to heal from the pain that loss can bring.

 November 20, 2019  9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Click here to register.
 Noon - 12:30 p.m. Click here to register.






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