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Tuesday - October 16, 2018
Week 42

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10/15/2018 12:00 PM - 10/16/2018 5:00 PM Mental Health First Aid Class (Dubuque area) Pre-enrollment required

Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, pee, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take MH First Aid, including primary care professionals, nurses, educators, nurse educators, social workers, state policy makers, volunteers, families and the general public.

Attendance at all classes are required to be certified and earn CEUs.
This training will be held at the Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility: 14928 Public Safety Way; Dubuque IA 52002. CEUs/CEHs: Approved for nurses 0.89 CEUs through Kirkwood Community College, IBN Provider #30. Social workers will receive a certificate of completion for 8.9 contact hours. Other allied health professionals are advised to consult the governing rules of their boards to determine if appropriate subject matter criteria will apply.
Assistive Technology And Employment Training Series (Burlington, IA)

Location: Greater Burlington Partnership, 610 North 4th Street Suite 200, Burlington, IA 52601.

Assistive Technology (AT) is the focus of this unique training opportunity. This four-hour training will include the fundamentals of AT and Assessment, as well as provide a hands-on demonstration of over 25 devices that may support individuals with disabilities in their employment journey.

Participants will leave with the renewed passion and confidence to support individuals in recognizing opportunities for AT use, pre-assessing for device implementation, and identifying resources for loaning and obtaining devices. Case scenarios will be utilized to practice skills and individual support will be available to ensure each participant is prepared for AT questions.

An AT Maker opportunity will be provided at the end of the training for one-hour. Each participant will create a Do It Yourself (DIY) version of a cell phone holder. Each session will include guest attendees of local Assistive Technology and vocational supports from the community.

Each training will begin at 10:00 am and last until 3:00 pm with a one-hour break for lunch. The training will be provided by staff of Easter Seals of Iowa Assistive Technology Program in partnership with APSE.
Working 9-5: Employment of People with Disabilities (University of Iowa)

Working 9-5 is definitely more than a way to make a living – it is a way to make your mark in our world. Iowa’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities program will be hosting a seminar entitled, Working 9-5 in celebration of National Disability Employee Awareness month. Judy Warth, Employment Training Specialist at the Center for Disabilities and Development, will present this session which highlights employment of people with disabilities and especially young people with disabilities as they enter the world of work. What does it take? Who can help? Why do we want to support it?”

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, October 16 from 12 PM – 1 PM in the Rembolt Room (Room 115) at the Center for Disabilities and Development, 100 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City. All faculty, staff, students and volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Iowa Leadership in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities program is an interdisciplinary leadership training program for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with a commitment to providing family-centered, coordinated systems of health care and related services for children with special health care needs and their families.