HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events

 

 

WEBINARS

 

 

Communicating with a person with ID thumbnailCommunicating with a Person with ID

Communication is so important.  Take this webinar to gain clear and concrete suggestions for communicating with someone who has an intellectual disability.  Let us assist you in developing your communication skills through this webinar, conveniently offered from your computer.

 January 16, 2019   10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.
   
January 31, 2019 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

Fatal Four thumbnailThe Fatal Four

There are four top health concerns that are the leading causes of often PREVENTABLE death in people with intellectual disabilities.  Through this webinar we will look at these four conditions and what we, as supporters, can do to reduce risk and possibly save lives.

 January 8, 2019  9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Click here to enroll.
   
January 23, 2019  11 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

Heart Attack and Stroke thumbnailHeart Attack and Stroke:  Don't Waste A Minute When Seconds Count

Time is of the essence when it comes to recognizing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack or stroke.  Through the course of this webinar we will cover the risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatments, and preventative strategies regarding heart attacks and strokes.

 

 February 6, 2019  10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Click here to enroll.
   
February 21, 2019  Noon - 1 p.m. Click here to enroll.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

Potential Health Consequences of Psych Meds thumbnailPotential Health Consequences of Psychotropic Medications

Many people within our system are currently being treated with different psychotropic medications for various reasons.  Although these medications are being utilized for positive effects, it is vital for all supporters to know that there are serious side effects that may occur.  Many times people are taking multiple medications with these potential effects.  Knowing the symptoms of adverse effects is critical to offering support.

 February 12, 2019  9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Click here to enroll.
   
February 28, 2019  11 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

Bowel Management thumbnailBowel Management:  How to Support a Person Towards Bowel Health

Through this webinar, participants will explore the basics of bowel management including the anatomy of the GI system, healthy bowel movements, conditions affecting the bowel, and the importance of supporting people to have healthy bowel function.

 

 March 5, 2019  Noon - 12:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
   
March 20, 2019  9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

What Do Genes Have To Do With It thumbnailWhat Do Genes Have To Do With It?

This webinar will identify physical and behavioral characteristics associated with specific Genetic Disorders such as Down Syndrome, Prader Willi, Rubenstien-Taybi, and FASD.  Many Genetic Disorders have specific behavioral phenotypes, meaning their behavior is driven by their genetic disorder.  Discussion will include how different genetic phenotypes may effect someone and why behavioral plans may not work for this person.  By understanding this, participants can make accommodations that are specific to behavioral phenotypes and respond accordingly.

 March 14, 2019  10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Click here to enroll.
   
 March 26, 2019  11 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.