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Improving Seizure Outcomes Through Online Seizure Diaries
Presenter: Rob Moss
SeizureTracker.com is an innovative website dedicated to help individuals that have frequent seizures and epilepsy to understand the relationship between their seizures, medications/dosages and daily variables to help reduce seizure activity and understand the triggers. Rob Moss, the Co-Founder of SeizureTracker.com, will share some of the tools and personalized reports the system can generate to help empower patients about their medical needs. These reports can then be shared with your doctors to help them better understand and search for answers to your specific situation to improve daily living.
Identifying and Improving Barriers to Healthcare for Individuals with I/DD
Presenter: Meg Ann Traci, Ph.D.
In December 2013, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) released a policy brief on addressing the health care needs of youth with autism and other developmental disabilities as they transition to adulthood.
Meg Traci, Ph.D., the Project Director of The Montana Disability and Health Program at The University of Montana Rural Institute, will be joining us to discuss the current barriers to receiving adequate healthcare. Dr. Traci will introduce specific issues and show techniques to help resolve those barriers to make healthcare to help increase the number of individuals with IDD who receive healthcare regularly. These techniques include ways to make facilities more accessible and health forms that are more user-friendly to individuals with IDD. She will spotlight resources and tools that can be helpful in reviewing current facilities, documents, and programs to ensure they are effective for everyone.
Tobacco Cessation for Individuals with Disabilities
Presenter: Candice Lee
Smoking is bad for your health. It’s a fact we have all known for a long time now, so why are so many of us still doing it? In this webinar, Candice Lee from the Michigan Dept. of Community Health will reveal the prevalence and patterns of tobacco use in individuals with IDD. She will show the impact that tobacco use can have on your health, finances and other implications it can lead to. Tobacco cessation resources for individuals with IDD and ways to effectively communicate the important message for the need to quit smoking will be given.
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