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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates – Webinar December 6

Information courtesy of The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

On December 6, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) will present a webinar on Sex Talk for Self-Advocates. Professional sexuality educators will discuss topics like safe sex, avoiding sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), asking your partner if they have been tested for STDs, and what to do if you get an STD.

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Treatment-Resistant Depression & the Neurobiology of Suicide – Webinar Dec 6

Information courtesy of the National Institute of Mental Health and Insource

On December 6, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will present an informative webinar on treatment-resistant depression and the neurobiology of suicide. Tune in to learn about:

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Next Steps in Quality Measurement for Person-Centered Planning – Webinar December 5

Information courtesy of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

On December 5, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) will present an informative webinar on measuring the quality of services and supports. Tune in to learn about three important efforts to measure quality through a person-centered lens: the latest initiatives of the Council on Quality and Leadership Personal Outcome Measures, the National Core Indicators, and the Home and Community-Based Services Outcome Measurement project at the University of Minnesota.

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Suicide Rate Reaches Fifty-Year High – What Can Be Done?

Information courtesy of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

According to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US suicide rate has reached a fifty-year high. In 2017, there were 47,173 deaths due to suicide, a 3.7% increase over 2016.  Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Men die by suicide 3.5 times more often than women. The highest suicide rate was among adults between 45 and 54 years old. In the CDC report, the most common factors contributing to suicide included:

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Parking and the Americans with Disabilities Act – Webinar November 14

Information courtesy of the Great Lakes ADA Center and the ADA National Network

On November 14, the Great Lakes ADA Center will present an informative webinar on accessible parking. Learn about common situations and issues, such as:

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