Health Care Professionals

Oral Health Care Resources for Professionals: Booklets, Books and Manuals

Dental Care of the Medically Complex Patient. 5th ed. Lockhart, P.B., ed., St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Science. 2004. 472 p. Visit Website   Oral Health Care for People with Special Needs. Fenton, S.J.; Perlman, S.; Turner, H., eds. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Exceptional Parent. 2003. 47 p. Visit Website   Oral Health: Guidelines for People with […]

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Oral Health Care Resources for Professionals: Training Programs and Courses

DECOD: Dental Education in the Care of Persons with Disabilities  Visit Website   Home Care for Those Who Brush Someone Else’s Teeth: a Person-Centered Approach to Handling Resistance to Daily Hygiene Services Visit Website   Oral Health Care for Persons with Disabilities Visit Website   Self-Study Course for Dental Professionals at Institutions Serving People with […]

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Web Resources about Disabilities Listing: providing medical students with information on people with disabilities

Location: See Website Administering Organization: American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Contact: Eva Cesnek Email: cesnekev@umdnj.edu Brett Gerstman Email: bgerstman@hotmail.com Visit Website

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Treating Adults with Physical Disabilities: Access and Communication

A Training Curriculum for Medical Professionals on Improving the Quality of Care for People with Disabilities Location: See Website Administering Organization: World Institute on Disability (WID) Contact: Marsha Saxton, Ph.D Alice Wong Visit Website

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The Patients with Disabilities as Teachers (P-DAT)

The Patients with Disabilities as Teachers (P-DAT) program, a medical education approach for medical students, residents and other healthcare providers to provide training in disability awareness and etiquette, taught by patients with disabilities, a parent of a child with disabilities, a physician who is blind and community advocacy members in the context of culturally sensitive […]

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The Health and Health Care of People with Intellectual Disabilities report

Based on research studies conducted by Special Olympics which found that individuals with intellectual disabilities face widespread health problems, while physicians, dentists and other health professionals are not receiving adequate training in order to treat them. Administering Organization: Special Olympics Visit Website

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POWER (People with Disabilities Educating Residents) training

For physiatry residents, raising awareness of issues facing patients with disabilities Location: Homes of patients with disabilities in the Boston area, the Carroll Center for the Blind, and the Vision Rehabilitation Unit of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Administering Organization: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Contact: Melissa Devito Email: mdevito@partners.org

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Diagnosing and Treating Tourette Syndrome Physician Outreach

In partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), providing to physicians and allied health professionals nationwide free medical education on diagnosing and treating Tourette Syndrome (TS) Location: Wherever requested Administering Organization: Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) Contact: Gary Frank, ACSW, LCSW Executive Vice President, TSA 718-224-2999 ex 235 Email: gary.frank@tsa-usa.org Visit Website

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Count Us In project

For health care professionals, lay health advisors, and women with disabilities Location: Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and the counties in North Carolina which are home toSELF Improvement projects Administering Organization: Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina Office on Disability and Health (NCODH) Contact: Pam Dickens, NCODH Email: pam_dickens@unc.edu

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Community Health Care for Adults and Elders with Developmental Disabilities Research and Training

Slide presentations and guidelines for Physicians Assistants, Family Practitioners, and Nurse Practitioners on Primary Care of Elders with Disabilities Location: website Administering Organization: The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), funded by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) Contact: Kathy Watson Email: watsonkc@u.washington.edu Visit Website

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