In honor of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, the Office of Disability Prevention for Children will offer a FREE conference to discuss and learn strategies for implementing change and preventing developmental disabilities in children.
Each Tuesday beginning March 9, the 2021 HHS Office of Disability Prevention for Children Statewide Virtual Conference will host a series of webinars to highlight key topics on preventing intellectual and developmental disabilities in children. The four virtual sessions are described below; click on the respective link to register for that session.
- Session 1 - Tuesday, March 9: Prevention of disabilities caused by maternal health issues by promoting healthy lifestyles and managing health conditions during pregnancy.
- Session 2 - Tuesday, March 16: Prevention of disabilities caused by childhood injuries by raising awareness and implementing strategies to promote safety.
- Session 3 - Tuesday, March 23: Early identification and diagnosis of disabilities to ensure early intervention, treatment and related services.
- Session 4 - Tuesday, March 30: Promotion of mental health wellness in children with intellectual and development disabilities.
We are excited to have state and national prevention professionals share information about current trends, exciting initiatives and practical information for attendees. A full ODPC Conference presenter list and schedule will be provided soon to those who register. Continuing education credit for multiple disciplines will be provided for this event.
If you need an accommodation, email your request to the Office of Disability Prevention for Children at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2021.