Conferences & Posters

Delaware Association of School Psychologists (DASP) Conference 2024

Neurodiversity-affirming Practices and Supports for School Psychologists

The DNEA will be providing a workshop, Neurodiversity-affirming Practices and Supports for School Psychologists, intended for school psychologists. The workshop will review neurodiversity-affirming language and explore practices and supports that celebrate neurodiversity and promote self-advocacy.

Fletcher, A., Curtin, E., & Garrity, N. (2024, April 16-17). Neurodiversity-affirming practices and supports for school psychologists. [Workshop Session]. Delaware Association of School Psychologists, United States.

 

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Webinar 2024

Mental Health Professionals Working with Autistic Individuals

The DNEA will be providing a webinar, Mental Health Professionals Working with Autistic Individuals, intended for school psychologists who are committed to creating a more inclusive and affirming mental health system of supports for autistic youth in schools. The training focuses on delivering sensitive, non-judgmental care within school-based mental health intervention.

Fletcher, A. & Garrity, N. (2024, April 17). Mental health professionals working with autistic individuals. [Webinar]. National Association of School Psychologists, United States.

 

OCALICONLINE 2023

Implementing Universal Design for Learning to Support Professionals who Serve Autistic Individuals

The DNEA shared its expertise about Universal Design for Learning to enhance professional developmental activities for professionals who serve autistic people at OCALICONLINE 2023.

Mallory, S. B., & Fletcher, A. (2023, November 14-17). Implementing universal design for learning to support professionals who serve autistic individuals [Workshop Session]. OCALICONLINE 2023, United States.

 

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) 2023 Annual Conference

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Promoting Accessible and Inclusive Healthcare for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The DNEA presented a poster at AUCD that provided an overview of how an information dissemination campaign was used in conjunction with a statewide professional training and technical assistance package to address health inequity among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Mallory, S. B., Steinbrecher, A., & Fletcher, A. (2023, November 5-8). An interdisciplinary approach to promoting accessible and inclusive healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities[Poster Presentation]. Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Emerging Leaders: Shaping the Future., Washington, DC, United States.

 

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) 2023 Annual Conference

Strengthening Communication Between First Responders & Autistic People

This poster session at AUCD outlined the structure, content, and outcomes of a statewide first responders autism training program that provides first responders with the knowledge and skills to identify, understand, and respond appropriately to individuals with autism. The presentation highlighted training objectives and deliverables, including ideas on expanding outreach into other state sectors, including disaster preparedness and the criminal justice system, and offering mock traffic stops for autistic drivers.

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Fletcher, A., Sawchenko, C., & Mallory, S. B. (2023, November 5-8). Strengthening communication between first responders & autistic people [Poster Presentation]. Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Emerging Leaders: Shaping the Future., Washington, DC, United States.

 

National Association of Social Workers-Delaware Chapter Professional Development Symposium

Autism & Mental Health

The DNEA educated Delaware social workers about autism and commonly occurring mental health diagnoses while focusing on evidence-based resources to support mental health needs.

Fletcher, A., & DNEA CDS Team. (2023, October 26). Autism and mental health [Pre-Symposium Opening Session]. National Association of Social Workers-Delaware Chapter Professional Development Symposium, Social Work Breaks Barriers, United States.