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10th Annual Southern Network of Specialized Care Research Forum

10th Annual Southern Network of Specialized Care Research Forum – October 2, 2017

Featuring Olena Darewych, PhD on Awakening Imagination in People with Developmental Disabilities and other Regional and Network updates.

Also presenting is Sue Hutton and Peter Park on “The Real Stories: Research that Draws and Talks”: Sharing the journey toward co-authorship & accessible research through art and other media.

Please see flyer for more details:

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10th Annual Southern Network of Specialized Care Research Forum

October 2, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm - 10th Annual Southern Network of Specialized Care Research Forum Featuring Olena Darewych, Phd of Wilfred Laurier University presenting on "Awakening Imagination in People with Developmental Disabilities" as well as Updates from other regions and networks. Also presenting is Sue Hutton, MSW & Co-Researcher,  Peter Park Co-Founder of People First of Ontario on "The Real Stories; [...]

SNSC Health Care Facilitators Tom Archer and Cindy Chatzis present at AAIDD’s 2017 conference held in Hartford, CT this past June.

SNSC Health Care Facilitators Tom Archer and Cindy Chatzis present at AAIDD’s 2017 conference held in Hartford, CT this past June.

At their presentation, Tom and Cindy described the role of the healthcare facilitator, identified and disseminated some major research that delves into health care usage by people with intellectual disabilities, shared resources that have come out of this research and other projects aimed at educating health care providers and described where we have focused our attention for the greatest gains.
They also shared a number of projects that have been facilitated by health care facilitators to build relationships and practices between hospitals and community providers in the developmental service sector.
These projects include the development of a process map and protocol with a major health centre to reduce ALC (Alternate level of Care) length of stay and build accountability to take action and plan for transitional discharge by both the hospital and the community service sector, a regional partnership and plan for managing crisis to minimize hospital admissions and increase capacity of community agencies to manage difficult behavioural and psychiatric challenges and touch on other cross sectoral, collaborative projects involving health centres, universities and community services aimed at providing curriculum on and exposure to people with developmental disabilities for health care students and improving health outcomes among this population.

Please take a look at their presentation, click below to view:

AAIDD June 2017 Presentation

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10th Annual SNSC Research Forum 2017

Save the Date:  October 2nd, 2017  for the 10th Annual SNSC Research Forum

Featuring Olena Darewych, PhD on Awakening Imagination in People with Developmental Disabilities and other Regional and Network updates.

Also presenting is Sue Hutton and Peter Park on “The Real Stories: Research that Draws and Talks”: Sharing the journey toward co-authorship & accessible research through art and other media.

Please see flyer for more details:

Save the Date Registration Research Forum 2017 final

Sex and You – (former Sex Esteem Workshop): Understanding Consent, Developing Communication, Having Confidence

May 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Sex and You - (former Esteem Workshop): Understanding Consent, Developing Communication, Having Confidence (A workshop for people supported and their support workers) $35.00 per person, for ages 16 +   Brought to you by: Community Living London Family Services Thames Valley Southern Network of Specialized Care Hutton House Middlesex-London Health Unit

Consensus Guidelines 29 & 30: Collaboration with First Responders and Hospitals

March 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am - The Consensus Guidelines for Best Practices, developed in 2016 by the Community Networks of Specialized Care, represent essential elements that guide Ontario’s developmental services providers when the people they support show behaviours that seem to indicate distress. To kick off a new series of VC education sessions about the new Consensus Guidelines document, the CNSC [...]

2016 SNSC Research Digest

The Southern Network of Specialized Care is happy to present you with the latest edition of the Research Digest.

Take a moment to read about our 9th Annual Research Forum held in September and review some of the research projects happening in our regions.

2016 SNSC Research Digest – Volume 10

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Take the Plunge into Bio/Psycho/Social Depths: Holistic Understanding & Helping People with Developmental Disabilities in Distress

December 14, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - The Consensus Guidelines, developed in 2016 by the Community Networks of Specialized Care, represent essential elements that guide Ontario’s developmental services providers when the people they support show behaviours that seem to indicate distress. The CNSC is pleased to offer this introductory event in a new series of education sessions focusing on the new Consensus [...]