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Positive Practice Virtual Meeting
April 6, 2023
April’s Positive Practice program sessions will focus on Human Trafficking. Hear from speakers at The Covenant House of Philadelphia. The Covenant House works with young individuals, primarily under the age of 21, who are facing homelessness and victimization. These individuals are often at risk for human trafficking, which is statistically increasing in the state of Pennsylvania. Individuals with mental illness and those with intellectual disabilities as well as autism are the most at-risk group. Join Positive Practice as they share best practices and available resources for clinicians, providers, and County/Administrative Entities (AEs). National implications will be discussed as well with other Covenant House programs across the United States.

Virtual Dual Diagnosis Conference
May 18, 2023
Perspectives on Trauma and Support – This one day virtual conference will feature nationally known and National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) authors and speakers.

Virtual Professional Conference Series
June 1, 2023
Join ODP’s Professional Conference Series sessions in June to hear from representatives of Louisiana’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities Clinical Services (LA OCDD). LA OCDD published a series of white papers featured on the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services’s (NASDDDS) website highlighting resources in Adaptable Therapeutic Interventions and Multisystem Therapy. Sessions will feature both topics.

Community of Practice for Supporting Families Regional Collaborative Summit
August 14 and August 15, 2023 — In-person and virtual options
State College, PA
The Community of Practice for Supporting Families Regional Collaborative Summit will be held live in State College. Virtual participation options will also be available. Join the Summit this August to learn from peers and professionals about how to bolster your communities of practice for supporting individuals with disabilities and/or autism (ID/A) and their families.

Registration information to follow.

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The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services (NASDDDS) is pleased to share this announcement from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) with our members. As you know, NASDDDS, along with NASMHPD, NADD, and other key partners, was awarded a five-year grant from ACL for a technical assistance and resource center to improve supports for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who also have mental health conditions.

An important part of this grant is that its work will be guided by a steering committee comprised entirely of individuals with living experience. We are excited to announce the open recruitment for Steering Committee members. The center is looking for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have mental health conditions and want to share their experiences. We are hoping to identify potential candidates from many different backgrounds with many different perspectives, so we hope that you will share this opportunity within your state.

The steering committee of 12 people will meet 4 times per year. Steering committee members and, if needed, their support staff will be paid to participate in this project.

A recruitment explainer video by NASDDDS partner Green Mountain Self-Advocates is posted on the NASDDDS YouTube channel. The three-minute video includes open captions and American Sign Language interpretation.

We are asking individuals to contact us if they are interested by March 17, 2023. More information can be found here. Thank you in advance for sharing this with your partners!