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Gastrointestinal Issues in Children with ASD

Free Iowa Autism Learning Community Webinar

Tuesday, May 18, 2021,  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Dawn Ebach, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics – Gastroenterology, will discuss gastrointestinal disorders in persons with ASD. She will talk about:

  • frequency as compared to neurotypical individuals
  • potential reasons for gastrointestinal problems
  • the role of diet and the microbiome in ASD

The webinar is sponsored by the University of Iowa Division of Child and Community Health. CME and IBC CE credit is available. Learn more and register here.

Registration Now Open for the 2021 Iowa Summer Youth Leadership Academy

Enroll for empowerment, social networking and fun!

Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 6, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom

The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) provides an introduction to leadership for youth and young adults with disabilities, ages 14-21. The five themes of YLA include goal-setting, self-determination, leadership, civic engagement, and social networking and mentoring. The Academy ends with a special graduation ceremony open to families, teachers, and friends of participants.

All YLA sessions are interactive and include frequent breaks with fun activities. The Academy is a joint project of the Iowa DD Council, Iowa Department of Human Rights, Access 2 Independence, and UI Health Care Center for Disabilities and Development. Applications are due June 18.

To learn more, contact Bill Kallestad, Iowa DD Council, at bkalles@dhs.state.ia.us.

Download the application here.

Upcoming Events

Registration is Open for the 2021 National ADA Symposium

In-Person and Virtual Options Available!

Monday, July 26 – Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Phoenix, AZ

Monday, August 2 – Thursday, August 5, 2021, Virtual

The 2021 National ADA Symposium in-person event will feature multiple concurrent sessions and a keynote by Haben Girma, disability rights attorney and advocate. Girma is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. The virtual symposium will be packed with informational sessions surrounding various aspects of the ADA. The registration schedule is flexible and customizable.

To learn more or to register, click here.

Training Sources

Access to Training

Our Training Sources page provides links to a variety of training resources that are available on an ongoing basis. Most of these resources are online, available any day, any time. Check websites for fees associated with the trainings.

The Conner Training Connection makes every effort to assure these listings are up-to-date. Visit our Training Sources page.

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Training Calendar

Please visit our interactive calendar to find trainings on disability-related topics, including autism, brain injury, mental health, self-advocacy and transition. We invite you to share trainings with us and others using the "Add Event" button on this calendar.

Please visit our Contact Us page on this website for more information or support.