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Autism Basics Webinar Series

Free webinar series for parents or primary caregivers of children with a new autism diagnosis

What is Autism?
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Therapy Options
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Treating Dangerous Behavior
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 PM

School Programming
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Everyone is welcome!  Note: Some content will be Iowa-specific.

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Incorporating Trauma Informed Best Practices into Brain Injury Screening

Provided by the Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TBI TARC)

Thursday, September 28, 2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (central) via Zoom

Screening for brain injury among underserved and vulnerable populations is critical to ensure access to resources and support. However, if not done well, screening can elicit a traumatic response, especially for those who have experienced trauma. Trauma can be experienced in a variety of ways from intimate partner violence, child abuse, experiencing overdose, to military combat. Therefore, it is important to understand the principles and best practices as it relates to implementing a trauma informed approach to screening for brain injury.

This webinar will provide an overview of the need for a trauma informed approach and best practice principles for implementing trauma informed screening. A trauma informed guide to screening will be reviewed and an example of how to implement trauma informed screening will be provided using a trauma informed approach with implementing a modified Ohio State University Traumatic Brain Injury Identification Method.

Link to more information and to register.

Mindspring Hosts Webinars & Events

Free Training Opportunities

September 2023 dates
Webinar Series

Mindspring provides free mental health education opportunities to the public through webinars on a wide variety of mental health topics. Webinars are hosted every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-1:00pm, and Wednesday from 10:00-11:00pm and 12:00pm-1:00pm CST.

All webinars are free and open to the public. Webinars are recorded and emailed to all registrants. Certificates of attendance are administered to anyone who participates in the live webinar and completes the survey at the end. 

Learn more from Mindspring Webinar & Events.

Upcoming Events

RESPECT Training

Recognizing Everyone's Strengths by Peace building, Empathizing, Communicating and Trust building

Oct. 4th, Oct. 25th, and Nov. 15th

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

University of Northern Iowa, Maucker Union

Oak Room, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

RESPECT is a FREE, 3-day workshop focused on how to build family/professional partnerships and resolve conflicts.  Trainees will come away with strategies that can be used among teams such as 504 teams, IEP teams, and behavior planning teams.  The Cedar Falls class days are Oct. 4, Oct. 25, and Nov. 15 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Participants must attend all 3 days of class to complete the training. 

Please Note:  For participants taking the course for graduate credit, you must also attend 3 Zoom sessions on Oct. 17, Nov. 7 and Nov. 28 from 6:30-8:00 PM

Link to more information and to register.

Everyone Can Work Summit

Presented by the Iowa Blueprint for Change Disability Innovation Fund Project

November 16, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM CST

Ankeny Kirkendall Library

1250 SW District Dr., Ankeny, IA 50023

The Everyone Can Work Summit invites participants to gather with other employment partners at the November ICIE Coalition meeting! Join us for lively conversation as we explore Iowa's "State of the State" in employment services and identify critical opportunities to make meaningful and financially rewarding competitive integrated employment a reality for all Iowans with disabilities.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided by the Iowa Blueprint for Change. We will be ordering lunch from In the Bag. Please provide your lunch order when you register, including any dietary restrictions.

Please note: For State of Iowa employees, this lunch is considered a taxable meal, which will be reflected in your paycheck

Capacity may be limited, so don’t wait to register!

Training Sources

Health Care Provider Training

Free suite of videos

Assuring Access to Quality Health Care for Persons with Disabilities is a free suite of videos aimed at educating current and future health care professionals on strategies to effectively communicate with and accommodate patients with a variety of disabilities.

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.