Demonstration project to develop a model for caring for the fabric of relationships of intellectual disabilities clients’ relationships with workshop staff, CLA staff and families with regard to loss experiences. Sponsored by The Association for Independent Growth (TAIG) Program support from Developmental Disabilities Department, Temple University 1990-1991
Grant from Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Planning Council to provide direct services (training and treatment) and to write a manual for agencies to help deal with loss and mourning issues. Training, individual and group therapy provided to the following agencies: Brian’s House, Interact, Woodhaven Center, Elwyn, Community Interaction, The Salvation Army, Spin, Developmental Enterprises Corp, R.S.S., Horizon House, and Ken Crest. ‘Small special projects grant’, October 1, 1993-September 30, 1994.
TRAINING PROGRAMS AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Training program, PATH Phila. 1989,1991,1992,1998, 1999. Training program, Elwyn Institute, 1991. Training program, Barbar Associates, 1992. Workshop, MR Nurses Association, Phila.1996. Training program, Interact, Phila.1996. Training and programs development R.S.S. beginning in1996. Training Cerebral Palsy Association. Swarthmore, PA, 1996. Training program and program development. Indian Creek Foundation, 1996. Training and programs development. R.S.S., Ardmore, beginning 1996. Workshop on loss and mourning for the 8th Annual Quality Enhancement Conference, Aging and Mental Retardation. Sponsored by Phila Office of MH/MR, Institute on Disabilities/UAP at Temple University, and Phila. Council of Concerned Families, April, 1996. Training program, Quality Management Associates, Phila. 1996. Training program. Whitlock Center, Devereaux Foundation, 1997. Training program. M.R. care managers, Philadelphia Office of Mental Retardation. 1997. Workshop for Intellectual Disability and Aging Conference. Philadelphia Offices of Intellectual Disability and Aging, 1997. Training program. Networks for Training and Development. Philadelphia, 1998. Training program. Maine Hospice Council and the Maine Association of Mental Retardation, 1998. Workshop, American Association of Mental Retardation, Washington, D.C. 1999. Workshop, Pennsylvania Hospice Network, Harrisburg, May, 2000. Workshop, National Institute for People With Disabilities, N.Y.C. May, 2000.
Grief and Mental Retardation, Association For Death Education And Counseling , Duluth, MN, March, 1991. Mourning And Mental Retardation, American Association of Mental Retardation, Washington, D.C. April, 1999. Mourning And Mental Retardation, Pennsylvania Hospice Network. Harrisburg, May, 2000. Mourning And Mental Retardation, National Institute For People With Disabilities, N.Y.C., May, 2000. Ethical Issues Of Grief With Persons With Intellectual Disabilities, WHYY, T.V.Webcast On End Of Life Issues Of Persons With Disabilities, March, 2005. Helping Persons With Mental Retardation Mourn. Penn State Hershey Hospital Continuing Education Program. Hershy PA, March, 2005 Guidelines For Helping Persons With Mental Retardation Mourn The Philadelphia Alliance For Enhanced Collaboration. Philadelphia, April, 2005. Death And Intellectual Disabilities AAMR Conference . Washington, D.C., November, 2005. Intellectual Disabilities And Death, Monson Training Center, Mass., May, 2006. Intellectual Disabilities And Death, Elwyn Institute, Elwyn, PA, June, 2006. Intellectual Disabilities And Death, YAI Conference, NYC, April, 2006. Intellectual Disabilities And Death, Westport, Massachusetts, May, 2007. Intellectual Disabilities And Death, The Baddour Center, Mississippi, October, 2006. Webcast: Structure For Agencies And Staff For Support Grief Of Persons With Disabilities, AAIDD Webcast, December, 2006. Intellectual Disabilities And Death, RHD , Philadelphia, January, 2007. Intellectual Disabilities And Grief, Delaware Elwyn And The Delaware Disabilities Center, March, 2007. Intellectual Disabilities And Death, The Spiritual Connection, Falls River Center, MA, May, 2007. The Language Of Grief In Persons With Intellectual Disabilities, New England Village, Plymouth, MA, May, 2007. How Faith Supports. Workshop For Clergy On Grief Needs Of Persons With Intellectual Disabilities. Sponsored By The Arc Of Chester County, PA, September, 2008. Supporting Grief. Workshop For Families And Providers on Grief Needs Of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Sponsored By The Arc Of Chester County, PA, September, 2008. Care-Giver Preparation: In Private Residence & Group Home Settings., With William Gaventa. Delaware Coalition of State Hospice and Mental Retardation Agencies, October, 2008. Bereavement in the Context Of Cognitive Disabilities, Delaware Coalition of State Hospice and Mental Retardation Agencies, October, 2008.
Pathways in Grief. Keynote Address. University of Tennessee center of Excellence. October 2009.