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The Advocacy Alliance Advocacy This training provides an overview of Advocacy by definition, form and application. This training features: Self-advocacy by definition, movement, and position statement; Lobbying by definition, movement, and position statement; How advocacy and lobbying efforts benefit individuals with developmental disabilities. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Aging & Developmental Disabilities This training provides an overview of normal aging and the special considerations and recommendations for caregivers. This training features: Normal aging as a process; Special needs of aging individuals with developmental disabilities; Special considerations and recommendations for caregivers. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Alzheimer’s Disease This training provides an overview of Alzheimer’s disease. This training features: The relationship between Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) & Dementia; The progression of AD, including the characteristics of each stage of the disease; The impact of AD experienced byby individuals with developmental disabilities; How to meet the nutritional, emotional, and personal care needs of the individual with AD; Effective strategies for communicating with individuals with AD. (Intermediate) 1
The Advocacy Alliance American Red Cross Quick Reference Guide for 911 Emergency Situations This training identifies emergency situations as outlined by the American Red Cross that are considered potentially life threatening. This training features: The importance of a caregiver taking three emergency action steps such as checking the scene, calling 911, and providing care; The caregiver role with access to 911; Performance action steps for caregivers; Recognition of life threatening illnesses/injuries. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Anaphylaxis This training discusses causes, risk factors, symptoms, prevention and treatment strategies of Anaphylaxis. This training features: Anaphylaxis by definition and symptoms; Causes and risk factors; Diagnostic testing; Prevention and treatment strategies. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Anorexia Nervosa This training provides an overview of an eating disorder. This training features: Anorexia Nervosa by definition; Causes, symptoms, and complications; Treatment options and support strategies for implementation. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Asthma Basics This training provides an overview of a respiratory illness. This training features: The physiology of the lungs and how Asthma alters pulmonary function; Types of Asthma; Signs and symptoms of Asthma; Different treatments for Asthma; Preventative plan for managing Asthma. Basic 1
The Advocacy Alliance Augmentative & Alternative Communication This training provides participants with an overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Communication disorders will be identified. This training features: The need for ACC; Types of ACC, aided and unaided; Evaluations for ACC by team members; ACC resources by Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology. Basic 1
The Advocacy Alliance Autism This training provides participants with an overview of Autism. Symptoms of Autism will be identified and strategies for the caregiver will be explored. This training features: An introduction to Autism; Symptoms and characteristics; The causes, theories, and treatment options. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Bed Bugs This training provides participants with an overview of Bed Bugs. This training features: Definition and identification of Bed Bugs; Review of the historical perspective; Discussion of the life cycle of Bed Bugs; Identification of hiding spots and and signs of infestation; Prevention and treatment. Basic 1
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