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Webinar: Preparing for Aging & Dementia: Supporting Your Loved One with Down Syndrome

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DSAW Webinar Series Presents:

Preparing for Aging & Dementia: Supporting Your Loved One with Down Syndrome

Join us from the comfort of your computer on October 3 for the next installment of our Down syndrome and Aging series! Lisa Pugh, Executive Director of the Arc Wisconsin, and Leone Murphy, parent/APN/member of the National Task Group on IDD and dementia, will be with us to discuss how to talk about aging and dementia with your loved ones with Down syndrome. We will begin by covering the 10 warning signs and follow with personal anecdotes and suggestions for how to have difficult conversations about aging. Parents, caregivers, providers, and professionals are all welcome to attend!

When: Thursday, October 3 at 12pm Noon

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About the presenters:

Leone Murphy, APN is an Advance Practice Nurse who has worked in the field of IDD for over 40 years. She is currently the Administrator of the Statewide Clinical Outreach Program for the Elderly (S-COPE) for the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, New Jersey.  She is the Chairperson for the Arc of N.J. Mainstreaming Medical Care Advisory Board. Mrs. Murphy is a Steering Committee Member of the National Task Group (NTG) on IDD and Dementia as well as an NTG Master Trainer.  She is an Instructor for Rutgers University and the Boggs Center on Health and Wellness for Individuals with IDD.  She is the Co-Chairperson for the New Jersey Support Group for Caregivers of Individuals who have Down syndrome and Dementia. Michelle Murphy is Leone’s 45 year old daughter who has Down Syndrome.  Michelle is proud to tell you that SHE is “the inspiration for all of Leone’s work”!

Lisa Pugh is the Executive Director of The Arc Wisconsin and is also a former Kennedy Foundation Fellow who worked as a disability policy advisor in the United States Congress and the U.S. Department of Education. Following her return to Wisconsin from Washington she served as the Public Policy Director for Wisconsin’s Protection and Advocacy Agency, Disability Rights Wisconsin. She was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities and later served on the U.S. Department of Labor Advisory Committee for Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities. During her time with The Arc Wisconsin Lisa has developed a state Future Planning Network of trained professionals and created and co-chairs the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance. She is the parent to an adult daughter with I/DD.

Earlier Event: October 3
Southeastern Littles Story Time
Later Event: October 3
Southeastern DADs Meeting