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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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The 9th Annual Adolescent and Young Adult Health Virtual Research Symposium: THE YOUTH DISABILITY EXPERIENCE

This symposium is designed for scholars and practitioners interested in adolescent health, community health, advocacy, translational research, health services research, clinical care, education, and positive development of youth with disabilities.

NOTE: Grand Rounds will be livestreamed, see link below. You must register for the rest of the virtual symposium, which will be hosted on Zoom.

8:00am Pediatric Grand Rounds: Disability Visibility and Youth Advocacy with Alice Wong

An intergenerational conversation with young advocates with disabilities and Alice Wong, Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project, a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. They will discuss the power of storytelling and how it can be a part of disability advocacy. Livestream this lecture.  Password: 936579

9:00-9:30am Post Grand Rounds Q&A

Discussion with members of Children’s Hospital’s Advisory Network for Guidance and Empowerment (CHANGE), a group of young adults with disabilities advocating for policy and practice changes to improve healthcare quality and access.

9:30-10:30am Healthy Relationships on the Autism Spectrum (HEARTS):  Pilot-testing an online healthy relationships intervention for adults on the autism spectrum

Presentation and discussion with Emily F. Rothman, ScD, Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Community Health Sciences

10:30-11:30am Race, Youth and Disability: the Intersection of Marginalization and Triumph

Presentation and discussion with Unoma Akamagwuna, MD, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine; Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital


ASL Interpretation and real-time captioning will be provided.  Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing:  Janice.korn@chp.edu.


Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and FISA Foundation.

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021, 8:30 - 11:35 am