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The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education, Inc. (ADHCE), is a “501 (c) (3) Public Charity”  organization of healthcare educators and professionals (e.g. medicine, nursing, public health, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists and others) who are working to integrate disability-related content and experiences into healthcare education and training programs. Through journal article publications, presenting at conferences, and participating on advisory panels and workgroups, the Alliance strives to ensure that the need for disability-related education and training in healthcare is recognized and addressed.

The Alliance for Disability in 
Health Care Education 
Thursday, December 1, 2022 
ADHCE Monthly Meeting (Virtual) 

10:30 - 11:30 AM CST
Group Calls

Our Monthly meeting will include a presentation & discussion:

Lecture Title:

             Building a Professional Healthcare Disability Curriculum

Lecture Description:

CSWE Disability Curriculum resource guide is a robust example of meeting professional healthcare educational requirements linked to professional competencies. Each healthcare profession's university program has its distinct set of core competencies to meet accreditation standards. Disability curriculum is essential for equitable interprofessional education. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States and has developed an excellent example of a disability curriculum linked to competencies. Join us for a discussion about the development of the CSWE Disability Curriculum resource guide and how it can be used as a foundational rubric for many other healthcare professionals. The guide contains interprofessional content applicable for informing equitable disability healthcare. Our goal for our viewers is to take away multiple resource ideas for building their own disability curriculum based on their profession's competencies.


  • Michael Clarkson-Hendrix, PhD, LCSW-R is an Associate Professor of Social Work in the Department of Sociocultural and Justice Sciences at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

  • Claudia Sellmaier PhD. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at the University of Washington Tacoma.

  • Christina Neill Bowen will not be present but contributed to the development of The CSWE Disability Curriculum resource guide

NOTE: MEMBERS NEED NOT REGISTER  - you will automatically receive an invite the Zoom link.


Doreen Bestolarides Free Video Webinar

  • September 2022 - Doreen was a speaker at ANCOR Tackling the Next Healthcare Concern: What Community Providers Need to Know About Monkey Pox  Video Link Here

Molly Bathje on LinkedIn:

  • August 2022 Congratulations to Molly Bathje PhD, MS OTL/R, ADHCE member's newly published work: "Improving health outcomes in neurodiverse populations through health care provider education" in American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Quarterly Special Interest Section (SIS) Newsletter, representing the Academic Education SIS. This informative article includes discussion of the 2019 The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education ( set of core competencies for disability health care education. The article discussed and referenced the ADHCE Core Competencies click on this link


Sarah Ailey shared via LinkedIn:

  • August 2022  This op-ed by Dr. Sarah Ailey highlights the dire conditions facing people with IDD in Ukraine and the need for change in the long-term care workforce click on link

  • July 2022  Immediate past ADHCE president, Sarah Ailey will be receiving an Outstanding Alumni Award for The University of Illinois College of Nursing. It has been her life's work for the last 20 years to improve the health and health care of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Follow the conversation by clicking this link

  • July 2022 Sarah Ailey's Op-Ed article was published in Visible Magazine: "The supreme court Roe V Wade decision should prompt actions on disability rights and accessibility.Review by clicking  this link 

  • June 2022 Sarah Ailey was quoted in an article published in ACP Internist, "Better Care For Patients with Disability". Read about this important topic, click on link here

  • April 12 2022, Sarah Ailey's Op-Ed "Healthcare Bias is Lowering the standard of Care for Persons with Disabilities During the COVID Crisis click this link

Teresa Moro shared via LinkedIn:

  • July 2022 Immediate past VP ADHCE announced her op-ed in Visible Magazine "The healthcare system failed my mom, a retired nurse, will it fail yours?"  Read this compelling story by clicking here