On the First Thursday of every month at 11:30 EST ADHCE provides a networking opportunity to members and interested guests. The monthly meeting includes presentations around current topics of interest, advocacy, and announcements for upcoming events. You can also learn more about the organization and the wonderful work of its members. Students are welcomed.
Speaker: Shelly Baer LCSW
Shelly Baer, is a licensed clinical social worker and is employed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s, Mailman Center for Child Development as the Director of Leadership Training Initiatives. She coordinates the center’s pipeline leadership programs-The Emerging Transformational Leadership Program (ETLP), Project Self-Advocate Leadership Training (SALT), and Student Emerging Leaders Program (SELP). Ms. Baer assists with the LEND curriculum and is the self-advocate trainee supervisor. She is the co-lead of the Lifespan Interprofessional Collaborative (IPC) and is a founding member of Disability Network Alliance (DNA) the University’s newest employee resource group (ERG). Ms. Baer is the social worker in the new clinic for adults with ID/DD called Progression Across Transitions in Healthcare (PATH.)
Ms. Baer grew up in Miami and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and her master’s from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work in NY. Ms. Baer was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age three, but it has never slowed her down. She pushes boundaries and does not let her disability hold her back. Ms. Baer co-founded a photography exhibit that showcases the beauty, sensuality, and empowerment of disabled women. Bold Beauty Project was incorporated as a non-profit in 2016. Ms. Baer serves as the Founder/Co-Director. She is currently a doctoral student at Antioch University in Leadership and Change.
Content Includes Discussions on Developing:
LEND program; Parents with children & disability advocacy: School diversity week program: NestGen Curriculum-Disability content, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Elective, LEND didactic classes and Clinical Rotations, Child Health Leadership-Pathway; Progression Across Transitions in Healthcare (PATH) clinic; Disability Awareness and Sensitivity in Healthcare (DASH)-training videos for health care providers.
If you are not a member you will need to register to receive a Zoom invite to attend monthly meetings.
We hope you consider supporting our work and join ADHCE as a member. We welcome additional donations to support ongoing operational expenses as the organization continues to grow. We also provide student scholarships on topics of Disability Education and Advocacy.