Supporting the health self-management needs of youth with disabilities
Young people with disabilities often have to manage more complex health needs than their peers. Physical and cognitive impairments can affect the ability to learn and execute self-management tasks. Additionally, there is a need for the proper self-motivation to manage one’s health.
All of these issues serve as the basis for an upcoming discussion by Dr. Seth Warschausky, a professor and pediatric rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist at UMHS. His discussion will be based on recent research and focus on what is known about motivation and cognition in health self-management and the implications for a successful transition to optimal independence.
The discussion is open to all UMHS employees and is partr of the Investing in Ability campaign across the U-M campus, which has a number of events scheduled through mid-November.
When: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24
Where: Public meeting room of the Ann Arbor District Library, Main Branch, 343 South Fifth Ave.