Supporting the health self-management needs of youth with disabilities

October 14, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

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.