AANE Webinar: Skills for Life – Caring for Yourself as a Young Adult for Parents of Adults & Adults 8/20/20
August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am, $10.00
WHEN: Thursday, August 20, 2020
TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
HOSTS: Brooke Howard, MS, OTR/L and Jane Hannafin, MS, OTR/L
COST: $10 Reduced price made possible through a grant from the John W. Alden Trust.
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WHAT: This webinar will provide a framework and practical tools to support young adults with their own hygiene, health, self-care and nutrition. We will outline the basic tasks involved in caring for oneself including the “hidden” components of those tasks. We will also provide practical tools to support young adults with skill development and we will address how to create and maintain habits and routines to support self-care. In addition, we will address how challenges with executive functioning can impact self-care and provide some tools to compensate for such challenges.
Transition Director and Clinical Director, Skills for Life – Brooke Howard, MS, OTR/L
Brooke has a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Sargent College at Boston University and an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Oberlin College. Brooke has been working as a licensed Occupational Therapist since 2005 and at Ivy Street School since 2009. Before coming to Ivy Street, she worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and supervised the outpatient program at Franciscan Hospital for Children. Brooke also worked as an adjunct faculty in the Occupational Therapy department at Sargent College from 2010-2014. Brooke was a founding member of the transition program at Ivy Street and has continued to grow, develop and support the program since. Most recently Brooke was a founding partner of Ivy Street’s community-based program, Skills For Life where she works in the community with young adults who seek to gain more independence.
Program Director, Skills for Life – Jane Hannafin, MS, OTR/L
Jane has a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of New Hampshire and her undergraduate degree in Occupational Science from The University of New Hampshire. She joined the team at Ivy Street School in 2012 after working at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital on the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit for several years. From 2012 to 2016, Jane worked in various capacities at Ivy Street, with a specific focus on the transition and vocational programs. Since 2016, Jane has been a founding partner of Ivy Street’s community-based program, Skills for Life where she works in the community with young adults who seek to gain more independence.