March 25, 2020
Free Webinar - April 7th
Please join AADMD's upcoming Virtual Grand Rounds webinar - COVID-19 & People with IDD: What you need to know on April 7 at 8 p.m. featuring speaker, Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics , specialized in Infectious Diseases (SMD) at the University of Rochester.

People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are a vulnerable population and are more likely to have underlying health problems, which make them high risk during this COVID-19 pandemic. People with IDD are also in frequent contact with one another in residential and day program settings, making it very easy to spread the virus within the population. It’s important to have a well-thought-out plan to limit the spread and complications.

This webinar is open to everyone!
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Dr. Weinberg is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, specializing in Infectious Diseases (SMD) at the University of Rochester. His practice includes all areas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, with special emphasis on Pediatric HIV/AIDS medicine, clinical immunology (deficiencies of the immune system, immunization (proper use of vaccines to prevent disease), and assessment of recurrent infections and fevers of unknown cause (including pediatric travel medicine/tropical medicine). He is a member and past Co-Chair of the DHHS/NIH/OARAC Panel on Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy and Management Guidelines; a consultant to the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute; and a member of the CDC ACIP RSV Pediatric/Maternal Work Group. He has written nearly 50 textbook chapters and published more than 130 papers in the field of pediatric infectious diseases and immunology.
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American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD) is a non-profit organization of interdisciplinary medical professionals including physicians, dentists, optometrists, neurologists and other clinicians committed to improving the quality of healthcare for people with IDD. 

Since 2002, the AADMD has connected clinicians across the world and prepared them to face the unique challenges in caring for people with IDD. The organization provides curriculum to schools, IDD training for clinicians and specialized information to families and caretakers in language that is easy to understand. Above all, AADMD aims to make sure that no person with IDD is left without access to quality health services. 
The Golisano Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. dedicated to making the world a better place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Foundation is devoted to opening doors to opportunity, changing negative perceptions and stereotypes, and forging unprecedented partnerships to ensure individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have pathways to personal dignity, independence and the best possible expression of their abilities and talents throughout their lifetimes. Founded in 1985 by Tom Golisano—entrepreneur, philanthropist, and civic leader, and founder and chairman of Paychex, Inc. —the Foundation “imagines the possibilities,” advocating for families, fighting for their dignity and giving people with IDD the opportunity to thrive in their communities. With more than $55 million in gross assets and awards about $3 million annually to non-profit organizations in Western New York and Southwest Florida.