Educating Health Professionals on How to Serve People with Disabilities

Educating Health Professionals on How to Serve People with Disabilities

Hosted by San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Date: September 5, 2023

Time: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific, via Zoom

Cost: $15.00 – Early Bird Registration For Non-Members (Ends on 8/29/23)
$25.00 – General Registration For Non-Members (Starting on 8/30/23)

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Can’t attend the live event? Register today and receive the recording within one week of the live event.

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SDCBC is partnering with Adaptive Parent Project, Rady’s Children’s Hospital, California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Gia’s Club to present a webinar dedicated to building communication strategies for supporting people with disabilities, as well as highlighting accessible lactation support.

This is a great webinar for clinicians, community health workers, lactation consultants, and advocates to learn tools and tips to better serve people with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.

Join adult rehabilitation medicine specialist at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Kyle Ryan MD, and leading lactation professional Julie Matheney MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC, IBCLC for this empowering webinar presentation. To learn more about the speakers, please click here.

This talk will explore the intersection of communication and disability, underscoring the importance of effective communication when caring for patients with disabilities and describing strategies to do so.

Target Audience: Advocates, CLE / CLES / CLECs, Community Members, Doulas, IBCLCs, Midwives, Occupational Therapists, PA/NPs, Peer Counselors, Physicians, Public Health Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurse (RN)s, Ot

Learning Objectives:

Communication Strategies
-Establish a framework for disability
-Review disability-related legislature in the United States
-Define communication and complex communication needs.
-Explore the interplay between disability and health communication.
-Describe the patient-centered care framework.
-Review communication strategies to improve patient care for persons with disabilities.
-Discuss opportunities for education to improve communication in health disciplines.

Accessible Lactation
-To understand the different types of differences and disabilities that impact breast/chestfeeding
-To describe the challenges that lactating people with various differences and disabilities face during their breast/chestfeeding process
-To learn about adaptations to the environment to assist the lactating person
-To discuss support systems for lactation success


10:00 AM: Presentation by Dr Kyle Ryan on Communication Strategies
11:00 AM: Q&A with Dr. Ryan
11:30 AM: Presentation by Julie Matheney on Accessible Lactation
12:30 PM: Q&A with Julie
1 PM: Presentation by Adaptive Parent Project Tools and Resources

Questions? Please contact Christina at or call the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition at 1-800-371-6455