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AUCD - Posters: Culture & Ethnicity

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Monday, November 9, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room Level


Presenters

Mongolian Teachers' and Stakeholders' Perceptions of Disability in the Classroom
Anne Riordan, M.S., Project Specialist

This poster will focus on Mongolian teachers? and stakeholders? perceptions of disability. In light of the Millennium Development Goals focus on ?Universal Primary Education,? understanding what it means to be "disabled" in the Mongolian educational context and exploring perceptions of inclusion can inform policy and practice at the local level.


Autism Spectrum Disorders in Dubai, United Arab Emirates:Problems in Access to Comprehensive Care
Pooja Mohan, MSc, Genetic Counselor, Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND

The purpose of this study was to examine parental and provider beliefs about the etiology, diagnosis, management and treatment of Autism spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Our overall goal was to conduct a needs assessment to meet the clinical genetics and counseling needs for families of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


A strength-based, ecological approach for considering culturally diverse families coping with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Pamala Trivedi, MA, MEd, Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, UCEDD
Toby Long, PhD, PT, FAPTA, DC - Georgetown UCEDD

In addressing the larger need for information about how families who are culturally and linguistically different cope with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders, this poster provides an ecological framework practitioners can use for interpreting sociocultural information that is applicable to South Asian American and Arab American families.


Disabilities Among Early Mormon Pioneers
Bryce Fifield, Ph.D., Director, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

This research project is collecting case histories of individuals with disabilities who lived during the early Mormon Pioneer Period (1846-1893). Stories that illustrate their quality of life, treatment, and community involvement shed light on the challenges vulnerable citizens face in contemporary society.