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AUCD - Posters: Self-Determination

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

Location: Meeting Room Level


Presenters

A National Gateway to Self-Determination
Carl F. Calkins, PhD, NTI-SD , UMKC Institute for Human Development ; Kansas City , MO
Michael Wehmeyer, PhD
Kansas Unversity Center on Developmental Disabilities
Lawrence, KS Ansley Bacon, PhD
Westchester Institute for Human Development
Valhalla, NY Tamar Heller, PhD
Institute on Disability and Human Development: Chicago, IL Hill Walker, PhD
University of Oregon UCEDD
Eugene, OR
The purpose of the Training Initiative is to establish a sustainable, evidence-based training system that enhances self-determination training programs that lead to quality of life outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the lifespan. Targeted efforts of this initiative will result in scaling-up policy, program development, and supportive training programs in self-determination. This project is managed by a Leadership Consortium of UCEDDs, in concert with other partners in the disability network. This NTI directly targets efforts at the state and national level to scale-up self-determination. The Self-Determination Gateway will offer a dynamic Web site, a review of self-determination curricular products, technical assistance resources, evidence based practices, and a number of capacity building strategies.


Parternships for Success: Supporting self-determination, academic success, social inclusion, and successful transition in 10 Georgia schools
Jenny Manders, Ph.D., Disability Studies Coordinator, Institute on Human Development and Disability, UCEDD
Patty Cassidy, M.Ed., GA - Institute on Human Development and Disability
Zo Stoneman, Ph.D., GA - Institute on Human Development and Disability

The Partnerships for Success Project is designed to increase self-determination, academic success, social inclusion, and successful transition in 10 middle and high schools in Georgia. Four components of the program are self-determination courses, Partners'Clubs, Futures Planning, and Strengths-Based Portfolios. This presentation will present findings from the project evaluation.


Supporting Self Determination Through Georgia?s Medicaid Waiver
Jenny Manders, Ph.D, Interdisciplinary Education Coordinator, Institute on Human Development and Disability, UCEDD
Patty Cassidy, M.Ed, GA - Institute on Human Development and Disability

People with disabilities need information and support to make well-informed decisions about their lives and use of waiver-funded services. This presentation will share efforts to ensure Georgia citizens with disabilities with newly-implemented self directed waivers can utilize and manage the services and supports required to live truly self determined lives.


Supporting the Development of Youth Leadership Through a Youth Directed Organization
Molly Cole, Associate Director, University OF Connecticut UCEDD
Michael Adamczyk
Connecticut Kids As Self Advocates
Farmington, CT
Young people with disabilities want to be involved in the decisions that affect their lives. This presentation will focus on strategies to assist young adults in managing their own organization, and on strategies to develop youth leadership skills, using the experiences of CT ? KASA (Kids as Self Advocates).


Innovative Funding and Collaboration for Self-Advocacy and Youth Transition
Mary Bryant, B.A., Project Coordinator , Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Mary Bryant, BA, Parent of child with a disability, NV - Research and Educational Planning Center, UCEDD
Diana Rovetti, BA, Parent of a child with a disability, NV - Research and Educational Planning Center, UCEDD
Scott Harrington, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, NV - Research and Educational Planning Center, UCEDD
Marcia O'Malley, BA, Parent, Family TIES executive director
Craig Warner, BA, Corporation for National + Community Service
Santa Perez, BA, Self-Advocate, People First of Nevada President
Tiffany Hunter, Self-Advocate, VISTA member People First member

NCED collaborates with Family TIES, a statewide disability organization, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and People First, to fund paid volunteer positions for people with and without disabilities to staff a project with self-advocacy and youth transition components. The Project has 5 locations statewide with 15 VISTA members.