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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: President's Quarters & Potomac Room I/II


Presenters

For Hire: Educating Employers about Hiring Young Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Lisa Katz, MSW, LEND faculty, Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Amy Lieberman, LEND Trainee Graduate, Valhalla, NY, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Ilene Miller, LEND Trainee Graduate, Valhalla, NY, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Erin Reedy, LEND Trainee Graduate, Valhalla, NY, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND

The purpose of this study is to research best practices in enhancing employers hiring of young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. More than 70% of High School gruates with ID/DD are faililng to find gainful employment and therefore depend on public supports. Succes in hiring requires addressing employers' concerns.


Making Employment Services Accessible to All in Rural Appalachia
Jennifer Tenney, Master of Arts, Program Manager, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Enhancing current employment services in West Virginia by the use of web cameras and internet chat software to provide "instant" access to four Community Work Incentives Coordinators stationed in regional offices.


Promoting Health Self-Management for Youth with Disabilities during Transition: A Systematic Scoping Review
Jana Peterson, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, UCEDD/LEND
Mark Swanson, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Emily Walsh, MPH, Portland, OR, OR - Oregon Institute on Disability & Development, UCEDD/LEND
Gloria Krahn, PhD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The study used systematic scoping review methodology to examine peer-reviewed literature published on health self-management during transition for youth with developmental and other disabilities. A total of 63 articles were reviewed on self-care, health communication, sexuality and sex education, and physical activity topics relevant to transition among youth with disabilities.


Mississippi Home of Your Own: Delta Initiative
Nita Martin, Master's of Business Administration, Housing Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD

The Home of Your Own (HOYO), Delta Initiative, offers assistance to people with disabilities to identify and locate safe, affordable housing and community-based supports needed to empower people with disabilities in their quest for independence and community inclusion in 25 counties in the Mississippi Delta.


What Really Matters: Quality of Life Through Person-centered Supports
James Gardner, Ph.D., President and CEO, CQL| The Counicl on Quality and Leadership
Deborah Carran, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

This session presents an analysis of 7,100 interviews of people receiving supports. The authors identify quality of life outcomes ? choice, community, and relationships, and the person-centered practices facilitating these outcomes. When we focus on these priorities, we can produce big change in a very short time at a reasonable cost.


The Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Call to Engagement
Robert Stodden, Ph.D., Director, Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
Steven Brown, Ph.D., Honolulu, HI, HI - Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
Charmaine Crockett, M.A., Honolulu, HI, HI - Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a vital tool for society, including academic institutions, to organize themselves around. The purpose of the workshop is promoting livable communities through rights based approaches, and exchanging ideas on engaging communities and academic institutions about the Convention.


Consumer and Family Member Participation on Monitoring and Technical Assistance Review System (MTARS) Teams and UCEDD Grant Peer Review Groups
Karen Irick, Parent, Consumer and Family Member Participation on Monito, Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Karen Irick, Columbia, SC
Jennifer Johnson, Ed.D., Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Washington, DC
Suad Jamma, MSW, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Washington, DC
Susan Yuan, Ph.D., Burlington, VT, VT - Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD

This presentation aims to provide participants with an overview of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-402) requirement for consumer and family member participation on Monitoring and Technical Assistance Review System (MTARS) teams and their specific responsibilities and standards of conduct, as well as an overview of how UCEDDs grant applications are reviewed and evaluated by and the composition of peer review groups.


Housing Needs of People with Disabilities in Puerto Rico
Annie Alonso, PsyD., Institute on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD
Luz León, PhD, San Juan, PR, PR - Institute on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD
Aimar Cajigas, BA, San Juan, PR, PR - Institute on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD

To present the perception of the people with disabilities of their Housing Needs in different areas in Puerto Rico.


Community Circle of Care, Iowa?s System of Care Demonstration Project for Children and Youth with Mental Health and Behavioral Challenges.
Robert Bacon, MA, Director - Iowa's UCEDD, Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
Debra Waldron, MD, University of Iowa, Child Health Specialty Clinic, Iowa City, IA, IA - Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
Vickie Miene, MA, Program Manager, Community Circle of Care, Parent of Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Iowa City, IA, IA - Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND

A collaboration among Iowa?s UCEDD, Title V CSHCN program, and DHS, Community Circle of Care is a SAMHSA-funded system of care for youth with emotional/behavioral challenges. CCC uses a medical model combined with social supports to deliver family driven services. CCC is working to develop a system of care statewide.

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The Recruitment, Support and Retention of a Diverse Staff and Faculty ? What Works?
Paula Sotnik, Senior Research Associate , Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND

According to UCEDD diversity data, we still need to achieve racial, ethnic and gender diversity across all levels, including leadership and management. Hosted by the Multicultural Council, this community of practice will help to bridge the gap between knowing what and knowing how to support a diverse faculty and staff.