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AUCD - Poster Roundtable - Disability Studies

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Independence Center A

Session Description

Located in the poster exhibit hall with posters and speakers situated around a table to facilitate discussion, this small-group session on "Disabilities Studies" will begin with a very brief introduction of each of the posters; the majority of the time will be allotted for an engaging exchange of ideas and interaction between participants.




Presenters

Teaching Inclusive Health Principles: A Framework for Advancing the Public Health Approach to Disability
Jessica Howell, MPH, Assistant Director, Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
Bethany Stevens, JD, MA, Atlanta, GA, GA - GSU UCEDD
Robert Wild, MS, MPH, CPH, Atlanta, GA, GA - GSU UCEDD

The field of public health continues to broaden its approach toward disability by focusing on supporting people with disabilities to live healthy, productive lives. The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) furthers the objective of shifting the paradigm by offering four graduate courses in disability and public health.


"Disability in Society": A Disability Studies Course Through the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
JoLynn Webster, M Ed, Pre-service Co-ordinator, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD

Through a Disability Studies course, the ND Center for Persons with Disabilities is preparing interdisciplinary students to understand diversity related to people with disabilities. This poster will describe the life span approach which is used in this course. A second-semester service learning opportunity for students will also be presented.

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Going to Scale with Disability Studies
Stephen Gilson, PhD, Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Disability Studies, The University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion, UCEDD
Elizabeth DePoy, PhD., CCIDS, UMaine, Orono, ME
Natasha Lowden, BA, CCIDS, UMaine, Orono, ME

This poster presents, analyzes and evaluates a distance education curriculum in disability studies that ?goes to scale? through innovation. Two major areas are emphasized: curriculum content that creates the interdisciplinary home for diverse fields, and curriculum structure and techniques that extend classes beyond local, state and even national boundaries.


Interdisciplinary Disability Awareness and Service Learning Program increases awareness, knowledge and understanding of people with disabilities and their families
Jeanie Peck, Masters in Social Work , LCSW, Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Alma Burgess , BS , Logan , UT, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Gordon Richins , BS , Logan , UT, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

This Program offers opportunities for students, from various disciplines and individuals with disabilities and family members to increase their awareness, knowledge and understanding of people with disabilities and their families across the life span. A Pre-post survey is administered at the beginning and end of the two semester course.