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AUCD - Concurrent Sessions #1-10

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Monday, November 7, 2011 08:30AM - 09:30AM

Location: Third Floor Meeting Rooms & Potomac Rooms


Presenters

Social Learning Strategies to Improve Social Relationships in Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Needs
Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLP, , Social Thinking
Elizabeth Laugeson, PhD, Los Angeles, CA, United States, CA - Tarjan Center UCLA, UCEDD;
Ruth Ellingsen, BA, Los Angeles, CA, United States, CA - Tarjan Center UCLA, UCEDD;
Shannon Bates, MA, Los Angeles, CA, United States, CA - Tarjan Center UCLA, UCEDD;
Jennifer Sanderson, MS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, CA - Tarjan Center UCLA, UCEDD;
Rene Jamison, PhD, Kansas City, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Alyx MacKay, Kansas City, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Juliana Redford, DDS, Kansas City, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Kim Taylor, Kansas City, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;

This session will present an overview of three distinct social skills interventions targeting adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other social impairments. Grounded in developmental theory and evidence-based practices, this lively and interactive session will provide useful tools and strategies for improving social functioning in youth with special needs.


Cutting-Edge Technology to Advance Full Participation: An Interdisciplinary Robotics Agenda
Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, Professor, The University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion, UCEDD
Stephen Gilson, PhD, Orono, ME, United States, ME - The University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion, UCEDD;

This session will be presented virtually by the authors. We detail an innovative contemporary interdisciplinary collaboration between engineering and disability studies that uses robotic assistive devices to "heal disjuncture". Disjuncture defines disability as the interactive ill-fit of atypical bodies and environments. This theoretical lens provides guidance for interdisciplinary solutions to improve full participation.


Interactive Video-Based Staff Training for Facilitating Workplace Supports
David Hagner, Ph.D., Research Professor, Institute on Disability, UCEDD
Bryan Dague, Ph.D., University of Vermont, Burtlington, VT, United States, VT - Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD;

This presentation discusses the use of interactive video to teach employment staff to analyze workplace cultures and facilitate natural supports in the workplace. The use of both live and animation vignettes for online staff training will be demonstrated. Plans for evaluating outcomes and distributing completed training modules will be discussed.


Making Change Stick: How to Sustain Person Centered Excellence in comprehensive community systems
James Gardner, Ph.D., President and CEO, CQL| The Counicl on Quality and Leadership
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This presentation with integrate recent international research on proven organizational practices that facilitate person centered services with the research and practice on innovation dissemination and organizational dynamics.


Access to Justice: Safety, Communication, and Community
Molly Dellinger-Wray, MSEd , Project coordinator, Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Elizabeth Cramer, PhD, VCU School of Social Work, Richmond, VA, United States;
David McLeod, MSW, VCU School of Social Work, Richmond, VA, United States;
Emily Lund, College Station, TX, United States, TX - Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD;
Amy Goldman, MS, CCC/L, Philadelphia, PA, United States, PA - Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD;
Beverly Frantz, EdD, Philadelphia, PA, United States, PA - Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD;
Rosemary Hughes, PhD, Missoula, MT, United States, MT - University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD;
Laurie E. Powers, PhD, Portland, OR, United States, OR - Oregon Institute on Disability & Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Susan Robinson-Whelen, PhD, Houston, TX, United States, TX - Baylor College of Medicine Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center - IDDRC;

People with disabilities experience high rates of interpersonal violence. Examples of assistive communication in the court room, safety planning for women with cognitive disabilities, and community collaboration will be discussed, along with data on the types of abuse experienced by women with cognitive disabilities.


Disability Rights and Services: How We Got to Where We Are Today
Kathleen M. Bishop, PhD, Director, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Laura M. Robinson, MPH, Rochester, NY, United States, NY - Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Celia Feinstein, Philadelphia, PA, United States, PA - Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD;
Susan Fullam, Philadelphia, PA, United States, PA - Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD;
Lisa Sonneborn, MFA, Philadelphia, PA, United States, PA - Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD;
Regina Mayolo, Morgantown, WV, United States, WV - Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

The three panelists will provide information on various aspects pertaining to the history of disability rights and services including housing, civil rights, and an overview of changes from past practices including terminology. Each panelist will present a perspective related to civil rights today based on yesterday?s practices. Learning from our past helps us all work together to create a better tomorrow.


ADD's Self-Advocacy Summits
Hillary Spears, MSW, MA, ADD Technical Assistance Program Specialist, AUCD
Liz Weintraub, AUCD Self-Advocacy Specialist, Silver Spring, MD, United States;
Katie Keiling Arnold, MS, Chicago, IL, United States, IL - Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Mary Kay Rizzolo, PhD, Chicago, IL, United States, IL - Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;

A series of regional self-advocacy summits, 'Envisioning the Future: Allies in Self-Advocacy', was held in the spring of 2011 to strengthen and enhance self-advocacy efforts both in individual states and nationally. This presentation will explore the purpose, preparation, results, partnerships and next steps in supporting self-advocacy at state and national levels.

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Partnership-based Practical Strategies for Participant Recruitment and Informed Participation
Lynnette Henderson, PhD, Research Registry and Recruitment Coordinator , Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND
Renee Duffee Clark, Coordinator, CIDD Research Registry Participant Core, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, NC - Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Susan Yuan, PhD, Burlington, VT, United States, VT - Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD;
Shelley Dumas, PhD, Austin, TX, United States, TX - Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD;

Four researchers share their strategies for respectful communication practices in partnering with community organizations to include people with disabilities in research programs, including registries as a tool, integration of UCEDD and IDDRC efforts for recruitment, on-line tools, study and flyer design, and valid informed consent processes.

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Employment for All: Philosophical and Practical Considerations
cheryl bates-harris, Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist , NDRN
John Butterworth, PhD, Boston, MA, United States, MA - Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;
Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski, PhD, Boston, MA, United States, MA - Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;

This presentation will provide multiple perspectives on encouraging individual integrated employment for people with developmental disabilities. Ms. Bates-Harris will provide a philosophical perspective. Drs. Butterworth and Sulewski will present on efforts to make day supports more employment-focused in Massachusetts, including key partnerships, activities, and evaluation approach and findings.


New Age Youth Empowerment: Get on board!
Betsy Valnes, Executive Director, National Youth Leadership Network
Betsy Valnes, MA, Executive Director, Bethesda, MD, United States;

This session emphasizes youth empowerment and youth integration in programs and services with youth-specific directives and otherwise. Youth and young adults seek full participation. What does that mean to the under-30 crowd? This session allows for safe space for questions, suggestions, and resources to make your programs thrive!