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Monday, December 3, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Session Description

  • Room F-Fairchild-East: Fellowship Opportunities and Experiences for Members of the AUCD Network
  • Room C-Cardozo: Innovations in Online Resources: Exploring Four New Tools for the Public Health Community
  • Room G-Gunston-East: Innovative Partnerships: The Sibling Leadership Network, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, and the UCEDD network
  • Room D-Du Pont: Supporting People with Autism in the Community: An analysis of characteristics, outcomes, experiences, state policy and practice
  • Room G-Gunston-West: Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual disabilities: Success and Challenges
  • Room Columbia 3: Creating Characters with disabilities in Friction: Why Do It and What Happens When You Do
  • Room F-Fairchild-West: Innovations in Changing Policies and Practices Across Systems
  • Room Columbia 4: Growing Evidence-Based Practices for Autism: Sowing the Seeds at the Grassroot Level
  • Room E-Embassy: Leadership Education beyond the Classroom

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Presenters

Fellowship Opportunities and Experiences for Members of the AUCD Network
Mette Pedersen, Ph.D., Policy Fellow - AIDD/AUCD, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Pamala Trivedi, Ph.D., Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) , Washington, DC, United States;
Kristina Majewski, J.D., AUCD Fellowship in Policy Leadership, Silver Spring, MD, United States;
Angela Lello, M.P.Aff, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship, Washington, DC, United States;

This panel discussion of fellowship opportunities in the Washington, DC, area, for AUCD network faculty, staff and trainees, is presented by current and recent fellows from within the DD network. Session goals include building the policy and research capacity of the UCEDDs by informing session attendees about the range of fellowships, and how to apply for future fellowships. Specific information about fellowship application will be shared.


Innovations in Online Resources: Exploring Four New Tools for the Public Health Community
Laura Kavanagh, MPP, Director, Division of MCH Workforce Development, MCHB, HRSA
Meredith Morrissette, MPH, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA, Rockville, MD;
Rebecca Carman, MSW, Silver Spring, MD, MD - The Association of University Centers on Disabilities -;
Meaghan McHugh, MPH, Silver Spring, MD, MD - The Association of University Centers on Disabilities -;
Sharon Romelczyk, MPA, Silver Spring, MD, MD - The Association of University Centers on Disabilities -;

Discover four innovative online resources now available to the public health community! Tools include the MCH Navigator, the ITAC Training Toolbox, a life course resource library, and the Public Health is for Everyone toolkit. These tools are designed to increase public health capacity by providing one-stop-shopping in areas such as continuous learning, training strategies, life course resources, or best practices for public health programs.


Innovative Partnerships: The Sibling Leadership Network, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, and the UCEDD network
Katie Arnold, MS, Executive Director, Sibling Leadership Network, Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
John Kramer, PhD, MA UCEDD & SLN, Boston, MA, United States, MA - Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;
Angela Martin, LMWS, MI UCEDD & SLN, Detroit, MI, United States, MI - Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD;
Tia Nelis, IL UCEDD & SABE, Chicago, IL, United States, IL - Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Rachel Patterson, MPA, AUCD, Washington, DC, United States;

The Sibling Leadership Network is working with Self Advocates Becoming Empowered and the UCEDD network to develop ways to strengthen the involvement of siblings with and without disabilities. Come learn what UCEDDs can do to engage self-advocates and siblings of people with disabilities.


Supporting People with Autism in the Community: An analysis of characteristics, outcomes, experiences, state policy and practice
Chas Moseley, EdD, Associate Executive Director, NASDDDS
Amy Hewitt, PhD, Minneapolis, MN, MN - Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND;
Celia Feinstein, Philadelphia, PA, PA - Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD;
Sarah Taub, MA, Human Services Research Institute, Cambridge, MA;

A report on the findings from the 2010-11 NCI survey data on 9,000 adults with and without ASD receiving public DD services across 15 states; a discussion of a three part study conducted by U of MN focusing on employment, housing, mental health outcomes, and the use of the NCI data at the state level to document individual experiences and improve support quality. Policy and practice implications will be discussed.


Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Successes and Challenges
Donna Yerby, M. Dd, Educational Specialist/Assistant Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Stirling Peebles, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, Burlington, VT, United States, VT - Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD;
Susan Ryan, PhD, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, Burlington, VT, United States, VT - Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD;
Richard Kiefer-O'Donell, PhD, Anchorage, AK, United States, AK - Center for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Elise McMillan, JD, Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN, United States, TN - Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development - IDDRC;
Deborah Zuver, MA, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, NC - The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities - IDDRC;

This panel will present an?overview of?recent developments in postsecondary education.?The panel will begin with representatives from NC and Tennessee who have collaborated to advance PSE program development.??The second half will share results of research and evaluation conducted in Alaska & Vermont related to?the impact of PSE for students with I/DD. A general discussion will follow on the current state of PSE in the US presented by the TPSID Coordinating Center.


Creating Characters with Disabilities in Fiction: Why Do It and What Happens When You Do
Patricia Morrissey, PhD, Boardmember, USICD, USICD
Robert Stodden, PhD, Honolulu, HI, HI - Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Rachel Simon, Wilmington, DE;
Doug Crandell, Athens, GA, GA - Institute on Human Development and Disability, UCEDD;
Patricia Wood, Honolulu, HI, HI - Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Norma Jean Stodden and Michael Wehmeyer, PhD, Lawrence, KS, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;

We have been exposed to persons with disabilities in classics such as the Hunchback of Notre Dame. What has been our contemporary experience? Successful authors of fiction describe their characters with disabilities and share why they chose them and how the characters affected them and their readers.


Innovations in Changing Policies and Practices Across Systems
Jane St John, Research Associate, University of Missouri, UCEDD/LEND
^|Susan Hetherington, PhD, Rochester, NY, NY - Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Julie Christensen, LMSW, Rochester, NY, NY - Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Shaping policy and practices in the world of intellectual and developmental disabilities requires a collaborative process. These two presentations focus on statewide systems change from two different perspectives: 1) a family leadership approach in Missouri, and 2) a regional approach to developing relationships between state agencies in New York State.


Growing Evidence-Based Practices for Autism: Sowing the Seeds at the Grassroots Level
Susannah Poe, Ed.D., Professor, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
^|Patricia Schetter, MA, BCBA, Woodland, CA, CA - UC Davis UCEDD at the MIND Institute, UCEDD;
Anne Harris, PhD, Madison, WI, WI - Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND
Four grass roots projects that illustrate how three states are building evidence-based practices for diagnosis and treatment of autism as a result of Act Early Summit involvement. We will conclude by describing the efforts of one LEND to provide undergraduate students with hands-on training in evidence-based practices for young children with autism, with the added benefit of providing services to children in an underserved area.


Leadership Education beyond the Classroom
Rochelle Baer, MSW, Associate Director, Training, Mailman Center for Child Development, UCEDD/LEND
Brandon Rennie, Master;s, University of Montana, Missoula, MT;
Laura Carpenter, PhD, Charleston, SC, SC - Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND;
Gwen Mitchell, MS, Logan, UT, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Barbara Fiechtl, Logan, UT, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
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Three programs have created new innovative and novel delivery methods to provide leadership education beyond the traditional classroom. All will briefly provide an overview of their programs, share curriculum examples, technology and websites utilized, data and outcome measurements, lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid from their creative new initiatives.