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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Session Description

  • Room F-Fairchild-East: Behavioral Health supports and services for persons with IDD
  • Room G-Gunston-West: "Making the Case" for Continued Funding and Support of Disability and Health Programs 
  • Room D-Du Pont: Early Identification of Autism: A Multi-system Approach to Increase Early Detection Practices
  • Room Columbia 12: The Family Clinic: Onsite Mentoring to Enhance Family Involvement in LEND and Other MCHB or UCEDD Training Programs
  • Room Columbia 4: Enhancing Diversity among the Future MCH Workforce:  The Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives Program for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)
  • Room Columbia 11: Statewide Strategic Planning to Increase Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Room Columbia 3: Shaping the Future: UCEDD Leadership Institute 2012
  • Room E-Embassy: Improving Child Outcomes in Rural Communities: Perceptions, Culture and the Use of Technology
  • Room F-Fairchild-West:  Innovation to Inclusion: Diverse Perspective on Community Participation
  • Room C-Cardozo: Preparing Young Adults for Independence: Transition and Moving Out of the Family Home and Taking Care of One's Health

 

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Presenters

Behavioral Health supports and services for persons with IDD
Joan Beasley, Ph.D., Director Center for START Services, Institute on Disability, UCEDD
Diane Jacobstein, Ph.D., Georgetown University , Washington, DC, DC, United States, DC - Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, UCEDD;
Christopher Smith, Ph.D., Kennedy Krieger, Baltimore, MD, United States, MD - Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND;
Marc J. Tasse', Ph.D., Nisonger Center, Columbus, OH, United States, OH - The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Richard Kiefer-ODonnelll, Ph.D., University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, United States;

This is a presentation of the Behavioral Health SIG Panelists to provide overview of challenges and strategies to support individuals with IDD and behavioral health needs. The discussion will begin with a summary of the outcomes of a recent national AUCD survey to describe national trends and issues to be addressed.


"Making the Case" for Continued Funding and Support of Disability and Health Programs
Sharon Romelczyk, MPA, Senior Project Specialist
Adriane Griffen, MPH, MCHES, AUCD, Silver Spring, MD, United States;

Researchers share their strategies for demonstrating success and value of disability and health programs on a state and national level with data, online tools, outreach models, and policy briefs.


Early Identification of Autism: A Multi-system Approach to Increase Early Detection Practices
Kris Barnekow, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Lesly S. Wilson, PhD, OTR/L, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, United States, SC - Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND;
Sandra Schefkind, MS, OTR/l, American Occupational Therapy Association, Bethesda, MD, United States;
Louann Rinner , MSEd, University of Kansas , Kansas City, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Cheryl Rhodes, MS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States;

Early identification of autism through screening is recommended to optimize outcomes for young children. To facilitate screening practices, there is a need for a multi-system approach that supports professionals in their respective fields. This session describes a collaborative model that engages federal, state, and national partners to enhance the early identification of autism. Participants will learn how to build effective partnerships to enhance the early identification of autism.


The Family Clinic: Onsite Mentoring to Enhance Family Involvement in LEND and Other MCHB or UCEDD Training Programs
Fran Goldfarb, MA, Director, Family Support, USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
Barbara Levitz, MS Ed, Vahalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Mark Smith, MS, Omaha, NE, United States, NE - Munroe-Meyer Institute of Genetics & Rehabilitation, UCEDD/LEND;
Barbara Wagner, BA, Madison, WI, United States, WI - Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Sheryl Feurer, Cincinnatti, OH, United States;
Jackie Yingling, MS, Rochester, NY, United States, NY - Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

The Family Clinic will provide an opportunity for family and other interested faculty or training coordinators to meet with experienced LEND family faculty in small roundtable discussions on topics related to successful family involvement in LEND and other MCHB/ UCEDD training programs. Topics include: Curriculum, Recruitment and Support of Family/Self Advocate fellows, Other Family Involvement including Family Mentorship, Starting or Strengthening Family Involvement Programs, and Family/Self Advocate Faculty Support.


Enhancing Diversity Amoung the Future MCH Workforce: The Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives Program for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)
Jacqueline Stone, PhD, PT, Director, Information Dissemination, Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Harolyn M.E. Belcher, M.D., M.H.S, Baltimore, MD, United States, MD - Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND;
Barbara Wheeler, PhD, RN, Los Angeles, CA, United States, CA - USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;
Joanne VanOsdel, EdD, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, SD - Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Sabrina Mangat, Trainee, Baltimore, MD, United States, MD - Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND;

The Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives Program for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program, a 5-year grant funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a national consortium among three University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities enrolling up to 50 undergraduate junior, senior, and recent baccalaureate degree students from under-represented populations in up to two 10-week comprehensive summer public health training experiences, namely: (1) clinical (2) leadership, or (3) research.

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Statewide Strategic Planning to Increase Postsecondary Education Option for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Cate Weir, M.Ed., Program Director, Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
Matthew Wappett, Ph.D, Moscow, ID, United States, ID - Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD;
Stacey Ramirez, Atlanta, GA, United States, GA - Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND;
Sue Dell, Ph.D., Providence, RI, United States, RI - The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, UCEDD;
Claire Rosenbaum, M.A., Providence, RI, United States, RI - The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, UCEDD;

Recipients of the FY2012 Think College Statewide Strategic Planning mini grants will present on the work they did within their respective states to plan for the growth of postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities. UCEDD staff from Idaho, Georgia and Rhode Island will each share the process they used for statewide planning, outcomes, lessons learned and plans for sustainability.


Shaping the Future: UCEDD Leadership Institute 2012
Martin Blair, PhD, Associate Division Director, Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Stacey Ramirez, Atlanta, GA;
Colleen McLaughlin, New Brunswick, NJ;

A panel of participants from the 2012 UCEDD Leadership Institute will discuss the application process, benefits to Institute participants and their Centers, and describe the application of knowledge and skills gained.


Innovation to Inclusion: Diverse Perspectives on Community Participation
Karl Elling Ellingsen, Director, Norwegian Institute on Intellectual Disability and Community
^|Kelly Minger, Chicago, IL, IL - Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Christine Pisani, MEd, Moscow, ID, ID - Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD;
Katherine Caldwell, MA, Chicago, IL, IL - Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
This panel will present papers featuring diverse perspectives on innovations in community inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The topics range from a phenomenological exploration of control in the social, psychological, and embodied lives of adults with Cerebral Palsy to interviews providing insight into how self-advocates perceive their interactions with state legislators.


Preparing Young Adults for Independence: Moving Out of the Family Home and Taking Care of One's Health
Ilka Riddle, PhD, UCEDD Director, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
Mary Scott, MS, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD, United States;
Diane Dressler, Baltimore, MD, MD - Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND;
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This session features two presentations addressing a) the process of moving out of the family home and finding accessible housing and b) providing healthcare in the adult health system. Resources for affordable housing, accessibility modification and housing search will be provided and a moving out planning tool shared. The evaluation of a transition health care practice for young adults will be highlighted and recommendations provided.