Robert Bacon, MA

Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Center for Disabilities and Development
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
 
Phone: 319-356-1335
Email: robert-bacon@uiowa.edu
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Last Updated: July 11, 2017

Robert Bacon
 

Specialty Resource Contacts: Co-Chair, AUCD Legislative Affairs Committee
 
Discipline(s): Education: General
Instructional Design
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Policy analysis, adoption of innovations, asset development
Education: Leadership training for systems improvement
Service: Systems transformation and community capacity building initiatives

Vita/Bio

 

CURRICULUM VITAE
Robert Allan Bacon

Education/Honors:
1969    B.A., Honors Humanities; Stanford University, Stanford, California (magna cum laude) Phi Beta Kappa   

1978    M.A., Instructional Design & Technology; University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
                     Pi Lambda Theta
1997    Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship

Summary of Experience:

Director, Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities, Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa City, Iowa 1998-present

Faculty, National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities, University of Delaware, 2012-present

Adjunct Faculty, University of Iowa Public Policy Center, Iowa City, Iowa, 2008-present

Adjunct Faculty, University of Iowa College of Education, Iowa City, Iowa
"Interdisciplinary Issues in Disabilities" (7U:190): seminars offered each semester through the College of
Education, 1998-present

Congressional Fellow, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship, Washington, D.C., 1997

Director of Training, Iowa Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Project (federal Maternal and Child Health Training grant), Center for Disabilities and Development, 1993 - present

Deputy Director, Iowa University Affiliated Program, Iowa City, Iowa, 1988-98

Director, Office of Training and Project Services, University Hospital School, Iowa City, Iowa, 1984-88

Coordinator, Instructional Technology Unit, University Hospital School, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979-84

Manager, Curricular Design, Westinghouse Learning Corporation, Iowa City, Iowa, 1975-79

Writer/Editor/Development Manager, PLAN* Systems, Westinghouse Learning Corporation, Sunnyvale, California, 1972-75

Selected Appointments/Memberships:

Co-Chair, Legislative Affairs Committee, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 2005-present

Co-Chair, Outcomes & Performance Measures Committee, for the legislatively mandated redesign of Iowa's mental health and disability service system, 2012

Co-Chair, ID/DD Workgroup for the legislatively mandated redesign of Iowa's mental health and disability service system, 2011

Oversight Committee for the Redesign of Iowa's Children's System, Iowa MH/MR/DD/BI Commission, 2004 - 2008

Iowa Council on Early ACCESS (Iowa's Interagency Coordinating Council under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), 2000-2006 (Chair, 2004-2006)

Board of Directors, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Silver Spring, MD, 1998-2006 (President, 2002-2003)

Chair, Steering Committee, Iowa Department of Education's "Self-Assessment of Special Education and Early Intervention Services," July 2000-March 2001

Iowa Council on Assistive Technology, interagency planning council for Iowa's statewide AT program funded through the federal Assistive Technology Act, 1998-2006

Member, Executive Committee, Iowa Governor's Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities, 1996-2001 (Chair, 2000)

Selected Projects/Publications/Recent Presentations:

"Supporting Individuals with Co-Occurring Intellectual Disability and Challenging Behavior:  Lessons Learned from Iowa's Money Follows the Person Program, Iowa Governor's Conference on Aging and Disabilities, May 2016

"Iowa's Long Term Supports & Services System:  Challenges and Opportunities for Older Iowans and People with Disabilities," Regional Legislative Forum, October 2014

 "Mental Health and Disability Services Redesign:  How Did We Get Here?  Where Are We Going?" Iowa Psychiatric Society, October 2013

"UCEDD Involvement in Balancing Medicaid Long-Term Care Expenditures-Iowa's Story," AIDD Technical Assistance Institute, April 2013

"The College of Direct Support," testimony to the Joint Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee, February 2012

 "Federal-State Partnerships: Federal Initiatives Helping States to Advance Community Living," AAIDD Annual meeting, Minneapolis, June 2011

Project Director, Targeted Case Management Training and Quality Assurance Technical Assistance, contract from Iowa Department of Human Services, 2011-present

Project Director, "Olmstead Mental Health and Disability Services Technical Assistance," contract from Iowa Department of Human Services, 2009-present

Project Director, "Partnership for Community Integration," subcontract from Iowa Department of Human Services to implement Iowa's CMS-sponsored Money Follows the Person grant, 2007-present

Project Director, "Community Circle of Care," subcontract from Iowa Department of Human Services to coordinate Iowa's SAMHSA-funded children's mental health system of care grant, 2007-2013

Project Director, "Medicaid Infrastructure Grant," subcontract from Iowa Department of Human Services, 1/1/08-12/31/13

Project Director, "Iowa COMPASS Information & Referral," contract from Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (Iowa DHS), 2010 - present

Project Director, "Career Connections," contract from Grant Wood Area Education Agency, 2003-2014

Project Coordinator, Iowa's Real Choices Systems Transformation grant, under subcontract from the Iowa Department of Human Services to manage Iowa's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sponsored systems change project, 2005-2010

Project Director, "Family Support 360," under subcontract from the Iowa Department of Human Services to manage Iowa's federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities sponsored disability system change project, 2005-2006

Program Consultant, Iowa's Robert Wood Johnson Cash and Counseling project, subcontract from the Iowa Department of Human Services, 2004 - 2007

Member, Iowa's National Governors' Association Long Term Care Policy Academy Team, 2004-2006

Co-facilitator, "From Research and Practice to Policy," a three-part national AUCD network Teleconference mini-course, 2003

Project Director, "Iowa's Real Choices Systems Change grant," under subcontract from the Iowa Department of Human Services to manage Iowa's first CMS sponsored service system redesign effort, 7/2002-2005