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AUCD - Poster Symposium: Diversity Fellows

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Monday, November 6, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom North Salon


The True Impact on Inclusion for Children with Autism
reyna Zapata, M.Ed, Ms. , The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, UCEDD
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This session will talk about the true impact of having children with Autism might have in an Inclusion camp.

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities Diversity Fellowship
Rebecca Daigneault, MSW, Project Director, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD
Bailee Laducer, Associates, Minot, ND, ND - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD;

The goal of the Diversity Fellowship at the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities is to increase the disability workforce and service impact in the Native American population, specifically the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. This poster will describe project goals, objectives, lessons learned, and the fellow's capstone project. Templates and tools utilized during the fellowship will be disseminated to poster attendees via flash drives.

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Patient-Centered Communication for a People-First Mindset: Adapting Trainings for Healthcare Contexts
Grace Brannon, M.A., , Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD
This project focuses on the importance of teaching patient-centered and effective communication in two areas. First, to individuals with disabilities in healthcare contexts, and second, to pre-med students who will work with individuals with disabilities. Two tenets of patient-centered communication, information exchange and enabling patient self-management, are the primary focus of adapting the university-level trainings for these individuals.

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Educating and Connecting the South Dakota Rosebud and Standing Rock Native American Communities with Local and State Resources
Wendy Parent-Johnson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Sonoran UCEDD
Benny Kasto, Mobridge, SD, United States, SD - Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Tori Standing Cloud, BA, Mission, SD, United States, SD - Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
The 2016-2017 University of South Dakota UCEDD National Training Initiative Fellows engaged and collaborated with local and statewide agencies that provide a variety of services to individuals and families in order to create culturally responsive resources to inform and distribute to people in their communities.

Lifting the Voices of Families through Cultural Brokering
Yali Pang, Diversity Fellow (current trainee), Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Parthy Dinora, PhD, Richmond, VA, United States, VA - Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Dana Yarbrough, Master , Richmond, VA, United States, VA - Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

Aiming to better understand the needs of racially and linguistically diverse families, the Virginia UCEDD's Diversity Fellow embarked on a study of the cultural brokering model currently used by their Center for Family Involvement. This presentation provides an overview of research methodology, findings, and recommendations for model improvement and implications for the UCEDDs journey in cultural collaboration.

EmpowerMENTORS: A Culturally Competent Approach to Evidence-Based Mentoring in Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Programs
Natasha Lee, Masters, Diversity Fellow, Institute on Human Development and Disability, UCEDD
The EmpowerMENTORS curriculum trains peer mentors to become culturally responsive "EmpowerMENTORS" to students with intellectual disabilities in Inclusive Postsecondary Education programs. EmpowerMENTORS are trained mentors who engage in culturally competent and supportive relationships with students in IPSE programs to promote positive, evidence-based, social, emotional, and intellectual development. EmpowerMENTORS practice holistic mentoring through a self-determinism framework across four domains: Academic Success, Campus and Community Engagement, Career Development, and Independent Living.

Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation in Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care
Ehvyn McDaniels, , Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, UCEDD
Anika Aquino, Washington, DC, United States, DC - Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, UCEDD;

Despite the solid evidence for IECMHC in formal, center-based child care settings, little is known about the potential benefits of IECMHC for providers and children in Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) child care arrangements. There are notable distinct features of FFN child care arrangements and the profiles of FFN providers themselves that provide a compelling case for why IEMCHC would be beneficial for children.

Spanish and English Curriculum Improves the Language Skills of Dual Language Learners
Diana Del Cid, , Institute for Human Development, UCEDD
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Language skills are essential for reading comprehension and success in school. Children who do not possess adequate English verbal skills are not ready for English instruction in schools. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a Spanish-English curriculum on preschool Dual Language Learners' (DLLs) English language.

2017 WVU CED Diversity and Disability Fellowship Project: Diversity and Disability Educational Content Expansion in Medical Curriculum
Magda Rivera-Dillon, MSHS, PMP, Diversity and Disability Fellow/LEND Trainee, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
This presentation will provide a detailed overview of the scholarly work completed by the diversity and disability fellow at the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities with particular emphasis on the diversity fellowship capstone project. The diversity fellow will discuss clinical and training experiences, and cultural competency and medical curriculum revision efforts.

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Eliminating Barriers to Refugees Accessing Developmental Disabilities Services in Rhode Island
Omar Bah, MPA, MA, Mr., The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, UCEDD
This project seeks to identify problems, create awareness and make a case for policy change so that refugees can apply for/and receive developmental disabilities services in the state of Rhode Island.

How Does Acquired Brain Injury Affect the Social Identity of Adolescents
Ann Marie Ferriera, B.S. Human Services , Ms., A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Little data is given on why or how adolescent aged 15 to 24-years-old experience social identity issues post injury. The University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities A.J. Pappanikou Center will share a review of information on acquired and traumatic brain injuries and its impact, also highlighting that factors that influence an individual's social identity.

Designing an Effective Campus Initiative to Increase Ability Awareness, Accessibility, and Improve Inclusiveness.
Jeffrey Opaleye, , Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD
Are you looking for ways to introduce ability awareness and create an inclusive learning environment on your campus? Join this poster session to learn tips on designing a campus initiative to enhance knowledge among faculty and staff about ability, accessibility, and inclusion. We will share strategies from our Aggie Ability Awareness workshop designed to open the dialogue about disability issues and concerns as well as provide support and resources.

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Urban Youth Leadership Participatory Action Research (PAR) Curriculum Development
LaDonna McCullough, MA, Director Intercultural Engagement Student Success, MO - MidAmerica Nazarene University
Derrick Willis , MA, MO - University of Missouri-Kansas City, Institute for Human Development, Kansas City, MO, United States;

A leadership development curriculum designed under the guidance of high school aged youth both with and without developmental disabilities for use in future leadership initiative programs for youth.

Beyond the Literature: Evaluating Cultural Competence in the Clinical Setting
Kira Knight, MD, Diversity Fellow, Mailman Center for Child Development, UCEDD/LEND
Michelle Schladant, PhD, Miami, FL, United States, FL - Mailman Center for Child Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Rochelle Baer, LCSW, Miami, FL, United States, FL - Mailman Center for Child Development, UCEDD/LEND;
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Cultural Competence is by nature and definition complex. After a year-long process of examining the historical and current literature, we developed an online cultural competence curriculum for healthcare professionals. To enhance our curriculum, the second year of the diversity fellowship was spent in the field. To really understand the full complexity of cultural competence, we diverged from the research to examine what students were learning in their everyday practice.

A Purposeful Life: Perceptions of Family Members on Effective Components of a Person-Centered Family Training Series
Melina Cavazos, M.Ed., , Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD
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The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University has collaborated with community agencies and school districts to provide free monthly trainings to individuals with disabilities and their families within the Brazos Valley. The purpose is to establish a meaningful dialogue between participants and presenters to facilitate self-advocacy, capacity building, and systems change in the community. This poster will outline program components for replication and future steps.

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Engaging Minority Communities to Address Chronic Racial Disparities in DD Services for Californians with I/DD
Roxanna Topete, Juris Doctorate , , USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
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This poster will describe the Equity Diversity Fellow's experience helping minority consumers and their parents to have a strong voice in the reform of California's Regional Centers to address racial, ethnic, and linguistic disparities in authorization, expenditures, and utilization of RC services. California has entitlement legislation and a 4.5 billion dollar budget to provide services to individuals who meet CA's definition of DD through 21 regional centers.

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Identifying as an Autistic Person of Color
Timotheus Gordon, Jr., , Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
I have created an online survey that targets autistic people of color. The purpose of the survey was to explore how communities of color throughout the world see autistic people of color, the barriers and stigmas that they face in their communities, and suggestions on how to find or create safe spaces for autistic people of color.