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AUCD - Poster Symposium 1: Postsecondary Education & Disability Studies

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Monday, November 12, 2018 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Congressional A

Session Description

All posters for the AUCD Conference will be presented throughout Monday and Tuesday (this is new in 2018) in a series of Poster Symposia that run at the same time as concurrent sessions. During these 75 minute poster symposia, 12-15 posters on a similar theme will be grouped together in a room. Posters will be displayed on large boards and have a table underneath for accompanying materials. The session will be introduced by a moderator, poster authors will be asked to provide a very brief introduction of their poster, and then attendees will be free to move about the room to speak with poster presenters directly for the remainder of the session. Attendees are also welcome to move between symposia rooms and view posters on other topics. Conference posters submitted ahead of time are also avilable electronically in the conference app and linked below.

 


 

 




Presenters

An Outcome Evaluation Study of the UConn online graduate Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health
Tara Lutz, Ph.D., M.P.H., , A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Literature documents the lack of disability content in public health programs and highlights the UConn Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health as a model. Since 2014, over 100 students representing 14 unique disciplines have taken at least one course in the online Certificate. The purpose of this study is to measure the effectiveness of the Certificate course content as it relates to knowledge gained and future employment.

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Autism Awareness and Inclusion Week at Furman University
Elizabeth Hernandez, , Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND
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In effort to increase awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and inclusion of individuals within college campuses, two undergraduate SCLEND trainees planned an Autism Awareness and Inclusion Week for Furman University in SC. The events included a talk by an autism expert in ASD, a family panel, an internship fair, and a fundraising event that addressed the students' misconceptions about ASD.

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Re-claiming/framing scholarship: Engaging college students with ID as co-researchers and academic experts
Lalenja Harrington, Ph.D, Director of Academic Program Dev. and Evalu, UNCG
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This presentation provides examples of how UNC-Greensboro�s PSE program uses participatory research methods to engage students and members of the surrounding community as research experts in program development and evaluation. Results from initial phases of community-engaged research (CER) articulating student identified outcomes are shared and CER, arts-based research and group concept mapping are defined and exampled to illustrate how they can be used for the engagement of ALL researchers.

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Exploring Think College Vermont Academics and Employment
Jesse Suter, PhD, Executive Director, Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD
Nicole Villemaire, Burlington, VT, United States, VT - Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD;

Think College Vermont @ UVM (University of Vermont) is an inclusive college experience for students with disabilities. Think College provides: College peer mentors, opportunity to learn important life skills, become involved with social activities (cafeteria, clubs, events, etc.), and work experience and skills. This study shares what we learned from interviews with Think College graduates. It shows how Think College leads to meaningful employment.

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Developing Interactive Training Modules for Student Workers Who Provide Post-Secondary Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Allison Loechtenfeldt, BS, , University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
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Interactive training modules were designed for the University of Cincinnati�s Advancement and Transition Services programs to prepare student workers in the implementation of evidence-based practice in community and integrated employment settings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Inclusive Higher Education for Students with Intellectual Disability: Recent National Data
Cate Weir, M.Ed., Project Director, Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
Debra Hart, B.S, Boston, MA, MA - Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;

Think College, the National Coordinating Center for federally funded Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID) will share findings from evaluation of TPSID programs located at f46 colleges and universities in 2016-17. The poster will also share results of a new analysis of TPSID data that focuses on the experiences of students - including access to inclusive coursework, housing, paid employment, and attainment of credentials.


Inclusive Idaho: Statewide Inter-Agency Initiatives to Promote Competitive Integrated Employment for All
Janice Carson, Doctorate, Faculty , Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD
Andy Scheff, Doctorate, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States;
Alison Lowenthal, M.A. , Idaho Vocational Rehabilitation , BOISE, ID, United States;
Richelle Tierney , BOISE, ID, United States, ID - Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD;

Idaho has worked to build collaborative structure of opportunities for youth as they transition to adult life. This discussion will include an overview of multiple post-secondary transition activities and ongoing work to build a Think College system. Moreover, there will be a detailed look at the work and research the Center on Disabilities and Human Development is doing to inform this collective focused on meaningful employment opportunities.


2018 Chicago Disability Studies Conference, From the Margins to the Center: Disability Studies in Other Disciplines
Courtney Mullin, MSW, MPA, PhD Student, Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Nell Koneczny, Chicago, IL, United States;

Students from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago partnered to host the fourth annual Chicago Disability Studies Conference. Maintaining the conference topic, selected presentations challenged current disciplines and furthered the understanding of Disability Studies. The student conference committee also (re)considered the notion of inclusion and accessibility within the confines of academia. This poster will share lessons learned, including ideas for best practices about academic events.

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