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AUCD - Poster Symposium 6: Employment, Housing, Emergency Preparedness, Abuse & Neglect

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Monday, November 12, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Location: Congressional C

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.





Multi System Collaboration: Supporting Individuals from Pre-employment through Employment and Community Engagement across the Life Course
Rie Kennedy-Lizotte, Director of Employment Policy, NASDDDS
This session will describe emerging practices and policies implemented by state-system collaborations. These partnerships involve multiple state systems that support employment policy and strategy to influence employment outcomes and services for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) served by states over the course of their lives

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Are we doing this right? Examining employment support practices
Kelly Nye-Lengerman, PhD, Research Associate, Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND
How much time do employment consultants spend with job seekers in community settings? To what extent are family members involved? The answers to these and similar questions help us understand if we are implementing effective employment practices. Daily activity from employment consultants were collected using smart phone technology. This session explores the importance of monitoring support practices to ensure quality services that increase competitive integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency.

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Utilizing Employment First to Achieve Inclusive Communities: Stakeholder Feedback on Ohio�s Employment First Initiative
Ilka Riddle, PhD, Director, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
This presentation will provide an overview of the process of collecting stakeholder information on Ohio�s Employment First Initiative from self-advocates, family members and community professionals across the state. Findings from the feedback sessions with stakeholders and recommendations for improvement of person-centered planning, community employment and community life engagement will be presented.

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Increasing Levels of Knowledge and Exposure: Development of An Online Caseworker Resource Regarding Children with Disabilities
Trupti Rao, Psy.D., , Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Elizabeth Reiman, Ph.D., Valhalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Mariela Adams, MS, Valhalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Anthony Aguiar, Valhalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Nicole Gianatiempo, Valhalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Tamique Ridgard, Ph.D., Valhalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;

This poster describes an online training that was developed for caseworkers working with children with developmental disabilities in the foster care system. The purpose of the training is to provide caseworkers with increased knowledge and understanding about developmental disabilities and ways to more appropriately meet the needs of children with developmental disabilities across child welfare settings, such as during visits and with foster home placements.

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Using Virtual Technology to Expand Employment Supports: A Midwest UCEDD Collaboration
Julie Christensen, MSW, PhD, AUCD Director, Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
Tammie Amsbaugh, BA, Des Moines, IA, United States, IA - Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Judy Warth, BBS, Iowa City, IA, United States, IA - Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND;
This project, funded by the Kessler Foundation, is a partnership of the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, who have joined together to form the Midwest Disability Employment Consortium. The Consortium will implement model projects to address regional and state-specific concerns through the creative use of virtual technologies to deliver supports for supported workers, job coaches, and the businesses that employ them

Effectiveness of Virtual Reality to Prepare Adults with Autism and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for Employment: A Systematic Review
Lin Sun, M.A., Mr., Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, UCEDD
The use of virtual reality (VR) to prepare adults with autism and IDD is a relatively new focus for employment research. This presentation presents the results of the first systematic review examining VR interventions and evaluating their effectiveness. Applying robust quality indicators to evaluate the existing, emerging research, the study suggests that VR is an effective modality. An emerging quality framework for employment and technological interventions will also be discussed.

Emergency Inclusion: Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor and First Responder Preparation
Sara Miller, MPH, TBI Program Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Teresa McCourt, MS Strategic Leadership, Morgantown, WV, United States, WV - Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

This poster presentation will provide information about appropriate emergency response protocols for traumatic brain injury survivors and emergency responders in community settings.

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Employment Model for Individuals with Disabilities: Boston Children's Hospital Down Syndrome Program Patient Liaison and Apprenticeship
Angela Lombardo, Program Coordinator, Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
Nicole Baumer, MD, MEd, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States;
Emily Davidson, MD, MPH, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States;

Boston Children's Hospital Division of Developmental Medicine employs a full time adult with Down syndrome in the clinic, and also has a two year training program for young adults with Down syndrome to learn important foundational job skills. This session will provide information regarding our employment training program and curriculum, and strategies for successful employment for individuals with disabilities, which can serve as a model for others.

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Children with Disabilities Experiencing Disaster or Terrorism
Laura Stough, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD
Dong Hyun Kang, M.A., College Station, TX, United States, TX - Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD;
Elizabeth McAdams Ducy, Ph.D., Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA, United States;

This study reviews the empirical literature on the experiences of children with disabilities in the context of disaster or terrorism. Studies on the psychological effects of disaster/terrorism on children with pre-existing disabilities are exceedingly few and empirical evidence of the effectiveness of trauma-focused therapies for this population is limited. Reactions of children with disabilities and their family are summarized and treatments suggested for both individuals and families.

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Making a Case for Living Wage: Employment Trends for Adults with Developmental Disabilities in New Hampshire
Ashley Hardy, B.S. Nutrition: Dietetics, , University of New Hampshire
Financial stability is the cornerstone to establishing and maintaining high standards of quality of life, health and independence. This research was done to produce employment trends of adults served through the New Hampshire Bureau of Developmental Services. Results are to be disseminated for the purposes of quality improvement in order to promote the competitive and integrated employment potential of adult workers with developmental disabilities in New Hampshire.

Combining Interdisciplinary Learning Programs to Enhance Knowledge about the Intersecting Issues of Developmental Disability and Child Abuse and Neglect
Megan Peters, D.Sc., Training Director, Center for Learning and Leadership, UCEDD/LEND
This presentation describes a collaborative seminar experience that brings together trainees from Oklahoma LEND and the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect to explore issues that impact children and families. Attendees will learn how this educational experience expands the knowledge and experiences of trainees from these two programs, and introduces each to additional discipline perspectives, to broaden their awareness of the intersecting issues of disability and child maltreatment.

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Sexual Harassment Training in the Employment Setting for Individuals with IDD
Robin Moyher, Ph D, , George Mason University
This session will describe research that shows significant results in teaching individuals with IDD to recognize, respond, and report a sexual harassment lure int the employment setting.

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Serving People with Disabilities through a Community of Practice- Lessons from Long Beach, CA
Philip Kahn-Pauli, MA, Policy Director, RespectAbility
Philip Pauli, RespectAbility, Rockville, MD, United States;
Debbie Fink, RespectAbility, Rockville, MD, United States;
Ben Spangenberg, RespectAbility, Rockville, MD, United States;

This workshop offers lessons learned from a new model for improving education, training and employment for youth with disabilities. With the support of the Long Beach Community Foundation, RespectAbility has launched a new �community of practice� focused on serving youth with disabilities. This model of sharing and collaboration is a groundbreaking effort to improve outcomes. Long Beach offers key lessons for advocates wishing to build stronger communities.

Qualitative evaluation of a project that helps farmers with disabilities to start or continue farming
Hamida Jinnah, PhD, Associate Research Faculty, Institute on Human Development and Disability, UCEDD
Fetsch Robert, PhD, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States;
Tidwell Paige, EdS, Athens, GA, United States, GA - Institute on Human Development and Disability, UCEDD;

The presentation will present findings from the qualitative evaluation of a project called AgrAbility project, that helps farmers with disabilities to start or continue farming. The goal of the evaluation research is to use qualitative phone interviews to understand key programmatic and personal factors that contributed to significant changes in the quality of life and ability to live and work independently on the farm for participating farmers with disabilities.

Inclusive Outcomes for Social Entrepreneurs with Intellectual Disabilities: �What Happens When They Act�
Kate Caldwell, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Dyadic interviews were conducted with people with intellectual disabilities (ID) participating in social entrepreneurship to better understand outcomes or, �what happens when they act.� In particular, drawing upon Disability studies to explore participants� perceptions of profit, self-sufficiency, growth, and social innovation to challenge how outcomes are traditionally assessed in developing inclusive employment programs, policies, and best practices.