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AUCD - Poster Symposium 4: Community Living & Supports

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

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.





At Home in the Kitchen: Inclusion and Cooking Capacity
Janice Goldschmidt, MS, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition Services, Community Support Services, Inc.
Veronica VanCleave-Hunt , BS (MS anticipated 8/18), Autism Clinic at California State University/Chico, Chico, CA, United States;
Katharine Rug, BA, MS (Nutrition), The Arc, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States;

This panel presentation describes three specialized nutrition programs designed to support development of cooking skills for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Though different in focus and scope, each approach draws attention to the adaptive materials, tools and methodologies available for inclusion. Cooking capacity is important as it contributes to increased independence, allows participation in the surrounding culture, and can help enhance nutritional status.

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Working to Move: The Hidden Work of Medicaid Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Services Users Planning and Pursuing Cross-state Moves
Brian R. Grossman, PhD, ScM, Assistant Professor, Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
People with disabilities who use Medicaid personal care assistance (PCA) services face unique barriers to planning and pursuing cross-state moves. Even when moving for opportunity, PCA program users must engage in additional forms of work to move without service delays or increased risk of institutionalization. We identify and describe six previously hidden forms of work undertaken by program users and discuss the implications of this work for systems change.

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Inclusivity Overview: How Disability Friendly are Restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama?
Caro Wolfner, BA in Psychology , , Civitan International Research Center, UCEDD/LEND
Sophie Yu, BS in Economics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, United States;

In the community of Birmingham, Alabama, we assessed inclusivity and disability-friendliness of a cluster of popular restaurants. Specifically, a group individuals with varying disabilities visited six restaurants, completing a questionnaire for each. Participants rated levels of sensory stimulation, ease of movement, service quality, and impression of overall disability-friendliness of the establishments. Establishments were also asked about their awareness of ASD and whether they employed individuals who disclosed disabilities.

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Using Instructional Technology to Build Inclusive Communities to Improve the Quality of Life for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Zipporah Levi-Shackleford, M.Ed., PBSF, EdD (c) , Founder, Director of Behavior & Academic Support, Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Inclusive communities are heavily dependent on the accessibility and comfort levels of the local businesses. Many managers are unaware of the needs and supports individuals with IDD require to visit and engage in activities which leads to the population not engaging in their communities. This presentation discusses the Creative Approach Development Center training program that addresses this challenge and how you can implement similar strategies in your community.

What do the SIS, NCI, and Medicaid claims tell us about what works for people who use Medicaid IDD services?
Parthy Dinora, Ph.D., Associate Director, Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
This presentation will discuss the processes and findings from the Virginia Cost and Outcomes Pilot Study. This project represents a novel effort to integrate three major data sources at the individual level: (a) Medicaid claims data, (b) data from the National Core Indicators (NCI) Adult Consumer Survey, and (c) data from the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) to examine the factors associated with enhanced outcomes for people with IDD.

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The Impact of Community Integrated Employment on Perceptions of Choice and Control among Individuals with I/DD
Jenifer Taylor Eaton, M.Ed., , Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD
Using survey data from individuals and families gathered through the IM4Q initiative, we assessed the relationships between perceptions of choice and control, community-based work status, and category of intellectual disability. Results indicated that higher perceptions of choice and control are correlated with work in a community-integrated setting. Further, individuals with more mild disability status tended to score higher on choice and control compared to those with more severe status.

Leveraging Natural Supports for People with Disabilities and Their Families to Achieve Inclusive Communities
George Gotto, Ph.D., Director, University of Missouri, UCEDD/LEND
There is a need to integrate natural supports with formal paid supports into the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Presenters will address the need to recognize and enhance people�s capacities, strengthen social networks, and leverage resources within environments accessed by everyone. This session addresses integrated supports, self-determination, supports intensity, and health promotion in inclusive settings through the lens of families and professionals.

Pilot of a Community Information and Support Group for Adults on the Autism Spectrum.
Kate Szidon, MS Special Education, Senior Outreach Specialist-Waisman Center, Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND
Dr. Leann DaWalt, Phd, Madison, WI, United States, WI - Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND;

Community stakeholders have long requested organizations address the needs of adults on the autism spectrum living independently in our communities. The Waisman Center piloted an eight week information and support group designed to address the needs of adults on the autism spectrum. Adults participated in information sessions and structured problem solving sessions. Data on participant satisfaction and engagement are discussed as well as recommendations for future groups.

Increasing Participation in Health Care and Personal Safety with Visual Supports
Elizabeth K. Hanson, Ph.D., Associate Professor / LEND Discipline Head, Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Marni Johnson, Au.D., University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, United States, SD - Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

Communication breakdowns lead to misunderstandings that may limit an individual�s ability to fully participate in their own healthcare and activities related to personal safety. This poster will highlight an inter-professional and multi-center collaboration that incorporates visual schedules and video models to help children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities to transition successfully through health care appointments and learn safety routines

Assessing Compliance with CMS� Home and Community Based Services Rule: Michigan�s Managed Care Specialty Service and Supports Waiver
Amal Alsamawi, MPH, Research Assistant, Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD/LEND
Angela Martin, LMSW, Detroit, MI, United States, MI - Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD/LEND;
Sharon Milberger, PhD, Detroit, MI, United States, MI - Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD/LEND;

The Michigan Managed Care Specialty Service and Supports (MSS&S) provides Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) to Medicaid beneficiaries with intellectual/developmental and mental health disabilities. The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (UCEDD) at Wayne State University collaborated with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services surveying individuals (12,316) and their providers (15,524) assessing compliance with the HCBS rule. This presentation will report the 2018 findings.

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