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Monday, November 12, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Session Description

Concurrent Sessions 19-27


Kessler Foundation National Employment Disability Survey-Supervisors Perspective


John O'Neill, PhD, Director, Employment Research, Kessler Foundation
Andrew Houtenville , PhD, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States;
Kim Phillps , PhD, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States;
Elaine Katz, MS, East Hanover, NJ, United States;

Key findings will be presented from the 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives (KFNEDS-SP). Six thousand supervisors participated and provided information about most-used employer practices, most effective practices, and emerging practices showing promise of improving employment for people with disabilities. The presentation will cover how employers are recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, accommodating, and retaining employees both with and without disabilities.

The Fulbright Program: An Opportunity to Expand the Network�s International Reach


Toby Long, PhD, Professor, Georgetown University
Lana Svien, PhD, Vermillion, SD, United States, SD - Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Jessica Jagger, PhD, Quantico, VA, United States;
Ilaria Navarro, MS, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States, DC - Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, UCEDD;
Michelline Granjean, Washington, DC, United States;

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Universities worldwide partner with the Fulbright program to access disability specialists to assist them with planning for and implementing inclusion initiatives. The panel will discuss the variety of Fulbright programs available emphasizing the Specialist and Scholar Programs that may be of particular interest to AUCD network staff and faculty.

Creating Accessible Documents: Reaching People of All Abilities


Jessi Wright, MBA, Principal Investigator, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Doug Cumpston, Morgantown, WV, United States, WV - Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

As individuals, professionals, and advocates, we share information with others in our communities. Those communities may be geographical or communities of interest, action, practice or circumstance. To be inclusive, we need to ensure the information we are providing is fully accessible. This interactive presentation walks participants through the steps of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and converting them to accessible PDF documents. Bring a laptop with Microsoft Word installed.

Building Inclusive Communities...From the Group Up!


Rene Jamison, Ph. D, Associate Professor, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND
Jessica Schuttler, Ph D, Kansas City, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Mallorey Marek, MSW , Kansas City, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
GNO Participant, Gladstone, MO;
GNO Parent, Gladstone, MO;

Girls Night Out (GNO) has been known as a social skills group for adolescent girls with autism and other developmental disabilities, but shifted to mean much more than a social skills group! While groups are at the heart, the spirit of GNO expanded to include research on girls with and without ASD, training and replication of the model, and collaborations with community partners to truly build "inclusive communities."

Build and Customize a Digital College and Career Readiness Course Optimized for Blended Learning with the EnvisionIT Curriculum


Margo Izzo, PhD, , The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND
Andrew Buck, MA, Columbus, OH, OH - The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Alexa Murray, M.A., Columbus, OH, OH - The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Participants will learn to preview, access, and implement the EnvisionIT Curriculum, a free, evidenced-based, standards-aligned, college and career readiness intervention for 21st Century students in middle and high school. Bring your own device to begin building and customizing an academic course or transition planning program that meets the needs of your students and organization. Case studies, research results, and sustainability strategies from active school sites will be shared.

ThinkWork: Building an Evidence-Based, Holistic Approach to Advancing Integrated Employment


John Butterworth, PhD, Director of State Systems and Evaluation, Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
john butterworth, PhD, institute for community inclusion/umass boston, Boston, MA, United States;
cindy thomas, MS, institute for community inclusion/umass boston, Boston, MA, United States;
Kelly Nye Lengerman , PhD, Minneapolis, MN, United States;
Mary Lee Fay, MS, Washington, DC , DC, United States;
Liz Weintraub , (invited) , AUCD, Washington, DC, DC, United States;

The RRTC on Advancing Employment for Individuals with IDD has undertaken research to develop strategies to support individuals and families, employment consultants, service providers and policy makers in improving employment outcomes. The presenters, representing policy, research, and self-advocacy, will share findings from the project�s activities and discuss implications for making Employment First a reality across the country.

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Intersectional Identities, Inclusion, and Belonging: Research and the Disabled Latinx Community


Katherine Perez, JD, , Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Maria Conchita Hernandez, MAT, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., DC, United States;
Ralph Yaniz, MA, MBA, National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD), Chicago, IL, United States;
Kristen Salkas, MS, Chicago, IL, United States, IL - Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Lisette Torres-Gerald, MS, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, United States;
Leonor Vanik, MUPP, National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities, Chicago, IL, United States;

This panel describes the efforts of the National Coalition of Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD) in conducting intersectional research and connecting it to grassroots development, advocacy, and policy efforts. CNLD shares results of their national assessment study on the Needs and Identification of Latinxs with Disabilities, which has a provided a baseline for CNLD�s work, and describes their current research and advocacy efforts at the intersection of immigration and disability.

FASD: What Your Program Can Do to Make a Difference


David Deere, MSW, MTh, Director, Partners for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD/LEND
Wendy Parent-Johnson, PhD, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, SD - Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
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Leah Davies, LMSW, Austin, TX, United States, TX - Texas Center for Disability Studies, UCEDD;
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are the leading cause of preventable intellectual disabilities, affecting approximately 1 in 20 persons and costing the nation more than $4 billion annually. Participants in this presentation will learn how their programs can engage their communities to support persons with FASD. Presenters from four UCEDDs or LENDs will describe their programs and resources available from CDC and the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Making a Collective Impact for Community Inclusion


Lauren Weaver, M.S., Behavior Analyst in Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND
Jen Smith, PsyD, LEND Director, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
Whitney Loring,PsyD,Nashville,TN,United States,TN - Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND
Presentation will discuss two community inclusion programs in metropolitan areas that are collaborations between disability experts and community venues including an international airport, professional sports teams, zoos, ballets, operas, theatres, and museums. Attendees will hear steps taken to develop these programs and how to apply steps in their own communities.

Systems of Care and Autism Diagnosis in Communities


Anne Ouwerkerk, Doctor of Education, Kearsarge Regional School District
Kathleen Simcoe, M.Ed. , Behavior Analyst, Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND
Donna Hunter, Ed.D., Principal, USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
Dr. Donna Hunter,Ed.D,Walnut,CA,United States,CA - USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
LaDonna Hughley,B.S.,Colored My Mind Foundation,Calabasas,CA,United States
Shawna Watley,M.A.,Senior Policy Adviser, Holland & Knight,Washington,DC,United States
This session will provide three different perspectives on family and community supports for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Information will be shared about caregiver experiences in early childhood special education and diagnosis in the African American community, and the development of a statewide model for caregiver training.

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Saving Babies, Protecting People: CDC is Making a Difference Across the Lifespan


Nicole Fehrenbach, Masters of Public Policy (MPP), Deputy Division Director , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NaTasha Hollis, PhD, Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCBDDD-Division of Human Development and Disability
Cynthia Hinton, PhD, MPH, Health Scientist, CDC
Esther Ellis,PhD,VI Department of Health,St. Croix,VI,United States
Robert C. Fifer,PhD,University of Miami,Miami,FL,United States
Nicole Fehrenback,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Silver Spring,MD,United States
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) works to ensure babies are born healthy, children reach their potential and, everyone thrives. We present three NCBDDD projects exemplifying the breadth and depth of the work we do to bring that vision to fruition.

Exploring Personal Autonomy, Guardianship Reform and Supported Decision Making


Michael Kendrick, PhD, Director of Supported Decision Making Initiatives, Center for Public Representation
Valerie Bradley, MA, President Emerita, Human Services Research Institute
Ruth Luckasson,PhD,Chair, Department of Special Education, University of New Mexico,Albuquerque,NM,United States
Jane St John,Kansas City,MO,United States,MO - University of Missouri, UCEDD/LEND
Anna Krieger,LLB,Center for Public Representation,Newton, MA,MA,United States
In recent years there has been a heightened emphasis on practices and approaches that strengthen the autonomy of persons with disabilities. This has in turn led to some major rethinking of guardianship practices and how these might better support this trend. This session will examine various aspects of this emerging trend.

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