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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Session Description

Concurrent Sessions 37-45




Presenters

Facilitating the Development of International Leadership in Inclusive Practices
Brian Abery, PhD, Co-Dir. Educ. Assessment & Intervention Program, Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND
Renata Ticha, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, MN - Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND;
Donald Lavin, MA, Strengths at Work LLC, Coon Rapids, MN, United States;
Aliya Candeloro, BA, Eurasia Foundation, Washington D.C., DC, United States;
Olha Telna, PhD, Kharkiv Academy for Humanitarian & Educational Studies, Kharkiv, MN, Ukraine;
Manuk Khachatryan, MA, Teach for Armenia, Yerevan, AZ, Armenia;
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This presentation will focus on the Institute on Community Integration's work in supporting the development of international leadership in inclusive education, employment, and community living services. The panel will provide information with respect to approaches taken to develop and sustain professional and program development in Armenia, India, Kazakstan, Russia, and Ukraine as well as include presentations by international fellows describing how they are fostering enhanced inclusion in their countries.


Building interdisciplinary teams to improve access to high quality assessment for children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing with developmental disabilities
Deborah Mood, Ph.D., Psychologist, JFK Partners/University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCEDD/LEND
Jack Roush, Au.D., Chapel Hill, NC, United States, NC - Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Susan Wiley, M.D., Cincinnati, OH, United States, OH - University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;
Amy Szarkowski, Ph.D., Boston, MA, United States, MA - Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;
Jean Mankowski, Ph.D., Chapel Hill, NC, United States, NC - Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Stephanie Fox, Ph.D., Chapel Hill, NC, United States, NC - Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

Children who are DHH with comorbid developmental disabilities present with complex developmental and medical needs requiring the expertise of professionals from multiple disciplines. This presentation will examine conditions that co-occur in children who are DHH and review the advantages and challenges associated with center-based interdisciplinary evaluation procedures currently employed in four university-affiliated institutions. Considerations in fair assessment procedures with this population will be included.

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Belonging in Our Communities: Strengths-Based Approaches to Supporting Inclusion and Success
Sheida Raley, M.Ed., Doctoral Candidate, UCEDD Trainee, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND
Karrie A. Shogren, Ph.D., Lawrence, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
James Thompson, Ph.D., Lawrence, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Evan Dean, Ph.D., Lawrence, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Katey Burke, M.Ed., Lawrence, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Mayumi Hagiwara, M.S., Lawrence, KS, United States, KS - Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND;

This proposal will highlight multiple related research projects with the common goal of impacting change, capacity building, and advocacy for people with disabilities through strengths-based approaches. These projects include assessment and application of evidence-based interventions to enhance self-determination in education and adult services contexts as well as measurement and identification of support needs. Investigators and trainees will share research, tools, and experiences with attendees.


Putting it into Practice: Strategically Supporting Exemplary Interdisciplinary Clinics for Training in Challenging Times
Amy Whitehead, MPA, Clinics Program Manager, Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND
Anne B. Harris, PhD, MPH, RD, Madison, WI, United States, WI - Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Sharon Gartland, OTD, OTR/L, Madison, WI, United States, WI - Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND;

Aligning best practices promoted by UCEDD and LEND programs for interdisciplinary, patient and family-centered care service provision within current health care systems can be challenging. This session will provide a forum for participants to learn from the activities completed at the Waisman Center Clinics during a strategic planning/doing process involving UCEDD & LEND programs, and an opportunity to share and learn from similar activities conducted in other programs.

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Powerful Partnerships Interdisciplinary Workshop: Importance of "Narrative" in Forming Parent-Professional Partnerships to Achieve Optimal Health Outcomes for children with disabilities
McCafferty S. Kermon, BFA, LEND Advocacy Faculty, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Kim Brossart, MPH, Tucson, AZ, United States, AZ - The University of Arizona, LEND;
Angela M. Rosenberg, PT, DrPH, Tucson, AZ, United States, AZ - The University of Arizona, LEND;
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Workshop goal: Participants understand the necessity of developing strong parent-professional partnerships for optimal health outcomes for children with disabilities. Core activities underscore the power and importance of personal story to increase the likelihood health care messages arereceived and implemented. Participants explore concepts of inclusion/exclusion as they relate to creating successful partnerships and engage in experiential learning to facilitate connection through listening with intention-- bringing health theory to life.

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Human Development Institute?s Family Mentorship Program: Building Relationships with People with Disabilities and Their Families and Trainees
Walt Bower, Ph.D., Preservice Training Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD
Carrie Canady, Lexington, KY, United States;
Brent Canady, Lexington, KY, United States;
Kahyah Pinkman, Lexington, KY, United States, KY - Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD;

The University of Kentucky?s Human Development Institute (HDI) has a family mentorship program where we match individual students with a family of a child, adolescent or young adult with a significant disability, so that they can learn first-hand from the family?s perspective. The panelists will share their experiences in the family mentorship program from the perspectives of a family mentor and a current trainee learning from a mentor family.


Preparing for Employment through Higher Education: Innovative Practices for Students with Intellectual Disability
Debra Hart, M.S, Principal Investigator, Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
Cate Weir, M.Ed., Charlotte, NC, United States, MA - Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;
Margo Izzo, Ph.D., Columbus, OH, United States, OH - The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Jeff Sheen, Ph.D., Logan, UT, United States, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

Students with intellectual disability are preparing for employment through postsecondary education. This panel presentation describes the employment activities of students attending Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSIDs) and findings from a focus group study on strategies and challenges to obtaining paid employment for students with ID in college and after. Two TPSID programs share activities they used to support students with ID to obtain employment.


Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: An Opportunity for Inclusion?
Sarah Swanson, MPH, Family Support Community Outreach Specialist, Munroe-Meyer Institute of Genetics & Rehabilitation, UCEDD/LEND
Joe Caldwell, PhD, National Council on Aging, Arlington, VA, United States;
David Deere, MSW, MTh, Little Rock, AR, United States, AR - Partners for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD/LEND;
Wanda Willis, JD, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, Nashville, TN, United States;
Elise McMillan, JD, Nashville, TN, United States, TN - Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND;
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States are shifting the management of both Medicaid medical and non-medical (long-term services and supports) programs to Managed Care Organizations in an attempt to achieve the triple aim of decreased cost, improved health outcomes & improved patient satisfaction. In this session, participants will learn the reasons for this policy shift, be presented with best practice models and understand how they can influence quality programming with this policy change.

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The Science, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Disability: The Intersection of Disability Identity and Science
Angela Martin, LMSW, Senior Associate Director , Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD/LEND
Kara Ayers, PhD, Cincinnati, OH, United States, OH - University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;
Jack Brandt, MS, Richmond, VA, United States, VA - Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
John Constantino, MD, St. Louis, MO, United States, MO - Washington University in St. Louis Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities R - IDDRC;
Amy Hewitt, PhD, Minneapolis, MN, MN - Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND;
Scott Pomeroy, Boston, MA, MA - Children's Hospital Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center - IDDRC;
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AUCD is a diverse network of individuals, family members, trainees, faculty and researchers. This diversity has contributed to best practices in multiple fields. This interactive session will discuss disability identity, the cultural and social aspects of disability, and how it intersects with innovative research in the field of I/DD.

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Artistic Expression
Julie Pickens, PhD, , Savannah College of Art and Design
Kerrie Ramsdell, MS, LOTR, New Orleans, LA, United States, LA - Louisiana State University Human Development Center - New Orleans, UCEDD/LEND;
Jill Scheibler, PhD, Make Studio, Baltimore, MD, United States;
Cathy Goucher, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT, Make Studio, Baltimore, MD;
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The arts provides great opportunity to express things that are difficult to put into words. Use of artistic expression can also be a great outlet for young people with disabilities to showcase their talents, cultural experiences, and self-advocate to make sure that they are heard and their needs are met.


Systems of School and Community Support
Naomi Brickel, MS.Ed., Director, community Support Network, Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Steve Rock, Ph D, Reno, NV, NV - Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Kathryn Roose, M.A., BCBA, LBA, Reno, NV, NV - Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Juan Carlos Vazquez, Master's, Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Libby Oseguera, Master's, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Kaci Fleetwood PhD;Jodie Soracco M.Ed, Reno, NV, NV - Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
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This session will provide an overview of three processes used to successfully address barriers to family engagement and student success including a tool to promote student engagement in the IEP process, a framework for behavioral/mental health supports, and one UCEDD�s effort to successfully engage Latino families in adult service provision

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