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AUCD - Poster Symposium 16: Diversity Fellows

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:15 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.





Having Interdependence (H.I.) - Interactive arts workshop to explore being connected
Brian Be, Actor, LEND Fellow, and Peer Mentor , JFK Partners/University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCEDD/LEND
With such busy minds and deadlines, can we learn to Be present? Yes! Join us for some examples of interactive improvisation and storytelling, connecting to self and others. Where people with and without disabilities engage together on equal ground of the unfamiliar. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable - together. Join Brian Be, Actor, LEND Fellow, and Peer Mentor to play with purpose!

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LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training for Third Year Medical Students on the West Virginia University School of Medicine Family Medicine Clerkship
Cyrus Hajiran, MD, Diversity and Disability Fellow, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Courtney Lanham, MSW, Morgantown, WV, United States, WV - Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

The purpose of this training is to increase participant knowledge and understanding to promote positive, culturally competent attitudes and behaviors towards LGBTQ patients. The training session is structured as a 45 min interactive didactic session with an audience response system followed by a 1.5hr simulation center session with standardized patient encounters and debriefings. Pre and post-session assessments will be use to measure participant achievement of training goals.

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Diversity Fellowship: Somali Community Health Workers
Paula Rabidoux, PhD, LEND Direcctor, Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND
Jibril Mohammed, MA, Columbus, OH, United States, OH - The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Kawther Musa, Columbus, OH, United States, OH - The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Sahra Dahir, Columbus, OH, United States, OH - The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND;

The Diversity Fellowship program was a collaborative effort with Nisonger and a Somali outreach organization (SomaliCAN), to increase the diversity of Nisonger Center trainees. Additional goals included to provide evidence based pre-service training on ASD/DD to licensed Somali Community Health Workers; to develop and disseminate accessible evidence-based information on ASD/DD within the Somali community; and to identify barriers to early intervention among Somali Americans families in Central Ohio.

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Partners in Diversity and Inclusion: A Diversity Fellowship with a Mixed-Methods Approach
Jennifer Chen, Diversity Fellow, Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND
^Ken Capone, Baltimore, MD, United States, MD - Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND;
Christine Schoenberger, MHS, Baltimore, MD, United States, MD - Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND;
This research describes a diversity fellowship project completed at the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute in partnership with statewide advocacy group, People On the Go (POG). The fellow led a process with POG to develop a diversity mission and employed a number of data collection methods to maximize participant response rates. POG is moving forward with plans to conduct further outreach in diverse communities.

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Living 'The Social Life of TBI': On the Value of Embodied Research
Austin Duncan, MPA, , Sonoran UCEDD
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a common yet poorly understood cause of disability. This poster presents the researcher's own experience with TBI, contrasting it with research he is conducting on the injury. The project demonstrates how TBI is physically embodied and socially constructed along with the value that similar approaches in Embodied Research can bring to Disability Studies and other disciplines.

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Utah?s Native American Population, Leadership, and Disabilities: Challenges and Approaches
Eduardo Ortiz, Ph.D, , Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Eduardo Ortiz, Ph.D, USU, Logan, UT, United States, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Erica Ficklin, USU, Logan, UT, United States, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Gretchen Peacock, Ph.D, USU, Logan, UT, United States, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

As part of a collaborative project focused on increasing awareness of disability issues within Native American (NA) populations in Utah and building disability leadership opportunities, we will describe lessons learned about the complexity and importance of working alongside NA communities on disabilities issues. Additionally, a NA project fellow will share her experiences, insights, and recommendations. This initiative represents an opportunity to think and work collaboratively on multicultural disability topics.

Increasing Cultural and Linguistic Competence of the Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Graciela Olivas, Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Diversity Fellow & Trainee, Sonoran UCEDD
This presentation describes the project of a Sonoran UCEDD 2017-2018 Diversity Fellow. It reports the general findings of the Sonoran UCEDD?s self-assessment of cultural and linguistic competence and outlines the Fellow?s specific project to develop a process, policy, and instrument for collecting race, ethnic, language, and disability data from recipients of UCEDD services

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Community Outreach and Education on Traumatic Brain Injury in a Southwestern Tribal Community.
Christie Kelly, PhD Student, , Sonoran UCEDD
In this presentation, I outline the process for collaborating with an American Indian tribal community to implement community outreach and education on traumatic brain injury. I discuss the process for creating partnerships and connections with community organizations and groups to increase knowledge on signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI), incidence of TBI in tribal communities, and access to community resources for living with TBI.

Engaging Underserved Communities to Address Chronic Inequities in Accessing DD Services in California Related to Race, Ethnicity, and Language
Roxanna Topete, Juris Doctorate , , USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
This poster will describe the Equity Diversity Fellow�s completed project experience which was understanding why certain racial groups are experiencing barriers in accessing Developmental Disability (DD) services, empowering these families to have a voice in the reform process of California�s Regional Centers and understanding how the California DD Network works to create a synergy that maximizes potential systemic change in California not possible by the action of a single organization

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Promoting the Creation of Accessible Classrooms in Higher Education
Nell Koneczny, PhD Student, Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
This presentation will outline how members of higher education institutions may promote the creation of accessible classrooms. A disabled student from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will share information from the training created at UIC and prompt small and large group discussions as well as provide specific action steps for AUCD participants to use to nurture the development of accessible classrooms at their own universities.

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