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AUCD - Posters: Partnerships

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Monday, November 9, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room Level


South Dakota's Systems Approach to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Judy Struck, M.A., Executive Director, Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

This poster presentation will present a collaborative statewide effort in South Dakota that addresses the issue of FASD from a multi-faceted approach. The poster is designed to address both prevention and intervention activities across the areas of education, research and services/supports.

Faith-Based Organizational training about how to be more welcoming and accessible to people with disabilities
Marilyn Hammond, Ph.D., Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Sachin Pavithran, M.S., self-advocate, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities
Jeff Sheen, M.S., UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities face attitudinal, communication and physical barriers when they participate in faith-based activities. A statewide training project hopes to positively change attitudes and relationships; improve interaction and communication; identify and resolve barriers; and increase knowledge of resources; which will lead to greater inclusion in faith-based organizations for children and adults with disabilities.

Corporation for National and Community Service
Jewel Bazilio-Bellegarde, Senior Training & Disability Inclusion Officer , Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. CNCS engages four million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities each year through the Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, VISTA, NCCC, and Learn and Serve America programs. This poster will highlight CNCS' partnership with the UCEDDs in efforts to recruit and actively engage members and volunteers of all abilities.

Champions for Inclusive Communities
Diane Behl, M.Ed. , Senior Research Scientist, Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Richard N. Roberts , Ph.D. , UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities
Ginger Payant, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities

Champions for Inclusive Communities is a national leadership center funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and located at Utah's Center for Persons with Disabilities. ChampionsInC supports states and communities in organizing services so families of children and youth with special needs can use them easily. Evidence-based practices as well as examples from exemplary communities will be highlighted.

Accessible Programs, Services, Activities, Facilities?ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plans for State and Local Governments
Alma Ellis, BS, Project Coordinator, Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires state and local governments regardless of size to make their programs, services, activities and employment practices as well as facilities accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities. The self evaluation and transition plan process identifies and rectifies barriers to programs and services.

Partnerships that Support the Use of Data to Address Disparities Experienced by Persons with Developmental Disabilities in North Carolina
Rebecca Edmondson-Pretzel, Ph.D., Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Debra B. Reinhartsen, Ph.D., NC - Center for Development and Learning. Not attending: Karen Luken, NC Office on Disability & Health
Maria Fernandez, NC Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services
Terrie Qadura, NC Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services
Kristine Kelsey, Ph.D., NC - Center for Development and Learning
Rebecca Greenleaf Bailey, M.A., NC - Center for Development and Learning

North Carolina implements the National Core Indicators to gather specific information on health-related behaviors and access to care for persons with DD. The UCEDD's partnerships with other state agencies facilitated the formation of a unique statewide Surveillance Workgroup dedicated to increasing awareness and identifying population concerns and health disparities.

Mississippi Family 2 Family Health Information and Education Center: A Collaborative Model with Title V
Terri "Cookie" Smith, Social Worker, Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD

One-on-one education and outreach to Mississippi's famlies of children and youth with special health care needs

Turning Data into Advocacy: Awareness Champion Program
Adriane Griffen, MPH, CHES, Director of Health Promotion and Partnerships, SBA / AUCD

The Spina Bifida Association developed the Awareness Champion Program in 2008 as a template for chapters and partners. The program features customizable presentations that can be tailored with state data, based on data published in the Birth Defects Research (Part A): Clinical and Molecular Teratology, as well as Census data.

Creating An Inclusive Society: Applying the Principles of Universal Design to Public Policy
Lucille Zeph, Ed.D., Director, UMaine Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies

This session describes a framework to view public policy based upon the principles of universal design. This framework has been used to guide discussions related to the development of both federal and state policy. The intent is to increase access to a broad range of public policy and to decrease the need to establish separate disability specific public policy.