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AUCD - Poster Symposium 1A: Transition

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Monday, November 18, 2019 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Congressional A

Session Description

All posters for the AUCD Conference will be presented throughout Monday and Tuesday 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 available electronically in the conference app and linked below.


Developing a Transition Timeline for Families: A Parent-Professional Partnership
Caroline Coffield, PhD, Assistant Professor, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

?Transition to Adulthood for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Timeline for Parents,? provides a one-page overview of considerations at different points throughout transition, national resources, and information about services in New Jersey. To ensure this resource reflects the informational needs of families, the UCEDD/LEND partnered with a diverse group of parent leaders. This presentation focuses on the parent-professional partnership for identifying and implementing changes to maximize accessibility and applicability.

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Transition Tennessee: A Blueprint on Preparing Students with Disabilities for Life After High School
Jessica Awsumb, Ph.D., Research Associate, Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND

Helping students transition well to adulthood is a primary purpose of special education. Stakeholders involved in the transition process need comprehensive and easily accessible training and resources to consistently deliver exemplary services to students with disabilities. We will share our online portal for high-quality, on-demand professional development. This online professional development series addresses the best of what we know works for promoting successful transitions for students with disabilities.

Delivering Exemplary Pre-Employment Transition Services: How Stakeholder Feedback Can Drive Implementation
Jessica Awsumb, Ph.D., Research Associate, Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND

Equipping youth with disabilities for the world of work is at the heart of strong transition services. In this presentation, we share a study in which we captured the views of more than 1,000 transition stakeholders to drive the delivery of Pre-ETS services in Tennessee. We share key findings, address implications for Pre-ETS delivery, and share resources we created to better connect youth with disabilities to desired employment outcomes.

Post-Secondary Success Stories: Perspectives of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Katherine Brendli, , Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

This presentation will share the perspectives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who experienced post-secondary success in the domains of post-secondary education, employment, and independent living. Implications for future research, policy, and practice are provided.

The Impact of Goal Types and Personal Factors on Goal Attainment for Transition-Age Students with Intellectual Disability
Kathryn Burke, MEd, , Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD

This session will address how the types of goals transition-age students with intellectual disability choose to set using the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) and students� personal factors predict levels of goal attainment. This study is part of a series of analyses on the impact of teacher implementation of the SDLMI, an evidence-based practice to promote self-determination, led by researchers at UCEDDs in Kansas and Rhode Island.

Leading the way- CDD developing employability skills curriculum for high school students with disabilities in Texas
Jacqueline Turner, PhD, Research Specialist, Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD

Learn the steps taken to develop a research based high school elective and how the UCEDDs, Workforce Commission and Educators collaborate to create an innovative employability skills curriculum for high school students with disabilities.

Inter-agency Collaboration Capacity Building between Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Meagan Orsag, PhD, Associate Director, Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD

The Capacity Building project was established by the Center on Disability and Development to provide training and technical assistance to regional and local transition teams for the purpose of building statewide capacity in providing quality transition services to students with disabilities. Join us to experience the successes of Capacity Building and interactive activities proven to improve the capacity of communities across Texas.

Transitioning to Adulthood: How to Plan for It
Tammy Fried, MSW, Clinical Social Worker

Transition from high school to adulthood can be a stressful time for families of children with developmental disabilities. Families often hear the word transition and know that they need to plan for their child�s future but do not know where or how to start. This can cause stress for the family and for the individual. This presentation will focus on how to prepare families for transition and decrease stress.

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Evaluation of the Impact of a Telehealth Series on Supporting Transition Needs of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
E ZHANG, PHD, , Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND

Providers? competence in supporting youth and young adults with developmental disabilities? transition needs is important. The presentation will share how Project ECHO, a form of telehealth, was used to connect healthcare professionals and other professionals in the community to increase competence in supporting transition needs. The presentation will share data measuring the impact of the telehealth training on attendees? knowledge and self-efficacy in supporting transition needs.

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