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AUCD - Poster Symposium 1C: Health, Wellness, Recreation & Related Topics 1

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

Location: Congressional C

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.


Barriers to the SLP Referral Process
Elizabeth Cleveland, M.S., CCC-SLP, Ms., Partners for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD/LEND

Speech-Language Pathologists are known to provide intervention for children and adults with diverse abilities and diagnoses, but frequently refrain from referring for additional testing and in-depth diagnostic evaluations. This poster explains survey results about possible barriers to the SLP referral process and examines the differences between the barriers as they relate to both specific diagnoses (ASD, FASD, and ID) and as they relate to external vs. internal barriers.

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Peer Support - Mutual Learning
Guy Caruso, Ph.D., Western Coordinator, Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD

Peer supports has played an important role in promoting quality of life and wellness for people with mental illness and substance abuse. We believe peer supports may be valuable to a broad range of cross-disability and cross-system stakeholders and have developed a training curriculum to prepare a range of peer specialists. Particular attention will be focused on young adults in transition from school to adult life.

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Relate to Me: Promoting Relational and Sexual Health for Adults with IDD
Jillian Ober, MA, Program Manager, The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND

Collaborating with universal design researchers from the Human Development Institute at University of Kentucky, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center�s Social Programs developed and piloted Relate to Me, a ten-week, group-based curriculum that promotes relational and sexual health for young adults with IDD. Relate to Me offers participants the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence in navigating these important topics.

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"Walking in Our Shoes"; Parents and Providers Together Teach Patient-Centered Care in WVU's Simulation Center to interprofessional team learners
Lori Heginbotham, Master in Educational Admin & Curriculum Dev , Program Manager, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities is piloting an interprofessional education simulation experience in caring for children with special health care needs for residents and medical students, pharmacy, and nursing students. This parent-led presentation will describe the simulation�s development and implementation and the parent partnerships developed with the school of medicine faculty. The simulation exercise is an adaptation of Project DOCC (Delivery of Chronic Care).

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Reducing the Prevalence of Diabetes Among Persons with Disabilities in Florida.
Bryan Russell, B.A., Disability and Health Program Manager, Florida Department of Health

Persons with disabilities (PWD) in Florida have limited opportunities for physical activity and nutritious food, leading to obesity rates nearly twice the national average and a greater risk of developing diabetes. Accordingly, Florida Disability and Health Program (DHP) has implemented an adapted National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) using an adapted curriculum. This poster will examine the implementation process, barriers and facilitators, and steps for continued improvement.

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Creating Access to Health Promotion Programs for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Elizabeth Janks, MSW, Associate Director of Training and Education, Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD/LEND

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are more prone to higher rates of chronic illness compared to individuals without a disability. People with I/DD want to participate in health promotion activities but are challenged by accessibility to these programs.. This poster will provide evidence based tools to increase the accessibility of health promotion programs for people with disabilities.

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Creating a Webpage to Encourage Tobacco Cessation among People with Disabilities and Support Staff
Erica Coleman, MS, Coordinator, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND

This presentation will provide an overview of a tobacco cessation webpage created by the Ohio Disability and Health Program. Participants will hear testimonials from LIFT (Living Independent From Tobacco) workshop participants with disabilities, the staff who support them, and professionals who have taught the curriculum and experience resources for each group highlighting specific tips and guidance for those trying to quit using tobacco

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Service Delivery Models of School Based Speech Language Pathologists in Connecticut
Karen Bassilakis, MA, , A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

This research project was completed to explore how speech language pathologists (SLPs) in schools in Connecticut provide services to their students. While IDEA states that students must be educated in the least restrictive environment, SLPs report providing pull out services the majority of the time. This research serves as a basis for exploring service delivery models, and the reason behind them, of school SLPs across the country.

Connecticut Primary Care Physicians Providing Primary Care to Adults with Disabilities
Tara Lutz, PhD, MPH, CHES, Training Director, A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

The purpose of this study was to describe the knowledge and skills of CT primary care physicians providing care to adults with disabilities. Ninety-one physicians responded. The biggest challenges to providing care reported were not enough time followed by lack of knowledge of community resources. Participants also reported an interest in receiving training, presenting an opportunity to increase provider competency to improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities.

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Environmental Scan of Emergency Department Procedures for Treating Patients with Disabilities: Findings from One Connecticut Academic Medical Center
Kelly E Ferreira, PhD, , A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

The current research examines the level of knowledge and skills among emergency department (ED) clinical and non-clinical staff in providing emergency care for people with disabilities (PWD). Twenty-four ED staff completed the survey, and results found that knowledge and training in providing emergency care for PWD were limited, but that most of these staff would like to receive additional training in the area.

Multimorbidity and unplanned hospital utilization in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A cross-sectional study
Kathleen Sutton, PT, DPT, MPH, , Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often have unique health needs, but the extent to which they are affected by multimorbidity (having multiple co-existing health conditions) is under-researched. This creates gaps in understanding how to best meet these needs in ways that are inclusive and person-centered. This study examined multimorbidity and its relationship to unplanned hospital utilization as well as the implications for healthcare providers.

A Psychologist's Scope of Practice: Problem-Solving Patient Barriers A cross Disciplines
Stephanie Bader, Ph.D., Program Director, Behavioral Psychology Program, Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND

Psychologists are specialized mental health professionals whose scope of practice includes treating individuals with psychological or behavioral barriers to accessing services. In this poster, the presenters will highlight how collaboration with psychologists can benefit the work of physicians, dentists, and assistive technology professionals to help overcome barriers to service provision.

Disability and Health Across Oregon: Using Community Listening Sessions to Inform Health Promotion Programming
Lindsay Sauve, MPH, Program and Evaluation Manager, Oregon Institute on Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND

In 2018-2019, the OHSU UCEDD and Oregon Office on Disability and Health partnered to conduct listening sessions with professionals, care providers and people with I/DD across Oregon. The goal of the sessions was to better understand the barriers to health and wellness for people with I/DD. The sessions identified unique training and resource needs in rural and metro areas and will inform development of statewide interventions.

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Health U. - A Weight Loss Intervention for Youth with IDD
Carol Curtin, PhD, LICSW, Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UCEDD/LEND

Health U. was a family-based behavioral intervention randomized controlled trial for weight loss for youth with intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD) ages 15-22 years who met criteria for overweight or obesity. The nutrition and physical activity education, nutritional counseling, and behavioral intervention components of the program will be presented along with outcome data on participant weight loss and nutrition knowledge.

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New School Nursing: A Model of Care to Meet the Needs of Students with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Kathryn Bouziane, BSH, RN, , Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND

New School Nursing: A Model of Care to Meet the Needs of Students with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, is a comprehensive guide that empowers school nurses with enhanced knowledge, attitude, and skill so that they may better serve students and families as an extension of the medical home. This text provides school nurses with education related to pathophysiology, clinical care, interdisciplinary collaboration, communication, cultural competency, diversity, inclusion and much more.

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Scoping Review. Physical Activity to Decrease Health Disparities for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Can Social Marketing play a role?
Angela Makris, MPH, Ms, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD

Social Marketing which draws from behavioral theory, persuasion psychology, and marketing science, can play a significant role in shaping physical activity interventions for people with intellectual disabilities which can be applied in a variety of sectors, including physical therapy and primary care. Social marketing can create tailored behavior change intervention to increase physical activity for adults with intellectual disabilities with the aim to decrease health disparities for this target population.

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Wisconsin Longitudinal Study of Adult Long-Term Care Supports: What�s been learned over 2 waves of data collection
Leann DaWalt, PhD, UCEDD Director, Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND

The Wisconsin UCEDD is conducting a 5 year study to understand changes in services, choice, and quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who receive state-funded adult long-term care supports. An online survey was distributed in 2017 and 2019. This poster aims to present findings on how different service provision models influence access, choice, and quality of life outcomes between data collection waves 1 and 2.