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AUCD - Poster Symposium 2C: Health, Wellness, Recreation & Related Topics 2

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Monday, November 18, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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.


Loneliness in People with Spinal Cord Injury
Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD

The presenter will discuss the importance of understanding and addressing loneliness in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The presentation will review findings from a national survey study of 132 men and 86 women with SCI, the first study to include the full-length UCLA Loneliness Scale. The discussion of findings will focus on the relation of loneliness to gender, injury level, income, relationship status, and employment.

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LEND Family Advocacy Discipline connects Project SEARCH to Wellness
Carrie Burkin, LEND Family Advocacy Discipline Coordinator, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

This poster will review the development of the LEND Family Advocacy Clinical Experience at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The content of the poster will highlight the partnership that was formed with 5 Project SEARCH programs in the Rochester, NY area, and the experiences� focus on wellness. Initial results prove the program had positive wellness related outcomes for young adults with disabilities as they transition into employment.

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The Efficacy of Yoga as an Intervention in Children With Disability: A Systematic Review.
Stephanie Prinsen, Physical Therapy- Student, , Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

As yoga has been commonly used as an adjunct intervention to traditional therapies, there has yet to be a systematic review of Level I Evidence regarding the impacts of yoga on children with or without disability or special medical need. This poster session serves to outline outcome measures, populations, and the impacts yoga has had on children with or without disability.

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ArtAbilities: Honoring Abilities of Students in Special Education through the Arts
Roselyne Antao, BA/Psychology, Family & Community Education Sr. Coordinator, Mailman Center for Child Development/UM

The ArtAbilities program created through a partnership between the Mailman Center and the Miami-Dade Public Schools" Art Department to highlight the artistic abilities of children who are often singled out for their limitations. This poster will feature some of the artworks created by students with disabilities as well as photos from the exhibition and award ceremony. We will share how we are expanding leadership opportunities for these talented young artists.

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Zoo Troop for All in Action
Valerie Rice, Ph.D., , University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND

This presentation provides an overview of the Zoo Troop for All pilot program, an inclusive educational program for children with developmental disabilities developed through a partnership between Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The development, implementation, and evaluation of Zoo Troop for All will be discussed, as well as next steps for the program.

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Community Inclusion, Friendship, and Loneliness in Oregon: Findings from the National Core Indicators Survey
Alice Miller, MSW, MPH, Research Associate, Oregon Institute on Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND

This poster will present data from the National Core Indicators survey. The author will present Oregon findings compared to national norms and other states, as well as identify differences in key indicators associated with residence type, support level, employment and health status, and more.

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Effectiveness of a Physical Activity Intervention on West Virginia Student Participants with Reported Special Health Care Needs
Lesley Cottrell, PhD, Professor, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

In this presentation, we review findings from the Activate! research project. This project was designed to increase physical activity among children (10-17 years) through the public school and home settings. Findings support use of the Activate! curricula for children with special health care needs in these settings using cost-effective strategies.

Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Parks and Recreation Programs
Tom Cosker, MBA, MEd, , A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

The ADA has been in place for almost 30 years and though there are many benefits to the inclusion of people with disabilities in recreation, it is still not as widespread and prevalent as it could be. This research looked at the current landscape of inclusion practices in parks and recreation programs throughout the state of Connecticut and some of the factors effecting inclusion.

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Stoplight Healthy Living- Translating Research Into Practice
Kim Bruns, MS Education, Program Coordinator, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND

Stoplight Healthy Living is a research-based intervention targeting community-dwelling adults with IDD. Six engage the participants in hands-on activities to learn about and practice healthy eating and increased physical activity. Participants learn about dietary choices based on the Stoplight Diet. This program has implications for promoting health and research, practice, and policy on health supports.

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Karaoke for All: Singing the Night Away Together Enhancing Relationships and Participation
Elizabeth Ridgway, OTD, OTR, Asst. Professor/ OT Asst. Chief, Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND

RFK UCEDD and Einstein Buddies� collaborative partnership with individuals/families with disabilities, therapists and medical students created a fun, exciting Karaoke Night for all. The night enhanced participation of people of varied ages and abilities to sing, dance and enjoy the camaraderie of being together. Participation programs like this one improves relationships, knowledge and comfort with disability leading to change and inclusion for all.

Engaging Disability Provider Organizations in Development of an Inclusive Wellness Program
Ann C. Robinson, BS, Health Promotion Health Care Parity Coordinator, The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND

Disability provider organizations currently face problems with workforce recruitment and retention. Inadequate wages and high rates of job-related stress for direct support professionals can contribute to high turnover rates. Workplace wellness programs can increase staff health status and job satisfaction when offered as a benefit. This project engaged Ohio provider organization staff to create an inclusive workplace wellness program that responds directly to the needs of disability providers.

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Does Area Median Income Predict Physical Activity among U.S. Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities?
Henan Li, Phd, MS, , Human Services Research Institute

Using in-person survey data collected from 36 US states in 2017-2018, we examined the relationship between area median income and physical activity among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We found that area median income can predict physical activity in our model after controlling for factors such as census region, personal characteristics and disability diagnoses, residence type, mobility status, and health status.

Bridging the Gap Between Medical and Spiritual Care for Families of Children with Disabilities
Kate Peterson, Master of Theological Studies, , JFK Partners/University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCEDD/LEND

As the practice of spiritual care continues to grow in clinical settings, the question arises: How much do medical providers know about the uses and benefits of clinical spiritual care? This presentation explores the results of a pilot study aimed at answering that question for medical providers working with children and families in the IDD community.

An Updated Look at Girls Night Out: A Social Skills Group for Females with and Without Autism/Related Disabilities
Viviana Desmoineaux, M.A., Speech-Language Pathologist, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND

Girls Night Out (GNO) is a social skills and self-care program designed to address the unique needs of adolescent females with ASD and other related disabilities with the goal of improving social-emotional health. GNO incorporates empirically based strategies and collects data on program outcomes resulting in a meaningful and socially valid intervention for participants. GNO incorporates typically developing peers, providing socially valid cues and reinforcement for use of skills.

A Sense of Belonging: Examples of Inclusive Recreation in Iowa
Anne Crotty, MPH, Program Coordinator, Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND

Inclusive recreation creates opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in recreation opportunities alongside their peers without disabilities, with accommodations as needed. Iowa's UCEDD sponsored mini-grants to community-based organizations to promote inclusive and sustainable recreation programs. This poster will share stories of the selected projects and how each is building a culture of respect and appreciation for people with disabilities as valuable members of their communities.

A survey of participation of children with disabilities in aquatic programs across the United States.
Bridgette Schram, MS, , Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND

This poster will discuss a study that examined current participation rates of children with disabilities in aquatic programs across the United States. Characteristics differentiating low and high inclusion programs are explored, alongside organization�s perceived barriers to increasing participation by children with disabilities. Findings contribute to a better understanding of organizational factors contributing to disability inclusion in aquatic programs. Implications for program development and future research will be presented.

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