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AUCD - Posters: Postsecondary Education

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

Location: Meeting Room Level


Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Applying Universal Design Concepts to Postsecondary Teaching
Steven Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
Roberts, Kelly, Ph.D., HI - Center on Disability Studies

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) builds on pioneer Ron Mace's concept of architectural universal design--creating an environment accessible to anyone. With UDL, this idea is applied to education and the presenters will present, model, and offer techniques to apply UDL in the university classroom.

Postsecondary Disability Services and Disability Studies: A Baseline Study of the Ideologies use by Service Providers
Alberto Guzman, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate I, Sonoran UCEDD

This study explored the ideologies used by postsecondary disability service providers on the implementation of the AHEAD?s program standards. It is argued that the standards, although a useful tool for service providers, lacks a contextual anchor permitting the utilization of diverse and sometimes counterproductive worldviews in the implementation of services.

Project PEER (Postsecondary Education, Employment & Research): A Change in Postsecondary Options
Sarah Rule Salzberg, PhD, Campus liaison, Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Kerry Done, BS, Logan City School District

Project PEER offers 18-21 year-old students with developmental disabilities who are enrolled in publicly-funded special education a university campus-based setting to pursue their education goals. Although their goals may differ from those of traditional degree-seeking students, PEER students pursue them using campus facilities and events. Opportunities for employment training and social contacts are many and varied.

Postsecondary Persistence Intentions in Students with Physical and Sensory Disabilities: An Exploration of Potential Correlates
Emily Lund, Undergraduate student, University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD
A. J. Metz, PhD, University of Utah

This presentation examines the potential correlations between health status, perceived accessibility, family support, social integration, college self-efficacy, stress, and coping and explanatory styles on the persistence intentions of postsecondary students with physical and sensory disabilities.

The E-Mentoring Program
Abby Basbagill, BA, Ms., The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND

Web-based curriculum to teach information technology (IT) skills to students with and without disabilities preparing them for transition from high school to employment or college while connecting students to a mentor.

Parental Perspectives on Post-Secondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Megan Griffin, M.Ed., doctoral candidate, Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND

Post-secondary education is an increasingly viable option for students with intellectual disabilities, yet little is known about parents? perspectives on these options for their sons and daughters. The purpose of this survey was to study their perspectives, and provide this information to researchers and practitioners.