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AUCD - Posters: Consumer Leadership

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

Location: Meeting Room Level


What Is Youth Leadership? Perspectives from Young Adults with Disabilities
Colleen Moss, Project Coordinator, Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND
Beth Swedeen, WI - Waisman Center

Youth leadership may be the least explored and understood component of self-determination. This session presents findings from a research study involving interviews with young adults with disabilities about their perspectives on leadership and their experiences as youth leaders. Strategies, tips and recommendations for fostering youth leadership opportunities will be shared.

AUCD Council on Community Advocacy 2009-2011 Strategic Plan
Karen Irick, Parent, Consumer and Family Member Participation on Monito, Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Cathy Haarstad, MS, Research Associate, ND - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Sharon Jodock-King, Self-Advocate, WA - Center on Human Development and Disabilities
Mitchell Levitz, Self-Advocate, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development
Jan Moss, Family Advocate, OK - University of Oklahoma Health SCIS CTR, DBP
Mark Smith, MS, Parent/Family Advocate, NE - Nebraska UCEDD
Susan Yuan, PhD, Parent, VT - Center on Disability and Community Inclusion

This proposal serves as a best-practice model to promote meaningful participation and leadership roles within the AUCD, the UCEDD and LEND networks, and the disability community/field on strategic planning efforts with a focus on self-advocacy and family leadership.

Youth LEAD: Promoting change in-person and on-line
Alexis Petri, MA, 1. Propelling toward a brighter future through pos, University of Missouri, UCEDD/LEND
Arden Day, BS, MO - UMKC Institute for Human Development (UCE)

This poster session presents information about Youth LEAD ? a leadership program for teens and young adults with developmental disabilities. Youth LEAD has lessons learned and success stories to share. The poster and handouts will present our challenges, conclusions and solutions, and new opportunities for building community to change systems.