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AUCD - Posters: Disability Studies

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

Location: Meeting Room Level


It's About Time: 2009 Follow-up Survey of Completers of the Interdisciplinary Certificate in the Field of Disability Studies
Mary Ellen Zeppuhar, Ed.D., Assistant Director for Pre-service Education, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Emily Garnett, BS, West Virginia University (research stipend trainee - Disability Studies Program)

A quantitative and qualitative look at the value of the Interdisciplinary Certificate in the Field of Disability Studies at West Virginia University in the lives, majors, and careers of program completers.

The impact of early adaptability on socialization in middle childhood
Eric Moody, Ph.D., Asst Prof, JFK Partners/University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCEDD/LEND
Eileen Leuthe, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Denver, CO - JFK Partners
Susan Hepburn, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Denver, CO - JFK Partners

This study focuses on understanding the developmental course socialization in children with developmental disabilities. Findings from an 8 year longitudinal study are reported showing that early adaptability is related to later socialization. This will be of interest to clinicians, service providers and researchers, and may lead to more refined interventions.

State of the States on Abuse and Neglect of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Christy Carroll, Ph.D., Associate Director of Development, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD
Efthalia Esser, M.S., ND - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities

The aim of the project is to collect data from all fifty states on the number of reported cases of abuse and neglect of individuals with developmental disabilities for a period of ten years. The collected data will be compiled into a document which will be published in the near future.

Infusion Guidelines for Disability and Family-Centered Care Curricula of LEND Participating Graduate Schools at the University of Connecticut.
Kathleen O'Mahoney, MSW, Research Assistant, A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

A review of the 2008/2009 course catalog of LEND participating University of Connecticut schools for mention of ?disability? or ?family?-centered care practices in the core course titles and descriptions, and research and creation of general and school specific guidelines for disability and family-centered care content infusion