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AUCD - Posters: Advocacy

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Monday, December 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Location: Virtual

Session Description

Poster sessions will take place as on-demand content for all three days of the virtual conference. Posters will be grouped by topic and will contain at a minimum an accessible pdf of the poster, and, if provided by the presenter, a captioned, 2-3 minute pre-recorded presentation video. More information about how to access the posters on the virtual platform and "chat" with poster presenters will be shared with registered, virtual conference attendees.


Getting out the Vote: A Comparison of Accessible Voting Features and Voter Participation


Kira Norton, MPH, , Oregon Institute on Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND

This poster will present a comparison of accessible voting features in Oregon and other states using the 2018-2019 National Core Indicators data. We identify states that have high and low voter participation and describe accessible voting features including guardianship laws, absentee voting, voter ID laws, Motor Voter laws, all-mail elections, and assistive voting machines. Disciplines relevant include law, public administration, public health, disability studies, and advocacy.

A Measurement of Self-Advocacy Awareness in Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Deb Downey, , Center for Disabilities and Development

This poster highlights findings from a survey designed to measure the ability of young adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities to learn important principles of self-advocacy in the setting of a postsecondary education program. Results of the survey suggested this cohort continued to present with gaps in their knowledge of self-advocacy principles and their knowledge of how to apply self-advocacy skills. Implications for teaching of such skills will be shared.

Repurposing Scars and Labels as Buidling Blocks


Sheryl Holt, PhD, MS, PT, Director of Physical Therapy Program, University of MOUNT UNION

People with disabilities experience scarring interactions even from those who purport to help them. Still, incrementally each person can learn to live with their scars, repurposed. These new purposes can engage them in activities that revolutionize the world, pushing limits of accessibility, personal and inter-personal potential. Over time, many describe empowerment in and as a person living with a disability. Rehabilitation, too, must honor these characteristics in identifying human potential.

Supporting Virtual Connections During Social Distancing


Alan Kurtz, Ph.D., Area Coordinator, The University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion, UCEDD

In this poster we describe our efforts to support virtual social interaction for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Maine. Activities included research on existing access and use of the internet and social media, collaboration with agencies and advocacy organizations, the development of tutorials, and direct support to individuals with IDD and their direct support staff. with IDD and their staff.

Understanding the Barriers and Facilitators to Voting for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Sarah Lineberry, MSW, , Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Voting is a fundamental right and an important form of civic participation, but people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) vote at significantly lower rates than people without disabilities. This presentation will share key findings from a systematic review on voting among people with IDD around the world, including ideas to increase access to voting. This poster is relevant to self-advocacy, social work, public policy, and law.

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Network: A model for virtual collaboration and communication supporting a statewide community


Kelly Roberts, PHD, Executive Director, Institute for Human Development, UCEDD

Learn how the Arizona Developmental Disabilities (DD) Network collaborated to implement weekly virtual meeting spaces with the DD community in Arizona, responding to the challenges of COVID-19. These virtual communities of practice were spaces to share stories, questions, answers and resources, with self-advocates, family members, professionals, state agencies and elected officials. The team leveraged each other's strengths to collaborate, meet unmet communication needs and support community voices.



Timotheus Gordon Jr., , Access Living

For his 2020-2021 SARTAC Fellowship, Timotheus "T.J." Gordon, Jr. leading a multimedia campaign called #DisabledIAM. #DisabledIAM is a movement where people are empowered to embrace their disability identity, and tie that identity to various intersecting identities (e.g., race, gender, sexuality, etc.)