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AUCD - Posters: Community Living & Supports

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

Location: Virtual


Relationships Between Support Needs, Service Use, and Personal Outcomes for People who use Developmental Disability Waiver Services in Virginia


Seb Prohn, Ph.D., , Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

This study combined Medicaid expenditures, support needs, and wellness and personal opportunity outcomes (National Core Indicator In-Person Survey) from approximately 1500 waiver users in 2017 and 2018. Using structural equation modeling, we simultaneously examined the relationship between multiple predictors (e.g. residential type, age, support needs, etc.) and outcomes (e.g., community participation, etc.) to determine which service environments and personal characteristics were related to the best personal outcomes.

Community Living Ambassadors


Tammie Amsbaugh, BA, Program Manager, Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND

The Community Ambassador project is a partnership between the Center for Disabilities and Development and the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council. The presenters are prepared to describe their personal experiences with the living in an institution and the transition to community living.

The Maine Trykers: An Interprofessional Project to Support Community Mobility and Participation


Kathryn Loukas, OTD, MS, OTR/L, Training Director, The Maine LEND Program

Maine Trykers is a program with AMBUCS to promote community inclusion. The Maine LEND became a Chapter of this program and to provide mobility, play, and community recreation through cycling. Interprofessional trainees and faculty in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Special Education, Speech Pathology, Nursing, social work, school psychology, audiology, family, and self-advocates work with families and agencies to provide customized cycles for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

The Community Investment Fund - Promoting Innovations in Inclusion since 2015


Kim Brown, BSW, MSW, Project Director, University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD

Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) members from the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities share a poster describing the Community Investment Fund. The CIF, established in 2015, supports innovative projects that help Montanans with disabilities live, learn, work and play alongside people without disabilities. CAC members developed the fund parameters and forms, advertise each year, review and score the applications, award the funds, and evaluate final project reports.

The Benefits of Service Dogs for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Amy Frechette, A.S., None, Institute on Disability, UCEDD

This poster is about how beneficial service dogs could be for adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Service dog literature as it applies to PWD and its implications for making recommendations for adults with ASD.