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AUCD - Poster Roundtable - Training & Leadership Development

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Location: Independence Center B

Session Description


Located in the poster exhibit hall with posters and speakers situated around a table to facilitate discussion, this small-group session on "Training & Leadership Development" will begin with a very brief introduction of each of the posters; the majority of the time will be allotted for an engaging exchange of ideas and interaction between participants.


Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan: An Interdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning Approach


Angela Rosenberg, PT, DrPH, Associate Professor and Training Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Emily Furgang, OT, UNC-CH Division of Occupational Science, Chapel Hill, NC, NC - Center for the Study of Development and Learning, UCEDD/LEND

The focus of this exclusively problem-based course is to prepare interdisciplinary graduate students to acquire advanced knowledge of developmental disabilities and prepare them as evidence-based clinicians, advocates, and change-agents relative to contemporary practice issues in the DD arena. Through a format of case-based inquiry targeting all levels of the MCH Pyramid, participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a vast array of services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

LEND?s Family Growth Chart: Findings from the LEND Family Discipline Workgroup 2010 Survey


Fran Goldfarb, MA, CHES, Director, Community Education, USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
Sheryl Feuer, Cincinnati, OH, OH - University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
Mark, Smith, MS, Ohmaha, NE, NE - Munroe-Meyer Institute of Genetics & Rehabilitation, UCEDD/LEND

Family has been a discipline in LENDs for over 15 years. All LENDs are unique and so is the Family Discipline within each program. We will share findings from the 2010 LEND Family Discipline Survey, reflecting the range, character and diversity of the Family Discipline in LEND Programs.

VA LEND: Collaborating with Rural School Divisions to Train Multidisciplinary Autism Assessment Teams


Joann Bodurtha, MD, MPH, LEND Director, Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Donald Oswald, PhD, Richmond, VA, VA - Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Donna Gilles, EdD, Richmond, VA, VA - Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Judy Sorrell, Shenandoah Valley Regional Program, Fisherville, VA, VA - Virginia Department of Health, SDHG

Presenters will discuss collaborative efforts to develop school-based multidisciplinary autism assessment teams in rural areas. Using a strategic planning process over a 2-year period, school personnel received training and mentoring in the administration of ?gold-standard? diagnostic instruments, multi-disciplinary team functioning and family-centered practice.

Bringing Family-Centered Care Home: A seven year evaluation of pediatric residency training program Project DOCC


Jenness Roth, MEd, Family Faculty Coordinator, Center on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Frederick B. Palmer, MD, Memphis, TN, TN - Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
David Kube, MD, Memphis, TN, TN - Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Elizabeth Bishop, MSSW, Memphis, TN, TN - Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Pediatric residents at the University of Tennessee are required to complete a one month neurodevelopmental disabilities rotation at the Boling Center UCEDD/LEND. One component of the curriculum is a parent as trainer model called Project DOCC, Delivery of Chronic Care. The impact Project DOCC had on residents' perceptions of life for a family with a child with chronic health care needs was assessed from the past seven years.

Leadership and Interdisciplinary Management of NDD-ASD


Eileen McGrath, PhD, Assistant Professor; AZLEND Training Director, University of Arizona
Sydney A. Rice, MD, MS, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, AZ - Institute for Human Development, UCEDD

This poster presents an introductory course in the leadership management of neurodevelopmental disabilities with a special focus on autism spectrum disorders. Topics addressed include disease progression from birth to adulthood, interdisciplinary management of care, team development, leadership roles, current Maternal Child Health Bureau legislation and programs affecting those with NDD-ASD.

The USC UCEDD LEND & CHLA Pediatric Residency Program Joint Noontime Conferences: A Model for Leveraging Partnerships


Patrice Yasuda, PhD, CA-LEND Training Director, USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
Sheela Rao, MD, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Joyce Jaiver , MD, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Eyal Ben-Isaac, MD, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Larry Yin, MD, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, CA - USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND

Resulting from positive feedback from its former LEND physician trainees, the CHLA Pediatric Residency Program requested that LEND create a curriculum that incorporated information on children with special needs, service systems and advocacy into their existing training structure. Lectures have been well received and fill a void in their training.

Web 2.0 in MCH training: an overview for using social and collaborative learning, network formation, and e-learning platforms


Karen Edwards, MD MPH, Director of Training, Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD
Lee Shelly Wallace, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Memphis, TN, TN - Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
John Richards, MA, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Anita M. Farel, DrPH, Univeristy of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Training program faculty use Web 2.0 tools to facilitate social and collaborative learning to balance competency-oriented learning required in MCH training and continuing education with formation of networks that facilitate learning. E-Learning platforms help organize learning and provide direction to beneficial networks. Attendees will explore use of Web 2.0 tools.