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AUCD - Poster Roundtable - Transition

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

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 "Transition" 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.


Informing Practice to Support Self-Advocacy in Health Transitions for Adolescents with Physical Disabilities:


susan hetherington, MS, Executive Director, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

This poster describes research completed by LEND faculty and fellows on the lived experiences of youth and young adults negotiating the maze of the transition from pediatric to adult health care.

Collaboration in the Service of Improved Transition Programs


Julie Christensen, LMSW, AUCD Director, Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
Susan Hetherington, MS, Rochester, NY, NY - Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Collaboration is essential to positive transition, employment, and quality of life outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The purpose of this presentation is to explore potential pitfalls and share strategies for building effective partnerships and collaborations that will maximize efficiencies and enhance the quality and types of services that are available.

Addressing the needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students transitioning from High School


Kelly Roberts, PhD, Professor, Hawaii Center on Disability Studies UCEDD/JABSOM LEND Program
Karen Applequist, PhD, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, AZ - Institute for Human Development, UCEDD

In this session you will learn about the unique strengths, resources, and needs of CLD students who are transitioning from high school to postsecondary education or work settings. Characteristics of effective transition practices for CLD youth will be presented. Participants will be encouraged to discuss and share their own experiences.

MOST? (Meaningful Opportunities for Successful Transitions): An Innovative Approach to Transition for Adults with Disabilities


Deborah Fisher, Psy.D., Deputy Director, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Gila Shusterman, Ph.D., Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, Rockville, MD

MOST? is a one year day program for individuals with disabilities who have completed school but need additional training to achieve a successful transition. MOST? introduces participants to social, recreational, therapeutic, educational and employment resources within the adult community to facilitate outcomes in three domains: self-sufficiency, community, and vocation.

Success Defined: A Student-Centered Transition Project


Sharon Fallis, BS in Organizational Behavior & Leadership, Community Health Programs Supervisor
Robin Hansen, M.D., UC Davis UCEDD at the MIND Institute, Sacramento, CA, CA - UC Davis UCEDD at the MIND Institute, UCEDD

Success Defined is a project for high school juniors and seniors with developmental disabilities wanting to explore options for post-secondary education, employment, volunteer service, and community living. Student-Parent partners attend training designed to advance their understanding of disability history, effective transition planning, community resource development, and advocacy skills.