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AUCD - Concurrent Sessions #11-21

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:30AM - 11:45AM

Location: Third Floor Meeting Rooms & Potomac Rooms


iWorld: Opening the Doors of Accessibility


Jessica Wright, Assistive Technology Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Ann Cameron Caldwell, PhD, The Arc of the United States, Washington, DC, United States;
David O'Hara, PhD, Valhalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;

The iPad has leveled the playing field for individuals with disabilities. This session will provide information on various aspects of how these products have increased independence and opportunities for individuals of all abilities. Each panelist will present a different perspective on the impact and potential of this user-friendly technology.

Strategies in MCH: Policy, Partners and Peers


Karen Edwards, MD MPH, Director of Training, Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD
Paula Rabidoux, PhD, Columbus, OH, United States, OH - The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Karen Ratliff-Schaub, MD, Columbus, OH, United States, OH - The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Roz Parrish, MSN, Cincinnati, OH, United States, OH - University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;
Jessica Foster, MD MPH, Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, OH, United States;
Jody Fisher, M. Ed, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabiliites, Columbus, OH, United States;
Shawn Henry, OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence), Columbus, OH, United States;
Melody Cherny, AMCHP, Washington, DC;
Judith Holt, PhD, Salt Lake City, UT, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

The Ohio LEND Programs at CCHMC/UC and at Nisonger/OSU will describe their approach to training on advocacy and policy as related to MCH Performance Measure 85 and will highlight elements that involve collaboration with state-level initiatives. AMCHP and UT LEND will discuss outcomes and lessons learned from the Utah Peer-to-Peer Exchange, and its implications on future partnerships between Title V and LEND programs.

Understanding and Building Socially Inclusive Communities: Experiences and Perspectives from Australia and Zambia


Errol Cocks, MPsych PhD, Professor, Centre for Research into Disability and Society
Amy Hewitt, PhD, Minneapolis, MN, MN - Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND;
Kelly Nye-Lengerman, MSW, Minneapolis, MN, MN - Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND;

This session will include two presentations: "Twin Cities Zambia Disability Collaboration: Using education and networking to facilitate inclusive communities in Zambia and the United States," and ""Social participation by adults with intellectual disability in Western Australia (WA): Individual supported living (ISL) and employment."

Intended and Unintended Consequences of State Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities


David R Johnson, Ph.D., Director, Inst on Community Integration/MN UCEDD

This presentation will summarize findings and implications of the recent national study on state high school graduation requirements and diploma options available to students with and without disabilities. Intended as well as unintended consequences, and implications of these varied policies and practices will also be discussed and recommendations presented.

Collaborating to Build Community and State Capacity to Implement Olmstead


Robert Bacon, M.A., Director - Iowa's UCEDD, Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
Ann Riley, BSN, M.A., Iowa City, IA, United States, IA - Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Liz O'Hara, M.A., Iowa City, IA, United States, IA - Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Tammie Amsbaugh, M.A., Iowa City, IA, United States, IA - Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND;

This session describes the Iowa UCEDD?s systems change partnerships with state agencies from 2001 to the present. We will highlight the assistance provided to The Iowa Department of Human Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department on Aging and other agencies that have helped build state and community capacity to implement Olmstead.

Increasing Early Developmental Screening Through a Critical Two-pronged Approach: Reaching parents and reaching the medical community


Karen Zalewski, Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Marketing, Ms., Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD/LEND
Stephen Contompasis, MD, Burlington, VT, United States, VT - Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD;
Pasquale Accardo, MD, Richmond, VA, United States, VA - Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

Learn to successfully reach parents using the Four C?s of Marketing (Consumer, Cost, Convenience, and Communication) as a conceptual framework for your early developmental screening campaign. Learn to effectively reach the medical community by exploring the implementation barriers to routine ASD screening. Learn about one university?s implementation of training for pediatric residents and practicing physicians.

Future Directions for Communication Intervention Research and Severe Disabilities


MaryAnn Romski, PH.D., Regents Professor, Georgia State University, Dept. of Communication
Rose A. Sevcik, PH.D., Georgia State University, Dept. of Psychology, Atlanta, GA, United States;
Beth Mineo, Ph.D., Newark, DE, United States, DE - Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD;

Communication skills play a critical role in a person?s development across the lifespan. This presentation will provide an overview of communication intervention science and severe disabilities based on outcomes of the NJC?s Research Conference on Communication Intervention. It will also discuss future research directions and policy implications.

Reaching Out to Multiple Marginalized Children, Families, and Communities


Sally Stuart, PhD, MSW, UW LEND Associate Director/Training Director, Center on Human Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND
Dian Baker, PhD, APRN-BC, Sacramento, CA, United States, CA - UC Davis UCEDD at the MIND Institute, UCEDD;
Angela Martin, LMSW, Detroit, MI, United States, MI - Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD;
Preethy Samuel, PhD, Detroit, MI, United States, MI - Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD;

This session discusses disparities in receipt of Part C and Part B services for children ages 0 through 5 years; disability supports within the family quality of life framework for low-income, minority families; and examples of TV Public service announcements and materials for reaching hard to reach and hardly-reached communities.

The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Self-Assessment Instrument for Disability Organizations (CLCADO)


Tawara Goode, MA, Director, Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities , Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Pamala Trivedi, PhD, Washington, DC, United States, DC - Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, UCEDD;

Ongoing self-assessment is essential to achieving cultural and linguistic competence. In this presentation, we describe the development and preliminary use of the CLCADO, an instrument designed to address the unique goals and needs of disability organizations in their journeys towards cultural and linguistic competence.

Working in the Community: Employment Information on Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from Across the United States


Charles Moseley, Ed.D., Associate Executive Director, NASDDDS
Joshua Engler, M.Ed., MSc, CRC, Human Services Research Institute, Cambridge, MA, United States;
Julie Bershadsky, Ph.D., Human Services Research Institute, Cambridge, MA, United States;
Sarah Taub, M.M.H.S., Human Services Research Institute, Cambridge, MA, United States;

Increasing the employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) continues to be a challenge. This panel will address employment with findings from the recent National Core Indicators (NCI) Consumer Survey. Information was collected from over 11,000 adults with ID/DD across 16 states, Orange County, California, and Washington D.C.

Celebrating Ten Years of Leadership in Disability Policy


Amie Lulinski Norris, MS, PhD Candidate, 2011 Disability Policy Leadership Fellow
Martin Blair, PhD, Logan, UT, United States, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Andrew Morris, MPH, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Washington, DC, DC, United States;
Laura Walker Jackson, MPA, Kansas City, MO, United States, MO - University of Missouri, UCEDD/LEND;
David Morrissey, MPS, United States International Council on Disabilities, Washington, DC, DC, United States;
Tammie Picklesimer, MEd, Honolulu, HI, United States, HI - Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Samantha Marsh Hollins, MT, Virginia Department of Education, Richmond, VA, United States;
Paul Galonsky, MPA, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, Arlington, VA, United States;
Joe Caldwell, PhD, National Council on Aging, Washington, DC, DC, United States;

This panel will feature former AUCD Fellows in DIsability Policy Leadership who will reflect on their experience and discuss how it continues to impact their work on systems change, research, advocacy and service.