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AUCD - Poster Roundtable #3

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 01:30pm - 02:45pm

Location: Independence Hall

Session Description

Family Support, Supporting Families with Family Members in Transition

Poster Roundtables are an opportunity to participate in a discussion of select posters that focus on a common theme. Each roundtable is scheduled during the 75-minute Concurrent Session time slots on Tuesday.

Located in the poster exhibit hall with posters and their speakers situated around a table to facilitate discussion, these small-group sessions will include a very brief introduction of each of the involved posters, with the bulk of the time devoted to open discussion around the common roundtable theme. An engaging and interactive exchange of ideas and interaction between participants is encouraged.



Effects of Person-Centered Planning on Parent Expectations


Caroline Arakelian, MEd, , University of New Hampshire, LEND
Martha Fountain, Durham, NH, United States, NH - New Hampshire LEND Program;

The transition from a structured school setting to adult life can be difficult for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Yet, there is evidence that positive parent expectations regarding a student?s future plans (obtaining a driver?s license, attending a 2-year or 4-year college program, becoming employed, and living self-sufficiently) correlate with a more successful transition. Presenters will discuss person-centered planning methods to assist students affected by ASD transition into the community.

Michigan Family Support Initiative: Supporting Families and Advancing the Transition of Individuals with Disabilities to Community-based Supports


Angela Martin, LMSW, Senior Associate Director , Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD/LEND
Elizabeth Janks, LMSW, ACSW, Detroit, MI, United States, MI - Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD;

The Michigan Family Support Initiative is a statewide project that delivers comprehensive and casual supports to families who have a family member with developmental disabilities who is transitioning from a 7+ person living arrangement to a person-centered, community living arrangement. This presentation will describe key project activities and preliminary findings.

Student and family driven transition for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Alan Kurtz, M.Ed., Coordinator of Education and Autism, The University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion, UCEDD
David, Hagner, Durham, NH, United States, NH - Institute on Disability, UCEDD;

This poster session reports on the results of two-state research project examining the effects of a multi-component family-centered intervention designed to improve transition planning and outcomes for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Families Fostering Self-Determination Among Children and Youth with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism


Colleen Moss, Project Coordinator
Colleen Moss, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States, WI - Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND;
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This presentation focuses on the pivotal roles parents play in fostering self-determination among their children with developmental disabilities. We will present findings from a study examining the views and efforts of more than 750 parents of children across the grade span. Implications for practice and policy are offered.

Building a National Agenda for Family Support


Elizabeth Hecht, Specialist for Public Policy, Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND
Michelle Reynolds, PhD, Kansas City, MO, United States, MO - University of Missouri, UCEDD/LEND;
Vyonda Martin, Oaklahoma City, OK, United States, OK - Center for Learning and Leadership, UCEDD/LEND;

This session will review the recommendations and action plan developed by a diverse group of national Family Support leaders in March 2011. Recommendations are designed to advance high-level policy and strategy discussions on Family Support, and to generate action on federal and state policy on Family Support, including the re authorization of the Developmental Disabilities Act.

Youth in Transition: The impact of Person-Centered Planning for young adults, their families and support coordinators


Jacy Bell, MA, Program & Data Coordinator, Sonoran UCEDD
Leslie Cohen, JD, Tucson, AZ, United States, AZ - Sonoran UCEDD;
Lynne Tomasa, PhD, Tucson, AZ, United States, AZ - Sonoran UCEDD;

Survey data findings from Southern AZ Person-Centered Planning Model Program participants which include youth with developmental disabilities (age 16 through 22) transitioning to adulthood, family members and DES/DDD support coordinators. Data reveals the impact and effectiveness of person-centered planning from the perspective of all three participant sets.

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