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AUCD - Council Meeting: CORE

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: C-Cardozo

Session Description


The Council on Research and Evaluation encourages sound research and evaluation in the field of disabilities. It promotes collaborative research and evaluation endeavors among AUCD network members and across funding agencies and organizations, advocates for broad acceptance of the many valid research and evaluation methodologies utilized, supports the training of tomorrow's professionals to provide quality research and evaluation activities, advances the involvement of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of research and Council activities, and recognizes quality research and evaluation accomplishments.

Council Leadership

Chair:  Kelly Roberts

Co-Chair: Dalun Zhang

Secretary:  Mark Innocenti


 12:30   Welcome and Introductions

 12:45    Review Accomplishments of FY12 - Margo Vreeburg Izzo and All

EBP webinars in collaboration with NASDDDS:

Transition to Employment: Evidence-based Policies and Practices, May 24, 2012 (here)

  • Margo Vreeburg Izzo, Nisonger Center, Moderator
  • Chas Moseley, NASDDDS, Overview of EBPI
  • Erik Carter, Vanderbilt University
  • Beth Sweeden, Executive Director, Wisconsin Board for People with DD
  • Beth Wroblewski, Section Chief, Children and Family Services

Evidence-Based Policies That Promote Access to Health Care and Wellness, Nov 7, 2012 (here)

  • Susan Havercamp, Nisonger Center, Moderator
  • Chas Moseley, NASDDDS, Overview of EBPI
  • Willi Horner-Johnson, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Institute on Disability & Development
  • Julie Bershadsky, Senior Policy Specialist, Human Services Research Institute

 Evidence-Based Policy Briefs in development:

  • EBPB on Employment (Primary authors Derek Nord and John Butterworth)
  • EBPB on Autism (Primary author Amy Hewett)

 1:15     Review and Finalize Proposed Goals for FY13 - Kelly Roberts and All

Complete two EBPB resulting from CORE workshop and webinars

  • Provide support to writing teams
  • Facilitate the review process as outlined in the guidelines
  • Publish EBPB on CORE, AUCD and NASDDDS websites
  • Discuss other research areas of interest that may impact policy and practice (see list below)
  • Discuss venues for training and dissemination of evidence based practices

2:00     Brainstorm webinar topics and schedule for 2013

Topics identified from previous meetings/webinars:

  • Persons with IDD involved with Juvenile Justice and Corrections - Erik Carter
  • Transition to Integrated Employment: Reducing Reliance On Public Supports
  • Health care access, health promotion and the measurement of health for people with IDD
  • Medication administration by unlicensed personnel as a tool for facilitating integrated living
  • Community integrated employment investments that result in less reliance on public supports
  • Successful transition investments that result in less reliance on public supports
  • Evidence-based practices in self-directed services
  • Best practices in autism
  • Employment coordination with Waiver and DVR behavioral supports
  • Effectiveness of habilitation:  What works and for whom?
  • Comparisons in quality of life outcomes between people in traditional agency managed services and those choosing self-directed supports
  • Cost comparisons between traditional and self-directed service model

2:45  New Business

3:00   Adjourn