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AUCD - Concurrent Sessions

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room Level


Including stakeholders in statewide autism planning: Lessons learned in Delaware, Tennessee, and Georgia


Daniel Crimmins, PhD, Director, Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
Annalisa Ekbladh, Newark, DE, DE - Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD;
Jerry Petroff, PhD, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ;
Cory Bradfield, Tennessee Disability Coalition, Nashville, TN;
Donna Johnson, Atlanta, GA, GA - Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND;
Stacey Ramirez, Atlanta, GA, GA - Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND;

This session will compare methods used to develop strategic plans for improving services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in three states. Presenters from Delaware, Tennessee, and Georgia will discuss the results from their recently-completed MCHB-funded autism planning grants. Emphasis will be placed on how diverse voices were included.

Low Cost/No Cost Solutions for Health Activities in Your UCEDD


Ilka Riddle, PhD, Director, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
Michael Fox, ScD, NCBDDD/CDC, Atlanta, GA;
David OHara, PhD, West Chester, NY, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Eileen Sparling, EdM, Newark, DE, DE - Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD;
Elena Andresen, PhD, Portland, OR, OR - Oregon Institute on Disability & Development, UCEDD/LEND;

This session will provide an overview of health status and health needs of individuals with disabilities and various low cost/no cost strategies that UCEDDs can use: a) increase awareness about health needs of individuals with disabilities with community organizations and policymakers, b) increase awareness about health and healthy lifestyles for individuals and family members and c) impact policies that will increase access to health care and healthy lifestyles. This session is sponsored by the AUCD Health & Disability SIG.

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Health and healthcare disparities at the intersection of race, ethnicity, and disability


Willi Horner-Johnson, PhD, Dr., Oregon Institute on Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND
Tawara Goode, MA, Washington, DC, DC - Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, UCEDD;
Glenn Fujiura, PhD, Chicago, IL, IL - Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Barbara Wheeler, Los Angeles, CA, CA - USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;
Royal Walker, Hattiesburg, MS, MS - Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD;

This panel will focus on the overlap between disability-related health and healthcare disparities and the disparities experienced by underserved racial and ethnic groups. We will describe the key conceptual issues, present national survey data on disparities for people with disabilities in underserved racial and ethnic groups, and summarize findings from focus groups on healthcare barriers at the intersection of race, ethnicity, and disability.

IDEA: A Process Model to Develop Recommendations for Reauthorization of Part C and Part B(619)


Mary Beth Bruder, PhD, Professor, A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Cordelia Robinson, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anchutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO, United States;
Sharon Walsh, MA, ITCA; DEC, Burke, VA, United States;

A number of programmatic areas in IDEA have created challenges for early childhood service providers. In preparation for IDEA reauthorization, a group from 5 early childhood and family organizations (including AUCD) has been meeting to examine key components of IDEA. This presentation and discussion will provide an overview of the outcomes and process used by the group to examine the Part C and 619 (preschool) components of IDEA.

Promising Practices for Preparing and Supporting a Diverse MCH Workforce: Voices from the Pacific-West LEND Leadership Consortium


Sally Stuart, PhD, UW LEND Associate Director/Training Director, Center on Human Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND
Sandra Heimerl, DPT, Center for Development & Disability, Albuquerque, NM, United States, NM - Center for Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND;
Judith Holt, PhD, Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities , Salt Lake City, UT, United States, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Karen Ward, Ed.D, LEND Without Walls, Anchorage, AK, United States, AK - Center for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, CA-LEND , Los Angeles, CA, United States, CA - USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;

To develop a MCH workforce reflective of the diversity of the nation, MCH Training Programs must (1) recruit racially and ethnically diverse trainees; (2) provide culturally relevant training; and (3) recruit, train and advance a diverse faculty. In this session, members of the Pacific-West LEND Leadership Consortium will discuss innovative strategies and activities to recruit trainees from diverse racial and ethnic groups and advance faculty from diverse backgrounds.

Know where you're coming from: Exploring your cultural values and how they evolve


Susan Yuan, Ph.D., Emerita, Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, UCEDD
Karen Irick, family member, Columbia, SC, United States, SC - Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND;
Stacey Ramirez, B.A. and family member, Atlanta, GA, United States, GA - Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND;

Aware or not, every person carries with them a culture. This interactive workshop offers the opportunity to explore that culture, its origins, how it is evolving in your life, and how it interacts with the culture of others. This exercise can be replicated in your center, CAC, or other groups.

New Trends in Training and Technical Assistance: Using Technology to Teach, Learn, and Collaborate


Robin Greenfield, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD
Marie-Christine Potvin, PhD, OTR, Research Assistant Professor, VT - Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (UCEDD)
Tracy White, MA, BSN, Training Directer/Autism Coordinator, Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
This session will describe innovative approaches to using distance-learning technology in LEND programs and in providing technical assistance to teachers and parents in schools

Change Strategies: Policy, litigation and state planning


Stephen Gilson, Phd, Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Disability Studies, The University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion, UCEDD
Renee Hepperlen, MA, Graduate Research Assistant, Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND
Kristin Hamre,MA,Minneapolis,MN,MN - Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND
Derek Nord,PhD,Minneapolis,MN,MN - Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND
Through a review of the relationship and impact of litigation related to the landmark Olmstead decision and state plans, presenters will engage the audience in a discussion about the current implications state planning has on individuals with disabilities and community integration. Presenters will also illustrate an innovative, educational model of policy analysis and advocacy. Using ethics and a complex analytic rubric, disability studies students learn to "read" policy as a complex system of values that shape the nature of disability rights, resources, and inclusion.

Overview of Disability Services in Dubai


Hussain Maseeh, PhD, , Community Development Authority
This is an overview of the disability services in Dubai and the recent changes on the level of policy, services, and governance. The future outlook in disability services is planned based on life span approach and upcoming challenges roles Dubai is expected to play on an international level.