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AUCD - Food for Thought: Trainee-Professional Networking Breakfast

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Location: Congressional C Ballroom and Hallway

Session Description

Before the morning plenary session, trainees are invited to grab breakfast and engage with a diverse group of disability community professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.

One professional will be seated at an a table in either the ballroom or hallway, with room for up to five trainees to join as they please. Trainees are encouraged to ask about professionals' areas of expertise, roles within their centers or programs, current research or projects, etc. Professionals are encouraged to ask trainees about their career aspirations and provide guidance based on their experiences.

A list of participating professionals is included below, and their names will be listed on tables during the event. 

Name Center Discipline Areas of Expertise
Kruti Acharya, MD University of Illinois - Chicago (IL) Medicine - Developmental Pediatrics Adolescents and young adults, medical ethics
Jerry Alliston, PhD  Institute for Disability Studies (MS)  Social Work  Transition services, inclusion, volunteerism
Shelly Baer, MSW Mailman Center for Child Development (FL) Social Work Accessibility, leadership, advocacy
Lisa Cauble, MSW Center for Human Development (AK) Social Work  Workforce training and development
Gail Chodron, PhD Waisman Center (WI)  Public Health Early childhood, community outreach
Christina Espinosa, MRC Human Development Institute (KY) Rehabilitation Counseling Community living, underserved populations
Wilbert Francis, MBA Tarjan Center at UCLA (CA)  Business Administration Postsecondary education, workforce development
Canyon Hardesty, MS, CHES Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WY) Public Health  Community education, early childhood, assistive technology
Sandra Heimerl, PT, DPT, MS Center for Development and Disabliity (NM) Physical Therapy Early intervention, training, telehealth
Elizabeth Morgan, MA UC Davis MIND Institute (CA) Education, Family Early childhood, underrepresented populations, inclusion
Derek Nord, PhD Institute on Community Integration (MN) Organizational Leadership Employment services and supports, community living
Eduardo Ortiz, PhD, JD Center for Persons with Disabilities (UT) Sociology, Law Early education, minority health
Paula Rabidoux, PhD Nisonger Center (OH)  Speech-Language Pathology  Social communication, language disorders, parent-child interactions
Andrew Roach, PhD Center for Leadership in Disability (GA) Educational Psychology Inclusive programs and assessments, prevention and intervention
Jack Roush, PhD Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (NC)  Audiology  Newborn screening, parent-professional collaboration, policy
Kristin Sohl, MD, FAAP University of Missouri Health Care (MO)  Medicine Autism, child development
Stephanie Weber, PsyD Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (OH) Psychology  Behavior analysis and intervention, training
Derrick Willis, MA UMKC Institute for Human Development (MO) Public Administration Youth development, cultural competence, mental health