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AUCD: Concurrent Sessions: Changing the Conversation: Engaging Local Communities in New Ways to Identify Assets and Improve Outcomes for Individuals with IDD


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Erik Carter, Ph.D., Professor
Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Olivia Raynor, Ph.D., Los Angeles, CA, United States, CA - Tarjan Center UCLA, UCEDD;
Jenny Neugart, Madison, WI, United States, WI - Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Harold Kleinert, Ph.D., Lexington, KY, United States, KY - Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD;
Jenn Bumble, M.Ed., Nashville, TN, United States, TN - Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND;
Elise McMillan, Nashville, TN, United States, TN - Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND;


"Community conversations" are an asset-based approach for increasing the capacity and commitment of professionals, families, and community allies to support access to inclusive school, work, and community experiences. We will address how this approach is used to engage local communities in new conversations involving a broader range of stakeholders. We will share lessons learned and research from four states using this approach to inform systems change and improve outcomes.

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