AAIDD and AUCD Webinar for Students and Early Career Professionals

Thursday, June 19, 2008
3 - 4pm EST
Location: Webinar

Writing for Publication

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The Committee on Student and Junior Member Recruitment and Retention of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) invite you to participate in an upcoming early career development webinar. AAIDD and AUCD are collaborating on a series of webinars aimed at meeting needs of students, trainees, and young professionals in the field of disabilities. The upcoming webinar will feature two well-respected scholars in the field: Susan Parish from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Charlie Lakin from the University of Minnesota. They will share their tips, advice, and wisdom regarding successful writing and publishing. Following their remarks will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Topic: Writing for Publication

When: Thursday, June 19, 2008

Time: 3:00PM - 4:00 PM EST

Cost: FREE! (But you must register)

Register: Click Here to Register

Please register before the date of the webinar. After registering you will receive instructions on viewing the webinar through your computer. Please use the following phone number and access code to simultaneously listen to the audio:

Phone Number: 1-877-394-0659

Access Code: 106978 #

Speaker Biographies:

Susan L. Parish is assistant professor of social work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research examines the health and well-being of women affected by disability, both as caregivers and as people who have impairments. She teaches courses in social welfare policy and health policy. Dr. Parish also directs UNC's Developmental Disabilities Training Institute, which provides training to the North Carolina workforce that supports people with developmental disabilities and their families. She has served as an expert witness in three federal class-action lawsuits concerned with the rights of people with developmental disabilities and their families. She received the 2001 AAIDD Student of the Year award, the 2002 Academy on Mental Retardation Outstanding New Researcher, and in 2002 was elected to Delta Omega, the honorary society in Public Health. She received her MSW from Rutgers University and PhD in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to her position at UNC, she held an NICHD funded post-doc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

K. Charlie Lakin is Director of the Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC/CL), University of Minnesota. The RTC/CL is a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research center that serves as the "Adult Services and Community Living" component of the Institute on Community Integration (Minnesota's UCEDD). Dr. Lakin has more than 35 years experience in services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a teacher, researcher, consultant, and advocate. He has directed numerous research and training projects and has (co)authored more than 250 publications based on this work. He frequently consults with state, federal, and international agencies in matters of policy, research, and evaluation. He has served as a board member of numerous national, state, and local non-profit disability advocacy and service provider organizations. He is a current board member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Among recognitions for his work are appointments by President Clinton to the President's Committee on Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, the AAIDD Dybwad Humanitarian Award, and the University of Minnesota's Outstanding Community Service Award.

For more information:

  • Karrie A. Shogren, Ph.D., - American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, (email)
  • Joe Caldwell, Ph.D., - Association of University Centers on Disabilities, (email)