APHA Disability Section Webinar: Environmental Factors for Persons with Disabilities

APHA Disability Section Webinar: Environmental Factors for Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Website Link  https://thearc.webex.com/thearc/k2/j.php?MTID=t3ebd7fde4e83afa625e88b1ee787cdca

The APHA Disability Section will be conducting their third webinar in this series. The purpose of these webinars is to promote learning, to provide an opportunity for students and Disability Section members to share their research throughout the year!

This webinar will focus on Environmental Factors for Persons with Disabilities. The moderator of this webinar is Andy Imparto, JD. Andy is the Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) located in Silver Spring, MD, where he works to advance policy and practice through research, education, leadership, and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.

Michaela Schenkelberg, MPH, is a doctoral student in Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina working in the Children's Physical Activity Research Group. Her research is focused on physical activity promotion in preschoolers, and identifying the influences on physical activity of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Mara Nery-Hurwit, MS, is a doctoral student in Exercise and Sport Science, Movement Studies in Disability, and a master of Public Health student in Health Promotion and Health Behavior at Oregon State University. Her research primarily focuses on physical activity and health behavior interventions for adults with disabilities.

Natasha Spassiani, is a PhD Candidate in the Disability Studies Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently completing her dissertation, which is an exploratory case study examining the factors associated with sustaining community-based health initiatives for people with intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) living in group homes. Natasha's research interests include health and community participation for people with I/DD and participatory action research because it ensures that people with I/DD are actively involved in the research process.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with details about how to access the webinar.

Interested in presenting? Contact:
Mara Nery-Hurwit, APHA Disability Section Student Liaison

Hosted by: The ARC for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities