AIR-P Presents: What's Medicaid Got to Do with It? National Research and State Innovation to Improve Health Outcomes

AIR-P Presents: What's Medicaid Got to Do with It? National Research and State Innovation to Improve Health Outcomes


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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Webinar Description:

Join us for updates on how the latest national research indicates autistic individuals are gaining, maintaining, and using Medicaid that point toward areas for policy and program change. Experiences from Pennsylvania, a state with two of the first and only Medicaid programs to serve autistic adults, will describe how practice is unfolding on the ground and where research is needed to improve health outcomes.


Photo of Dr. Lindsay Shea, smiling woman with medium brown hair wearing a blue top.Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS
Director, Policy and Analytics Center, AJ Drexel Autism Institute

Lindsay Shea is the Director of the Policy and Analytics Center at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute, and an Associate Professor. The mission of the Policy and Analytics Center is to utilize research methods and innovative analytic strategies to support the development of effective social and health policy in cities, states, and across the U.S. Dr. Shea has led autism-focused projects across Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and with a national scope. Dr. Shea first-authored the Pennsylvania Autism Census Report and her research interests are creating and using an evidence base in forming, evaluating, and implementing social and health policies. Dr. Shea holds a doctoral degree in Health policy from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, and a Master's degree in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.


Photo of Dr. Stacy Nonnemacher, woman with dark brown hair and glasses smiling with head tilted.

Stacy Nonnemacher, PhD
Clinical Director, Bureau of Support for Autism and Special Populations at The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Stacy L. Nonnemacher received her Ph.D. from Lehigh University. She is currently the Clinical Director for the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations in the Office of Developmental Programs in Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services. Stacy is the Editor in Chief of the Positive Approaches Journal and has been involved in the field of disabilities for over twenty five years supporting children, adolescents and adults in home, community, and school settings. Dr. Nonnemacher has conducted applied research and trainings on Positive Behavioral Support, fostering self-determination, Functional Behavioral Assessment, and the needs of and support for individuals with autism. She believes that supporting individuals with disabilities begins with a multiple theoretical perspective in understanding the person applying this belief to her work supporting, training and working with people living with disabilities, families, providers, and state systems.


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