Now Archived: 2023 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

Now Archived: 2023 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar


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Wednesday, February 1, 2023- Wednesday, February 1, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Location: Zoom

Webinar Description:

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with the AUCD Leadership Academy faculty. The webinar will feature a brief overview of the 2023 Academy curriculum and timeline. This will be followed by a time for questions from potential applicants to the 2023 AUCD Leadership Academy. In addition, alumni will share their reflections about the benefits they gained from participation in the week-long academy. and the follow-up activities.



Mark Crenshaw, MTS, is the Assistant Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability. He also serves as the Director of Interdisciplinary Training and the Training Director for Georgia’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) program. Mr. Crenshaw’s work focuses on developing disability leaders, building and sustaining community partnerships, and increasing the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in their communities.


Andrew Roach is a Professor and the Coordinator of the School Psychology PhD Program in the Department of Counseling & Psychological Services at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He also is co-principal investigator on the a 5-year, $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) professional development program with elementary special education teachers. Andy is a facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal.


Jeiri Flores, BS is a strong, passionate Puerto Rican disability rights activist from Rochester, NY. Currently, Jeiri serves as a resource for residents in her community by connecting them to existing services and supports. She also acts as the Self-Advocacy Discipline Coordinator for the University of Rochester’s LEND Program. She serves on advisory committees for: Rochester’s Complex Care Center, a comprehensive care setting for adults with childhood- onset conditions; Self Advocacy Resources Technical Assistance Center; and the Rochester City School District Special Education. As a disability advocate, Jeiri shares her unique perspective at various colleges and conferences where she introduces attendees to the struggles and invisibility people with disabilities face. She provides insight regarding inclusion, citizenship, disability-intersectionality and challenges that remain unaddressed by society. Additionally, she has facilitated a variety of disability awareness workshops and has consulted with NYS Partners in Policymaking Program and the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities. Jeiri hopes to influence young disabled people to fulfill their purpose and create a new narrative for what it means to be disabled.

Seb Prohn is the Assistant Director of Virginia's UCEDD, the Partnership for People with Disabilities. His research interests are in health, wellness, and community participation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently, Seb is the PI on an ACL community collaborations for employment grant and on a WITH foundation project focusing on communication between health care professionals and people with IDD. He is a co-investigator on PCORI and NIDILRR projects. All of his projects include an emphasis on lived experience and include participants with disability in research and knowledge creation. He's a proud alum of the AUCD Leadership Academy (2022 cohort).

Jennifer Sulewski, Ph.D., FAAIDD is the Associate Director of the Institute on Disability and Assistant Research Professor at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Sulewski is a national expert on community life engagement (CLE) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on CLE, has presented locally and nationally at conferences on CLE, and has provided consultation to state agencies and service providers across the country on how to improve CLE supports.  She received her Ph.D. in Social Policy from Brandeis University in 2006, with a dissertation titled In Search of Meaningful Daytimes: Community-Based Nonwork Supports for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Her passion for inclusion is rooted in her lived experience as someone who is hard of hearing.


Please Note:

  • For disability accommodations please email Elizabeth Schneider two weeks prior to the event with name of event and accommodation preference in your response.
  • There is no cost for this webinar.
  • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
  • This webinar will be held on the Zoom Platform. You can test your connection with Zoom before joining the meeting here.
This webinar will be archived and available on the AUCD Webinar Library.

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