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Concurrent A Sessions

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

IMPROVING PRIMARY CARE OUTCOMES 
ModeratorJohn Tschida, MPP, Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Bridging research with policy and practice to improve the health of adults with IDD in Ontario: The H-CARDD Story
Yona Lunsky, PhD, FAAIDD, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Yani Hamdani, PhD, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Barry Isaacs, PhD, Surrey Place Centre

The Impact of Medicaid Managed Care on Primary Care and Emergency Department Utilization Among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Kiyoshi Yamaki PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago  
Coady Wing, PhD, Indiana University Bloomington
Dale Mitchell, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Randall Owen, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Tamar Heller, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Role of Organizations in Facilitating the Best Possible Health of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Carli Friedman, PhD, The Council on Quality and Leadership
Mary Kay Rizzolo, PhD, The Council on Quality and Leadership 




IMPROVING OUR APPROACH TO PEOPLE WITH COMPLEX EMOTIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS
Moderator: Carrie Coffield, PhD, Rutgers University

Advocating for People with IDD who Have Experienced Abuse: Collaborative, Evidence-Based Strategies Across the Lifespan
Emily Lund, PhD, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Boston University
Catherine Corr, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Supporting the Mental Health and Well-Being of an Emerging Multi-Problem Clientele
Chris Snell, CLASS
Paul Van Almkerk, EdD, Ipswich Consultation and Training, Inc.
William Fisher, PhD, University of Massachusetts Lowell,
Amanda Wik, MS, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Kellie Wallace, University of Massachusetts Lowell

 



ENGAGING EMPLOYERS AND FAMILIES IN EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES
Moderator: Thomas Fish, PhD, FAAIDD, The Ohio State University

Engaging Families Effectively: Results From A Forums and Facebook Group Qualitative Research Study
John Kramer, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston
Jennifer Bose, MA, University of Massachusetts Boston
Eric McVay, SABE

Organizational Transformation to Integrated Employment & Community Life Engagement: A Holistic Approach to a Meaningful Day
John Kramer, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston
Amie Lulinski, PhD, FAAIDD, The Arc of the US
Jennifer Sulewski, PHD, University of Massachusetts Boston
Richard p. Swierat, The Arc of Westchester County

Short-term and One-year Outcomes for Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT) Attendees
Judith Gross, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Kansas
Grace L. Francis, PhD, George Mason University

Move to Work - An innovative Community Based Day Program
Kristin Rotas, MA, Human Resources Unlimited
Gregg Thompson, Human Resources Unlimited



UNDERSTANDING THE SIS DATA   
Moderator: James Lemanowicz, FAAIDD, Temple University

The Supports Intensity Scales: Translation Process, Comparative Psychometric Properties, and International Usage
James Thompson, PhD, FAAIDD,  University of Kansas
Atilla Cavkaytar, PhD, Anadolu University
John Agosta, PhD, Human Services Research Institute
Marc J. Tassé, PhD, FAAIDD, Ohio State University

 



UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC POLICY ON QUALITY OF LIFE 
Moderator: Anthony Rodriguez, PhD, Providence College

Comparing Quality of Life: How to Reduce the Gaps between Citizens?
Cristina Simoes, PhD, Universidade de Lisboa
Sofia Santos, PhD, Universidade de Lisboa

Factors that Explain the Disagreements in Quality of Life Perceptions of People with Intellectual Disability and their Proxies
Cristina Simoes, PhD, Universidade de Lisboa
Sofia Santos, PhD, Universidade de Lisboa

Disability Policy in a Time of Change
Robert Schalock, PhD, FAAIDD Hastings College
Rud Turnbull, JD, FAAIDD, University of Kansas
Miguel Angel Verdugo, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Salamanca
Claudia Claes, PhD, University of Gent
Ruth Luckasson, JD, FAAIDD, University of New Mexico
Karrie Shogren, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Kansas

 


PROMOTING EDUCATIONAL INCLUSION  
Moderator: Dalun Zhang, PhD, FAAIDD, Texas A&M University

Special Education Directors' Attitudes Towards Access to General Education For Students with Intellectual Disability: Findings of a State Survey
Julia White, PhD, Syracuse University  
Meghan Cosier, PhD, Trinity Washington University
Qiu Wang, PhD, Syracuse University

State Least Restrictive Environment Regulations and Their Relationships to Inclusion for Students with Intellectual Disability
Julia White, PhD, Syracuse University
Meghan Cosier, PhD, Trinity Washington University
Deborah Taub, PhD, University of North Carolina

Teacher Agency for Inclusive Education
Jennifer Kurth, PhD, University of Kansas
Mary Morningstar, PhD, University of Kansas
Heather Allcock, PhD, Providence College


POSTER SYMPOSIUM: HEALTH
Moderator: Cathy Ficker Terrill, FAAIDD

How Research on Future Planning Can Inform the Role Health Care Providers and Service Professionals Play in Promoting the Wellbeing of Individuals with Disabilities and Families
Lynne Tomasa PhD, University of Arizona

Integrated Health Care
Melissa DiSipio, MSA,FAAIDD, Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care
Denise Brown, MEd, Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care

Life experience and outcomes in the Population with ID and dementia: Results from National Core Indicators
Alexandra Bonardi, MSOT, MPH, Human Services  Research Institute
Matthew Janicki, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Massachusetts Innovative Action to Support those Aging with an Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Sharon Oxx, RN, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
Laney Bruner-Canhoto, PhD, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
Christine J. Clifford, MPH, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Emily Lauer, MPH, University of Massachusetts Medical School

A Systems Change Approach to Person Centered Collaborative Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Karen Luken, MS, Easter Seals UCP NC & The Arc of NC
Jill Hinton, PhD, Easter Seals UCP NC & The Center for START Services
Erika Hagensen, MS, The Arc of NC

Gyn Warrior Princess: Educating Young Women Regarding Gynecologic Office Exams Utilizing an Educational Comic Book and Video Format (Graphic Medicine)
Arlene Smalls, MD, Christiana Care

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies
Jessica Minor, MPP, Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Adriane Griffen, DrPH, Association of University Centers on Disabilities

One Community at a Time: Promoting Health Equity through the Engagement of a Special Olympics’ Healthy Community in Florida
Kristi  Messer MSW, MPH, Nova Southeastern University
Karlyn G. Emile DHSc, South Florida Healthy Community & Special Olympics Florida
Nicole Zaffiris, MPH, Nova Southeastern University & Special Olympics

Inclusive Health for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Cheryl Peng, Special Olympics International
Amy Harris Shellard, MPH, Special Olympics International
Darcie Mersereau, MPH, Special Olympics International
Jessica Minor, MPP, Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Janelle Nanavati, MPH, Special Olympics International
Kristin Hughes Srour, MBA, Special Olympics International
Amie D’Amico, Special Olympics Connecticut

Promoting Health and Wellness: Special Olympics Fitness Programming
Lindsay DuBois, PhD, Special Olympics
Kyle Washburn , Special Olympics
Monica Forquer, Special Olympics
Amy Harris Shellard, MPH, Special Olympics International