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Concurrent D Sessions

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
           11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: David Helm, PhD, FAAIDD, U Mass Boston & Harvard 

I Can Do It, You Can Do It, a University-Community Collaboration to Increase Wellness among Alabamians with Disabilities
Brian Geiger, EdD, The Horizons School
David Morris, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Christopher Eidson, MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham        

The Use of Videos to Improve Health Self-Promotion and Participation in Healthy Lifestyles for Adolescents and Adults with Down syndrome
Brian Chicoine, MD, Adult Down Syndrome Center
Gina Littlejohn, RN, Russell Institute for Research and Innovation
Sarah Kozmic, Russell Institute for Research and Innovation

You Told Me to Eat Vegetables: Using Photonarrative to Understand Perspectives of Adults With Intellectual Disability About Health And Wellness
Lynda Anderson, MPH, University of Minnesota 

Moderator: Colleen McLaughlin, MEd, Temple University

Description and Results of an Ongoing Project Implementing Post-Assault Interventions With Staff to Ensure Wellbeing for the Staff and the Person They Support
Chuck Lester, PhD, Hope Community Resources, Alaska
Rick Benjamin, MA, Hope Community Resources, Alaska

National Core Indicators Staff Stability Survey: Working Together to Improve the Quality and Stability of the DSP Workforce
Dorothy Hiersteiner, MPP, Human Services Research Institute
Mary Lou Bourne, MA, NASDDDS

The Perspective of Managers of Social Services on Self-Determination pf People With Intellectual Disability
Louis-Simon Maltais, Universit du Qubec Trois-Rivires
Martin Caouette, PhD, Universit du Qubec Trois-Rivires
Coralie Sarazin, Universit du Qubec Trois-Rivires 

Moderator: Lori Sedlezky, MSW, FAAIDD, ao Strategies

Participatory Asset Mapping: Using Community Resources to Strengthen Schools and Their Families
Judith Gross, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Kansas

Position and Involvement of Parents of Children With Mental Developmental Disabilities at Their Child's School
Adva Zilbersrein-Haham , PhD, Ohalo College


Moderator: Evan Dean, PhD, University of Kansas

Embedded Sensory Integration Activities for Mind and Body: Our Work in the School and the Community to Build Healthy Habits and Optimize Learning
Anthony Rodriguez, PhD, Providence College
Lauren Wyse, Providence College
Elizabeth Sideravag, Providence College
Thomas O'Connor, Providence College  
Jillian Fanning, Providence College  
Colleen Hartigan, Providence College
Lauren Bidell, Providence College
Samantha Floer, Providence College  

Use of Virtual Reality Technologies to Train Fire Safety Skills and Bus Riding Skills to Chinese Children with Autism
Dawen Xu, PhD, Hefei University of Technology
Mian Wang, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Cunliang Fu, MS, Hefei University of Technology
Yixin Lin, MA, University of California, Santa Barbara
Kaijie Tu, MS, Hefei University of Technology
Kouzi Xing, MS, Hefei University of Technology
Yan He, Rights into Action for Youth with Disability
Jing Lu, Rights into Action for Youth with Disability 


Moderator: Susan Palmer, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Kansas 

Massachusetts Initiatives Fostering Social Inclusion and Community Engagement
Larry Tummino, MA, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
James Ross, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
Christine J. Clifford, MPH, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Emily Lauer, MPH, University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Moderator: Michael Bloom, MA, MS, LifeLinks

Improving Self-Determination Assessment, Intervention, and Training Resources
Kathryn Burke, MEd, University of Kansas
Sheida Khamsi, MEd, University of Kansas

Supporting Preservice Teachers to Meet the Needs of Learners with Developmental Disabilities
Alisa Lowrey, PhD, University of Southern Mississippi


Moderator: Amy Hewitt, PHD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota

Conducting Research with Families: Recruitment Strategies and Intervention Experiences
Jody Van Ness, MA, University of Minnesota
Angela Amado, PhD, University of Minnesota
Amy S. Hewitt, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota
Kelly Nye Lengerman, PhD, University of Minnesota

Exploring Families Perceptions and Experiences of Respite Services for Adults with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland

Suzanne Guerin, PhD, University College Dublin
Emma Nicholson, PhD, University College Dublin
Fiona Keogh Genio, PhD
Philip Dodd, MD, St Michael's House Intellectual Disability Services

Impact of Family Support on Caregiving Burden and Satisfaction
Tamar Heller, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Caitlin Crabb, MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago
Randall Owen, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Partnering with culturally diverse families during transition planning: Critical approaches and results
Mary Morningstar, PhD, University of Kansas
Courtney Wilt, MA, University of Kansas

The Perceptions on Family Quality of Life and Positive Psychology Indicators in Kurdish Parents of Children with IDD in Turkey
Bekir Meral, PhD, Sakarya University bfmeral@gmail.com
Nail Anil Cinisli, MA, Hakkari University

Best Practices for Including Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Inclusive Education Systems
Christiana Okyere, MA, Queens University

Connecting Broken Bridge for Transition from Middle to High School: Inquiry on Support Needs of Students with Disabilities, Parents, and Teachers
Suk-Hyang Lee, PhD, Ewha Womans University

Teaching and Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Heather Michelle Aldersey, PhD, Queens University
Shana Jackson Haines, PhD, Vermont University 

The IEP Meeting Process: Evidence-based Strategies Designed to Increase and Enhance Parent and Student Involvement 
Tracy Gershwin Mueller, PhD, University of Northern Colorado
Grace L. Francis, PhD, George Mason University 

Families Experiences Working with Special Education Advocates to Promote Family-School Partnerships
Samantha Goldman, PhD, Assumption College
Meghan Burke, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Reciprocal family-researcher partnerships: Researching innovative practice as a means to positive family outcomes
Shana Haines, PhD, Vermont University
Heather Michelle Aldersey, PhD, Queens University
Chun-Yu Chiu, PhD, National Taiwan Normal University