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Concurrent E Sessions

Wednesday June 27, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm



Leadership as a Catalyst for Change: How Focusing on Leadership Supports Transformation
Caitlin Bailey, MS, University of Delaware
Steven Eidelman, MBA, MSW, FAAIDD, University of Delaware
Nancy Weiss, MSW, University of Delaware
Cory Gilden, University of Delaware

Transition of the Executive Director—Keeping the Agency Intact
Joanna Pierson, PhD, FAAIDD, The Arc of Frederick County


Relationships and Self-Determination: Employment Settings and Guardianship Matter
Derek Nord, PhD, Indiana University
Kristin Hamre, PhD, Indiana University
Louis Magiera, Indiana University

Direct Support Professional Training & Mentoring to Increase Access to Employment for People with Disabilities
Lori Sedlezky, MSW, FAAIDD, SEEC
Ricardo Andrews, MA, CESP, SEEC

Collaboration as an Avenue to Foster Self-Determination
Lucy Lund, PhD, Opportunities for Positive Growth, Inc./Council on Quality and Leadership


Supplementary Aids and Services: The Lynchpin of Inclusive Education
Jennifer Kurth, PhD, University of Kansas
Andrea Ruppar, PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison
Jessica McQueston, University of Wisconsin Madison
Katie McCabe, MS, University of Wisconsin Madison
Russell Johnston, University of Kansas
Samantha Toews, University of Kansas

Voices of Experts in Universal Design for Learning
Aleksandra Hollingshead, EdD, University of Idaho
K. Alisa Lowrey, PhD, University of Southern Mississippi
Kathy Howery, PhD, University of Alberta    

Literacy: The Key to Inclusion and Integration
Thomas Gilbert, MA, NCC Solutions, Inc.   
Monica Gordon-Pershey, EdD, Cleveland State University


Addressing the Workforce Crisis With Statewide Credentialing: Retaining Competent and Committed Direct Support Professionals
Julie Kramme, MA, University of Minnesota
Amy Hewitt, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota
Barbara A. Kleist, MEd, JD, University of Minnesota

The DSP Workforce: Strategies for Improving Stability and Quality
Dorothy Hiersteiner, MPP, Human Services Research Institute
Amy Hewitt, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota
Renata Ticha, PhD, University of Minnesota


Disability Exclusion and Inclusion in Sport & Recreation
Will Bubenik, The Amy Carol Project

Inclusion Through Sports and Physical Activities: What are the Options?
Marie Grandisson, Laval University/CIRRIS
Justine Marcotte, Laval University/CIRRIS
Anne-Sophie Allaire, MSc, Laval University/CIRRIS
Elise Milot, PhD, Laval University/CIRRIS
Marie-Eve Lamontagne,PhD, Laval University/CIRRIS

Impact of Special Olympics' Health Strategy on Inclusive Health for People with ID
Lindsay DuBois, PhD, Special Olympics
Molly Sadowsky, MPH, Special Olympics
Amy Shellard, MPH, Special Olympics


National Core Indicators: Lessons Learned About Diversity and Inclusion
James Lemanowicz, Temple University
Celia S. Feinstein, MA, FAAIDD, Temple University
Valerie J. Bradley, MA, FAAIDD, Human Services Research Institute
Stephanie Giordano, MA, Human Services Research Institute
Jennifer L. Jones, PhD, FAAIDD, Oklahoma State University
Kami L. Gallus, PhD, Oklahoma State University
Kacey L. Vierling, MS, Oklahoma State University


Approaching Diversity and Inclusion in Research Using Community-based Participatory Research
Betty Geer, DNP, The Resource Exchange
Nichole Guerra, DBA, The Resource Exchange
Lauren Breslin, The Resource Exchange

Creating Communication Through Community: A Theoretical Argument for Community-Based AAC interventions
Katie Goldey, MS, University of Kentucky

Decision-making to Promote Communicative Competence Among Individuals Who Use AAC: A Survey of AAC Experts
Virginia Walker, PhD, Illinois State University
Melinda R. Snodgrass, PhD, Hunter College, CUNY
Sarah Douglas, PhD, Michigan State University
Yun-Ching Chung, PhD, Illinois State University

Inclusive Peer-Mediated Approaches to Communication Support for Students with AAC Needs Elizabeth Biggs, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Increasing Communication of High School Students with IDD Through Paraprofessional-Delivered Peer Training in Inclusive Classrooms
Yun-Ching Chung, PhD, Illinois State University
Karen H. Douglas PhD, Illinois State University

Supporting Authentic Representation in the Creative and Performing Arts and Diverse Roles within Arts Participation
Lisa Sonneborn, MFA, Temple University
Roger I. Ideishi, JD, Temple University
Nichole Pombier Berger, MA, The New School University 

Tell me About ID: initiative: Making the Definition of Intellectual Disability Accessible Around the World 
Chun-Yu Chiu, PhD, National Taiwan Normal University