Universal Human Rights Month

Posted On December 9, 2019
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December is Universal Human Rights Month. Did you know that disability rights are also human rights? Everyone deserves to be included and live a full life in their community — accessing the same public spaces, housing opportunities, education, and work as anyone else.

Over the past decade, awareness and understanding of issues related to disability… more »

Co-Occurring Developmental Disability & Behavioral Health Conditions: Implications for Providing Training in Georgia

Posted On December 2, 2019
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Authors: Sharifa Peart, Ellie Potts, Emily Kate Rubio, Jessica Watson, Margaret Akinhanmi, Sarah Auer, Connor Van Meter, Bethany Burns-Lynch, & Emily Graybill


There is a significant need for improved training for professionals who work with individuals with co-occurring diagnoses.

Based on the results of our brief scan, effective training models seem to exist for… more »

Spectrum Poster 1

Posted On December 2, 2019
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Authors: Cate Stern1, Evelyn Kamgang2, Moyosore Tiyamiyu2, Gabby Parks1, Alexa Campbell2, Oyin Mitchell1, Melissa Sexton3.

1Georgia State University , 2Emory University, and 3Morehouse School of Medicine


Findings from Literature Review

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After a qualitative data analysis, themes and


Social skills in children with ASD do not improve over time,… more »

Tapestry Public Charter School Transition Fair

Posted On December 2, 2019
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Authors: Rasheera Dopson, Deidra Green, Charlie Miller & Cole Margol Background Information

Public Charter School in Doraville, GA, Grade 6-12


To offer an inclusive, individualized learning environment that is academically engaging, both for neurotypical students and those on the autism spectrum, and to create a positive school culture that empowers all students to take… more »

Diversity Fellows: Increasing Access to Youth Mental Health Awareness Training in Hispanic Communities in Georgia

Emily Graybill, PhD, Katherine Suarez, MPH, Mariana Ortiz, BS candidate, & Brenda Liz Muñoz, MS


Over the years, Georgia has grown in population, with much growth in the Spanish speaking community. Along with steadily growing Spanish-speaking communities, the need for health-related resources, including education on mental health issues, has been growing. When arriving to a new country, Latinx youth may face… more »

Early Lessons Learned from Incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into the LEND curriculum

Posted On November 14, 2019
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Stephanie D. Baumann, Molly Tucker, Emily Graybill, Mark Crenshaw, & Daniel Crimmins

Georgia State University, Center for Leadership in Disability, School of Public Health


Main Points

Creating UDL presentations helped trainees in both their understanding and confidence about using UDL. By creating UDL presentations as part of the LEND curriculum, future leaders and professionals… more »