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Infusing Cultural Competence Training into Disability Leadership Program: Perceptions and Recommendations

Posted On November 13, 2019
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By Emily Graybill, Rachel Esch, Stephanie Baumann, Erin Vinoski, Steve Truscott, Brian Barger, Mark Crenshaw, & Daniel Crimmins from the Center for Leadership in Disability

 

INTRODUCTION The current study looked at the cultural competence curriculum in LEND programs.

 

METHOD A LEND trainees from across the country were surveyed about their experience with cultural… more »

A Survey of Participation of Children with Disabilities in Aquatic Programs

Posted On November 12, 2019
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Bridgette Schram, Daniel Crimmins, & Joonkoo Yun

 

In the middle of the poster:

While almost all aquatic programs claim to offer opportunities for children with disabilities, in reality participation rates are extremely low.

Organizations report low interest from families of children with disabilities and factors related to staff capacity as limitations to these low… more »

Understanding the Role of Wireless Technology in Vocational Settings: A National Survey

Posted On November 7, 2019
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This poster was authored by: Dr. Eliseo Jimenez, an Assistant Professor in Special Education at the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University; Josephine Mhende, a research assistant the Center for Leadership in Developmental Disabilities at Georgia State University; Dr. Claire Donehower, an Assistant Professor in Special Education at the College of… more »

National Family Caregivers Month

Posted On November 4, 2019
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“Family members, friends, and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.”

President Barack Obama, NFC Month Proclamation 2012

We know that caring for someone with a… more »

Universal Design for Measurement: Centering the Experiences of Individuals with Disabilities within Scale Development Research

Posted On October 29, 2019
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Universal Design for Measurement: Centering the Experiences of

Individuals with Disabilities within Scale Development Research

 

This poster was authored by: Dr. Erin Vinoski Thomas, a Research Assistant Professor and Director of Health and Wellness at the Center for Leadership in Disability in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University; Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow,… more »

IDEAL Special Olympics Fundraiser Night

Posted On October 25, 2019
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The IDEAL Special Olympics team will be on the court at halftime. Come cheer the team on!

IDEAL will get a portion of every ticket purchased – this will go toward jerseys, registration for the Special Olympics Tournament and more.

We are setting a goal of selling 100 tickets. Even if you can’t attend, we… more »

National Campaign on Disability Employment

Posted On October 3, 2019
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month is an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now”

The history of National… more »

Lessons Learned From Universal Screening of Mental Wellbeing

Posted On October 1, 2019
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Four Years of Universal Mental Health Screening in Georgia’s Schools: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED

By Emily Graybill, PhD, NCSP, Brian Barger, PhD, Andrew T. Roach, PhD, Quynh Wellons, M.Ed., Ashley Salmon, MPH, Camara Gregory, MPH, & Corey Jones, MPH

 

The three school districts participating in Georgia Project AWARE have been the trailblazers for helping… more »