HDI participates in the 2019 AUCD Conference

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The UK Human Development Institute is well represented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference 2019, “Leading Change Together”. This year’s theme reflects the work being done across the AUCD network on research, policy, practice, and advocacy that impacts the broad spectrum of disability. With more than 1,000 attendees from across the US and Territories, this event attracts a diverse national audience of leaders from multiple disciplines, researchers, scientists, advocates, and policy experts. The AUCD Conference serves as a place to exchange ideas and celebrate accomplishments.
Learn more about the AUCD Conference and future dates and themes at www.aucd.org/conference/.

The UK HDI staff co-presented the following sessions and/or posters at this year’s conference:
Strategies for Inclusion in Health and Fitness Services and Programs – Lindsey Mullis, Donna Bainbridge, EdD, Tamsen Bassford, Samantha Ross, PhD, Jonathan Jensen, Jonathan Lang, Amy Shellard, Patrick Wightman, PhD, Danielle Augustin, Bridgette Schram, Kathy McCarty, Jennifer Beamer, PhD
Leading Change Together to Prevent Abuse and Promote Sexual Health for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Julie Atkinson, Donna Gilles, EdD, Lindsey Mullis, Tia Nelis, Liz Weintraub, Rosemary B. Hughes, PhD, Flip Grey, Molly Dellinger-Wray, Linda Sandman, Lindsay Suave, Katherine McLaughlin
Tools for Effective Advocacy – Stephen Sulkes, MD, Dylan Bulkeley, Caroline Gooden, PhD, Jennifer Ulbricht, Marie Reilly, MD, Kiera Hayes, MD, Kaitlyn Richardson, Sabrina Smith
Leading Change Session:  Disability Rights, Ethics and Genetics – Leila Jamal, PhD, Stephanie Meredith, Kara Ayers, PhD, Sunday Francis, PhD
Relate to Me:  Promoting Relational and Sexual Health for Adults with IDD – Jillian Ober, Lindsey Mullis, Phyllis Elizabeth Holloway, Liz Schmidt, Jordan Dellinger, Michael Valentino
Mental Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities:  Model Programs Across the Network – Matthew Wappett, PhD, Joan Beasley, PhD, Paula Rabidoux, PhD, Verity Rodrigues, PhD, Karen Ward, PhD, Elaine Eisenbaum, PhD
Presented by University of Kentucky colleagues and partners of HDI:  Multimorbidity and unplanned hospital utilization in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A cross-sectional study – Kathleen Sutton, PT, DPT, MPH, Patrick Kitzman, PT, PhD
Contact Beth.Potter@uky.edu if you are interested in learning more about any of these presentations.

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