HDI Staff to present at AUCD Annual Conference

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Staff representing the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI) will present at the 2020 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) conference December 7-9. The theme of this year’s conference is Achieving Equity, Leading the Way in the Next Decade. The HDI is a member of the AUCD organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs in every U.S. state and territory to achieve meaningful change.

Dr. Tawara Goode, conference Chairperson, reports that the virtual event will attract an international audience of people with disabilities, leaders from multiple disciplines, researchers, scientists, advocates, policy experts, and other key stakeholders. This year’s theme will serve as a call to action for the AUCD network to create a national equity agenda in partnership with people with disabilities, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Visit www.aucd.org for more information about the AUCD network and conference.  If you are interested in learning more about HDI programs or the presentations being made, contact Beth.Potter@uky.edu.

Conference sessions presented by HDI staff include:

Highlighting the Lived Experience and Professional Perspective of Mental Health & Disability Through Storytelling
Presenter: Danielle Augustin, MS, Health Coach & Project Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD
Co-Presenter: Jefferson Sheen, PhD, Logan, UT, United States, UT – Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Contributing Author: Alex Schiwal, PhD, Logan, UT, United States, UT – Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Workplace Accommodations and Universal Design for Young Adult Central Nervous System Cancer Survivors
Presenter: Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Ph.D., Executive Director, Lexington, KY, KY – Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD
Co-Presenter(s): Stuart Rumrill, M.S., Madison, WI,  KY – Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD; Phillip Rumrill, Ph.D., Lexington, KY, KY – Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD

How Food Insecurity Shapes Mental Health for People with Disabilities and Incorporating Inclusive Community Nutrition Programs

Presenter(s): Lindsey Mullis, M.S., Inclusive Health & Wellness Director, KY- Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD; Meredith Williams, MPH, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Danielle Augustin,M.S., Lexington,KY, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD
Austin Nugent,B.A.,Louisville,KY,United States,KY – Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD
Contributing Author: D. Phuong Do, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI;

The Center for Dignity in Healthcare: Reducing Health Inequities and Addressing Medical Discrimination Experienced by People with Developmental Disabilities

Presenter(s)

Chithra Adams, PhD, Director of Evaluation, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD
Co-Presenter(s)

Kara Ayers, PhD, Cincinnati, OH, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;
Leah Smith, MPA, Cincinnati, OH, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;
Ilka Riddle, PhD, Cincinnati, OH, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;
Maureen van Stone, Esq., MS, Balitmore, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND;
Tracy Waller, Esq., MS, Baltimore, MD, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;
Tiffany Opii, MPA, Lexington, KY, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, UCEDD;