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2015 AAIDD Annual Meeting Posters
Last Name of First Authors:

Teaching Students with Intellectual Disability by Using Evidence-Based Practices               
Zainab Abbas, PhD, Washington State University

Beyond Medicaid: Accessing the Community to Better Serve Individuals with IDD
Faythe Aiken, Human Services Research Institute; John Agosta, PhD, Human Services Research Institute

Assisting Self-Advocates in Achieving Various Levels of Advocacy
Adeyemi Ajijedidun, Community Access Unlimited

Identifying the Intersection of Training and Coaching Models, Evidence-based Interventions, Implementation Science Practices
Yusuf Akamoglu, MS, University of Illinois; Moon Chung, MEd, University of Illinois; Jamie Pearson, MA, University of Illinois; Melinda Snodgrass, MS, University of Illinois

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mammography Utilization Among Women with Intellectual Disability: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study

Evelyn Arana, MS, Drexel University School of Public Health; Michael Yudell, PhD, Drexel University

The Validity and Long-term Stability of the SIS for Persons with Autism
Gudmundur Arnkelsson, PhD, Háskóli Íslands; Tryggvi Sigurdsson, PhD, The State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre (Iceland)

Understanding Care Staff Attitudes Towards Intellectual Disability

Isabelle Assouline, Université du Québec à Montréal; Diane Morin, PhD, Université du Québec à Montréal

Bridging Barriers for Parents with Disabilities Through Creative Collaborations
Kara Ayers, PhD, University of Cincinnati

"Street Level Bureaucracy" in Provider Organizations: Understanding Staff Engagement as a Means to Improve the Quality Of Supports and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Caitlin Bailey, PhD, National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities; Steven Eidelman, MS, MBA, University of Delaware; Stephanie Shields, University of Delaware; Amanda Rich, PhD, York College

The Vineland-II in Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Item Content Category Analysis
Giulia Balboni, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Pisa; Alessandra Tasso, PhD, University of Ferrara; Filippo Muratori, MD, University of Pisa &, IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris; Roberto Cubelli, PhD, University of Trento

Active Participation Moderates the Mental Health of Youth with Disabilities who Have Experienced Victimization

Kristin Berg, PhD, Temple University;  Cheng-shi Shiu, PhD, University of Washington; Kruti Acharya, MD, University of Illinois-Chicago; Michael Msall, MD, University of Chicago

The Moderating Effects of Active Participation in the Mental Health of Victimized Youth With Disabilities
Kristin Berg, PhD, Temple University; Cheng-shi Shiu, PhD, University of Washington; Kruti Acharya, MD, University of Illinois-Chicago; Michael Msall, MD, University of Chicago

School Wide Positive Behavior Supports
Lisa Blue, MA, University of New Mexico

Raising Expectations for Life After High School: Parents Share What Matters Most
Carly Blustein, MEd, Vanderbilt University; Erik Carter, PhD, FAAIDD, Vanderbilt University

Influences on Family Decision Making about Early Treatments for Children Recently Diagnosed with ASD
Matthew Bogenschutz, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University; Parthenia Dinora, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Connecticut's Proposed Medicaid Coverage for Autism Services
Jennifer Bogin, MSEd, Connecticut Department of Developmental Services

Exploring Health Disparities Among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Do Race and Ethnicity Play a Role?
Alexandra Bonardi, MS, MHA, Human Services Research Institute;  Valerie Bradley, MA, FAAIDD, Human Services Research Institute;  Haleigh Scott, MA, The Ohio State University;  Susan Havercamp, PhD, FAAIDD, The Ohio State University

Impact of a Fall Injury Prevention Program Among People With Intellectual Disability
Alexandra Bonardi, MS, MHA, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Courtney Dutra, MPA, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Emily Lauer, MPH, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Transition Planning
Lisa Brace, MS, Georgetown University

Gender Differences in Friendships and Loneliness in High Functioning ASD and Typically Developing Adults
Whitney Brooks, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Haleigh Scott, MA, The Ohio State University;  Betsey Benson, PhD, The Ohio State University     

Bringing Neurodiversity to Supportive Services and Autism Interventions              
Lydia Brown, TASH New England

Effects of Parent Consultation Group Program for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum
Myra Bundy, PhD, Eastern Kentucky University; Kaitlyn Reynolds, Eastern Kentucky University;    Brittany McDaniel, Eastern Kentucky University; Martha Meehan, MS, Eastern Kentucky University

What do you believe?  Direct Support professional Beliefs on Relationships and Sexuality         
Alicia-Ann Caesar, Community Access Unlimited;  Aisha  Arroyo, Community Access Unlimited

Access in Conversation between Research & Policy: Making a Difference through the Language we Use
Kate Caldwell, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; Liz Weintraub, Association of University Centers on Disabilities; Rachel Patterson, MPA, Association of University Centers on Disabilities; Tia Nelis, University of Illinois at Chicago

Challenging Prevailing Practice in Inclusive Education: The Power of Peer Support and Peer Network Interventions

Erik Carter, PhD, FAAIDD, Vanderbilt University; Heartley Huber, MEd, Vanderbilt University;    Elizabeth Biggs, MEd, Vanderbilt University

Access to Individualized Funding in the United States of America              
Elizabeth Cherry, Dr Phil, The University of Sydney; Roger Stancliffe, PhD, FAAIDD, The University of Sydney; Eric Emerson, PhD, The University of Sydney; Renata Ticha, PhD, University of Minnesota

Findings From the AAIDD/UMass Boston Delegation to Poland 2014: A Nation and Service Model in Transition

Vincent Chesney, MS, FAAIDD, Marywood University

Understanding the Effects of a Parent-implemented Communication Intervention: Case Studies of Two Children with Autism  
Moon Chung, MEd, University of Illinois; Melinda Snodgrass, MS, University of Illinois; Hedda Meadan, PhD, University of Illinois; Yusuf Akamoglu, MS, University of Illinois

Eliciting Perceptions of Satisfaction with Services from Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

Susan Copeland, PhD, University of New Mexico; Rob Shauger, MA, University of New Mexico; Ruth Luckasson, JD, FAAIDD, University of New Mexico

The Quality of Life Outcome Measure in a Group of Italian Children with Intellectual Disability    
Luigi Croce, MD, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cure Milano, Consorzio SIR, & ANFFAS; Marco Lombardi, MS, HoGent University & Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano; Tiziana Pozzi, MD, Consorzio SIR; Lilio Tangi, MA, Consorzio SIR

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Stress in people with Intellectual and Sensory Disabilities
Gitta de Vaan, MSc, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Behavioural Science Institute; Mathijs Vervloed, PhD, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Behavioural Science Institute; Kitty Bloeming, PhD, Royal Visio; Carolina de Weerth, PhD, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Educator Ratings of Importance and Intensity of Supports in the General Education Setting

Stephanie DeSpain, MS, Illinois State University; James R. Thompson, PhD, FAAIDD,  Illinois State University

Health Promotion through Policies, Practices, and Programs      
Melissa DiSipio, MSA, FAAIDD, Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care;  Rick Rader, MD, Orange Grove Habilitation Center

Empowering Paraprofessionals to Promote Social Interactions of Students who use AAC Inclusive Settings          

Karen Douglas, PhD, Illinois State University; Yun-Ching Chung, PhD, Illinois State University   

Mealtime Behaviors, Dietary Intakes, and Growth in Children with Autism           
Shirley Ekvall, PhD, Nutrition Consultant;  Patricia Fugazzi, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center;    Florence Stevens, MS, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center;  Valli Ekvall, Ph.D, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Factors Affecting Food Supply for the Individual Who is Homeless            
Valli Ekvall, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Impact of Environmental Modifications on Successful Transition into Community Living
Christina Espinosa, MA, University of Kentucky; Kathy Sheppard-Jones, PhD, University of Kentucky; Anna Bard, University of Kentucky

TakeFIVE: Outreach, Education, and Training: An Evidence Based Approach to Implementing Volunteer Respite Programs in Faith-based and Community Organizations
Celia Feinstein, MA, FAAIDD, Temple University; Sally Gould-Taylor, Temple University; Mary Jones-Furlow, MSW, Temple University

Substance Abuse among Youth with Disabilities in Ohio
Courtney Frantz, The Ohio State University; Tim Sahr, MPH, MA, MDiv, ThM, Ohio Colleges of Medicine;  Quynh Wells, PhD, The Ohio State University; Emily Yang, The Ohio State University

Transition for Teens with Spina Bifida    
Ellen Fremion, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Sexuality Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers            

Carli Friedman, MS, University of Illinois at Chicago;  Aleksa Owen, MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago