CENTER FOR LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP OKLAHOMA’S FEDERALLY DESIGNATED UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (UCEDD)
Oklahoma LEND: Preparing Interdisciplinary Leaders
Oklahoma LEND (Leadership EducaƟon in Neurodevelopmental and Related DisabiliƟes) is an interdisciplinary leadership educaƟon program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) with a leadership and advocacy focus on children and youth with developmental disabiliƟes and their families. It is a collaboraƟve partnership between the Department of Pediatrics ‐SecƟon of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the Center for Learning and Leadership. Oklahoma LEND Leadership Interns include: selected advanced graduate or post graduate students each represenƟng a different health care or related discipline; the parent of a child with a developmental disability; and an individual with a developmental disability. This interdisciplinary Leadership Intern Team completes an intensive one‐year Internship of 300+ hours with interdisciplinary educaƟon acƟviƟes including interacƟve coursework, community pracƟcum experiences and leadership projects. Oklahoma LEND Leadership Interns for 2012‐2013 included: DaNisha Blackmon, Social Work; Michelle CurƟs, Self‐Advocate Issues; Summer Frank, Public Health; Anice Freeman, GeneƟc Counseling; Rachel Horst, Physical Therapy; Kate Kaercher, GeneƟc Counseling; Karen Karner, Speech‐Language Pathology; Allison Kitchens, Parent‐Family Issues; Andrea Knowlton, NutriƟon; Crystal Navarro, Social Work; Neha Patel, Developmental‐Behavioral Pediatrics; Kallie Pennel, OccupaƟonal Therapy; Paul Shawler, Psychology; and Shannon Winters, Audiology. Oklahoma LEND also involves interdisciplinary faculty from the OUHSC, the University of Oklahoma Norman campus, other universiƟes and the community. These faculty members include Family Mentors who represent both personal and state family network perspecƟves. Oklahoma LEND has completed its eighteenth program year with funding through a federal grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services AdministraƟon, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more informaƟon about Oklahoma LEND, contact:
Dr. Linda Wilson, Training Director, at linda‐m‐email@example.com.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center Launches Online Course for Parents of Children with AuƟsm “Discovering Behavioral IntervenƟon: A Parent's InteracƟve Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis” is an online instrucƟonal guide that was created by parents and child development experts from UMass Medical School's Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for parents of children with auƟsm and the professionals who support them. Topics of the course include understanding an auƟsm diagnosis, managing behavioral challenges, and social skills. Visit www.udiscovering.org for more informaƟon or to access this course. Smithsonian Launches Online Exhibit on Disability History
The Smithsonian's NaƟonal Museum of American History now has an online exhibit of disability in America. "Everybody: An ArƟfact History of Disability in America" features secƟons on disability and history, people, places, technology and more. The exhibit presents history as viewed from the perspecƟve of people with disabiliƟes, and is available in both English and Spanish. Visit everybody.si.edu to access this exhibit.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
July 24: Oklahoma Health Care Authority Community Forum, 1 p.m.‐3 p.m. People, Inc. Conference Center, 205 South JT SƟtes St., Sallisaw, OK Contact: Shana Davis at (405) 227‐3465 or firstname.lastname@example.org Aug. 2‐5: The Arc’s NaƟonal ConvenƟon, Bellevue, WA Visit www.thearc.org/what‐we‐do/events/naƟonal‐convenƟon. Aug. 5‐9: iCan Bike Camp — Helps people with disabiliƟes learn to ride a bike Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK Visit icanshine.org/ican‐bike‐oklahoma‐city‐ok/ for more informaƟon. Aug. 24: Oklahoma In‐Home Supports Waiver Seminar Down Syndrome AssociaƟon of Central Oklahoma (DSACO) Office 720 W. Wilshire, Suite 112, Oklahoma City, OK Free registraƟon required by August 20. Contact: Megan Winkler at (405) 463‐5641 or email@example.com Register at: groupspaces.com/DSACO/item/452868 Oct. 16‐18: 14th Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: TransiƟon from Pediatric to Adult‐based Care, Houston, TX Visit www.baylorcme.org for more informaƟon. Nov. 13‐14: Oklahoma Statewide AuƟsm Conference Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Rd., Midwest City, OK RegistraƟon is now open at: okauƟsm.org/conference/registraƟon.asp A limited number of family sƟpends may be available with applicaƟon, which is provided at the registraƟon link above.
Center for Learning and Leadership/UCEDD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
P.O. Box 26901, ROB 342
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
focus facts is published for the Center for Learning and Leader-ship, Oklahoma’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). It is dissemi-nated to a statewide and national network of people interested in developmental disabilities. If you would like to submit infor-mation to be published in the news-letter, please e-mail or mail our Edi-tor. Be sure to include the source, description, and contact information relevant to the information you are submitting. Email: Learn2Lead-UCEDD@ouhsc.edu focus facts is supported by grant #90DD0685 from the U.S. Depart-ment of Health and Human Services Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Addition-al support is provided by Oklahoma co-sponsors: OU College of Medi-cine, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and project partners: East Central University and Cameron University. The University of Oklahoma publish-es this newsletter in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Educa-tion Amendments of 1972, Ameri-cans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal laws and regula-tions. The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all Federal and State applicable laws and regula-tions, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This in-cludes but is not limited to admis-sions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. www.ou.edu/eoo
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