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Spring 2014 Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University hosts guest speakers and lecturers several times each year for its Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities. Experts in a wide variety of fields including Disability Studies, Assistive Technology, Leadership Development, and Social Policy present lectures and programs to students, parents, teachers and other professionals in the field of disabilities.

 Multimedia archive of the Lecture Series
Listen to or view select presenters from past Mini Course Lecture Series events. Not all lectures are included in the archive.

Upcoming Programs -
April and May 2014


Lecture 1 - Customized Employment - Strategies for Employees with Disabilities and Employers

Presented by Michael Callahan, President, Marc Gold & Associates.

Lecture 1 information


Lecture 2 - Quality Lives: One person and one direct support professional at a time

Presented by Dr. Amy Hewitt, Director of the Research and Training Center on Community Living, Training Director of Institute on Community Integration and the Associate Director for the MN LEND at the University of Minnesota.

Lecture 2 information


Lecture 3 - Community Living Outcomes: Are our investments keeping our promises for good lives?

Presented by Dr. Amy Hewitt, Director of the Research and Training Center on Community Living, Training Director of Institute on Community Integration and the Associate Director for the MN LEND at the University of Minnesota.

Lecture 3 information


Lecture 1 - Customized Employment - Strategies for Employees with Disabilities and Employers


TUESDAY, APRIL 8:
9AM - 12PM (registration 8:30AM)
Central Penn College
600 Valley Road
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
Advanced Technology Education Center.


Presentation PowerPoint - Customized Employment

Customized Employment

Other Documents


About the Presentation

Mr. Callahan will introduce Customized Employment, a strategy that provides persons with disabilities, and other applicants with significant barriers to employment, with an alternative to traditional, competition-based jobs.

Co-Sponsors: Dauphin County MH/ID, Cumberland County MH/ID and AHEDD

About the Presenter

Michael Callahan - Mr. Callahan has consulted throughout the US, Canada and Europe in the area of employment and transition for the past 30 years. He is a co-author of two "how-to" books on employment for persons with significant disabilities, Getting Employed, Staying Employed and Keys to the Work Place and has written numerous articles, chapters, manuals and curriculums on employment. He is a national board member for TASH and is a founding board member of APSE.

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Lecture 2 - Quality Lives: One person and one direct support professional at a time


Monday, May 12:
9AM - 12PM (registration 8:30AM)
Temple University Main Campus
Student Center/ROOM 200C
1755 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Directions and Parking



About the Presentation

Quality Lives: One person and one direct support professional at a time - Quality services have long been linked to the quality of the direct support professionals who provide support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Effective training and support of direct support professionals can result in improved outcomes for the people they support. Creating purposeful change and implementing effective strategies can improve the work culture and experiences of DSPs while simultaneously supporting people to have full lives. This presentation will provide information on research based interventions to improve competence, skills, attitude and retention of DSPs.

About the Presenter

Dr. Amy Hewitt - Dr. Hewitt directs several federal and state research, evaluation and demonstration projects in the area of community services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has authored and co-authored articles, reports, and she co-authored a book entitled, Staff Recruitment, Retention and Training. Dr. Hewitt is on the editorial board of Inclusion and a guest editor of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities both journals of the AAIDD and is on the Board of Directors for Arc Greater Twin Cities, Arc Minnesota, and is the Vice President of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Co-sponsor: Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association

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Lecture 3 - Community Living Outcomes: Are our investments keeping our promises for good lives?


Tuesday, May 13:
9AM - 12PM (registration 8:30AM)
Rodef Shalom
4905 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 19213
Information about the location



About the Presentation

Community Living Outcomes: Are our investments keeping our promises for good lives? - There are many promises made to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the U.S. through legislation, litigation and public policy. Furthermore we make substantial investments in the delivery of long term services and supports that are designed support people in having good lives. Are our investments paying off? What do we know about the outcomes of these services and supports? This session will explore what is known about community living outcomes in areas such as employment, social relationships, health/safety, self-determination and inclusion. It will also identify what we know about predictors of these outcomes.

Co-sponsors: Achieva, CLASS, Community Human Services, Partners For Quality, Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association

About the Presenter

Dr. Amy Hewitt - Dr. Hewitt directs several federal and state research, evaluation and demonstration projects in the area of community services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has authored and co-authored articles, reports, and she co-authored a book entitled, Staff Recruitment, Retention and Training. Dr. Hewitt is on the editorial board of Inclusion and a guest editor of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities both journals of the AAIDD and is on the Board of Directors for Arc Greater Twin Cities, Arc Minnesota, and is the Vice President of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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More information

  • Presentations are FREE (registration recommended).
  • Act 48 credits available (see registration form).

The Mini Course Lecture Series is a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.


CONTACT

For more information:
Voice: 215-204-1356
TTY: 215-204-1805
iod@temple.edu