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Nh-Me Lend: Advancing Health Equity For Children And Youth With Asd/Ndd And Their Families Through Continuous Quality Improvement, Betsy Humphreys, Susan Russell, Rae Sonnenmeier, Alan Kurtz Jul 2017

Nh-Me Lend: Advancing Health Equity For Children And Youth With Asd/Ndd And Their Families Through Continuous Quality Improvement, Betsy Humphreys, Susan Russell, Rae Sonnenmeier, Alan Kurtz

Poster Presentations

Over the past two decades NH and Maine have experienced rapid growth of racial, ethnic, and linguistic minority populations. New Hampshire’s foreign-born population was 5.7% in 2013, while Maine’s foreign-born population was 3.4% during the same time period (American Immigration Council, 2017). In addition, NH and Maine are designated refugee resettlement areas. NH is now home to refugees from over 40 countries (NH DHHS, 2010) and Maine is home to refugees from over 30 countries (Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services, 2015).


Disability Imagery: A Bastion Of Social Change, Faith Perez, Renee Stronach, Class Of Dis 450 Disability: Population-Environment Apr 2017

Disability Imagery: A Bastion Of Social Change, Faith Perez, Renee Stronach, Class Of Dis 450 Disability: Population-Environment

Poster Presentations

In the visual and material culture of the 21st century, image is power. This inquiry used thematic analysis to examine the meanings of disability imagery on a continuum from tragedy to an inevitable and celebrated part of human diversity and provocateur of social change. Five themes emerged: disability as tragic (exclusion, isolation, fear); disability as inspiration porn (disabled people are brave or special just for living); close but not quite (some positive imagery segregation and impairment are foregrounded); and celebration of disability as human diversity (the goal for change).


Reaching Local Community With The Message Of Developmental Milestones And Early Identification Of Autism, Hope M. Duncanson Apr 2017

Reaching Local Community With The Message Of Developmental Milestones And Early Identification Of Autism, Hope M. Duncanson

Poster Presentations

This poster presents project activities for a pilot program for effectively distributing Learn the Signs, Act Early materials to a small study group in a community in Maine.


Evaluation Of The Maine Child Development Services-Part C Improvement Plan, Margaret M. Pierce Apr 2017

Evaluation Of The Maine Child Development Services-Part C Improvement Plan, Margaret M. Pierce

Poster Presentations

This poster presents information on the improvement plan for the Maine Child Development Services-Part C.


Testing The Effectiveness Of Person-Centered Planning In Maine Adults With Developmental Disabilities, Kassie Stevens Apr 2017

Testing The Effectiveness Of Person-Centered Planning In Maine Adults With Developmental Disabilities, Kassie Stevens

Poster Presentations

Person-Centered Planning (PCP) is the required annual planning process for adults receiving developmental services in Maine. This poster looks at the PCP process.


Dhhs Clinical Review Team Formation, Moriah Geer Apr 2017

Dhhs Clinical Review Team Formation, Moriah Geer

Poster Presentations

Historically individuals with disabilities were sent to live in institutions, such as Pineland Center. As public opinion about institutionalization and individuals with disabilities began to change the state worked to create programs to allow individuals with disabilities to live in their own communities. These Home and Community Based Services are funded through Medicaid waiver programs such as section 21 and 29.


Disability In Advertising, Harli Maxwell, Megan Morey, Kendall Pike Apr 2017

Disability In Advertising, Harli Maxwell, Megan Morey, Kendall Pike

Poster Presentations

Despite the potency of advertising to influence behavior and cultural memes, it has been unusual until recently to see people with impairments featured in commercials that market mainstream products, ideas, and services. To the contrary, people with obvious impairments typically appear as deficient and only cured or improved by the medical devices, pharmaceuticals and other products that they market. However, over the past decade, efforts to elicit social change, although nascent, are making inroads into marketing and advertising. This presentation analyzes a recent Nike ad in which men with visible impairments are featured as robust athletes. The potential for such ...