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Resources Developed by the Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit Team

During the funding year, October 2014 to September 2015, the Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit team had an opportunity to present its process and work in a variety of settings and to diverse organizations. Below are descriptions and links to some of these activities, which are now included as Toolkit resources:


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Presenters:
Dr. Jean E. Beatson
Dr. Hyojin Im

Summary:
Diversity and Inclusion is an AUCD priority in alignment with AIDD's diversity initiative. To showcase and encourage best practices around the network, AUCD proudly invites you to participate in our first in the series of Diversity and Inclusion Webinars, "Creating Effective Refugee Community Partnerships: Two Perspectives". We will feature Dr. Jean E. Beatson, training director for the Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (VT LEND) program. She will share her experience in engaging VT refugee groups to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive VT LEND. The webinar will also feature Dr. Hyojin Im, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work , who will talk about her work in engaging and developing sustainable programs and interventions for the refugee communities of VA, Malaysia and Kenya.

Theme(s): Infrastructure

Type of Resources: Webinar

Presenters:
Anab A. Gulaid
Kelly Nye-Lengerman
Dana Yarbrough

Summary:
AUCD's Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit team hosts a community conversation for UCEDDs and LEND to engage in open dialogue about the challenges they face in services, programming, and recruitment in regards to diversity and inclusion. This is an opportunity to also share strategies to better improve practices, as well as the operational and infrastructure considerations to support those practices. This conversation will be facilitated by Anab A. Gulaid, Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration and Dana Yarbrough, Virginia, Partnership for People with Disabilities.

Theme(s): Infrastructure

Type of Resources: Webinar

Summary:

Responding to Diversity in the Disability Community: Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Community Change
A poster presentation at the 2015 AAIDD (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) Annual Conference. The poster presented aspects of the Toolkit development at that point, including Background; Working Definition of Diversity; Methods;Select Results; and Next Steps. The team also asked for feedback from those who came to view the poster.

Theme(s): Infrastructure

Presenters:
Walt Bower
Christina Espinosa
Barbara Yoshioka Wheeler

Summary:
AUCD's Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit team hosted a community conversation for UCEDDs and LENDs to engage in open dialogue about the challenges they face in community outreach and engagement. This is an opportunity to also share strategies to better improve practices as well as the operational and infrastructure considerations to support those practices. This conversation on engaging diverse local communities will be facilitated by Christina Espinosa and Walt Bower, PhD, of the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky. Barbara Wheeler, PhD, will also bring her expertise to react and respond to the conversation and questions.

Theme(s): Personnel and Trainees

Type of Resources: Webinar


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