2013 Full Lives Conference for Direct Service Professionals - "Ready, Set… Care!"
April 11-12, 2013 - Sheraton Anchorage Hotel
Dr. Anthony Cahill
Dr. Cahill is Director of the Division of the Disability and Health Policy at the Center for Development and Disability in the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Professor of Public Administration at UNM’s School of Public Administration and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.
His most recent published work in the field includes the article The Psychosocial Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Persons with Disabilities and Independent Living Center Staff Living on the American Gulf Coast in the journal Rehabilitation Psychology, which received the 2011 Research Award from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and Emergency Management and Disability: A 2008 Scorecard in the Disability and Health Journal. He is a co-author of Assessing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Persons with Disabilities by the Research and Training Center on Independent Living of the University of Kansas, which examined gaps in planning, communication and coordination between county emergency management offices and disability organizations in the areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
He has provided training and technical assistance in the area of emergency preparedness in several states, including Michigan, Iowa and Wyoming, and serves on the advisory committee of the Special Populations Analysis and Research Project at Temple University. Other recent presentations include Community Emergency Planning: How to Make It Happen at the 2010 conference of the Association of University Centers on Disability and Translating Research in Disaster Preparation and Emergency Response for People with Disabilities into Policy and Practice at the American Public Health Association.
Director, Division of Disability and Health Policy, UNM School of Medicine
Peter Leidy has been learning from people with disabilities since 1983. For almost 20 years he worked for Options in Community Living, a supported living agency in Madison, Wisconsin. His roles included direct support, service coordination, recruiting and supporting direct service staff, community building, and administrative responsibilities. Peter consults with individuals, families, organizations, counties, and states in areas such as:
Schedule at-a-glance (PDF)
(Note: All materials listed below are PDF documents.)
Dr. Anthony Cahill - The Prepared Community
Amanda Patterson - Understanding the Invisible Wounds of War
John Dineen and Laurie Ford - Finding and Keeping Great Staff - the Scope of the Problem
Karen Heath and Danielle Reed - Social Capital: Relationships, Opportunities, and Resources
Peggy Robinson - Customized Community-Based Employment
Rain Van Den Berg, Laura Andersen, and Loree Rayback - Alaska's Disaster Preparedness Toolkit for People with Disabilities
Rudy Kerr, Sharon Miranda, and Tiffany Wilson - Providing Services to Persons Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Wendi Shackelford - APD Crisis Intervention Team
Sponsors and Supporters
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority • Center for Human Development: UAA • Center for Psychosocial Development • Stone Soup Group • Trust Training Cooperative • State of Alaska - Health & Disability Program
Silent Auction Contributors
Donna Redding • Karla Morreira • Laurel Carnahan • Roxy Lamar • Jamelia Saied
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