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Through partnerships in education, policy, research and services, the CPD strengthens families and individuals across the lifespan.

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This report describes activities that are part of the CPD’s “35 Years of Making a Difference.” With gratitude and respect for our partner agencies, colleagues, families and friends, we look to the next 35 years. To paraphrase Marv Fifield, it’s impossible to imagine the changes that will influence the lives of individuals with disabilities. Who knows what advancements in technology, biomedicine and genetics will bring? The CPD is committed to playing its part.

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Dr. Sarah Rule

CPD Director

John Copenhaver

Technical Assistance

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Cyndi Rowland

Associate Director

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Connie Pehrson, Incoming Chair

Family Representative

Jason Jones, Vice Chair

Self Advocate

Bill Salerno

Self Advocate & Past Chair

Matt Knotts, Executive Director

Disability Law Center

Claire Mantonya, Executive Director

Utah Developmental Disabilities Council

Helen Post, Executive Director

Utah Parent Center

Ben Jenkins

Student Self Advocate

Bryon Murray

Regional Representative, S.A.B.E

Sachin Pavithran,

Assistive Technology Representative

Utah Assistive Technology Program

Gib Duncan

Family Representative

Blake Savage

Self Advocate

Adriana Suarez

Family Representative

Ex Officio

Gordon Richins, CPD Consumer Liaison

Sarah Rule, CPD Director

Cyndi Rowland, CPD Associate Director

Marty Blair, CPD Asst. Director for Policy

CPD Directors

CPD Consumer Advisory Committee

Martin E. Blair

Assistant Director

for Policy Development

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Richard Jewkes

Business Office

Judith Holt

Interdisciplinary Training

Sue Olsen

Exemplary Services

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Richard N. Roberts

Research &

Evaluation

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J. Dennis Odell

Biomedical

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Richard Baer

Outreach &

Dissemination

Anthony R. Torres

Biomedical

Interdisciplinary Training Judith Holt

Carol Strong, Chair

Dean, College of Education/USU

Brent Miller

Vice President, Office for Research

David Stein, Department Head

Department of Psychology

Ben Lignugaris/Kraft, Department Head

Department of Special Education & Rehabilitation

Beth Foley, Department Head

Dept. of Communicative Disorders/ Deaf Education

Kirk Allen

Director Special Education, Logan City School District

Ben Jenkins

Student Representative

Laurie Ballam

Family Representative

Vickie Brenchley

Family Representative

CPD Advisory Council

CPD Organization

Special Centers,

Initiatives, and Programs

CPD Advisory Council

Consumer Advisory Committee

Technical Assistance

John Copenhaver

Business Office

Richard Jewkes

Research & Evaluation

Richard N. Roberts

College of Education and Human Services

Dean Carol Strong

CPD DIVISIONS

President Stan L. Albrecht

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Director

Sarah Rule

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Bill Salerno

Self Advocate; Chair, CAC

Don Uchida

Family Representative;

State Office of Rehabilitation Services

Helen Roth

Self Advocate

Ron Mecham

Self Advocate

Sandra Anderson

Family Representative

Jane Nielsen

Self Advocate

Ex Officio

Sarah Rule, CPD, Director

Cyndi Rowland, CPD Associate Director

Marty Blair, CPD Assistant Director for Policy

Gordon Richins, CPD Consumer Liaison

Jim Dorward, CEHS Associate Dean for Research

Exemplary Service

Sue Olsen

Outreach & Development

Richard Baer

Assistant Director for Policy

Martin Blair

Associate Director

Cyndi Rowland

Biomedical

Anthony Torres/Dennis Odell

Assistant to the Director

Sharon Weston

The Center for Persons with Disabilities celebrates

35 Years of Making a Difference

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On June 15-16, 2007, hundreds of past and present CPD employees, trainees, and service recipients gathered to celebrate the CPD’s 35th birthday. Participants came from across the United States and Puerto Rico to reconnect with old friends and to share their stories. Activities included a luncheon, picnic, and a dinner dance, as well as a variety of community activities including hiking, canoeing, and a road rally.

According to Dr. Marvin Fifield, CPD founding director, “We had no idea when we started the Center that it would become so big, so successful or impact so many people’s lives. It’s so wonderful to see so many of those who have been affiliated with the Center and see where they have gone and what they have accomplished.”

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Over the past 35 years:

• The CPD has generated $203,418,391 in external funds.

• CPD staff members have published over 700 refereed journal articles.

• Direct services have been provided by CPD projects to every county in Utah.

• The CPD has operated over 900 service, education and research projects.

• The CPD has supported over 800 graduate students.

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Total 2007 CPD Funding: $12,384,566

The Reed P. Warren Biomedical Immunology Laboratory is well known for the cutting-edge genetic research it regularly conducts. What may be less well- known, however, is the opportunity it provides students to participate in meaningful studies and develop new research methodologies. Currently, a study of the genetic factors in autism is showing students like Eric Monson what it means to be a professional biologist.

“We’re trying to link genes in individuals with the disease itself, such as to determine if there’s any correlation between genes and autism,” said Monson. He and other undergraduate students at the CPD are working in groups to complete different sections of genetic code. The laboratory in which they’re working is one of very few facilities with the capability to accurately copy large groups of DNA.

The eventual result of the project will be a boon to the effective treatment of autism. “If we can figure out what predisposes a child to autism, then a doctor can run a test on a newborn, and steps can be taken early on to help the child therapeutically and get them into programs,” explained Monson.

The lab is situated amidst several programs run by professionals in a variety of medical and scientific disciplines. The unique, interdisciplinary environment created by the CPD has also made a powerful impression on Monson. “I’ve been able to meet a variety of researchers in different positions. I would say that working with engineers, doctors, and scientists has given me a better feel for how they contribute to the field.”

The experience Monson has garnered as a biological engineer will be invaluable in shaping his own future. “I think that probably the greatest thing I’ve gained here is the chance to work with the actual technologies, to gain the experience of working as a biologist. I have a much better grasp on what it means to be a research scientist,” he said.

“I have a much better grasp on what it means to be a research scientist.”

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CPD Sources of Funding

The College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University ranks second nationally in generating research funds. The CPD is one of the largest research centers at USU, receiving over 80 percent of its funding from a diverse assortment of federal, state, local and private sources.

CPD funding supports over 70 different research, training, service and dissemination projects, all aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities and their family members.

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State/Local Grants & Contracts

33%

University

17%

Donations/Fees

8%

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BIA

4%

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ACF

5%

Other

Federal

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HRSA

8%

CDC

1%

DOE

20%

IHS

2%

Transitions

During FY 2007, CPD staff members submitted 98 funding proposals to a wide variety of federal, state, local, and private agencies and organizations. Funding submissions totalled over

$19 million.

Adrienne Akers

Retired

33 Years of Service

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Retired

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CPD by the Numbers

Number of dollars generated from external sources for each dollar of university support received during fiscal year 2007.

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Awards & Appointments

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UAS Project Receives National 2006 Innovation Award

The Council of State Governments (CSG) awarded of one of eight National 2006 Innovation Awards to Adrienne Akers and the Universal Application System (UAS) project at the Annual State Trends and Leadership Forum. The Innovations Award highlights outstanding state programs addressing a trend affecting states and their future policies.

In most states, when families apply for government services, they are required to fill out numerous applications and answer duplicate questions.The UAS application process was designed to help families apply for multiple state programs, such as Medicaid, CHIP, WIC, BabyWatch, etc., through an integrated, online process with a single application. The UAS is branded as UtahClicks in Utah, and is being replicated in several other states.

According to Akers, families indicated that they didn’t know where to get the services they needed and this provided the impetus for change. Not everyone has access to a computer, but Akers says that 98 percent of families involved in a pilot study preferred the online process and said they would recommend it to others. The application is available 24 hours a day and is available in Spanish and English. For more information, visit https://utahclicks.org/index.cfm.

AWARDS

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Adrienne Akers, 2006 Innovations Award, Council of State Governments

John Copenhaver, Martha J. Fields Award of Excellence, National Association of State Directors of Special Education

John Copenhaver, Joleta Reynolds Service to Special Education Award, LRP Publications

Stan Clelland, Top Professor, Mortar Board Society and Utah State University

Todd Newman, Professional Employee of the Quarter, USU Professional Employees Association

Martin Blair, Editorial Board, Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America Journal.

Marilyn Hammond, Editorial Board, Review of Disability Studies.

Mark Innocenti, Editorial Boards; Journal of Early Intervention; Topics in Early Childhood Special Education; The Asia-Pacific Journal of Inclusive Education; NHSA Dialog; Early Childhood Services: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Effectiveness.

Cyndi Rowland, Editorial Board, Access Technologists Higher Education Network E-Journal; Guest Reviewer, Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America Journal.

Sarah Rule, Associate Editor, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education; Editorial Review Boards, Journal of Early Intervention; Teacher Education and Special Education.

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• Access Center

• Accessibility Task Force of Web Standards

• Administration on Developmental Disabilities

• Aging and Adult Protective Services

• American Association of People with Disabilities

• Access Utah Network Advisory Committee

• ASK-12 Advisory Board

• Association of University Centers on Disabilities Board

• American Academy of Pediatrics

• Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

• Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs

• BabyWatch Early Intervention

• Bear River Early Head Start

• Bear River Health Department

• Bear River Head Start

• Bear River Mental Health

• Bridgerland Literacy

• Brigham City Interagency Council

• Box Elder School District

• Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Education Advisory Board

• Cache Community Connections

• Cache County Hispanic Business Council

• Cache County Interagency Coalition

• Cache County Latino LIFE

• Cache County Medicare Coalition

• Cache County Vision 2020 +

• Cache Kids

• Cache Employment & Training

• Cache/Logan School District, Human Rights Committee

• Cache Interagency Council

• Cache Valley People First

• Cache Valley Specialty Hospital / ER

• Cache Valley Transit District

• California Department of Health Services

• Center for Disease Control

• Center on Positive Behavioral Supports

• Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

• Centro De La Famillia De Utah, Migrant Head Start

• Child Care Resource & Referral Board

• Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

• Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency

• Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention

• Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education

• Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood

• Covering Kids & Families Coalition

• Davis Head Start

• Disability Law Center

• Disability Determination Services Advisory Council

• Early Childhood, Alternative Teacher Preparation Board

• Educators for Diversity

• Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education Center

• Family Voices

• Guadalupe School

• Hispanic Health Coalition of Northern Utah

• Hispanic Center/ Multicultural Center

• Hispanic Network

• Independent Living Research Utilization

• Institute for Education Science Review Panel

• Intermountain Centers for Human Development

• Intermountain Health Care

• Interagency Coordinating Council

• IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement

• Johns Hopkins University

• Latino LIFE Coalition

• Logan Deseret Industries / Employment

• Logan Regional Hospital/Speech Language Pathology

• Logan Transit District

• Maternal and Child Health

• Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center

• National Association of State Directors of Special Education

• National Center for Secondary Transition & Technical Assistance

• National Center for Sp. Ed. Accountability & Monitoring Board

• National Council on Independent Living

• National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

• National Family Voices

• National Federation for the Blind

• National Post-School Outcomes Center

• National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research

• Nevada Cancer Institute

• Nevada Development Authority Biotechnology Committee

• North Central Comprehensive Center

• Northwest Comprehensive Center

• Northern Utah Area Health Education Center

• Office of Special Education Programs

• Options for Independence

• Platicas Comunitarias

• Phoenix Services

• Project Action

• Project FORUM Board

• Region IX Equity Assistance Center

• Region VIII Equity Assistance Center

• Region VI Equity Assistance Center

• Rich County School District

• Rocky Mountain Public Health Consortium Steering Committee

• Shriners Hospital

• Small States Consortium

• Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf

• Social Security Administration

• Society for Community Action & Research, Children, Youth & Family Section

• Southwest Comprehensive Center

• Sunshine Terrace Foundation

• Telecommunications, Electronic &Information Technology Advisory Committee

• Thomas Edison Charter School North Campus

• Unita Academy

• University of California-Davis

• University of Utah College of Education

• University of Utah College of Health Sciences

• US Army Medical Research & Material Command, Autism Review

• Utah Antidiscrimination Labor Division Advisory Board

• Utah Association for Infant Mental Health

• Utah Center for Assistive Technology Advisory Council

• Utah Child Abuse Steering Committee

• Utah Department of Education

• Utah Department of Health

• Utah Department of Human Services

• Utah Developmental Disabilities Council

• Utah Disability Determination Services Advisory Council

• Utah Division of Rehabilitation Services

• Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilites

• Utah Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

• Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities

• Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

• Utah Domestic Violence Council

• Utah Early Childhood Council

• Utah House Advisory Board

• Utah Issues

• Utah Labor Commission

• Utah Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities Board

• Utah Migrant & Seasonal Farm Workers Coalition

• Utah Parent Center

• Utah Psychological Association Board Member

• Utah Rural Specialized Transportation Association

• Utah School for the Deaf and Blind

• Utah State Office of Rehabilitation

• Utah State University Latino Professionals

• USU American Association for Human Research

• USU Cabinet Group

• Utah United We Ride

• Utah Voting Accessibility ADA Grant Review Committee

• Weber-Morgan Early Intervention Program

• Weber State University

• WorkAbility

• Zero to Three

• Zions Bank

Leadership & Collaboration

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COURSES & PRACTICA TAUGHT BY CPD STAFF

*Includes wages/salaries of CPD

employees who enrolled in USU classes.

CPD Student Support

Department/Title Instructor No. of Students Total Credits

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Parenting and child guidance* Lisa K. Boyce 108 324

Infancy and early childhood* Lisa K. Boyce 47 141

Human development across the lifespan Gina Cook 19 57

Elementary Education

Measurement, design and analysis II Thayne Sweeten 27 162

Education

Program Evaluation Lisa K. Boyce 27 81

Intensive Language Institute

Writing, Level 2 Monica Jimenez 18 72

Landscape, Architecture, and Environmental Planning

Introduction to geographic information systems* Keith Christensen 56 80

Languages, Philosophy, and Speech Communication

Beginning Spanish* Monica Jimenez 54 256

Psychology

Grant writing Judith Holt 55 110

Psychology of gender Vonda Jump 23 69

Social Work

Mental health Robert Cook 27 81

Special Education

Orientation to teaching young children with disabilities Marlene Deer 11 22

Student teaching Marlene Deer 2 30

Effective instruction and instructional strategies* Marlene Deer 50 100

Practicum for effective instruction and instructional strategies* Marlene Deer 50 50

Clinical teaching* Marlene Deer 16 54

Special education law institute Catherine Benitz 114 114

Interdisciplinary workshop* Judith Holt, Jeff Sheen, Alma Burgess 27 26 Disability law and policy* Judith Holt 7 21

Research/evaluation on cognitive disabilities and Web participation Cyndi Rowland 1 2

* Indicates courses taught more than one semester

CPD financial support to USU Students totalled $470,231 in

FY 2007.

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TEACHING # of Students

CPD Interdisciplinary Training Stipends 17

Interdisciplinary Training/Assistive Technology 146

Project Stipends/Undergraduate Certification 9

URLEND Long-Term Interdisciplinary Trainees 21

Distance Student Advisement 33

Practicum/Clinical Experience 3

ASSERT Student Training 34

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISEMENT

Doctoral Committees Chaired 2

Doctoral Committees Served 19

Masters Committees Chaired 3

Masters Committees Served 13

OTHER STUDENT SUPPORT

Graduate Assistantships 11 Student Employees 134

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Rylie Carpenter, 4, is a teacher. She’s also an athlete, an advocate, a student and, according to her mother, an angel.

Since she and her brother Bryson, 8—who also uses a wheelchair—arrived on the scene, life for Riley’s immediate and extended families has been a supersonic rollercoaster ride; more appointments than a handheld computer can book, more forms and statements than a mailbox can hold, more joy than most of us can fathom. And with it all come the lessons only Rylie can teach.

Rylie and her brother are both graduates of the Center for Persons with Disabilities’ Up-to-3 program, which tracked their physical, emotional and social progress from birth. Through the CPD, Rylie is also the proud recipient of a customized chair that holds her arms up and allows her to play with her peers.

“For us, the CPD is a very much appreciated resource,” says Jessica Carpenter, Rylie’s mother, herself an advocate for children with special health care needs. “They’ve directed us where to go for information and understanding. They’ve helped us actually meet other parents and they’ve been there to help us cope, providing support systems and other resources that we’ve come to rely on.”

Through her participation in basketball, bowling, swimming and soccer, Rylie boasts trophies in Top Sports, a program that affords her “a chance to get out and interact with other kids,” says Jessica.

But typical of her generous heart, Rylie isn’t the only one collecting rewards.

“Having these special angels in our lives helps us grow,” says Jessica. “So often their smiles just brighten our day, wherever they go, they just brighten everyone’s existence.”

–Jared Thayne, Reprinted from Utah State Magazine

* Does not include CPD electronic information accessed

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“Ryder has been in the [Up to 3] program less than a month and they are doing incredible things. We never leave here that he hasn’t learned something new. He loves it! He loves school and can’t wait to get here. We love the staff!

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PERCENTAGE of Individuals Served by age

CPD Direct Services

Number of Individuals Served by Project

Assessment/Evaluation 71

Autism Support Services 9

Bear River Activity and Skill Center 64

Child Care Nutrition Program 307

Coordinated Family Support: Medical Home 200

Disability Support Center for Families 109

Feeding and Nutrition Clinic 7

Medical/Specialty Clinics 947

SSDI Benefits 87

TOP Sports 184

Up to 3 569

Utah Assistive Technology Foundation 340

Utah Assistive Technology Program/AT Lab 484

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CHAPTERS

Foley, B. & Staples, A. (2007). Assistive technology supports for literacy development.  In S.R. Copeland & E.B. Keefe (Eds.), Effective literacy instruction for individuals with moderate or severe disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

REFEREED ARTICLES

Akers, A., Boyce, G., Mabey, V., & Boyce, L. (2007). InReach: Connecting NICU infants and their parents with community early intervention services. Zero to Three, 27(3), 43-48.

Blair, M.E. (2006). U.S. education policy and assistive technology: Administrative implementation. Invited paper for the Korea Institute of Special Education (KISE) in preparation for the KISE International Symposium.

Blair, M.E. & Salzberg, C.L. (2007). Accommodations for Licensure and Certification Exams: Policy and Research Issues. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 18(1), 14-22.

Christensen, K.M., Blair, M.E., & Holt, J.M. (2007). The built environment, evacuations, and individuals with disabilities: A guiding framework for disaster preparation and emergency response. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 17(4), 249-254.

Christensen, K.M., Collins, S.D., Holt, J.M., & Phillips, C.N. (2006). The relationship between the design of the built environment and the ability to egress of individuals with disabilities. Review of Disability Studies, 2(3), 24-34.

Christensen, K.M., & Jeon, T.K. (2006). Creating inclusive outdoor play environments; Designing for ability rather than disability. The Journal of Eyewitness in Special Education, Korean Institute of Special Education.

Christensen N.K., King E.B., Hardy S., & Pfister R. (2007) Food practices and preferences in youth with diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum, 20(1), 33-39.

Dibble, L.E., Hale, T.F., Marcus, R.L., Droge, J., Gerber, J.P., & LaStayo, P.C. (2006). High-intensity resistance training amplifies muscle hypertrophy and functional gains in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders, 21(9), 1444-1452.

Dibble, L.E., Hale, T.F., Marcus, R.M., & Gerber, J.P., & Lasta, P.C. (2006). The safety and feasibility of high-force eccentric resistance exercise in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, (9), 1280-1282.

Gerber, J.P., Marcus, R.L., Dibble, L.E., Greis, P.E., Burks, R.T., & Lastayo, P.C. (2007).  Safety, feasibility, and efficacy of negative work exercise via eccentric muscle activity following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 37(1), 10-18.

Holt, J., Chambless, C., & Christensen, H. (2006) Work ability and PAR: A guide for implementing full participation in complex systems change initiatives. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 24(1), 23-31.

Holt, J., Chambless, C., & Hammond, M. (2006). Employment personal assistance services (EPAS): An innovative Medicaid work incentive. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 24, 165-175.

Jessop, R.T., Horowicz, C., & Dibble, L.E. (2006). Motor learning and Parkinson’s disease: Refinement of movement velocity and endpoint excursion in a limits of stability balance task. Neurorehabilitation Neural Repair, 20(4), 459-467.

Jump, V. K. (2006). Developmental milestones of young children from birth to age 3: Caregiver strategies to promote optimal social, physical, language, and cognitive development. Izhevsk, Russia: ERGO Publishing House, 2006.

Jump, V. K., Fargo, J. D., & Akers, J. F.  (2006). Impact of massage therapy on health outcomes among orphaned infants in Ecuador:  Results of a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Family and Community Health, 29(4), 314-319.

Knorr, C.W., Allen, S.D., Torres, A.R., Smee, D.F. (2006). Effects of cidofovir treatment on cytokine induction inmurine models of cowpox and vaccinia virus infection. Antiviral Research, 72, 125-133.

Mason, M., & Pavia, T. (2006). When the family system includes disability: Adaptation in the marketplace, roles and identity. Journal of Marketing Management 22(9-10), 1009-1030.

Roberts, R.N. (2006). Wow! Models of service coordination do make a difference. Journal of Early Intervention, 28, 169-171.

Rowland, C. (2007). Case Studies in training and professional development for Web accessibility in higher education. ATHEN E-Journal, 1(2). [Online] http://www.athenpro.org/node/52.

Rowland, C. (2007). Assistive technology practice in the United States: Lessons learned from implementation. Practices of Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities, National Korea Institute for Special Education: Ansan, Korea, 98-122.

Williams D., Christensen N., Pfister R., & Murphy (2006). Participation in a 4-H food camp to promote nutrition knowledge and culinary skills. Journal of NEAFCS, 22, 17-20.

NONREFEREED ARTICLES

Blair, M. (2006). Wish list and beyond. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at ncdae.org/community/newsletter/august2006/. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Blair, M. (2007). Accessibility of Education in 2007. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at ncdae.org/community/newsletter/january2007/. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Blair, M.E., Vazquez, J.C., & Holt, J. (2006). Proyecto Prevención and Utah Latinos with disabilities. CPD CenterPoint. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Foley, B. (2006).  Integrating self-regulation and executive function strategies into writing interventions for students with complex communication needs. Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Research Symposium of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Dusseldorf, Germany.

 

Foley, B.E. (2006). Phonological awareness intervention for children with complex communication needs. [extended abstract].Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Dusseldorf,Germany.

 

Foley, B.E. (2006). Improving literacy outcomes in students with complex communication needs [extended abstract]. Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Dusseldorf, Germany.

 

Innocenti, M.S. (2006). Examining some effects of early intervention in Utah. Psychology of Attachment and Early Intervention Conference Proceedings (pp. 60-64).  Izhevsk, Russia:  Ergo (Published in Russian).

 

Innocenti, M.S. (2006).  Early intervention in the United States: A brief review of assistive technology, law, practice, research and process.  Practices of Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities (pp. 69-98 (English & Korean versions)). Ansan, South Korea: Korean Institute for Special Education.

Rowland, C. & Mariger, H. (2007). Web accessibility system change: The myths, realities, and what we can learn from two large scale efforts. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at ncdae.org/community/newsletter/march2007/. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Rule, S. (2007). Democracy in action - The Wiki Way. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at ncdae.org/community/newsletter/january2007/. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Rule, S., Blair, M., Rowland, C., Smith, J., & Mariger, H. (2007). The times they are a changin’. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at ncdae.org/community/newsletter/may2007/. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Smith J. (2006). Web captioning in education. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at ncdae.org/community/newsletter/october2006/. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Smith J. (2006). TEITAC invites input on standards change. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at ncdae.org/policy/teitac.cfm/. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Smith, J. (2006). Updated introduction to Web accessibility. Available online at http://webaim.org/intro/.

Smith, J. (2006). Usable and accessible form validation and error recovery. Available online at http://webaim.org/techniques/ .

Smith, J. (2007). Appropriate use of alternative text. Available online at http://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/.

Smith, J. (2007). Firefox accessibility. Available online at http://webaim.org/articles/firefox/.

Smith, J. (2007). Spam-free accessible forms. Available online at http://webaim.org/blog/2007/03/07/spam_free_accessible_forms/.

Smith, J. (2007). Testability in WCAG. Available online at http://webaim.org/blog/2007/06/27/wcag-2-testability/.

Smith, J. (2007). WCAG 2.0-Polishing the rough edges. Available online at http://webaim.org/blog/2007/06/27/wcag-20-polishing-the-rough-edges/.

Whiting, J. (2006). How to make accessible Web content using Microsoft Expression Web. Available online at http://webaim.org/techniques/msew/.

Whiting, J. (2006). OpenOffice.org and accessibility. Available online at http://webaim.org/techniques/ooo/.

Whiting, J. (2006). OpenOffice.org writer available online. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at http://ncdae.org/tools/factsheets/writer.cfm. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Whiting, J. (2006). OpenOffice.org Impress. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at http://ncdae.org/tools/factsheets/impress. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Whiting, J. (2007). Principals of accessible design. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at http://ncdae.org/tools/factsheets/principles.cfm. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Whiting, J. (2007). Web captioning. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at http://ncdae.org/tools/factsheets/captions. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Whiting, J. (2007). Online communication tools. NCDAE Newsletter. Available online at http://ncdae.org/tools/factsheets/communication. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Wildrick, Sue (2007), Improving Traumatic Brain Injury Services in Utah. CPD CenterPoint. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities, 4-5.

OTHER

Blair, M.E., Holt, J.M., & Vazquez, J.C. (2006). Utah Latino health and disability needs assessment report. Prepared for Utah Department of Health, Ethnic Health Advisory Committee, Center for Multicultural Health, Division of Community and Family Health Services. Salt Lake City, UT.

Holt, J.H., Jones, D., Petty, R.E., Roth, H., & Christensen, H. (2007). ABC’s of nursing home transition: An orientation manual for new transition facilitators. Logan, Utah: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Holt, J.H., Chambless, C.E., Petty, R.E., & Jones, D.L. (2006). Study guide to accompany DVD: Independent living history and philosophy. Independent Living Research Utilization/TIRR, Houston, TX.

Richins, G. (2007). Utah Disability Determination Services Annual Report. Logan, UT: Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Rule, S., Smith, K., & Weston, S. (2006). UCEDD annual report to the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. Logan, UT: Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Publications & Products

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CPD by the Numbers

Number of educational modules authored by Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center staff during the past year.

Heidi Hill at her computer.

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Forty-two -year-old Heidi Hill lives in Logan with her mother, Merrily. Heidi has cerebral palsy, and for the last 11 years, she has participated in the Bear River Activity and Skill Center’s (BRASC) Adult Day Care Program. While at BRASC, Heidi is involved in many activities where she spends time making art, playing music, playing games, watching movies and mingling with other program participants.

BRASC’s mission is to promote the quality of life and personal satisfaction for individuals who have disabilities by working towards individual outcomes and supporting informed responsible choices. For Heidi, this means the staff at BRASC encourage her enthusiasm for reading and writing. By learning a new word each week, Heidi is expanding her vocabulary. Sometimes she discovers new words while reading that she doesn’t understand and those often become her weekly vocabulary word. BRASC staff members and Heidi frequent the library to research whatever topic interests her. Heidi’s mother explains that she has an active imagination, and thanks to the adapted computer available at BRASC, she writes herself into the plots of the stories she reads. Heidi also loves watching the evening news and keeping current with what’s happening in the valley. Using the same computer at BRASC, she will sometimes write her own news stories and bulletins reporting on breaking news and local issues.

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Dissemination

WEB ACTIVITIES

CPD Home Website

Number of Pages Viewed 95,483

Number of Unique Visitors 24,953

CPD Project Websites/Tutorials

Number of Visitors 2,958,838

PRODUCTS DISSEMINATED

Library Usage 495

(Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center & Family Resource Libraries)

Newsletters

CPD CenterPoint (3 issues) 6,600

CPD NewsFlash (3 issues) 1,500

NCDAE Newsletter (6 issues) 2,430

WebAIM Newsletter 16,800

Public Awareness Material

Pamphlets, Information Sheets, & Brochures 263,556

Education Modules (56 modules) 4,480

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-Note to MPRRC staff from a State Special Education Director

Thank you very much for your diligence in locating guidance from other states regarding home education. Your observations about which documents are user-friendly were also very helpful...It’s such a great help to have you & the MPRRC working with us. Thank you for your research on our behalf.

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Akers, A. (10/17/06). The road to 2010. Annual MCHB Partnerships Meeting, Washington, DC.

Akers, A. (05/24/07). Utah Clicks: Beginning with the family in mind. National Family Voices Conference, Washington, DC.

Andersen, A., & Whiting, J. (03/23/07). Accessibility evaluation of next-generation web applications. California State University Northridge Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Andersen, A., & Whiting, J. (03/23/07). Internet delivery of real-time captioning. California State University Northridge Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Anderson, S. (11/10/06). Captioning media on the web. Accessing Higher Ground, Boulder, CO.

Anderson, S., & Andersen, A. (10/11/06). XUL accessibility guidelines and evaluation. Mozilla Accessibility Summit, Boston, MA.

Baer, R.D. & Hammond, M. (03/12/07). Cross-training disability and domestic violence/sexual assault providers in Utah. Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities, Honolulu, HI.

Baer, R.D., & Holt, J. (10/31/06). Comprehensive evaluation of supported employment in Utah. Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Washington, DC.

Baer, R.D., Hammond, M., & Richins, G. (10/30/06). Cross training violence and disabilities personnel presentation. Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Washington, DC.

Baer, R.D., Hammond, M., & Richins, G. (06/20/07). Cross training victim services and disability professionals. National Center for Victims of Crime-National Conference: Advancing Practice, Policy, and Research, Washington, DC.

Ball, W. (09/20/2006). Part B & C training in state/local monitoring systems. MPRRC Accountability Conference, Denver, CO.

Behl, D. (05/25/2007). Tried and true strategies for strengthening family leadership at state and community levels. Family Voices, Washington, DC.

Behl, D., Akers, A., & Roberts, R.N. (06/27/07). A collaborative approach to measuring service systems for children with special health needs. International Society of Child Indicators, Chicago, IL.

Behl, D., Goetze, L., & Roberts, R.N. (10/31/06). Evaluating the costs and outcomes of Part C service coordination. Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Washington, DC.

Behl, D., Roberts, R.N. & Goetze, L. (03/06/07). Cost effective service coordination practices. Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Washington, DC.

Blair, M.E. & Butikofer, H. (01/10/2007). AT loan and reutilization in Utah: Successes and failures. Assistive Technology Industry Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Blair, M.E. (2006, November). Assistive technology policy in the United States. Annual Seminar of the Korea Institute of Special Education (KISE), Seoul/Ansan City, South Korea.

Boyce, L.K., & Innocenti, M.S. (08/01/06). Using technology embedded in meaningful literacy experiences to facilitate young children’s emergent literacy and language development. Office of Special Education Programs Project Director’s Meeting, Washington, DC.

Boyce, L.K., & Innocenti, M.S. (2006, August). Using technology embedded in meaningful literacy experiences to facilitate young children’s emergent literacy and language development. Office of Special Education Programs Project Director’s Meeting, Washington, DC.

Burgess, A., & Sheen, J. (10/05/06). Utah’s Caregiving Guide: Supporting caregivers and individuals in the community. Southwest Conference on Disabilities, Albuquerque, NM.

Copenhaver, J. (11/08/06). Federal technical assistance and information for charter schools. Charter School National Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Copenhaver, J. (12/10/06). New director’s orientation. National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.

Copenhaver, J. (11/09/06). Special education law. Nebraska Special Education Law Conference, Omaha, NB.

Copenhaver, J. (06/03/07). Orientation and information–New state directors of special education. New Director’s Academy, Washington, DC.

Davies, S. (06/25/07). Genetic research: Bio-colonization. Society of Indian Psychologists, Logan, UT.

Gimpel, G. (11/01/06). Parenting in sexual minority families. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Gimpel, G. (11/15/06). Characteristics associated with comorbidity differences in children with ADHD. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Gimpel, G. (11/10/06). Moisture alarms and DDAVP: Differential course and outcome in bedwetting. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Hammond, M. (05/22/07) Alternative financing history and features in Utah. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, Denver, CO.

Hammond, M., & Baer, R.D. (10/30/06). Victim abuse and neglect special interest group. Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Washington, DC.

Innocenti, M. (07/04/06). Early intervention in the United States: Past, present, and future. Psychology of Attachment and Early Intervention, Izvhevsk, Russia.

Innocenti, M.S., Boyce, L.B., Roggman, L.A., Akers, J.F., Jump, V.K., & Cook, G.A. (2007, March). Improving language and enriching home literacy: Positive influences of a home visiting program with low-income, Latino families. Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Innocenti, M.S. (2006, November). Early intervention in the United States: A brief review of assistive technology, law, practice, research and process. Practices of Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities. Korean Institute for Special Education, Ansan, South Korea.

Innocenti, M.S., & Roggman, L.A. (2006, October). The development and intervention use of a simple parent-child interaction measure. International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families (Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children), Little Rock, AR.

Kubarek, D., Mitrano, T., Rowland, C., & Trerise, S. (10/12/2006). Web Accessibility: What your campus needs to know. Preconference workshop provided to Educause; Dallas TX Available [online] http://www.educause.edu/LibraryDetailPage/666?ID=EDU06180.

Massanari, C. (05/07/07). Strategies for improving education for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. State Leaders Summit on Systems Change in Deaf Education, Baltimore, MD.

O’Leary, E. (04/20/07). Transition policy and the public agenda: Today, tomorrow, and for the future. Council for Exceptional Children National Conference, Louisville, KY.

Lesko, J., & Innocenti, M.S. (2006, October). State preschool initiatives: Opportunities for inclusive partnerships. International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families (Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children), Little Rock, AK.

Pariseau, C., Jesien, G., Bishop, A., Bryant, B., Powell, K., & Blair, M. (10/30/2006). Oh, the places you’ll go: Examining the leadership trajectories of former AUCD trainees. Association of University Centers on Disability, Washington, DC.

 

Pavithran, S. (01/29/07). Professional interview training. National Federation of the Blind, Washington, DC.

Pavithran, S., & Blair, M. (01/26/07). Lessons learned in AT training and device demonstration. Assistive Technology Industry Association, Orlando, FL.

Peterson, P. (07/01/06). Research on transitions in Spina Bifida. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Peterson, P. (07/01/06). Data base registry: Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida Association, Washington, DC.

Richins, G., (08/07/06). Consumer Advisory Committees (CAC) overview of CAC–Membership, roles and purpose: Enhancing the UCEDD’s partnerships with individuals with developmental disabilities. Pacific Basin Program American Samoa Community College, American Samoa.

Richins, G., Hammond, M., & Baer, R.D. (10/08/06). Cross training disability and domestic violence providers in a train the trainer model. National Conference on Rural Independent Living, San Antonio, TX.

Roberts, R.N. (08/22/06). PAR as the framework for health care systems development: Children with special health care needs and their families. Action Learning, Research and Process Management Association World Congress, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Roberts, R.N. (07/13/06). Early childhood services and supports in the context of cultural community psychology. International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Isle of Spetses, Greece.

Roberts, R.N. (10/21/06). What’s family got to do with it? That’s just a second hand provider! International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Little Rock, AR.

Roberts, R.N. (03/12/07). Be a champion for progress: You can do it too! Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities, Honolulu, HI.

Roberts, R.N. (11/02/06). What does it take for a system of services to work for persons with disabilities: Where does medical home fit into the puzzle? Presidents New Freedom Initiative Workgroup meeting, Washington, DC.

Roberts, R.N., Goetze, L., & Behl, D. (11/04/06). What matters in early intervention outcomes: Mixed methods suggest mixed outcomes. American Evaluation Association, Portland, OR.

Roberts, R.N. & Goetze, L. (03/12/07). Family time and transportation costs to access services for hearing impaired. Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities, Honolulu, HI.

Roggman, L. A., & Innocenti, M. S. (2007, March). Measuring “good” parenting and parent-child interactions: Diversity, utility, reliability, and validity in new measures. Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Roggman, L. A., Innocenti, M. S., Cook, G. A., Jump, V. K., Akers, J. F. (2007, March). Parenting interactions with children: Checklist of observations linked to outcomes (PICCOLO). Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Roggman, L., Cook, G., Innocenti, M., & Jump, B. (07/10/06). The importance of maternal teaching/talking and responsiveness to later attachment: An examination of the PICCOLO measure of maternal-child interaction. World Association on Infant Mental Health, Paris, France.

Rowland, C. (11/09/06). Assistive technology practice in the United States: Lessons learned from implementation. International Symposium on Practices of Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities, National Korea Institute for Special Education International Symposium, Ansan, South Korea.

Rowland, C. (02/14/07). Web services for ALL students: Serving students with disabilities. Best Practices in Web-based services for students: Providing Support for Learning, Lisle, IL.

Rule, S., & Smith K. (10/31/06). CPD partnerships: Impact across the lifespan. Association of University Centers on Disability, Washington, DC.

Sheen, J., & Collins, S. (03/13/07). Utah’s employment related personal assistance program: Enhancing quality of life through work. Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities, Honolulu, HI.

Sheen, J., & Collins, S. (03/12/07). Utah’ traumatic brain injury efforts. Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities, Honolulu, HI.

Sheen, J., & Holt, J. (0/29/06). Developing an action agenda to improve services to people with disabilities before, during and after emergencies: Lessons from the Gulf states. Association of University Centers on Disabilities,Washington, DC.

Sheen, J., & Holt, J. (09/25/06). Olmstead and community- Train the trainers. National Council on Independent Living, Boston, MA.

Smith, J. (01/26/07). The next generation of web applications. Assistive Technology Industry Association, Orlando, FL.

Smith, J. (01/26/07). Discussion of Open Source and assistive technology. Assistive Technology Industry Association, Orlando, FL.

Torres, A.R. (01/13/07). HLA association in autism. Infection in Autism, San Diego, CA.

Torres, A.R. (02/07/07). The use of amplified DNA for SNP typing in autism. Annual Conference in Psychiatric Genetics, Park City, UT.

Torres, A.R. (04/05/2007). SNP analysis of MDA-DNA. Early Markers in Autism Annual Investigators Meeting. Oakland, CA.

Torres, A.R. (04/10/2007). Genetic analysis of blood-spot DNA in autism. CHARGE Autism investigators, Davis, CA.

Torres, A.R. (06/22/2007). Real-Time PCR for copy number variation in C4 complement genes in autism. Infections in Autism, Irving, CA.

Vazquez, J.C. (03/12/07). Bridging the gap between the Hispanic/Latino population with disabilities and health care providers in the United States. Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities, Honolulu, HI.

Whiting, J. (11/09/06). Web accessibility evaluation tools and techniques. Accessing Higher Ground, Boulder, CO.

Whiting, J. (03/22/07). Creating accessible documents in OpenOffice.org. California State University Northridge Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Whiting, J. (03/22/07). Creating accessible content in Acrobat 8. California State University Northridge Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Whiting, J. (03/23/07). Creating accessible files in Adobe Acrobat 8. California State University Northridge Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Whiting, J., & Anderson, S. (11/08/06). Web accessibility evaluation and repair methods. Accessing Higher Ground, Boulder, CO.

Yamashiro, D. (07/01/06). Quality of life for individuals with cleft palate. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

WEBCASTS

Rowland, C., Whiting, J., & Lemi, A. (August, 2006). Accessibility and the Open Source content management movement. Webcast provided by the National Center on Disability and Access to Education. Available [online]http://ncdae.org/webcasts/cms.cfm.

Rowland, C., Lewis, C., & Bohman, P. (2007). Cognitive disabilities and the web: What we think we know. Webcast provided by the National

Center on Disability and Access to Education. Available [online] http://ncdae.org/webcasts/cms.cfm.

Blair, M., Hitchcock, C., Myers, J. (2007). NIMAS and NIMAC: An implementation update. Webcast provided by the National Center on Disability and Access to Education. Available [online] http://www.ncdae.org/webcasts/nimasupdate.cfm.

Smith, J., Featherstone, D., Lemon, G., Leventhal, A. (2007). Web accessibility 2.0?. Webcast provided by the National Center on Disability and Access to Education. Available [online] http://www.ncdae.org/webcasts/accessibility2.cfm.

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CPD by the Numbers

Number of national and international presentations by CPD staff members during fiscal year 2007.

“My favorite part...is knowing that my work is helping someone.”

Every Friday during spring semester, 11 InTech High School students spent their afternoon designing new adaptive devices for people with disabilities at the CPD Assistive Technology Lab. These activities, somewhat out of the ordinary for high school students, required critical thinking skills throughout the design and construction of their projects.

“The AT Lab offers an environment where InTech High School students can learn to make creations out of their imaginations,” said Ryan Whittier, InTech student mentor and USU civil engineering student.

Specially recommended by their teachers, the InTech students were mentored by university students from the Communicative Disorders department and Engineers Without Borders. The program focused on changing perceptions through hands-on experiences, service projects and interaction with professionals .

“My favorite part about the InTech Internship Program is knowing my work is helping someone,” said Peter Julnes, a freshman at InTech High School. “And every time I come, I learn something new.”

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-University of Nebraska Workshop participant

TRAINING/TA ACTIVITIES BY AREA OF EMPHASIS

Other

18%

Technology

1%

Cultural Diversity

1%

Training-TA

Health

12%

Leadership

16%

Quality of Life

4%

Recreation

1%

Quality Assurance

2%

Employment

2%

Assistive Technology

8%

Education/Early Intervention

35%

Total Hours of Training & Technical Assistance: 19,114

Training & Technical Assistance

TRAINING/TA BY NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Classroom Students* 3,916

Professionals/Paraprofessionals 30,091

Family Members/Caregivers 2,362

Adults with Disabilities 1,104

Children with Special Health Care Needs** 403

Legislators/Policymakers 76

General Public 5,136

Total Number of Participants 43,088

* This category includes students attending training who are neither formally enrolled as CPD trainees nor enrolled in USU courses taught by CPD staff.

** This category includes individuals who are receiving training or TA and are not reported as

receiving direct services.

The workshop on web accessibility was a real ‘eye opener’ for me. While I have been advocating accessibility, I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know. The tools and access information provided in this workshop were excellent.

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PROJECT DIRECTORY

ADMINISTRATIVE PROJECTS

• Administrative Support Services 24

• Program Development and Administration 24

DIRECT SERVICE PROJECTS

• Bear River Activity and Skill Center 24

• Clinical Services 24

• CPD Feeding and Nutrition Clinic 24

• Disability Support Center for Families (360 On/Off) 24

• Expanding Utah’s Alternative Financing Program 24

• Medical/Specialty Clinics 24

• Project PEER: Postsecondary Education, Employment and Research 24

• Up to 3 Early Intervention 24

• Utah Assistive Technology Program 24

DISSEMINATION PROJECTS

• CenterPoint 25

• Emergency Preparedness for Centers for Independent Living 25

• Family Disability Resource Library 25

• K-Sar Video/DVD Production and Distance Learning 25

RESEARCH PROJECTS

• An Investigation into the Frequency of CYP2E1 Mutations in Autism 25

• Bottom-Up Modeling of Evacuation Methodologies 25

• Bottom-Up Modeling of Mass Pedestrian Flows 25

• Evaluation of Granite School District’s Early Reading First Program 25

• Food Stamp Low Utilization Study 25

• Herpes Virus Infection in Autism 25

• Molecular Markers for Preterm Birth 25

• New Mexico Pre-K Evaluation 25

• Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO) 26

• Storytelling for Home Enrichment of Language and Literacy Skills 26

• Very Low Birthweight Infants and School Readiness: What Factors Contribute to Their Success? 26

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECTS

• ADA Training 26

• Arizona Recruitment/Retention 26

• Arizona/SIG Activities 26

• Assessment System for K-12 Educational Interpreters (ASK12) 26

• Assisting Utah Women with Disabilities Who are Victims of Violence 26

• Autism Support Services: Education, Research, and Training 26

• Birth Certificates: A Missed Opportunity for Follow-up of Newborn Screening 26

• Bureau of Indian Education Procedural Safeguards 26

• Bureau of Indian Education Schoolwide Monitoring 26

• Bureau of Indian Education Special Education Advisory Board 26

• Center to Improve Access to General Education Curriculum for Students with Disabilities (ACCESS) 27

• Champions for Inclusive Communities 27

• Child Care Nutrition Program 27

• Comprehensive Statewide Assessment of the Rehabilitation Needs of Individuals with Disabilities 27

• Coordinated Family Support: Medical Home 27

• District of Columbia Regional Parent Involvement Consortium 27

• Early Childhood Alternative Teacher Preparation Program (EC-ATP) 27

• Emergency Preparedness for Centers for Independent Living 27

• Estimator 06-07 27

• Evaluation of the Consortium for National Paraprofessional Training in Deafblindness 27

• ILRU CIL and SILC Survey 27

• ILRU Reading Lists for CILs and SILCs 27

• Indian Children’s Program (ICP) 27

• Indiana WINS 27

• Interagency Outreach Training Initiative 28

• Kansas Evaluation of General Supervision Enhancement Grant 28

• KIDS LINK: State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grant 28

• Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center 28

• Montana Parents Lets Unite for Kids in Billings Training 29

• Montana Regional Parent Involvement Consortium 29

• Montana System Blueprint and Distance Technologies 29

• Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC) Region 5 29

• Multi-University Consortium Teacher Training Program Sensory Impairments 29

• National Center on Disability and Access to Education 29

• Nebraska Regional Parent Involvement Consortium 29

• New Mexico Complaint Investigation 29

• Northern Utah Health Careers Opportunity Program 29

• On-line Courses for Independent Living Center Staff IV 29

• On-line Courses for Independent Living Center Staff V 29

• Oregon Clicks 29

• Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) University of Oregon 29

• Proyecto Prevencion 29

• Research and Training Service Coordination 30

• Rocky Mountain Public Health Education Consortium: MCH Certificate Program 30

• South Dakota Complaint Investigations of Formal Complaints 30

• South Dakota Regional Parent Involvement Consortium 30

• Strategies for Preschool Intervention in Everyday Settings (SPIES) 30

• Student Assistive Technology Design Program 30

• Technical Assistance to CMS 2005 Grantees (CMS/TA) 30

• The I in IEP Subcontract 30

• The Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Grant (TBI) 30

• Top Sports Activities 30

• Utah ADA Research and Training 31

• Utah Clicks 31

• Utah Family Voices Family Health Information Center at the Utah Parent Center Evaluation 31

• Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program 31

• Utah SSDI Benefits Offset Pilot Project 31

• Utah State Office of Education data system for SPP/APR requirements 31

• Utah’s Integrated Services Project 31

• WebAIM Services 31

• Work Ability: Comprehensive Employment Systems Infrastructure Grant 31

• Wyoming Monitoring 31

Project descriptions and outcomes can be accessed at www.cpd.usu.edu.

Project contact person(s) may be reached

by calling 435-797-1981 or toll-free 1-866-284-2821.

Administrative Projects

• Administrative Support Services

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sarah Rule Utah State Legislature, Overhead Funds, $1,278,866

• Program Development and Administration

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sarah Rule Administration on Developmental Disabilities, HHS, $580,833

Direct Service Projects

• Medical/Specialty Clinics

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Dennis Odell Fees for Services, $110,989

• Project PEER: Postsecondary Education, Employment and Research

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sarah Rule Center for Persons with Disabilities*

• Up to 3 Early Intervention

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sue Olsen Office of Special Education Programs,

Utah Department of Health, $1,103,877

• Utah Assistive Technology Progam

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Martin Blair Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services

National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation, $446,181

A one-stop

center helping

individuals with

disabilities and their families to access services and

supports.

*Indicates projects funded with monies reported in Program Development and Administration or Administrative Support.

• Bear River Activity and Skill Center

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Richard Baer Utah Department of Social Services, $316,444

• Clinical Services

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Robert Cook Fees for Services, $21,606

• CPD Feeding and Nutrition Clinic

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Dennis Odell Fees for Services, (included in Medical Clinic Funding)

• Disability Support Center for Families (360 On/Off)

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sue Olsen Administration on Developmental Disabilities, HHS, $230,000

• Expanding Utah’s Alternative Financing Program

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Richard Baer Office of Vocational & Rehabilitative Services

Marilyn Hammond Utah Vocational Rehabilitation, $30,000

Providing services to infants and toddlers under age 3 with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

Dissemination Projects

• CenterPoint

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Marilyn Hammond Center for Persons with Disabilties*

• Emergency Preparedness for Centers for Independent Living

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt Independent Living Research Utilization, $50,000

• Family Disability Resource Library

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Marilyn Hammond/Leola Ray Center for Persons with Disabilties*

• K-Sar Video/DVD Production and Distance Learning

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Todd Newman Fees for Services, $106,878

• Strategies for Preschool Intervention

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sarah Rule Fees for Services,?????????

Research Projects

Examining effective evacuation methodologies for individuals with disabilities in mass pedestrian flows during health-safety events.

• An Investigation into the Frequency of CYP2E1 Mutations in Autism

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Anthony R. Torres Jonty Foundation, $6,250

• Bottom-Up Modeling of Evacuation Methodologies

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Keith Christensen Center for Disease Control, $173,750

• Bottom-Up Modeling of Mass Pedestrian Flows

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Keith Christensen Nat’l. Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation, $50,000

• Evaluation of Granite School District’s Early Reading First Program

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Mark Innocenti Granite School District, $80,000

• Food Stamp Low Utilization Study

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Linda Goetze Utah Department of Workforce Services, $249,305

• Herpes Virus Infection in Autism

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Anthony R. Torres Jonty Foundation, $6,250

• Molecular Markers for Preterm Birth

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Anthony R. Torres March of Dimes, $62,096

• New Mexico Pre-K Evaluation

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Linda Goetze Rutgers University, $166,829

• Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO)

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Mark Innocenti Administration for Children and Families, $200,000

• Storytelling for Home Enrichment of Language and Literacy Skills

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Lisa Boyce Administration for Children and Families, $175,000

• Very Low Birthweight Infants and School Readiness: What Factors Contribute to Their Success?

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Lisa Boyce Utah State University, $33,519

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K-SAR is

an award winning production facility specializing in projects that support disability education, and research.

Training & Technical Assistance Projects

• ADA Training

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Martin Blair Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, $3,500

• Arizona Recruitment/Retention

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Arizona Department of Education, $149,776

• Arizona/SIG Activities

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Arizona Department of Education, $92,799

• Assessment System for K-12 Educational Interpreters (ASK12)

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Multiple States , $249.016

• Assisting Utah Women with Disabilities Who are Victims of Violence

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Richard Baer Department of Justice, Utah State University, $46,663

• Autism Support Services: Education, Research, and Training

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Thomas Higbee USU Department of Sp. Ed., Fees for Services, $11,408

• Birth Certificates: A Missed Opportunity for Follow-up of Newborn Screening

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt Center for Disease Control, $97,000

• Bureau of Indian Education Procedural Safeguards

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Bureau of Indian Education, $311,041

• Bureau of Indian Education Schoolwide Monitoring

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Bureau of Indian Education, $513,706

• Bureau of Indian Education Special Education Advisory Board

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Bureau of Indian Education, $200,195

• Center to Improve Access to the General Education Curriculum for Students with Disabilities (ACCESS)

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver American Institutes for Research, $38,654

• Champions for Inclusive Communities

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Richard N. Roberts Maternal & Child Health Bureau, SPRANS, $400,000

• Child Care Nutrition Progam

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Jeanie Peck Utah Department of Education, $146,827

• Comprehensive Statewide Assessment of the Rehabilitation Needs of IWD

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Richard Baer Utah Vocational Rehabilitation, $114893

• Coordinated Family Support: Medical Home

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt, Jeff Sheen Center for Persons with Disabilities*

• District of Columbia Regional Parent Involvement Consortium

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver District of Columbia, $14,500

• Early Childhood Alternative Teacher Preparation Program (EC-ATP)

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Marlene Deer Utah Department of Education, $179,833

• Emergency Preparedness for Centers for Independent Living

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt Independent Living Research Utilization, $50,000

• Estimator 06-07

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Richard Baer Utah Department of Education, $35,000

• Evaluation of the Consortium for National Paraprofessional Training in Deafblindness

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Mark Innocenti Office of Special Ed. & Rehabilitative Services, $12,752

• ILRU CIL and SILC Survey

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Kay Hansen Nat’l. Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research, $6,000

• ILRU Reading Lists for CILs and SILCs

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Kay Hansen Nat’l. Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research, $3,000

• Indian Children’s Program (ICP)

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Marvin Fifield Indian Health Services, $336,666

• Indiana WINS

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Adrienne Akers Indiana Department of Health, $65,333

• Interagency Outreach Training Initiative

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sarah Rule Utah State Legislature, $43,321

• Kansas Evaluation of General Supervision Enhancement Grant

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Kansas Department of Education, $15,000

• KIDS LINK: State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grant

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Therese Russo Maternal & Child Health Bureau, $25,000

• Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver University of Oklahoma, $20,000

• Montana Parents Lets Unite for Kids in Billings Training

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Montana Department of Education, $15,000

• Montana Regional Parent Involvement Consortium

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Montana Office of Public Instruction, $13,000

• Montana System Blueprint and Distance Technologies

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Montana Department of Education, $70,000

• Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC) Region 5

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Office of Special Education Programs, $1,300,000

• Multi-University Consortium Teacher Training Program-Sensory Impairments

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt Office of Special Education Programs, $135,000

• National Center on Disability and Access to Education

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sarah Rule Congressional Appropriation, $51,564

• Nebraska Regional Parent Involvement Consortium

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Nebraska Department of Education, $22,500

• New Mexico Complaint Investigation

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver New Mexico Department of Education, $12,633

• Northern Utah Health Careers Opportunity Program

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Jefferson Clark Sheen Weber State University, $4,833

• On-line Courses for Independent Living Center Staff IV

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt Independent Living Research Utilization, $46,563

• On-line Courses for Independent Living Center Staff V

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Jefferson Clark Sheen Independent Living Research Utilization, $46,651

• Oregon Clicks

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Adrienne Akers Oregon Department of Health, $27,565

• Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) University of Oregon

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver University of Oregon, $50,000

• Proyecto Prevencion

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt Center for Disease Control, $138,750

• Research and Training Service Coordination

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Richard N. Roberts University of Connecticut, $30,170

• Rocky Mountain Public Health Education Consortium: MCH Certificate Program PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Richard N. Roberts University of Arizona, $26,546

• South Dakota Complaint Investigations of Formal Complaints

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver South Dakota Department of Education, $49,000

• South Dakota Regional Parent Involvement Consortium

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver South Dakota Department of Education, $20,000

• Strategies for Preschool Intervention in Everyday Settings (SPIES)

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sarah Rule Product Sales, $1,560

• Student Assistive Technology Design Program

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Martin Blair Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, $8,000

• Technical Assistance to CMS 2005 Grantees (CMS/TA)

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt Independent Living Research Utilization, $29,000

• The I in IEP Subcontract

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sarah Rule University of Hawaii, $9,254

• The Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Grant (TBI)

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt MCHB, Traumatic Brain Injury, $90,000

• Top Sports Activities

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Sue Olsen Center for Persons with Disabilities*

• Utah ADA Research and Training

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Martin Blair Fees for Services, $15,000

• Utah Clicks

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Adrienne Akers Utah Department of Health, $65,486

• Utah Family Voices Family Health Information Center at the Utah Parent

Center Evaluation

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Jefferson Clark Sheen Utah Department of Health, $2,000

• Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt Maternal & Child Health Bureau, $565,000

• Utah SSDI Benefits Offset Pilot Project

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Jefferson Clark Sheen Utah Department of Health, $95,652

• Utah State Office of Education data system for SPP/APR requirements

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Utah Department of Education, $59,091

• Utah’s Integrated Services Project

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Judith Holt Utah Department of Health, $52,000

• WebAIM Services

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Cyndi Rowland Utah P & A, Fees for Services, $100,000

• Work Ability: Comprehensive Employment Systems Infrastructure Grant

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Jefferson Clark Sheen Utah Department of Health, $50,387

• Wyoming Monitoring

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

John Copenhaver Wyoming Department of Health, $110,000

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Teaming

with multiple Utah agencies, this project offers ADA training to government employees and elected

officials.

A

collaborative project providing services to Native American children and their families on reservations in a

three-state

area.

A collaborative project focusing on services to families who have children with special health care needs in nine rural counties in

three states.

IOTI systemically addresses outreach training needs in Utah. Ten projects were funded last year.

• IOTI - Benefits Planning

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Kathy Daley IOTI, $25,000

• IOTI - Criminal Justice Issues: Crisis Intervention Team Certification

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Krista Dunn IOTI, $25,000

• IOTI - From Hope to Recovery

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Lori Cerar IOTI, $32,693

• IOTI - Interpreter Certification Training-Utah Schools for the Deaf & Blind PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Melainie Garcia IOTI, $40,000

• IOTI - Positive Behavioral Supports (TKJ)

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Marian Hunt IOTI, $39,980

• IOTI - Positive Behavioral Supports for Spanish Speaking Families

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Helen Post IOTI, $10,000

• IOTI - Supported Employment Specialist Training

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Tim Riesen IOTI, $100,000

• IOTI - Supported Employment Training for Paraeducators and Supervisors

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Tim Riesen IOTI, $50,000

• IOTI - Training Paraprofessionals to Support Culturally Appropriate Strategies for the Acquisition of Motor Skills in Hispanic Children (Birth-5) PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Debbie Justice IOTI, $24,000

• IOTI - Vision Technology Training for Teams

PI/Contact Person(s) Funding Source & Amount

Marilyn Hammond IOTI, $40,000

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The MPRRC

assists state education agencies in developing quality programs for children with disabilities in 10 states and the Bureau of Indian Education.

Students

from various USU departments collaborate

to assess technology needs of individuals with disabilities and work with them to develop and fabricate solutions.

This project provides inservice training to public health workers in the four-corners region through a certificate program.

• Report compiled and edited by Kelleen Smith

This project is

aimed at people who receive SSDI to see if they are able and willing to work to increase their earnings under proposed program rule

changes.

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