Center for Persons with Disabilities
40 Years: Continuing a Legacy of Excellence


From the Director


Dr. Bryce Fifield

In 1972, the University Affiliated Facility at Utah State University, then known as the Exceptional Child Center, formally began operations. The “Center” moved into a brand new one-story  building  on the fringe of the USU campus. Its administrative home was in the College of Education which then occupied a building on the southwest corner of the Quad kiddie corner from Old Main – about as far away from the Center as was possible. The Center brought  a small  number  of grant  and contract funded programs under one roof with the lofty ambition to build a program that would marshal the talent of the university to address the challenges faced by people with disabilities as they pursue their life’s dreams.

Since its early years, the Center’s identity has matured through many phases, first  as the Exceptional Child Center, then as the Developmental Center for Handicapped Persons, and more recently as the Center for Persons with Disabilities. This process has been far more complicated than simply changing the name to more politically correct and contemporary terminology. The changes have helped us remain relevant to the challenges  of today’s communities. We currently  administer  over 70 projects, employ over 200 people, and have outgrown our one-story building which is no longer on the fringe of the campus.

For nearly forty years, we have helped thousands upon thousands of univer- sity students receive hands-on experience with people who have disabilities and their families. These first-hand  experiences have prepared a generation of new professionals to serve the disability community using the most up-to-date treatment strategies, techniques, and methods. An entire generation of people with disabilities who have been born in or lived in our 12-state catchment area have received services from our programs or have been affected by programs we actively support through training and technical assistance. Our programs have been intimately  involved in the development of science, policy, and phi- losophy affecting every aspect of life in the disability community throughout the nation.

This past year has been among our most successful ever. Please join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary this coming year by recommitting to the ambitious goals we made in 1972. The challenges our communities  face will require the best talent we can marshal. The Greek philosopher Aristotle said “Give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth.” The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University – a university center of excellence in developmental disabilities – is that place.

FY 2011 CPD Leadership

Cyndi Rowland
Associate Director

Anthony R. Torres
Biomedical

J. Dennis Odell
Biomedical

John Copenhaver
Technical Assistance

Judith Holt
Interdisciplinary Training

Mark S. Innocenti
Research & Evaluation

Sue Olsen
Exemplary Services

Richard Jewkes
Business Office

Jeff Sheen
Policy Specialist

CPD Funding Sources

Federal: 51%
University: 12%
State: 29%
Fees: 6%
Foundation Grants & Private Donations: 2%
TOTAL FY 2010 BUDGET: $ 18,765,202
For every dollar of university support received in FY 2011, the CPD generated an additional $8 in external funding.

Children playing in the CPD Developmental Playground.
Thanks to generous donations of time and money from numerous sources, the CPD Developmental Playground was completed this year. The playground features plants, equipment, and play areas that help young children with disabilities or who are at risk  develop balance, coordination, and social skills.


Awards/Appointments

Awards


Judith Holt
Life Time Service Award
Brain Injury Association of Utah


Storee Powell
Mark of Excellence Award
National Finalist
Society of Professional Journalists


Judith Holt
Strong Human Service Award
Emma Eccles College of Education and Human Services

Editorial Boards/Appointments

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

Gina Cook, Guest Reviewer, Early Childhood Research Quarterly;
invited reviewer for the Bilingual Research Journal

John Copenhaver, Advisory Boards, National IRIS Center; TASK12— Assessment of School-Based Sign Language Interpreters; Small States Consortium; Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center Advisory Board; Faculty appointment, National Association of State Directors of Special Education; Appointment, Virtual K-12 Public Schools Serving Students with Disabilities Policy Forum, National State Directors of Special Education; Advisory Board Mountain Prairie Upgrade Partnership: University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Marilyn Hammond, Editorial Board, Review of Disability Studies; Chair, National Community Education Directors' Council Violence Prevention Committee; Appointment to the National Task Force on Violence and Abuse of People with Disabilities.

Tom Higbee, Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Mark Innocenti, Editorial Boards; Journal of Early Intervention; Topics in Early Childhood Special Education; NHSA Dialog.

Lori Roggman, Editorial Board, –Infant Mental Health Journal; Invited reviewer, Early Childhood Research Quarterly; Invited reviewer, Child Development Perspectives; Invited reviewer, Applied Developmental Psychology.

Cyndi Rowland, Invited Expert, United Nations and World Bank Expert Group on Accessibility; Chair, Education Expertzone; G3ICT: The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT's.

Sarah Rule Editorial Review Board, Journal of Early Intervention; Teacher Education and Special Education; Topics in Early Childhood Special Education; International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education.

CPD Blog

The CPD Blog was named as one of the 50 Best Blogs for School Counselors 2011 by the Masters Degree web site.

Blog sites are selected by what information will help school counselors stay on top of breaking news, legislation, and current debates and discussions on issues that impact lawmakers, parents, teachers, and students.

The CPD Blog was chosen because it "gives more insight into how people with disabilities learn, find jobs, and are treated in society."

As a dynamic feature on the CPD website, the CPD blog features information about CPD projects and accomplishments of staff members, events in the disability community, and provides resources for individuals with disabilities and their families. In addition, local and national disability issues are discussed and personal stories of individuals with disabilities and their families are posted. One hundred and eighty-four (184) blogs were posted during FY 2011.

The ten posts receiving the most traffic include:

  1. Utah Special Education Law Conference
  2. Art and Autism Intersect
  3. Rosa's Law will have profound impact
  4. CPD Legacy Story: Eric Lewis
  5. CPD Legacy Story: Madeline and Caleb Gauthier
  6. CPD Legacy Story: Charlotte Spencer
  7. CPD Legacy Story: Andrew Crookston
  8. Judith Holt honored with Lifetime Service Award
  9. CPD Legacy Story: Felipe Candelario
  10. Barstow and Sachin–Instant Love

2011 CPD Faculty Fellows

This program recognizes faculty members from other parts of the Utah State University campus who bring real-world experience to their programs. Through their relationships with the CPD, members of this group contribute to the mission of the CPD and to the disability community.

Andrew Samaha
Special Education and Rehabilitation

Sarah Bloom
Special Education and Rehabilitation

Keith Christensen
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Lori Roggman
Family and Human Development

Thomas Higbee
Special Education and Rehabilitation

Barbara Fiechtl
Special Education and Rehabilitation

Robert Morgan
Special Education and Rehabilitation

Vicki Simonsmeier
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education

Jared Schultz
Special Education and Rehabilitation

Gretchen Peacock
Psychology

Nedra Christensen
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences


Publications & Products

Refereed Publications

Bedore, L.M., Pena, E.D., Gillam, R.B., and Ho, T.H. (2010). Language sample measures and language ability in Spanish-English bilingual kindergarteners. Journal of Communication Disorders. 43(6), 498-510. Epub 2010 May 24.

Berlin, L. J., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Roggman, L.A., Green, B.L., and Spieker, S. (2011). Testing maternal depression and attachment style as moderators of Early Head Start's effects on parenting. Attachment and Human Development, 13 (1). 49-67.

Betz, A.M., Higbee, T.S., and Pollard, J. S. (2010). Promoting generalization of mands for information used by young children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4, 501-508.

Botkin, J.R., (2010). Evidence-based reviews of newborn-screening opportunities. Pediatrics, 125(5), e1265-6.

Botkin, J.R. (2010). Informed consent for genetic research. Current Protocols in Human Genetics. Chapter 1, Unit 1.16. Available (Online) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/0471142905.hg0116s66/abstract/ .

Boyce, L. K., Innocenti, M. S., Roggman, L. A., Price, C., Jump Norman, V. K., Cook, G. A., and Ortiz, E. (2010). Family bookmaking: An approach to support parent-child language interactions in natural environments. Review of Disabilities Studies: An International Journal, 6, 42-53.

Boyce, L. K., Innocenti, M. S., Roggman, L. A., Jump Norman, V. K., and Ortiz E. (2010). Telling stories and making books: Evidence for an intervention to help parents in Migrant Head Start families support their children's language and literacy. Early Education and Development, 21(3), 342-371.

Christensen, K.M., Holt, J.M., and Wilson, J.F. (2010). Effects of perceived neighborhood characteristics and use of community facilities on physical activity of adults with and without disabilities. Preventing Chronic Disease; Public Health Research, 7(5). Available (Online) http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/ issues/2010/sep/09_0179/  

Clark, E.A., Mela, L., Wapuer,  R.J., Spong, C.Y., Sorokin, Y., Peaceman, A., Leveno, K.J., Harper, M., Caritis, S.N., Carpenter, M., and Rouse, D.J. (2010). Association of fetal inflammation and coagulation pathway gene polymorphisms with neurodevelopmental delay at age 2 years. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 203(1), 83.

Cook, G. A., and Roggman, L. A. (2010). Three-Generation attachment:  How grandmothers and mothers contribute to children's attachment security. Family Science, 2, 112-122.

Detrich, R. and Higbee, T.S. (2010). Teaching functional life skills to children with developmental disabilities: Acquisition, generalization, and maintenance. In R.A. Ervin, G.G. Peacock,  E. Daly, and K. Merrell (Eds.), Practical Handbook of School Psychology: Effective Practices for the 21st Century. New York: Guilford.

Dunn, L. and Musolino, G.M. (2011). Assessing reflective thinking and approaches to learning.  Journal of Allied Health, 40(3), 133-143

Gillam, R.B. (2010). The effects of literate narrative intervention on children with neurologically based language impairments: an early stage study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53(4),961-81. Epub 2010 Jul 6.

Groskreutz, M. P., Groskreutz, N. C., and Higbee, T. S. (2011). Response competition and stimulus preference in the assessment and treatment of automatically reinforced behavior: A comparison. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 211-215.

Johnson, B.A., MacWilliams, B.A., Carey, J.C., Viskochil, D.H., D'Astous, J.L., and Stevenson, D.A. (2010). Motor Proficiency in Children With Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 22(4), 344-348.

Limb, S.J., McManus, M.A., Fox, H.B., White K.R., and Forsman I. (2010). Ensuring financial access to hearing AIDS for infants and young children. Pediatrics,126(1S), 43-51.

Logan, K.J., Byrd, C.T., Mazzocchi, E.M., and Gillam, R.B. (2011). Speaking rate characteristics of elementary-school-aged children who do and do not stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders. 44(1),130-47. Epub 2010 Sep 17.

MacLean, W., Tervo, R., Hoch, J., Tervo, M, and Symons, F. (2010). Self-injury among a community cohort of young children at risk for intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Journal of Pediatrics, 157, 979-983. MacWilliams, B.A., Shuckra, A.L., and Mavor, T.P. (2010). A regression method for strength comparisons in children. Gait and Posture, 32(3), 416-418.

McManus, M.A., Levtov, R., White, K.R., Forsman, I., Foust, T., and Thompson, M. (2010). Medicaid reimbursement of hearing services for infants and young children. Pediatrics. 126, Suppl 1, S34-42.

Miller, J. S., Gabrielsen,  T., Villalobos, M., Alleman, R., Wahmhoff, N., Carbgone, P., and Segura, B. (2011). The Each Child Study: Systematic screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders in a pediatric setting. The Journal of Pediatrics, 127(5), 866-871.

Najdowski, A.C., Wallace, M.D., Reagon, K., Penrod, B., Higbee, T.S., and Tarbox, J. (2010). Utilizing a home-based parent training approach in the treatment of food selectivity. Behavioral Interventions, 25, 89-107.

Ortiz E., L.S., Berry, E.H., and Toney, M. (2010). Descriptive Comparisons of the Internal Migration of Mexican Heritage vs. Other Heritage Hispanics in the United States. Population and Society, 6(1).

Penrod, B., Wallace, M. D., Reagon, K., Betz, A., and Higbee, T. S. (2010). A component analysis of a parent-conducted multi-component treatment for food selectivity. Behavioral Interventions, 25(3), 207-228.

Rowland, C., Mariger, H., Siegel, P., and Whiting, J. (2010). Universal design for the digital environments: Transforming the institution. Educause Review, 45(6), 14-28.

Rowland, C., Thompson, T., and Zirkle, K. (2010). Accessibility: The need for champions and awareness in higher education. Educause Review, 45(6), 12-13.

Sellers,T., and Higbee, T.S. (2010). A review of: Julia Moor: Playing, Laughing, and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers (Second Edition). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 520.

Shulman, S., Besculides, M., Saltzman, A., Ireys, H., White, K.R., and Forsman, I. (2010). Evaluation of the universal newborn hearing screening and intervention program. Pediatrics,126 (1:S), 19-27.

Smith, M.B., Christensen, N., Wang, S., Strohecker, J., Anderson, J.L., Horne, B.D., Day, J.D., Weiss, J.P., Crandall, B.G., Osborn, J.S., Muhlestein, J.B., Lappe, D.L., Moss, H., Oliver, J., Viau, K., and Bunch, J.B. (2010). Warfarin Knowledge in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Implications for Safety, Efficacy, and Education. Cardiology, 116 (1), 61-69.

Smith, J., LeBlanc, H., Christensen, N.K., Anderson, J., Murri, J. (2010). DVD multimedia nutrition education curriculum for self-study.  Utah Affiliate Family Consumer Sciences, 11 (1), 1. Available (Online) http://www.uafcs.org/uploads/4/9/2/7/4927004/home_and_family_ perspective_journal_10.pdf

Stone, M.B., Botto, L.D., Feldcamp, M.L., Smith, K.R., Roling, L., Yamashiro, D., and Alder, S. (2010). Improving quality of life of children with oral clefts: perspective of parents. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 21(5), 1358-64.

Summers, C., Bohman, T.M., Gillam, R.B., Pena, E.D., and Bedore, L.M. (2010). Bilingual performance on nonword repetition in Spanish and English. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 45(4), 480-93.

Torres, A.R., (2011). Autism spectrum disorders are associated with an elevated autoantibody response to tissue transglutaminase-2. Autism Research, doi: 10.1002/aur.194. [Epub ahead of print].

Waller, R.D., and Higbee, T.S. (2010). The effects of function-based fixedtime reinforcement on inappropriate and appropriate classroom behavior of students with mild cognitive disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 149-153.

Sidebar

Andrew was diagnosed with ASD just after his second birthday. Thankfully, we were referred to the Up-to-3 program who helped us through the most helpless feeling time, but as Drew's 3rd birthday approached my husband and I realized that Drew was not where he could be. We had heard of the ASSERT program, but despaired of getting accepted into it. At that time there were only 8 students in the program. However, we put Drew on the waiting list and were pleasantly surprised when we got a call from Dr. Higbee inviting us to interviewed for the program. We were accepted, and Drew started at ASSERT in August of 2009. The timing could not have been better. Drew was at that time in a period of impressive verbal growth, and ASSERT was able to take that natural emergence and turn it into true language. When he entered the program, we estimated he had between 20-30 regularly used words. Now, almost two years later he has a full vocabulary. And although verbal communication will never be his "first language" he is "fluent and is able to communicate almost all of his wants and needs in a calm and easily understandable way.

ASSERT has also been wonderful in helping us as parents and as a family through many difficult learning moments. Every day at school and at home Drew is coached, reminded, and helped in all of these things. Eating is a particularly good example of the efforts put into Drew's education. Drew struggles with most textures and tastes, and has an extremely limited diet. When we alerted ASSERT of our desire to expand his diet they came up with an eating program for us and them to follow to help Drew. It was not easy to do. However, Drew's case manager was there whenever we needed her to help us and give us suggestions.

One of the greatest things about ASSERT is the emphasis they put on the home. Dr. Higbee made sure we understood that what Drew learns at school is not any use if it is not taken into the home and becomes part of the routine there. It is no good to anyone if Drew can do amazing things at school, but omes home and closes down. Because of this, Drew's entire life has changed. Not only is he learning to be a good student, he is learning how to be a good person; to interact correctly with others and to follow social rules that are easily learned for neuro-typical children.

We have been very blessed that Drew had two years in this wonderful program. I cannot say enough about it. I have been able to watch my son completely change and blossom during that time. I cannot even guess what he would be like today without it.

Ashley Crookston, parent

Nonrefereed Publications

Anderson, A. (2010). Javascript as an accessibility concern. Available (Online) http://webaim.org/blog/javascript-as-an-accessibility-concern/.

Higbee, T.S. (2010). Atypical Development. The Utah Special Educator, Dec. 2010 issue, 28-29.

Holt, J.M., Esquivel, M., and Pariseau, C. (2010). Medical Home Competencies for LEND Trainees. Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

Holt, J.M., Helm, D.T., Conklin,K., Pariseau, C., and Pearson, S. (2010). 2010 Interdisciplinary Training Guide 4th Edition. Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

Richins, G., Nakao, G., Nielson, M., Sheen, J., and Hammond, M. (2011). Utah Disability Determination Advisory Council Annual Report 210-2011. Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City. UT.

Roggman, L. A., and Cook, G. A. (2010). Parents, Parenting, and Child Outcomes: Secondary Analysis (research report).  Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Roggman, L.A., and Cook, G.A. (2010). Parents, Parenting, and Child Outcomes: Secondary Analysis. (Research Report). Utah State University, Logan, UT. (Submitted to Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC).

Roggman, L. A., Cook, G. A., Jump Norman, V. K., Christiansen, K., Boyce, L. K., Innocenti, M. S., Aikens, N., Boller, K., Paulsell, D., and Hallgren, K. (2010). Home Visit Rating Scales Version A (HOVRS-A). Mathematica Policy Research, Available (Online) http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/

Roggman, L. A., Cook, G. A., Jump Norman, V. K., Christiansen, K., Boyce, L. K., Innocenti, M. S., Aikens, N., Boller, K., Paulsell, D., and Hallgren, K. (2010). Manual for Home Visit Rating Scales Version A (HOVRS-A). Mathematica Policy Research, Available (Online) http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/

Rowland, C. (2011). ADA ANPRM response. WebAIM blog, January 2011. Available online at http://webaim.org/blog/ada-anprm-response/.

Rowland, C. (2010). Department of Justice considers Web for ADA. WebAIM blog, July 2010. Available (Online) http://webaim.org/blog/dept-of-justice-considers-web-for-ada/.

Rowland, C. (2011). What will it take to sustain online accessibility?  WCET Frontiers. Available (Online) http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/web-accessibility-what-will-it-take-to-sustain-online-accessibility/.

Rowland, C., Smith, J., and Whiting, J. (2011). WebAIM comments to the Department of Justice on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Document ID: DOJ-CRT-2010-0005-0001: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability: Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations. Available[Online] at http://www.regulations.gov/.

Smith, J. (2011). Focus on progress indicators. WebAIM blog, January 2011. Available online at http://webaim.org/blog/progress-on-focus-indicators/

Smith, J. (2010). Ghosts of ARIA Present and Future.  WebAIM blog, November, 2010. Available (Online). http://webaim.org/blog/the-ghosts-of-aria-present-and-future/

Smith, J. (2011). Screen Reader User Survey #3 Results. WebAIM blog, February 2011. Available (Online). http://webaim.org/blog/screen-reader-user-survey-3-results/.

Smith, J. (2010). The ADA and the Web: Concerns and Misconceptions. WebAIM blog, July 2010. Available online at http://webaim.org/blog/the-ada-and-the-web-concerns-and-misconceptions/

Smith, J. (2010). Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Accessibility. WebAIM articles, October 2010. Available online at http://webaim.org/articles/voiceover/.

Smith, J. (2011). WAVE5 technology preview.  WebAIM blog, May 2011. Available (Online). http://webaim.org/blog/wave5-technology-preview/

Smith, J. (2010). WebAIM Aids eBay in Accessibility Efforts. WebAIM blog, September 2010. Available online at http://webaim.org/blog/ebay-accessibility/.

Smith, Jared. (2010). WebAIM's 2010 Year In Review. WebAIM blog, December 2010. Available online at http://webaim.org/blog/webaims-2010-year-in- review/.

Whiting, J. (2011). The Assistive Technology Experiment. WebAIM blog, April 2011. Available (Online). http://webaim.org/blog/the-a-t-experiment/

Whiting, J. (2011). The Assistive Technology Experiment: Zoom Text. WebAIM blog, June 2011. Available (Online). http://webaim.org/blog/at-experiment-zoomtext/

Whiting, J. (2010). PowerPoint Accessibility. WebAIM articles, August 2010. Available online at http://webaim.org/techniques/powerpoint/

Sidebar

During FY 2011, the CPD began research in a pivotal health-realted study. The National Children's Study is the largest study ever conducted to assess the long-term effects of the environment on maternal and child health. The NCS is led by a consortium of federal agency partners including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (including the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Study will follow children across the United States from before birth until age 21 years, examining the food children eat, the air they breathe, their schools and neighborhoods, frequency of health care provider visits, and even the composition of dust in their home. The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children and help in understanding the role that various factors have on health and disease.

Cache County is one of 30 locations that began enrolling women to participate in the Study in 2010. The Study in Cache County is being conducted through a collaboration between the Research and Evaluation Division at the CPD and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah.

The Biomedical Laboratory within the CPD is also subcontracted to develop a protocol to extract and purify DNA, RNA, and proteins from dried newborn blood spots. Once purified, the quality of the samples will be assessed using standard laboratory procedures such as PCR, RNA expression studies, and SDS-PAGE gels. This research will focus on children. Children are different from adults. Their young bodies make them more vulnerable than adults to environmental exposures. It is important for us to understand which of these exposures are harmful, harmless, or helpful to children's health and development.

Findings from the Study will benefit all Americans by providing researchers, health care providers, and public health officials with information from which to develop prevention strategies and health and safety guidelines, as well as to guide future research.

Newborn baby


Information Dissemination 2010-2011

WEB ACTIVITY # OF VISITORS
CPD-Hosted Websites 947,643

 

PRODUCTS # DISSEMINATED
Refereed Journal Articles 36
Newsletters 31,158
Public Awareness Materials (Pamphlets, brochures, reports, informationsheets, etc) 26,881

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS # OF PRESENTATIONS
National/InternationalPresentations 108

Student Support

USU COURSES TAUGHT BY CPD STAFF # of Students
  81
  24
Psychology (2 courses) 58
  107
Sociology (1 course) 57
TOTAL STUDENTS 380
TOTAL CREDITS GENERATED 1,569

 


PROJECT SUPPORT
# of Students
Assistive Technology Trainees 155
Stipends/Undergraduate Certification 32
Practicum/Clinical trainees 1
USU Students Trained in ASSERT 48
URLEND Long-Term/Intermediate/Parent Trainees 47
EC-ATP Distance Trainees 18
Undergraduate Researchers 17

 

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISEMENT # of Students
Doctoral Committees 15
Masters Committees 6

 

OTHER STUDENT SUPPORT # of Students
Graduate Assistantships

18

Student Employees 118

CPD financial support to USU students totalled $553,695 in FY 2011.

Sidebar

A CPD program is whittling away at a nationwide shortage of qualified sign language interpreters by providing specific, targeted training. It helped Tracy Quinlan, a sign language interpreter in Arizona. Her state requires a 3.5 proficiency score in the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment—and though she was close to achieving it, she wasn't quite there. (The EIPA is a national certification test that evaluates an interpreter's performance in a number of signing skills.)

When sign-ups began for interpreter training through the Arizona Training of Interpreters in Public Schools program, Quinlan was on board. ATIPS is run by Training and Assessment Systems for K-12 Educational Interpreters (TASK12), a project of the CPD's Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education division--and it operates in a growing number of states throughout the nation.

The training's targeted material didn't happen by accident. For years, the TASK12 project has assessed interpreters and collected data on the areas where they needed the most help. The goal: to help trainees not only pass the test, but also enhance their classroom work.

Woman communicating through sign language


National Presentations

Andersen, A. and Amauris, D. (03/18/11). Preview of the upcoming WAVE5 from WebAIM. California State University Northridge, San Diego, CA.

Anderson, S., Roggman, L. A., Searle, S., Westover, K., Jump Norman, V., and Cook, G. (04/01/11). Ethnic variations and similarities in father-toddler play activities. Society for Research In Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Anderson, S., Roggman, L. A., Ota, C., Boyce, L., Cook, G., and Jump Norman, V. (03/31/11).  Early father play and aggression in toddler boys. Society for Research In Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Boyce, L. K., Innocenti, M. S., Roggman, L. A. Cook, G. A., Jump Norman, V., Ortiz, E., and Price, C. (02/05/11). Family Bookmaking:  An effective strategy to engage parents and facilitate children's  language development. International Society for Early Intervention, New York, NY.

Boyce, L.K., Innocenti, M.S., Roggman, L.A., Price, C., Jump Norman, V. K., Cook, G.A., and Ortiz, E. (07/02/10). Family bookmaking: An approach to support parent-child language interactions  in natural environments. World Association for Infant Mental Health, Leipzig, Germany.

Burgess, A. and Peck, J. (12/01/10). Interdisciplinary Awareness and Service Learning (IDASL): Disability studies (poster roundtable).  Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA.

Burgess, A., Peck, J., and Richins, G. (12/01/10). Interdisciplinary Awareness and Service Learning (IDASL) Increases awareness, knowledge, and understanding of people with disabilities  (poster session).  Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA.

Cook, G., Innocenti, M.S., and Price, C. (12/01/10). Using technology for emergent literacy and language (poster session).  Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA.

Cook, G. A., Innocenti, M. S., Roggman, L. A., and Jump Norman, V. K. (05/02/11). PICCOLO: A simple parent-child interaction measure and its use in early intervention.  International Society for Early Intervention, New York, NY.

Copenhaver, J. (09/19/10). New State Directors' Orientation. National Association of State Directors of Special Education Academy, Alexandria, VA.

Copenhaver, J. and Crane, S. (10/29/10). State Special Education Advisory Panel:  Strategies on representing your stakeholder group (webinar). State Special Education Advisory Panel, Logan, UT.

Copenhaver, J. (06/22/11). Making special education and Section 504 eligibility decisions.  Bureau of Indian Education Summer Education Institute, Reno, NV. Copenhaver, J. (06/22/11). Understanding the ins and outs of Section 504. Bureau of Indian Education Summer Education Institute, Reno, NV.

Crane, S., Massanari, C., Dughman, R., Ball, W., Henkel, J., Blair, M.E., and Vazquez, J.C. (08/03/10). State Special Education Advisory Panel:  Role in the State Performance Plan. Office of Special Education Programs Megaconference, Crystal City, VA.

Fiechtl, B., Olsen, S., and Rule, S. (10/14/10). Virtual Home Visits: Providing services to children and families via the internet. Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children Pre-Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Fiechtl, B., Olsen, S., and Rule, S. (10/17/10). Virtual Home Visits: Providing services to children and families via the internet. Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Fiechtl, B., Olsen, S., and Rule, S. (07/18/10). Virtual Home Visits:  Using the internet to deliver early intervention services. 2010 Office of Special Education Project Director's Conference, Washington, D.C.

Fiechtl, B., Rule, S., and Olsen, S. (08/02/10). Collaboration in cyberspace: Delivering intervention via virtual home visits. 2010 Office of Special Education Leadership Mega Conference, Washington, D.C.

Fiechtl, B., Rule, S., and Olsen, S. (11/02/10). Virtual Home Visits:  Delivering early intervention services to children and families via the internet.  Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Fiechtl, B., Rule, S., and Olsen, S. (03/25/11). Virtual Home Visits:  Participant responses and outcomes.  American Council on Rural Special Education, Albuquerque, NM.

Fifield, B. and Blythe, C. (05/11). Disabilities among early Mormon pioneers. Mormon History Association Annual Conference, St. George, UT. Goetze, L. (01/19/11). Turnaround in 25. Early Childhood Collaborative, Washington, D.C.

Goldstein, D., Siegel, P., and Rowland, C. (Feb 2011). Digital Technology: The challenges that higher education must meet (panel presentation). 2011 Educause West/Southwest Regional Conference. Austin, TX

Hammond, M. (06/20/11). Quality indicators assistive technology and transition planning.  Quality Indicators Assistive Technology & Transition Summit, Little Rock, AR

Hammond, M. (03/25/11). Sexual health (webinar).  Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Atlanta, GA.

Hammond, M. (01/10/11). Training development of State Plan Independent Living (SPIL) evaluation.  14th Annual State Independent Living Centers Congress, Atlanta, GA.

Hammond, M. (09/12/10). Training service providers about disabilities  and accommodations (poster session). International Conference on Violence and Trauma, San Diego, CA.

Hammond, M. (02/03/11). Violence work group report (teleconference). National Community Education Directors' Council, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Logan, UT.

Hammond, M., Pavithran, S.D., and Sheen, J. (12/01/10). International employment preparation curriculum (poster session). Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA.

Hammond, M. and Pavithran, S.D. (10/12/10). Reaching and training faith leaders about disabilities  (teleconference).  Association of University Centers on Disabilities National Community Education Director's Council, Logan, UT.

Higbee, T.S. (02/11). Educational strategies for children. 29th Annual Western Regional Conference, California Association for Behavior Analysis, Burlingame, CA. Higbee, T.S. (02/01/11). Recent research in functional analysis methodology. 29th Annual Western Regional Conference, California Association for Behavior Analysis, Burlingame, CA.

Higbee, T.S. (11/30/10). Rotinas fotográficas de atividades para promover a independência em crianças com autismo/deficiências relacionadas (Photographic activity schedules to promote independence in young children with autism and related disorders). III Seminário Internacional de Pesquisa do LAHMIEI (Third International Research Symposium of the Human Learning, Interactive Multimedia and Informed Teaching Laboratory), Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brazil.

Higbee, T.S. (11/10). Strategies for promoting spontaneous language in children with autism and related disabilities. Fresno State Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Fresno, CA.

Higbee, T.S. (10/16/10). Using photographic activity schedules to promote independence in young children with autism and related disorders. 26th Annual Conference, Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, Kansas City, MO.

Holt, J.M. (01/13/11). Accessing diverse rural populations. Combating Autism Act Initiative, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Washington, D.C. Holt, J.M. (02/12/11). Interdisciplinary Training Handbook. Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities Directors' Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Holt, J.M. (02/12/11). Medical home competencies. Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities Directors' Meeting, Washington, D.C. Holt, J.M. (10/12/10). Support for CILs and SILCs. Independent Living Research Utilization, Houston, TX.

Holt, J.M. and Esquivel, M. (11/02/10). Medical home competencies for LEND trainees. Association of University Centers on Disabilities National Conference, Washington, D.C.

Holt, J.M., Hammond, M., and Jones, D.L. (05/11/11). Implementing and enforcing Olmstead.  Centers for Independent Living, Atlanta, GA.

Innocenti, M.S. (10/15/10). How to include maternal-child interaction assessment and intervention in early intervention.  Division for Early Childhood International Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Innocenti, M.S. (6/09/11). The role of home visiting innovation in an evidence-based world.  International Seminar on Home Visitations: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Early Childhood, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Innocenti, M.S. and Ortiz, E.A. (04/02/11). Examining the use and outcomes of a parent-controlled computer assisted instruction for preschool-aged children. Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal,Canada.

Innocenti, M. S., Roggman, L. A., Boyce, L. K., and Cook, G. A. (05/02/11). Parent engagement tools for improving early intervention practice. International Society for Early Intervention 3rd Conference, New York, NY.

Innocenti, M. S., Roggman, L. A., Boyce, L. K., and Cook, G. A. (12/10/10). Using observation and self-reflection on home visit quality for supportive supervision. Zero to Three National Training Institute, Phoenix, AZ.

Mariger, H., Rowland, C., and Whiting, J. (03/31/11). Is your web presence accessible for everyone? Graduate Research Symposium, Utah State University, Logan, UT.

Massanari, C. (11/30/10). Evaluating your community of practice.  Communities of Practice Facilitator Meeting, Washington, D.C. Massanari, C. (10/12/10). Working collaboratively from multiple sites. Postsecondary Education Programs Network Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Massanari, C., Dughman, R., and Yepa, G. (08/10/10).  Disproportionality—Is it a true measure of equity in reservation schools? Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights Conference, Office of Civil Rights, Albuquerque, NM.

Olsen, S. and Preston, J. (12/01/10). Ask the questions for pinpointing ASD referral concerns (poster session).  Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Crystal City, AV.

Olsen, S., Rule, S., and Fiechtl, B. (12/01/10). Virtual Home Visits:  Delivering early intervention services to children and families via the internet. Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA.

Ortiz, E., Innocenti, M.S., and Berry, H.E. (07/01/10). The influence of family structure and the role of siblings on early language development of Latino children (poster session).  National Head Start Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Roggman, L. A. (03/01/11). An Overview of an observational measure of developmental parenting. University of California, Los Angeles Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Los Angeles, CA.

Roggman, L. A. (01//0105/11). Monitoring and evaluating home visitation programs. International Seminar on Home Visitation Programs: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Early Child Development, São Paulo, Brazil.

Roggman, L. A. (06/01/11). Parent engagement: Selecting and training home visiting staff. Secretary's Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Roggman, L. A. and Cook, G. A. (04/02/11) Fathers' and mothers' play with two-Year-olds:  School-age outcomes.  Society for Research In Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Roggman, L. A., Innocenti, M. S., and Boyce, L. K. (12/10/10). Using assessment information to engage parents, plan home visiting activities, and improve outcomes in infant/toddler programs.  Zero to Three National Training Institute, Phoenix, AZ.

Roggman, L. A., Jump Norman, V., Cook, G., Innocenti, M. S., and Boyce, L. (05/01/11). Mother-child interaction and children's  later self-regulation and aggression in three major ethnic groups. Society for Research In Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Rowland, C. (02/11/11). Americans with Disabilities Act: Critical postsecondary policy considerations (webinar).  Florida Distance Learning Consortium, Logan, UT.

Rowland, C. (02/10/11). Americans with Disabilities Act: How to design your online course to ensure ADA compliance (webinar).  Florida Distance Learning Consortium, Logan, UT.

Rowland, C. (03/11/11). Assessing quality instruction: Can we know it when we see it? Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.

Rowland, C. (10/29/10). Solutions you can use today to improve your web accessibility.  Enabling Access to Education through ICT International Conference, New Delhi, India.

Rowland, C. (11/11/10). Using self-study to achieve web accessibility. Western Cooperative of Educational Telecommunications, La Jolla, CA.

Rowland, C. (10/25/10). Visible and hidden barriers for students and faculty:  Lack of accessible ICTs for students with disabilities-an international perspective. Enabling Access to Education through ICT International Conference, New Delhi, India.

Rowland, C. (04/25/11). Web accessibility: Background, history, and legal issues. (webinar). Association of University Centers on Disabilities Network. Available (Online). http://aucd.org/template/event.cfm?event_id=2520&id=379&parent=379/

Rowland, C. (01/05/11). Web accessibility in civil society:  Persons with disabilities  in today's educational environments.  Dartmouth College Lecture, Hanover,NH.

Rowland, C. and Treviranus, J. (10/20/10). Technical opportunities and commercial infrastructure, including the farther  future. 2010 Coleman Institute Pre- conference, Boulder, CO.

Rowland, C. and Whiting, J. (11/0210). Web accessibility in the UCEDD network:  How are we doing? What should we do now? (Poster presentation). Association of University Centers of Excellence on Disabilities, Research, Education, and Service Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Smith, J. (09/30/10). Accessibility and compatibility (webinar). Environments for Humans, Accessibility Summit, Logan, UT.

Smith, J. (11/22/10). A principles-based  approach to web accessibility (webinar).  NorthEast Disability Business and Technical Assistance Center, Logan, UT.

Smith, J. (03/17/11). Changing the Web Accessibility Game Plan. California State University Northridge, San Diego, CA.

Smith, J. (10/04/10). Cultivating web accessibility.  Southwest Technology Showcase, Henderson, NV.

Smith, J. (11/18/10). Do we need to change web accessibility game plan? Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web, and Technology Conference Westminster, CO.

Smith, J. (03/10/11). Evaluating web accessibility with WAVE (webinar).  Equal Access to Software and Evaluation, Logan, UT. Smith, J. (04/12/11). Fast track to web accessibility and implementation. Power Up 2011 Conference and Expo, Columbia, MO. Smith, J. (03/30/11). Fast track to web accessibility (webinar). Equal Access to Software and Information, Logan, UT.

Smith, J. (12/09/2010). Introduction  to web accessibility (webinar). Northeast Disability Business and Technical Assistance Center, Logan, UT. Smith, J. (07/01/10). Section 508 and web accessibility (webinar). Parent Center Network, Logan, UT.

Smith, J. (04/11/11). Social media tools and tactics.  Power Up 2011 Conference and Expo, Columbia, MO.

Smith, J. (10/12/10). Social media tools and tactics (webinar). National Center for Hearing and Management, Utah State University, Logan, UT. Smith, J. (04/11/11). The future of web accessibility-HTML5 and ARIA. Power Up 2011 Conference and Expo, Columbia, MO.

Smith, J. (05/03/11). Web accessibility evaluation with WAVE (webinar).  Federal Web Content Managers Forum, Logan, UT. Smith, J. (04/06/11). Web accessibility standards and laws (webinar).  McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.

Smith, J. (03/21/11). Web accessibility standards 101 (webinar).  California State University Northridge, San Diego, CA. Smith, J. (10/12/11). Web accessibility training (webinar).  Utah State University, Logan, UT.

Smith, J. (03/02/11). Web accessibility training (webinar).  Utah State University, Logan, UT. Smith, J. (05/25/11). Web accessibility training (webinar).  Utah State University, Logan, UT

Smith, J. (03/14/11). Web accessibility training (webinar).  University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Smith, J. and Whiting, J. (03/15/11). Accessibility of HTML5 and Rich internet applications. California State University Northridge, San Diego, CA.

Smith, J. and Whiting, J. (11/16/10). Building accessible web applications with ARIA. Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web, and Technology Pre- Conference, Westminster, CO.

Smith, J. and Whiting, J. (11/16/10). Building an accessible HTML5 web page. Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web, and Technology Pre-Conference, Westminster, CO.

Smith, J. and Whiting, J. (03/16/11). Screen Reader web accessibility face-off. California State University Northridge, San Diego, CA. Smith, J. and Whiting, J. (05/19/11). Web accessibility training. University of California Office of the President, Oakland, CA.

Smith, J. and Whiting, J. (03/18/11). WebAIM's Screen Reader user survey:  Data and trends. California State University Northridge, San Diego, CA.

Snyder, K., Higbee, T.S., and Dayton, E. (02/11). Evaluation of a video-based preference assessment for preschoolers with autism. 29th Annual Western Regional Conference, California Association for Behavior Analysis, Burlingame, CA.

Summers, L. and Hammond, M. (04/27/11). A business planning course (webinar).  Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, Logan, UT.

Torres, A.R., Westover,J., and Benson, M. (05/19/11). Maternal inflammatory/immune response pathway genes in association with early-onset preeclampsia in blacks, whites and Hispanics (poster session).  American Society for Reproductive Immunology, Salt Lake City, UT.

Torres, A.R., Westover, J. and Benson, M. (05/29/11). Selected maternal inflammatory/immune response pathway genes in association with spontaneous very preterm  births (poster session). American Society for Reproductive Immunology, Salt Lake City, UT.

Vazquez, J.C. (12/01/10). Effective approaches to working with Latino families who have children with special health needs (poster session).  Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA.

Venderheiden, G., Lewis, C., Leblois, A., Rothburg, M., Tobias, J., Rowland, C., and Hill, E. (03/16/11). Need for and benefits of global public inclusive infrastructure (GPII). 26th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA.

Whiting, J. and Rowland, C. (May, 2011). The AUCD network and web accessibility:  Leadership and opportunity (webinar). Available (Online) http://aucd.org/template/event.cfm?event_id=2522&id=379&parent=379/

Wootton, G. (10/22/10). Anxiety, assessment, evaluation, and treatment in a primary care setting. American College of Nurse Practitioners National Clinical Conference, Tampa, FL.

Wootton, G. (10/23/10). Global health.  American College of Nurse Practitioners National Clinical Conference, Tampa, FL.

Wootton, G. ((10/23/10). Pediatric and adolescent mental health care.  American College of Nurse Practitioners National Clinical Conference, Tampa, FL.


Training/Technical Assistance 2010-2011

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS
Classroom Students*: 3,043
Professionals/Paraprofessionals: 19,047
Family members/Caregivers: 1,732
Adults with Disabilities**: 1,161
Children with Disabilities**: 610
Legislators/Policymakers: 56
General Public: 7,543
TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 33,192

* 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 technical assistance and are not reported as receiving direct services.


Services

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED 2010-2011

Assessment/Evaluation: 139
Autism Support Services: 10
Developmental Skills Laboratory: 35
Child Care Nutrition Program: 113
Coordinated Family Support: Medical Home: 173
Family Support 360: 62
Medical/Specialty Clinics: 1,171
PEER Classroom: 17
Southeast Early Intervention: 206
TOP Sports: 107
Up to 3 Early Intervention: 991
Utah Assistive Technology Foundation: 134
UATP/AT Lab/CReATE: 559

Sidebar

Minority issues are complex. And, in particular, there are a host of complex issues surrounding serving Native Americans with disabilities. Treaty agreements, tribal sovereignty, community ownership, statutory responsibilities, and the complex overlap of federal, state, tribal, and community governance have to be sorted out before you can get to the even more nuanced issues of culture, beliefs, and traditions, many of which are unique to each community and tribe. Providing human services to Native American children living on or near the Navajo and Hopi reservations is a special challenge. Families are scattered over a vast area. Few roads are paved, and communication and transportation present a variety of complications.

But, in spite of this complexity, the CPD proudly claims 20 years of administering the Indian Children's Program (ICP)—a program which has provided diagnostic, evaluation, therapy, and follow-up services to literally thousands of children with disabilities and their families living in tribal communities of southwestern United States. The ICP is a consortium of three universities-Northern Arizona University, Utah State University, and the University of New Mexico.

During the past 20 years, many things have changed on the reservations. Some dirt roads have been paved, land-based and wireless technology has expanded, and there have been significant improvements in the economic and commercial capacity of the participating tribes. There have also been changes in the types of problems that are referred to the ICP. The number of children with health-related problems has steadily decreased. At the same time, there have been increases in the number of children referred with Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, or other substance- related disabilities.

Changes have also occurred in the way services are delivered by the ICP. In place of the diagnosis, treatment, and therapy model, the service and consultative model has been expanded, and efforts to link the various service programs have been expanded. Staying abreast of these changes and addressing the specifi needs of the families referred is the over- riding task of the ICP staff.

The Indian Children's Program is driven by the needs of children referred. And, virtually all ICP services are provided in the communities or homes of the children being served. The ICP staff also provides training, workshops, demonstrations, or special presentations to upgrade the skills of the local service agency personnel and/or parent organizations.

Infant being treated through the Indian Children's Program, with parents


Project Directory

ADMINISTRATION PROJECTS

Administrative Support Services

PI/Contact
Bryce Fifield
Funding Source & Amount
Utah State Legislature, Overhead Funds; $1,620,764

Program Development and Administration

PI/Contact
Bryce Fifield
Funding Source & Amount
Health and Human Services; $542,000

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECTS

Arizona Recruitment/Retention

PI/Contact 
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Arizona Department of Education; $149,819

Arizona Response to Intervention

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Arizona Department of Education; $58,667

Arizona State Personnel Development Grant Activities

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Arizona Department of Education; $76,742

Arizona Training of Interpreters in Public Schools & States

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Arizona Department of Education; $12,272

Autism Support Services: Education, Research & Training (ASSERT)

PI/Contact
Thomas Higbee
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Education $34,000
Utah State University $164,800

Becoming Leaders for Tomorrow

PI/Contact
Judith Holt/Jefferson Sheen
Funding Source & Amount
Administration on Developmental Disabilities; $2,083

Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE)

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Fee for Services, $12,301

Child Care Nutrition Program

PI/Contact
Jeanie Peck
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Education; $208,717

CIL NET Technical Assistance and Training

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
OSERS; Independent Living Research Utilization; $27,543

Coordinated Family Support:  A Medical Home for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CFS)

PI/Contact
Judith Holt /Jefferson Sheen Funding Source & Amount Utah State University; $5,005

Development of Language Environment and Proficiency Measures for National Children’s Study

PI/Contact
Mark Innocenti
Funding Source & Amount
University of Utah; $139,647

Dispute Resolution Consortium

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Twelve-state Consortium; $80,500

District of Columbia Parent Survey 2010

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
District of Columbia Department of Education; $17,500

District of Columbia Parent Survey 2011

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
District of Columbia Department of Education; $17,500

Early Childhood Alternative Teacher Preparation Program (EC-ATP)

PI/Contact
Marlene Deer
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Education; $207,026

Evaluation and Automation of “Teach in Nebraska” Web Site

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding & Amount
Nebraska Department of Education; $3,900

External Evaluation of Evidence-based Home Visiting in Utah

PI/Contact
Mark Innocenti
Funding & Amount
Utah Department of Education; $59,742

Family Support 360: Project 911

PI/Contact
Judith Holt/Susan Olsen
Funding Source & Amount
Administration on Developmental Disabilities; $25,000

Future Leaders in Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology (FLIPSA)

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Maternal Child & Health Bureau; $16,167

Gaining Online Accessible Learning through Self-study-1 (GOALS)

PI/Contact
Cynthia Rowland
Funding Source & Amount
Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services,
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education; $29,578

Gaining Online Accessible Learning through Self-study-2 (GOALS)

PI/Contact
Cynthia Rowland
Funding Source & Amount
Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services,
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education; $29,578

Indian Children's Program (ICP)

PI/Contact
Bryce Fifield
Funding Source & Amount Indian Health Services; $712,019

Sidebar

Rural Utah teachers in the EC-ATP program receive 15 real-time observations each semester via telepresence.

Infant and Pediatric Audiology-URLEND

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Maternal and Child Health Bureau; $65,000

Interagency Outreach Training Initiative

PI/Contact
Martin Blair
Funding Source & Amount
Utah State Legislature; $370,000

Interdisciplinary Disability Awareness and Service Learning (IDASL)

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Center for Persons iwth Disabilities*

Kansas Statewide Technical Assistance Network (TASN)

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Kansas Department of Education; $180,000

Kansas Technical Assistance

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Kansas Department of Education; $100,000

Montana State Data System Technical Assistance

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Montana Department of Education; $7,500

Montana Technical Assistance

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Intergovernmental Service Agreement; $81,000

Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC)-Region 5

PI/Contact
Carol Massanari
Funding Source & Amount
Office of Special Education Programs; $1,325,920

Multi-University Consortium Teacher Training Program Sensory Impairments (VISEP)

PI/Contact Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
University of Utah; $4,167

National Center on Disabilities & Access to Education

PI/Contact
Cynthia Rowland
Funding Source & Amount
Center for Persons with Disabilities*

Nebraska Regional Parent Involvement Consortium

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Nebraska Department of Education; $15,000

New Community Opportunities: Training & Technical Assistance Program

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Rehabilitation Services Administration; $91,395

New Mexico IDEA Complaint Mediation

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
New Mexico Department of Education; $7,946

New Mexico Technical Assistance

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
New Mexico Department of Education; $494,257

North Dakota Technical Assistance

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
North Dakota Department of Education; $122,500

Promoting Effective Engagement, Communication,& Self-Regulation with

English Language Learners (PEECSE)

PI/Contact
Lisa Boyce
Funding Source & Amount
Health and Human Services, Head Start; $150,000

Region VI Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Rehabilitation Services Administration; $10,000

SILC NET Technical Assistance and Training

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Rehabilitation Services Administration; $76,566

South Dakota Dispute Resolution Services

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
South Dakota Department of Education; $49,000

South Dakota SPP/APR Technical Assistance

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
South Dakota Department of Education; $45,019

South Dakota Technical Assistance

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
South Dakota Department of Education; $34,201

SPIES for Parents /Strategies for Preschool Intervention in Everyday Settings

PI/Contact
Sarah Rule
Funding Source & Amount
Center for Persons iwth Disabilities*

Strengthening Early Childhood Education in Jordan

PI/Contact
Vonda Jump
Funding Source & Amount
United States Agency for International Development; $131,250

TASK12-Training and Assessment Systems for K-12 Educational Interpreters

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Multiple State Departments of Education; $282,069

TOP Sports Activities PI/Contact Susan Olsen

Funding Source & Amount
Center for Persons with Disabilities*

Utah Department of Health- OSEP Assessment

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Health; $17,000

Utah EAG Standard Item Analysis

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Education; $30,000

Utah Indicator 14

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Education; $34,000

Utah Military Family Support 360

PI/Contact
Judith Holt/Susan Olsen
Funding Source & Amount
Administration on Developmental Disabilities; $200,000

Utah Postsecondary Inclusion Project (UPIP)

PI/Contact
Jefferson Sheen
Funding Source & Amount
Association of University Centers on Disabilities; $15,000

Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (URLEND)

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Maternal and Child Health Bureau; $477,000

Utah Technical Assistance

PI/Contact
John Copenhaver
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Education; $252,000

Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Partnership Grant

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Health, Traumatic Brain Injury; $73,000

WebAIM Services PI/Contact Cynthia Rowland

Funding Source & Amount
Fee for Service; $195,010

Sidebar

WebAIM staff logged 200,000 airline miles in the past year providing training on web accessibility.

Work Ability:  Comprehensive Employment Systems Infrastructure Grant

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Health; $38,000

DIRECT SERVICES PROJECTS

Clinical Services

PI/Contact
Susan Olsen
Funding Source & Amount
Fee for Service; $48,031

Developmental Skills Laboratory (DSL)

PI/Contact
Susan Olsen
Funding Source & Amount
Department of Social Services;Fees; Foundation; $329,915

Disability Support Center for Families (360 ON/OFF)

PI/Contact
Judith Holt/Susan Olsen
Funding Source & Amount
Administration on Developmental Disabilities; $52,125

Medical/Specialty Clinics PI Contact Dennis Odell

Funding Source & Amount
Fee for Service; $188,842

Project PEER: Postsecondary Education, Employment, and Research

PI/Contact
Sarah Rule
Funding Source & Amount
Local School Districts, Fee for Service; $324,183

South East Early Intervention Program

PI/Contact
Susan Olsen
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Health; $190,453

Up to 3 Early Intervention PI/Contact Susan Olsen

Funding Source & Amount
Office of Special Education Programs, Utah Department of Health, Medicaid, CHIP, Fee for Service; $1,166,518

Utah Assistive Technology Program

PI/Contact
Martin Blair
Funding Source & Amount
Rehabilitation Services Administration; M.S. Eccles Foundation; Fee for Services; $452,300

Virtual Home Visits Project

PI/Contact
Susan Olsen
Funding Source & Amount
Office of Special Education Programs; $16,667

DISSEMINATION PROJECTS

CDC Summit-ASD/DD Mini-grant

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Health; $3,000

K-SAR Video/DVD Production and Distance Learning

PI/Contact
Todd Newman
Funding Source & Amount
Fee for Service; $61,809

NewsFlash

PI/Contact JoLynne Lyon
Funding Source & Amount
Center for Persons with Disabilities*

Utah Conservation Corps Inclusion Toolkit

PI/Contact
Jefferson Sheen
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Conservation Corps; $9,706

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Molecular Markers for Preterm Birth

PI/Contact
Anthony Torres
Funding Source & Amount
Centers for Disease Control;Foundation; $138,463

National Children's Study

PI/Contact
Mark Innocenti
Funding Source & Amount
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
(University of Utah sub-contract); $2,143,840

Sidebar

The National Children's Study is the largest research study of children's health and the environment ever conducted in the United States.

New Mexico Pre-K Program Evaluation (continuation)

PI/Contact
Linda Goetze
Funding Source & Amount
University; $10,012

Northern Utah's Choices Out of Violence

PI/Contact
Gordon Richins
Funding Source & Amount
Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency; $3673

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

PI/Contact
Mark Innocenti
Funding Source & Amount
OSEP; $7,166

Prenatal and Neonatal Biological Markers for Autism

PI/Contact
Anthony Torres
Funding Source & Amount
Kaiser Permanente Oakland; National Institute of Health; $199,778

Start Smart:  New Mexico K-3 Extended School Year-Validation Study

PI/Contact
Cynthia Rowland/Linda Goetze
Funding Source & Amount
Investing in Innovation Fund, Foundations, In-Kind; USDOE; National Institute of Health; $3,821,344

Using Technology for Emergent Literacy andLanguage (UTELL): Phase Two/Evaluation

PI/Contact
Lisa Boyce
Funding Source & Amount
OWCAP Head Start; 17,667

Utah Aging and Disability Research Center

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Commission on Aging; $ 25,729

Utah Newborn Screening Clinical Health Information Exchange

PI/Contact
Judith Holt
Funding Source & Amount
Utah Department of Health; $28,320

* Indicates projects funded with monies reported in other CPD project amounts.

Project descriptions and outcomes can beaccessed at www.cpdusu.org. Project contact person(s) may be reached by calling 435-797-1981 or toll-free 1-866-284-2821.