Toward Culturally Responsive Disability Services: An International Conference

Final Program

Monday, October 6

7:30-8:30

Registration and continental breakfast

8:30-8:45

Welcome and overview - John Stone, Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange, University at Buffalo

8:45-9:15

Greetings from co-sponsors

9:15- 10:15

Keynote Address - Disability, Culture and the UN Convention
Jerome Bickenbach, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

10:15-10:45

Break

10:45-12:15

Concurrent Sessions

Cascade Ballroom II
Moderator: Kim Griswold

10:45-11:15

Dominque Dressler - Language & culture: Key issues in post-accident rehabilitation of migrants in Austria

11:15-11:45

Emily Simpson - Improving culturally competent practice with underserved populations: Lesbian survivors of intimate partner violence

11:45-12:15

Donna Matheson - A right to health: Medicine as western cultural imperialism?

Red Jacket Room
Moderator: Marcia Daumen

10:45-11:15

Frank Martin - Culturally responsive disability & rehabilitation research: Findings from the NCDDR web casts

11:15-12:15

Penny Parnes - Research on disability and development

12:15-1:30

Lunch

1:30-5:00

Concurrent sessions

Cascade Ballroom II - Cultural Competency Education in University Programs
Moderator: Susan Nochajski

1:30-2:00

Mary Matteliano - Evaluation of cultural competence training among students enrolled in health related professional programs

2:00-2:30

Karen Panzarella - Beginning with the end in mind: Outcomes of cultural competence in a DPT program

2:30-3:00

Kim Griswold - Health training in diversity: Reaching refugees

3:00-3:30

Break

3:30-4:30

Dennis Conrad, Anjali Misra, Michael Pinard, Deborah Conrad - Towards culturally responsive pedagogy on a rural campus: A case of collaborative self-study

Red Jacket Room - Cultural competence in the rehabilitation services
Moderator: Paul Ackerman

1:30-2:00

Fong Chan, Alo Dutta, Madan Kundu, Chih Chin Chou, Gloria Lee - Disparities in vocational rehabilitation services for African Americans with autism

2:00-2:30

Wanda Colón - Developing culturally sensitive measures of participation to improve services

2:30-3:00

Fabricio Balcazar - Cultural competence evaluation and training: A model program

3:00-3:30

Break

3:30-4:00

Tahmineh Mousavi - The principals of rehabilitation service delivery in culturally sensitive manner

4:00-4:30

Sandra LeBlanc - The possible impact of white privilege on vocational rehabilitation outcome discrepancies

6:30-8:30

Reception & Posters - Crowne Plaza Hotel

Posters:

Tuesday, October 7

9:00-9:15

Overview & Announcements - John Stone

9:15-10:15

Keynote address - The Kawa Model: The Power of Culturally Responsive Occupational Therapy
Michael Iwama, Ph.D., University of Toronto

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-12:30

Concurrent Sessions

Cascade Ballroom II
Moderator: Rabia Khedr

10:30-11:00

Rooshey Hasnain - Unveiling Muslim voices on issues of disability and mental health

11:00-11:30

Shabana Anees - Islamic perspectives on counseling

11:30-12:00

Randy Eady - Cultural inclusivity & egalitarian participation: How American Indian community dance celebrations help today's elders with dementia

12:00-12:30

Allan Lewis - Disability disparities: A beginning framework to understand the phenomenon

Red Jacket Room - International Service Learning
Moderator: Penny Parnes

10:30-11:00

Nicole Thomson - Reflections and challenges of volunteer work in Haiti: An issue of cultural competence

11:00-11:30

Katandria Johnson - International clinical practicum and continuing education opportunities in speech-language pathology

11:30-12:00

Shannon Godsey - Service learning in Mexico: Expanding cultural competence

12:00-12:30

Nicole Thomson - The meaning of disability within the culture of western occupational therapy

12:30-1:30

Lunch with closing comments