The Disability Section has various committees to ensure our work is accomplished collaboratively with section members. Below are summaries of the specific committees and their activities, as well as contact information for each of the committees.
We strongly encourage participation from Disability Section members to join committees and be an active member of the Disability Section. Please contact the current committee chair for the committee you are interested in joining.
Disability Section Student Webinar Series
The purpose of the student webinar series is to promote learning, provide an opportunity for students to share their research, and network with leaders in the field. All webinars will be live captioned. Recordings and transcripts are available for every webinar.
Quality of Life for Persons with Intellectual Disability
Date: Wednesday June 12, 2013
Time: 2:00 Eastern
The presentation will focus on 1) the development of a measuring Family Quality of Life among caregivers of adults with traumatic brain injury, 2) the implementation and evaluation of a program to encourage women with ID to be more active in their health care, and 3) family members and staff experiences and care received by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the end of life.
Barriers to Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities
The presentation focused on 1) the impact of communication barriers to receiving proper care in rural setting, 2) the influences towards participation in an internet-based physical activity program, and 3) research findings on the Safe and Accessible Routes to School project.
Health Promotion for Individuals with Disabilities
The presentation focused on 1) development of a barriers to physical activity questionnaire, 2) development of a health promotion program for individuals living in group homes, and 3) discussing the importance of improving health and increasing physical activity for adults with spina bifida.
Disability Section Student Scholarship Winners
Scholarship winners described their experiences from the 2012 APHA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Robert Askew, University of Washington
Erika Cheng, University of Wisconson, Madison
David Dawley, University of Arizona
Carolyn Lullo, University of Illinois at Chicago
Helen Russette, University of Montana
E Zhang, University of Kansas
Disability Section Award Winners
Disability Section Award recipients join a distinguished group of achievers who have made significant contributions to the disability field and to improvements in the lives of people with disabilities nationally and internationally.
Lifetime Achievement - Gloria Krahn
New Investigator - Jennifer L. Rowland
Advocacy - Dennis G. Heaphy
Lifetime Achievement - Rune Simeonsson
Allan Meyers - Elena Andresen
Advocacy - Eleanor Smith
Student - Scott Robertson
Lifetime Achievement - Rene Jahiel
New Investigator - Stephen Gulley
Student - Sue Feldman
Lifetime Achievement - Barbara Altman
New Investigator - Willi Horner-Johnson
Student - Cheri Blauwet
Lifetime Achievement - Elizabeth DePoy
New Investigator - Danielle S. Ross