3314.0 Social Participation, the Environment, and Disability

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM
This session focuses on a critical and emerging area of disability research: The interaction between a person's disability and the social, physical, cultural, and economic environment he or she inhabits, and the extent to which environmental factors enhance or hinder a person's ability to fully participate in social or economic life. Topics include neighborhood safety as a facilitator of social interactions, the relationship between community accessibility and secondary health conditions, evaluating community accessibility, and the relationship between community-level economic conditions and employment outcomes.
Session Objectives: Identify several principal areas of research on the emerging topic of the relationship between the physical, social, and economic environment and the extent to which people with disabilities are able to fully participate in society.

2:30 PM
Social Participation among Adults with Disabilities: The Role of the Urban Environment
Philippa Clarke, PhD, Els R. Nieuwenhuijsen, PhD, MPH, OTR and Jennifer A. Ailshire
3:06 PM
Assessing progress in achieving access goals of the ADA using a community sampling framework
Tom Seekins, PhD, Nancy L. Arnold, PhD and Catherine A. Ipsen, PhD
3:24 PM

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Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Environment, Gerontological Health, Socialist Caucus, Healthy Communities for Healthy Aging Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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