5038.0 Fostering Independence for People with Disabilities

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session features four presentation on diverse and innovative topic related to the critical area of fostering independent living among people with disabilities, improving participation in society, and avoiding institutionalization. Two presentations describe novel approaches to empower women with various disabilities to become active participants in their healthcare, another reviews the literature on electronic technologies that increase independence and reduce the likelihood of institutionalization among people with cognitive disabilities, and the final presentation assesses independent living services provided to people with disabilities in terms of improving community participation.
Session Objectives: Identify promising methods of empowering people with disabilities to take charge of their own healthcare. List services and technologies that show promise in improving independence and community participation among people with various disabilities.

8:30 AM
Evaluating Photo-Maps as tools for education, research, and empowerment
Ellen Lopez, PhD, MPH, Eva Egensteiner, Elena Andresen, PhD, Lisa Hannold, Melissa Lanzone, MPH, Vijay Vasudevan and William Kennedy
8:48 AM
Electronic assistive self care technologies for dementia (AssiSTeD): A systematic review of assistive technologies
Clare Dow, PhD, Steve MacGillivray, PhD, Simon Naji, PhD, Thilo Kroll, PhD and Sally Wyke, PhD
9:24 AM
Measuring CIL Services that Improve Community Participation for People with Disabilities
Craig Ravesloot, PhD, Glen W. White, PhD and Chiaki Gonda, BGS

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

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

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