4205.0 Social participation, environment and disability

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session includes topics related to community participation and the health of persons with disabilities. The first presenter reports the elements of community living that people with developmental disabilities find to be critical. The second presenter describes the development of assistive devices for persons with physical disabilities by industrial design students. The third and the fourth presenters discuss the home and neighborhood environment surrounding children and adults with disabilities.
Session Objectives: Explain how the environment factor impacts health of persons with disabilities in the community.

Welcoming Remarks
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Participatory Design Using Micro-Controllers
Elaine J. Yuen, PhD and Michael McAllister, Master Industrial Design (MID)
Participation in the home environment among children with and without disabilities
Mary Khetani, ScD, Mary Law, PhD, Dana Anaby, PhD, Rachel Teplicky, MSc, Wendy Coster, PhD and Gary Bedell, PhD
Concluding Remarks

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

Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Aging & Public Health, Socialist Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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