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FYI Newsletter April 28, 2014

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QUICK SCAN
Free Webinar on the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)
A Conversation with Eustacia Cutler
Family Engagement Workgroup
Creative Aging Festival
A Community Discussion - The Care Gap Crisis
Personal Outcome Measures Workshop
Library Corner
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UPCOMING

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Free Webinar on the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)

On May 1st, the ADA National Network and the U.S. Access Board will host a free webinar session where they will answer questions regarding the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), focusing on outdoor developed areas including trails, camping and picnic facilities, and beach access.  

Free Webinar
Thursday, May 1st      
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN
 
It's free, but REGISTRATION is required to participate in the webinar.

In this webinar session, accessibility specialists from the U.S. Access Board will be answering questions on the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) and outdoor developed areas. This is an opportunity to ask questions on such items as the conditions for exception for trails and other elements, the scoping provisions for picnic facilities, or any other scoping or technical provision contained in the ABA Standards. These standards became effective on November 25, 2013 (click to listen to the archive of the webinar covering the final rule?

Advance questions are encouraged but the presenters will reserve time for questions submitted during the session. You can submit a question in advance of the session by clicking here. You will need to have registered for the session to do so. 

To register, visit  and click on the “Registration” web link to start.

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A Conversation with Eustacia Cutler

Join the Institute’s Cathy Pratt, Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, as she talks with Eustacia Cutler, Temple Grandin’s Mother, on issues related to building educational infrastructures for students on the Autism Spectrum. This free webinar will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern or 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.

Conversations with Eustacia Cutler focus on discussions with selected autism experts around a variety of topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. The webinar is 45 minutes in length with 15 minutes dedicated for questions. Click to register.

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Family Engagement Workgroup

Michael Conn-Powers, Director of the Institute’s Early Childhood Center, has been invited to participate in the Family Engagement Workgroup of Governor Pence’s Early Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC). 

The Early Learning Advisory Committee is helping to shape the access, affordability, and quality of early childhood education in our state. These Workgroups are the mechanism by which the ELAC can tap expertise, learn from best practices, and provide informed recommendations to Indiana's elected officials.

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IN BLOOMINGTON

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Creative Aging Festival

In celebration of Older Americans Month, the City of Bloomington Commission on Aging invites communities to celebrate creativity and our aging population through its “Fourth Annual Creative Aging Festival” throughout the month of May. 

The primary objectives of the Creative Aging Festival are to highlight the artistic talents of older adults; promote intergenerational understanding through dialogue, sharing traditions, and storytelling; and increase awareness about the value of creative engagement to adult health and well-being. The Creative Aging Festival program guide features creative aging events and exhibits in May.

One event of note will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event title is “Active Living Across the Lifespan” and will focus on assisting Bloomington neighborhoods and government partners plan a healthier city through improvements in the built environment and services. A walkability audit will reveal best practices and the need for improvement in a selected Bloomington neighborhood and help others learn how to do the audit. Phil Stafford, Director of the Indiana Institute’s Center on Aging and Community, has assisted in the planning of this event. Preregistration is required to attend this event.  For more information, contact Stafford at (812) 855-6508 or e-mail staffor@indiana.edu.

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A Community Discussion - The Care Gap Crisis

Stone Belt of Bloomington will host a community discussion on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Church, 2420 East Third Street, Bloomington, on the “Care Gap Crisis.” With a suppressed pay scale that has not been adjusted for more than four years, the industry is facing workforce shortages and challenges with maintaining the infrastructure necessary to train and support that workforce. Turnover and job vacancies have caused increased pressures on the remaining staff and put the quality of services in peril.

Panel members include:

Phil Meyer, Moderator, WTIU Station Manager, Stone Belt Board Member

- Leslie Green, Stone Belt CEO

- Jacqueline Hall, Stone Belt Client and Board Member

- Tiba Walters, Stone Belt Direct Support Professional

- Rep. Matt Pierce (D), Indiana State Representative

- Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R), Indiana State Representative

- John Dickerson, The Arc of Indiana Executive Director

- Kim Opsahl, INARF President and CEO

Don't miss this important community event featuring a panel of experts. Come to learn more and become an advocate!

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IN INDIANA

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Personal Outcome Measures Workshop

Time is running out to register for the Council on Quality and Leadership’s (CQL) one-day workshop titled “Personal Outcome Measures and Person-Centered Planning: Getting to What Really Matters," to be held Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Valle Vista Conference Center, Greenwood, Indiana.

Session topics include:

Building Social Capital into the Lives of the People We Support;

Using Personal Outcome Measures® to Inform the Person-centered Plan;

Basic Assurances® Factor 10: Trend analysis for organizational change;

Deemed Status and CQL Person-centered Excellence Accreditation Updates; and

Twenty Years of Personal Outcome Measures® Data: Using this Data in Trend Analysis for Systems Change.

Registration fee is $100.00 per person and includes lunch.
For more information, contact Marie Hale, The Council on Quality Leadership, at (850) 712-2367 or e-mail communications@thecouncil.org.

For more than 40 years CQL has been a leader in working with human service organizations and systems to continuously define measures and improve the quality of life of all people. Services that are person-centered... that support each person to live his or her own life - to plan, to contribute, to participate, to choose; and to be respected and valued is what really matters. CQL offers consultation, accreditation, training and certification services to organizations and systems that share our vision of dignity, opportunity and community for all people.

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NEW LIBRARY COLLECTION ITEMS

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Library Corner

Capozziello, C. (2013). The distance between us. Baden: Lammerhuber. 

Gibson, B., & Hartman, J. (2014). Rediscovering grounded theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Shakespeare, T. (2013). Disability rights and wrongs revisited. London: Routledge.

These new materials may be borrowed from the Center for Disability Information and Referral (CeDIR) at the Institute. To check out materials, please call the library at 800-437-7924, send an e-mail to cedir@indiana.edu, or come by and visit us at 1905 North Range Road in Bloomington.

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