Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations

DUP Week: Accessible Evaluation Techniques with June Gothberg

Greetings, I am June Gothberg, Ph.D. from Western Michigan University, Chair of the Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations TIG and co-author of the Universal Design for Evaluation Checklist (4th ed.).   Historically, our TIG has been a ‘working’ TIG, working collaboratively with AEA and the field to build capacity for accessible and inclusive evaluation.  Several terms tend to …

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DUP Week: Involving Families in the Data with Sondra Stegenga

I’m Sondra Stegenga, an occupational therapist, home visitor, educational administrator, and Ph.D. student at the University of Oregon.  Evidence has shown that meaningful family involvement is key to long-term outcomes for children. In early intervention and early childhood (EC) systems we are charged with basing services, supports, and goals on family needs and priorities. Given …

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DUP Week: Using Single Subjects Methodology in Program Evaluation by Brian Molina

Greetings, I am Brian Molina, a graduate student at in Western Michigan University’s Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management doctoral program. I have conducted single subject research and implemented performance improvement projects across many different settings and organizations. Lessons Learned: Single subject research is used to evaluate program effectiveness across large groups. The belief that single subject research …

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DUP Week: Skyrocketing Your Accessibility by Caitlyn A. Bukaty

Greetings! Caitlyn A. Bukaty here sharing some exciting insights with you during Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations Topical Interest Group week. Today I want to offer a few ideas my fellow evaluators might find helpful in making their evaluations more accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. This information comes from my experience collecting feedback from …

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DUP Week: Using Technology to Create an Inclusive Meeting Environment with Della Thomas and Marcia Kolvitz

Greetings! We are Della Thomas and Marcia Kolvitz. Della works with local school districts to providing language access services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Marcia is an educational consultant who focuses on professional development in the areas of transition planning and postsecondary opportunities for students and youth who are deaf or …

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DUP Week: What’s in a Name? with June Gothberg and Caitlyn Bukaty

Greetings and welcome from the Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations TIG week.  We are June Gothberg, Chair and Caitlyn Bukaty, Program Chair.  This week we have a strong line up of great resources, tips, and lessons learned for engaging typically underrepresented population in evaluation efforts. You might have noticed that we changed our name from Disabilities …

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Assuring Quality of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Services by Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

Hi. We’re Sherry Campanelli, Program Compliance Manager and Laura Newhall, Clinical Training Coordinator, from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Disability Evaluation Services (DES). DES serves many individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) who are applying for public benefits due to a disability. As an organization, we are committed to promoting meaningful access for individuals …

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DOVP Week: June Gothberg on Marginalized Populations

Greetings, I am June Gothberg, the Chair of the Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations TIG. We have been honored to be included in aea365 and hope that you have gained in your knowledge and expanded your evaluator toolbox this week. I would like to wrap up our week with the broad topic of inclusive evaluation. …

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DOVP Week: Sarah von Schrader and Katie Steigerwalt on Alternate Text

This is a post from Sarah von Schrader and Katie Steigerwalt at the Yang Tan institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University. Sarah is a researcher and evaluator at the Institute, and Katie works with the Northeast ADA Center, which provides information, training, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. One of …

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DOVP Week: LaWanda Cook and David Filiberto on Lessons Learned from Evaluating Inclusive Fitness and Wellness Programs

We are LaWanda Cook and David Filiberto, research faculty at the Yang-Tan Institute (YTI) on Employment and Disability. One of the YTI’s Healthy Living initiatives, “Fits In: An Inclusive Fitness and Wellness Technical Assistance and Evaluation Program” is being undertaken to ascertain the effectiveness of enhanced training of fitness professionals to improve the inclusion of …

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