Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations

DOVP Week: Aimee Sickels on the Two Minute Logic Model

My name is Aimee Sickels and I am the Principal Evaluator and owner of Custom Evaluation Services, an independent evaluation consulting business. I am also currently working on a Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of South Carolina. My helpful hint relates to the use of logic models. I am an empowerment evaluator and believe that …

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DOVP Week: Gordon Bonham on the Benefits of Using Interviewers with Disabilities

Hello, I am Gordon Bonham, owner of Bonham Research, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Measuring the quality of life of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (ID/DD) presents a number of challenges. Lessons Learned: Although it is generally assumed that self response is better than proxy response when people have the ability to respond for themselves, …

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DOVP Week: David Merves on Technology Issues in Special Education

My name is David Merves and I work for Evergreen Educational Consulting LLC (EEC), an evaluation consulting firm. A part of our practice involves evaluating federally funded, Special Education grants and programs that are intended to improve education and services for children and youth at risk of school failure or in need of special education (e.g., IDEA, …

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DOVP Week: June Gothberg on Keeping it Simple and Intuitive

Greetings, I am June Gothberg, the State Technical Assistance Coordinator for the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC). I am also co-chair of AEA’s Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations TIG (DOVP). As we worked together on this week’s AEA365 blog, we wanted bring you practical resources, hints, and tricks for including people with disabilities …

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DOVP Week: JS Sulewski on Using Universal Design to Make Evaluations Inclusive

My name is Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski and I am a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. At ICI I have worked on a variety of research and evaluation projects related to services and supports for people with disabilities. I currently am most involved with Work Without …

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Gerri Spilka on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation Fellowship Program

My name is Gerri Spilka and I am the Executive Director of the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning – a consulting firm that assists and assesses change through evaluation, strategic research and planning, grants management and capacity building. Among our many projects, OMG serves as the lead management team on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation …

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Lija Greenseid on Using a Readability Calculator

My name is Lija Greenseid. I am a Senior Evaluator, with Professional Data Analysts, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. We conduct evaluations of stop-smoking programs. Smokers generally have lower education and literacy levels than the general population. Therefore, we want to make sure the materials we develop are understandable to smokers. Rad Resource: Use a “readability …

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Rodney Hopson on Culturally Responsive Evaluation

My name is Rodney Hopson. I am a faculty member in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership in the School of Education at Duquesne University. For the last several years (with a host of great colleagues in AEA, with Torres Consulting Group and OMG Center for Collaborative Learning with the support of the National …

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