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Students Sharing with Students: Creating Dental and Medical Programs for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities . February 26, 2013 Sarah Usher, DMD Candidate Class of 2014 Michelle Cornacchia , MD Candidate Class of 2013. Outline. Introduction

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Students Sharing with Students: Creating Dental and Medical Programs for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

February 26, 2013

Sarah Usher, DMD Candidate Class of 2014

Michelle Cornacchia, MD Candidate Class of 2013

outline
Outline
  • Introduction
    • American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD)
    • AADMD Student/Resident Committee
    • Goals of the webinar
  • “How to Create a Day of Special Smiles”
  • “How to Create a Disabilities Awareness Week”
  • End the “R” Word Pledge/Campaign
  • Q&A
aadmd student resident committee
AADMD Student/Resident Committee
  • Created 2012
  • Mission:
    • Create a community of students/residents interested in serving adults with ID/DD
    • Provide opportunities for education, leadership, and growth within the medical and dental fields
aadmd student resident committee chapters
AADMD Student/Resident Committee Chapters
  • National and International Chapters:
    • Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health AND School of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
    • University of Louisville School of Dentistry
    • University of British Columbia
    • College of Oral Health Sciences University of Technology in Jamaica
    • University of Rochester
    • University of Pittsburgh
  • 4 more chapters forming!
aadmd student resident committee activities
AADMD Student/Resident Committee Activities

Mentor/mentee program

4 students/residents presenting oral presentations at the Annual AADMD Conference & others presenting posters

End-the-R-Word Campaign

$15,000 Special Olympics Grant

Might be featured at the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in April

Monthly meetings – chapter events

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AADMD Student/Resident Committee

Continue to support each other!

2013 Winter NY Special Olympic Games

webinar goals
Webinar Goals!
  • Share with other dental and medical schools
    • How to create dental and medical services as well as advocacy projects for individuals with ID/DD
    • “Day of Special Smiles”
    • “Disabilities Awareness Week”
  • Provide guidelines and advice on how to make these events successful
  • Replicate events at your school
michelle cornacchia rwjms msiv

Creating a Disabilities Awareness Week

Michelle Cornacchia

RWJMS MSIV

overview
Overview

Introduction

Preparation

Events

Summary

disabilities awareness week mission
Disabilities Awareness Week Mission

Aims to promote understanding of the issues facing individuals with disabilities, particularly in obtaining adequate health care

It can also address the challenges facing disabled medical students, physicians, and other health care providers

general topics
General Topics

Physical disabilities

Intellectual disabilities

Developmental disabilities

Psychological issues, i.e. depression

Population: general population, medical/dental students, physicians, dentists, or anyone in the medical community

scheduling
Scheduling

Pick a date few months in advance

Check no conflicting events

Reserve auditorium and/or room

collaboration
Collaboration
  • Increase attendance and therefore, improves awareness
  • Enhance camaraderie amongst clubs
  • Helps with funding
  • Collaborated with the
    • Elizabeth M. Boggs Center
    • Office of Multicultural Affairs
    • Clinical Neuroscience Group
    • Pediatric Interest Group
advertise advertise advertise
Advertise, Advertise, Advertise

Class emails (send to listserv)

LARGE posters

Flyers

Announcements before classes

Announcements before club meetings

Advertisements in newsletters

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DISABILITIES AWARENESS WEEK

Brought to you by AMSA, Office of Multicultural Affairs, SIGN, Clinical Neuroscience Elective, & Pediatric Interest Group

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DISABILITIES AWARENESS WEEK

Brought to you by AMSA, Office of Multicultural Affairs, SIGN, Clinical Neuroscience Elective, & Pediatric Interest Group

funding
Funding

Co-sponsor with other clubs/organizations

Fundraising: bake sales, lollipops sales, survivors guide/tool kit for medical school, exam practice questions

AMSA Local Project Grant: http://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/Chapters/LPG.aspx

equipment
Equipment

MEDIA SERVICE

Microphones, DVD player, projector with audio, and microphone for podium

Tables and chairs

Cold water for speakers (not equipment but important to bring!)

volunteers delegate

Swati

Make sure have table in front with three chairs

Make sure AV people come with 2 table microphones

Make sure the computer and projector is set up

Help clean up

Questions for parents

Vanna

Meet Thai Basil

Get plates, cups, napkins, and forks from Anu’s locker

Stand by food

Help clean up

Ask parents questions

Volunteers: delegate!!

Anu

Meet parents

Introduce Carrie

Give parents water

Give Carrie DVD and video

Ask parents questions

Help clean up

Send out a reminder email to the two classes

Kandy

Meet Thai Basil

Make sure receive an itemized receipt

Get Soda from Anu’s locker

Stand by food

Help clean up

Ask parents questions

events special olympics
Events: Special Olympics

Website: http://www.sonj.org

Register -> Sign up -> Have fun!

special olympics
Special Olympics

Cycling: helped with registration & working with athletes at the start & finish

inspirational speaker
Inspirational Speaker

A Vision in Motion: Dr. Paul Wichansky

www.avisioninmotion.com

introduce speaker
Introduce Speaker

Goal:

“Thank you all for coming to our first Disabilities Awareness Event. During this week we hope to build upon everyone’s understanding of disabilities as well as increase awareness of the challenges many people with disabilities face.”

Acknowledgments:

“AMSA also wanted to send out a special thanks to the Boggs Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, SIGN, the Clinical Neurosciene Elective, and the Pediatric Interest Group for all their help with putting together this week.”

Brief biography of speaker:

“For our first presentation Dr. Wichansky is here to share with his stories of growing up with and triumphing over the effects of cerebral palsy.  Dr. Wichansky is an accomplished motivational speaker who has inspired audiences from athletes in the Special Olympics to government representatives at the United Nations. His nonstop humor and touching stories will be sure to inspire us all. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Wichansky.”

elizabeth m boggs center
Elizabeth M. Boggs Center

Teamed up with Boggs Center who helped organize a panel of parents who have children with complex medical issues

Discussed what it is like navigating through the current medical system with their children

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Elizabeth M. Boggs Center

A University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD)

ucedd
UCEDD
  • Since 1963 has grown to 67 UCEDDs and located in every state and territory
  • Works with:
    • People with disabilities
    • Their families
    • State & local government agencies
    • Community providers
  • Projects that provide training, technical assistance, service, research, and advocacy
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UCEDD
  • Key role in major disability initiatives
    • Early intervention
    • Health care
    • Community-based services
    • Inclusive and meaningful education
    • Transition from school to work, employment, & housing
    • Assistive technology
  • Team up with your local UCEDD!
find an ucedd in your state
Find an UCEDD in Your State!

http://www.aucd.org/template/page.cfm?id=24

other ideas
Other Ideas:

Spring carnival

Game night

Poetry slam

Dinner party

Holiday party

summary
Summary

Encourage chapter to create event

Schedule date

Collaborate

Advertise

Fundraise

Equipment

Delegate

Have fun

Send thanks

we know you can
We Know You Can!

Create Your Own Disabilities Awareness Week or Day of Special Smiles

end the r word campaign pledge
End the “R” Word Campaign/Pledge

Hold an event at your school or hospital

Sign a poster, hand out flyers, and/or movie showing + discussion

http://www.r-word.org/

“R” WORD FREE ZONE

acknowledgments
Acknowledgments

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health AND School of Osteopathic Medicine

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

American Medical Student Association

Elizabeth M. Boggs Center

Dr. Paul Stuart Wichansky

Drs. Keller, Fischer, Holder, and Frances

AbraCaroci & PriyaHagler

All the webinar attendants – huge thanks!

questions
Questions?

Please, type them in the text box at the right of your screen.

We will read them out loud, and do our best to answer your questions!

thanks
Thanks!

Interested in forming an AADMD chapter, getting more involved, or viewing this PowerPoint

Visit: http://aadmd.org/page/aadmd-studentresident-committee