CED Ability Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are an important teaching tool that help our teams and other disability service providers keep up to date in evolving areas that may be directly related, or associated with our core practice. The CED hosts a variety of state and national experts to share information and provide opportunities for discussion.

The CED’s Ability Grand Rounds series take place once a month online by webinar and are open to all to participate.

May Grand Rounds

Disability Participatory Research: Authentic inclusion of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Research

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
2:00 pm

Presenter: Sally Gould-Taylor, PhD
Director of Research and Evaluation
Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD
College of Education, Temple University

The Session will address:

  • Thinking beyond the “advisory board"
  • Guidelines for creating authentic inclusive research design, protocol, data collection, and analysis
  • Examples of PAR research in disability
  • Approaches for interviewing individuals with disabilities for research purposes
    • reparation
    • Rapport
    • Active Listening
    • Reflective Listening
    • Communication Aids

Bio: Sally Gould-Taylor, PhD: Dr. Sally Gould-Taylor is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. She is responsible for the development, engagement and support of research protocol, method and analysis throughout the Institute’s various programs and initiatives. Sally has worked on both qualitative and quantitative research projects in diverse fields of human services, disability, and education. Additionally, she has taught at Temple for nine years. Sally earned her PhD in Urban Education with a focus on Anthropology of Education. Sally was Co-Principle Investigator on the Transition Discoveries project, a research project on successful secondary transition among youth with disabilities across Pennsylvania. Sally is currently leading three research and intervention projects in the field of disability: the Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in Pennsylvania; Project PLAAY-Inclusive, a newly funded PA Developmental Disabilities Council grant that combines a school-based intervention with community–driven trainings aimed at addressing issues of race and disability in the school-to-prison pipeline; and a longitudinal ethnographic investigation of the closure of the Hamburg State Center.

Register for May Grand Rounds

March Grand Rounds

CDC’s Disability and Health Branch: Improving the Health of People with Disabilities

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presenter: Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD
Chief, Disability and Health Branch
Division of Human Development and Disability
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bio: Dr. Shannon Griffin-Blake serves as the Chief for the Disability and Health Branch in the Division of Human Development and Disability at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She provides leadership, strategic management, and operational experience to CDC’s disability and health portfolio, which includes 19 State Disability and Health Programs, two National Centers of Disability, the Disability and Health Data System, as well as applied and epidemiological research projects aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities. Dr. Griffin-Blake brings an extensive background and publication history in community engagement and mobilization, community assessment and evaluation, physical activity surveillance, intervention effectiveness and model development, and health disparities to her current role. Dr. Griffin-Blake holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Behavior from the University of Georgia.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Disability and Health Branch’s (DHB) role in improving the health and well-being of people with disabilities; and
  • Explain how DHB works with partners to build inclusive communities where people with disabilities have access to disease prevention and health promotion programs and services.