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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.

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Thursday, December 14 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Availability and Quality of HIV Supports for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities LIMITED

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A Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) framework was used to conduct a needs assessment of the availability and quality of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the Atlanta metropolitan area. This poster will present the findings of the four phases of this research project. Findings from the research will inform organizations and policymakers on how to provide persons with disabilities better access to HIV/AIDS care and services. Although there is limited research about individuals with IDD and HIV/AIDS, recent reviews indicate that this subgroup is often at increased risk for HIV infection due to poverty, lack of adequate sexual health education, vulnerability to sexual exploitation and assault, and barriers to accessing needed services and supports (Aderemi, Pillay, & Esterhuizen, 2013; Groce, Trasi, & Yousafza 2008; Hanass-Hancock & Alli, 2014; Hanass-Hancock, Chappell, & Pretorius, 2014; Rohleder, 2010). This research is critical and is aligned with this conference's theme of "Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion". This community-university research partnership focused on inclusion, empowerment and the need to highlight the voices of traditionally marginalized groups (i.e. individuals with IDD and people affected by HIV/AIDS.. This poster presentation is intended to educate others on how to successfully include people with IDD in evaluations that address significant disparities in supports and services that are might otherwise go unaddressed.

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Andy Roach

Associate Professor/Associate Director, Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University
Andrew Roach, Ph.D. is Associate Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD)—a University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCEDD) at Georgia State University. He is an associate professor with joint appointments in the Department of Counseling and Psychological... Read More →

Thursday December 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST
Imperial Ballroom, Salon A 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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