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The APHA Disability Section will be conducting their third student webinar series.  The purpose of these webinars is to promote learning, to provide an opportunity for students and Disability Section members to share their research throughout the year! 

This webinar will focus on Social Determinants and Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities. The presenters and the topics of this webinar include:

E Zhang, M.Ed is a doctoral student in Applied Behavioral Science at University of Kansas. Her presentation will focus on the training for improving self-advocacy skills of college students with disabilities to request ADA accommodation. The presentation is entitled “Teaching how to request ADA accommodation–A self advocacy training for college students with disabilities”.

Eliza Fernie, MS is a recent graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Health.  Her presentation centers around a community-based public health intervention to increase physical activity among adults with chronic conditions and disabilities.  She will discuss the intervention as a request for proposal aimed at eliminating health disparities in Massachusetts. 

Lieke van Heumen, MSc has a masters degree in Psychology with a concentration in gerontology at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Her dissertation and presentation will focus on the health and social relations of people aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She used qualitative methods (i.e., interviews and focus groups) to examine these relations.

Title: Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disability

WHEN: July 31, 2013, 2pm – 3pm EDT

WHO: APHA Disability Section, hosted by: The ARC for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities



WHERE: Register at

                Once you have registered, you will receive an email with details about how to access the webinar

Interested in presenting?  Contact:


Kerri Vanderbom & Alicia Dixon-Ibarra, APHA Disability Section Student Liaisons