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Presentation of Pre-Doctoral Dissertation

The AAIDD Annual Meeting is two full days of educational sessions, exhibits, poster presentations, and networking events. There are also optional half-day pre and post conference sessions. Our Annual Meeting provides researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives.

Luchara Wallace, Ph.D. Associate Professor Special Education Program

Luchara Wallace, Ph.D.

Western Michigan University

Associate Professor

Special Education Program

Pamela Robinson and her Doctoral Chairperson, Dr. Luchara Wallace, Ph.D. were invited to co-present her pre-dissertation at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) National Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. We would like to thank Dr. Wallace for a job well done in your support of bringing this opportunity to fruition! Your mentorship, time, and dedication to this research are astronomical. Words aren’t enough to express our appreciation for all that you’ve done and continue to do in support of our efforts. Thank you for coordinating, collaborating, presenting, and steer heading the process.

Additionally, we would also like to thank our doctoral committee members, our Apex School of Theology Doctoral Mentors, our Pastor Dr. Michael T. Scott, Sr., and our church family Galilee Baptist Church for your over-whelming support and participation in the research project this past winter.

The presentation at the AAIDD National Annual Conference went really well and was positively received by all. Several participants requested a copy of the presentation. We look forward to further discussing the full scope of the data during a Community Conversation this summer.

Moreover, Minister Robinson’s pre-dissertation work has been recognized by her Apex School of Theology Apex Doctoral Mentors for its “Par Excellent” research qualities. Therefore, with distinguished honor, she and her husband, Minister Curtis Robinson have been asked to present her pre-dissertation work during an educational workshop session with facility and Doctoral Scholars at the Apex Doctoral Intensive this fall.

AAIDD National Conference 2016 Summary

BUILDING INCLUSION IN FAITH COMMUNITIES Moderator: Shelly Thomas Christensen, MA, FAAIDD, Inclusion Innovations.

Dissertation Title: "Same Lake Different Boat: An Examination of the Attitudes, Values, Beliefs, and Behaviors of an African-American Faith Community Toward Adults with Significant Disabilities." Pamela Robinson, BSW, LLMSW, MDiv, DMin Candidate, Apex School of Theology Luchara Wallace, PhD, Western Michigan University

AAIDD 2016 Annual Meeting

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