IARP Summer Series #1: August Registration
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When: August 5,12,19
Wednesdays @1pm CST
Where: Virtual
United States

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Join Us for the IARP Summer Series

The IARP Summer Series will take place on Wednesdays from August 5-19 at 1:00pm CST. A total of 3 one-hour sessions will be offered through this format. These sessions were carefully selected to address highly-relevant and timely topics within the Rehabilitation Profession. These three sessions focus exclusively on multicultural education.

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Summer Series 1 (August 5, 12, 19)

Member: $125
Non-member: $175 

Summer Series 1 Session Details

Presenter Overview

Summer Series 1 – August

  • Abigail Akande,Ph.D., CRC
  • Dillon Snowden, Ph.D., CRC, CCM,LPC-S Texas
  • Julia Applegate, MA, MPH


3.0 CEs of the following credits have been applied: CRCC, CDMS, CVE, CWA, CCAA, ABVE, CCMC, CLCP, MSCC (Pending Approval)

Summer Series #1, August Agenda

August 5, 2020 – 1:00pm CST

Defining disability internationally: Implications for serving immigrant populations in the United States

Abigail Akande, Ph.D., CRC

Session Details

This presentation will provide multiple perspectives of the concept of “disability.” As an international researcher, the presenter has firsthand experience on language used, stigma, and legislation related to disability from countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Nigeria, and France. Global perspectives on disability, able-bodiedness, and gender roles can present themselves in our immigrant clients here in the United States. Ethical service provision requires cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity. The presenter proposes the concepts of “cultural humility” and cultural brokers in service provision to more effectively meet the needs of rehabilitation clients, support rapport-building, and facilitate adherence to rehabilitation plans.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To discuss disability from multiple worldviews
  2. To define and demonstrate cultural
  3. To discuss the value of cultural brokers

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Akande is in her fourth year as an Assistant Professor at Penn State Abington and teaches Bachelor’s-level courses in the Rehabilitation and Human Services degree program. Dr. Akande’s research interests include narrative interviewing, immigrant considerations in rehabilitation for women with disabilities, and those for women in developing countries.


August 12, 2020 – 1:00pm CST

Multicultural Awareness & Diversity Strategies to Improve Rapport

Dillon Snowden, Ph.D., CRC, CCM,LPC-S Texas

Session Details

Address your multicultural knowledge, skills & awareness in working with people in stressful situations (including Pandemics).

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify your personal biases and stereotypes.
  2. Awareness of the impact on trust and relationship building.
  3. Prevent imposing on others your expectations & standards based on your upbringing.
  4. How to facilitate cooperation and compliance through self awareness.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Dillon Snowden is a Rehabilitation Consultant with 35 years experience in the field of medical, psychological and vocational management, assisting over 1000 individuals with orthopedic and neurological injuries/disabilities under approximately 44 state jurisdictions and the federal government. Specifically, she has worked as a medical case manager, vocational counselor and rehabilitation supervisor, providing case management services for various lines of insurance coverage, employee benefit programs, Veterans, Railroads and medical / rehabilitation facilities as well as for the state of Texas vocational rehabilitation programs.

August 19, 2020 – 1:00pm CST

Providing Culturally Humble Care to the LGBTQ+ Community

Julia Applegate, MA, MPH

Session Details

The LGBTQ+ community is growing both in size and visibility. This introductory training will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to best serve this community. Differences between sexual orientation, sex assigned at birth, gender identity, and gender expression will be discussed. Health disparities experienced by the LGBTQ+ community will be highlighted. Lastly, we will share tips on how best to provide culturally humble and culturally competent care to this community.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the concepts of health disparity and health equity.
  2. Identify specific health disparities experienced by the LGBTQ+ community.
  3. Identify tools for the provision of culturally humble and structurally competent care to the LGBTQ+ community.

Speaker Bio:
Julia M. Applegate directs the Equitas Health Institute at Equitas Health where she leads LGBTQ+ health education, research and community engagement efforts to improve the health and wellness of LGBTQ+ communities across Ohio and beyond. Julia holds a Master of Arts in Women’s, Sexuality and Gender Studies from The Ohio State University and has 20 years of teaching experience in this field at the University level. She is currently working on obtaining a Master of Public Health degree from The Ohio State University.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a registration refund, less a $25 processing fee, all cancellations must be received via this form by July 29, 2020 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. No refunds will be granted thereafter. No-shows will not be refunded. Registrations can be transferred to another person within your organization with the same membership status by contacting info@rehabpro.org.

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