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The UP Program has developed numerous video, presentation and research materials for various local, state, national and international conferences. We have listed several of our specific presentations and resources for you below along with suggested citations. Feel free to use some of the presentation materials, but please be sure to give credit to the authors.

 


 

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Kelley, K. R., Prohn, S. M., & Deaton, K. (2014, December). The role of transition services: Raising expectations for students with intellectual disability. Paper presented at the TASH Conference, Washington, DC. (refereed)

Garland, B., Maennle, D.,Kelley, K. R., Prohn, S. M., & Westling, D. L. (2014, December). From the dorm to the community: Achieving successful inclusion after college.Paper presented at the TASH Conference, Washington, DC. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., Prohn, S. M., Kelty, K., & Deaton, K. (2014, December). Pairing college and employment for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the TASH Conference, Washington, DC. (refereed)

Prohn, S., & Kelley, K. R. (2014, November). International trip of a lifetime: Lessons learned in study abroad experience. Paper presented at the State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Fairfax, VA. (refereed)

Prohn, S., & Kelley, K. R. (2014, November). Monitoring and measuring emergent independence in postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Fairfax, VA. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R. (2014, November). Pairing college and employment for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the Division on Career Development and Transition, Cleveland, OH. (refereed)

Prohn, S. & Kelley, K. (2014, October). Inclusive Travel: How to Make Study Abroad Attainable for ALL College Students. Association of University Centers on Disability, Washington, DC (refereed)

Prohn, S. (2014, October) Evaluating Independence: Can College Help Students with Intellectual Disability Become more Self-Sufficient? American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Norris, R. E. (2014, July). Sustaining the University Participant program. Paper presented at Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Project Directors Meeting, Sacramento, CA.

Kelley, K. R. (2014, May). Teaching design and strategies to support diverse learners. Keynote speaker for Arcadia University, Glenside, PA. (invited)

Prohn, S., Kelley, K. R.,  & Westling, D. L. (2014, April). Can College Reduce Support Needs & Increase Independence? Poster presented at the CEC Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R. & Westling, D. L. (2013, January). Strategies to prepare individuals with intellectual disabilities for postsecondary education. Paper presented at the 15TH International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities, Clearwater, FL. (refereed)

Westling, D. L., Prohn, S., Kelley, K. R., Kozicki, M., & Kozicki, L. (2013, December). Can college reduce support needs and increase independence? Paper presented at the TASH Conference, Chicago, IL. (refereed)

Cooney, L., Folk, E., & Kelley, K. R. (2013, November). iPads, Apps, and Gadgets, Oh MY! Using technology in inclusive higher education. Panel presentation at the Inclusive Higher Education: Moving from Good Ideas to Great Outcomes, Think College, AUCD, and Tarjan Center, Washington, DC. (invited)

Kelley, K. R. (2013, November). Assistive Technology in Postsecondary Programs. Paper presented at the Division on Career Development and Transition, Williamsburg, VA. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Mazzotti, V. L. (2013, November). Facilitating participation in person-centered planning: Postsecondary education programs. Poster presented at the Division on Career Development and Transition, Williamsburg, VA. (refereed)

Prohn, S. & Kelty, K. (2013, October). Planning & Implementing Inclusive Evaluation: Collaborating with co-evaluators with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Presentation at American Evaluation Association Conference, Washington, D.C.
Prohn, S., Love, K., Paiewonsky, M., & Ryan, S. (2013, July). Participatory Action Research with Students: Listening to and Responding to their College Reports. TPSID Project Directors' Meeting, Washington, D.C. (Invited)
Prohn, S. (2013, June). Pragmatic Evaluation: student schedules. Webinar presented through Thinkcollege.net Evaluation special interest group. (Invited)
Prohn, S. (2012, December). Belonging in the Campus Community:  A participatory, Mixed-Methods Investigation of Social Inclusion for College Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disability, Washington, DC. (refereed)

Mazzotti, V. L., & Kelley, K. R. (2012, November). Facilitating participation in person-centered planning: Postsecondary education programs. Poster presented at the TASH Conference, Long Beach, CA. (refereed)

Prohn, S. & Maennle, D. (2012, November). Participatory Action Research: The ins and outs of research partnerships with students labelled with intellectual disability. Presentation at TASH, Long Beach, CA .(refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Westling, D. L. (2012, November). Postsecondary programs: Lessons learned from students, families, employers, and faculty. Poster presented at the TASH Conference, Long Beach, CA. (refereed)

Prohn, S. & Love, K. (2012, October). Inclusive Evaluation: Reviewing and Proposing Methods and Processes for Actively Including Students Labelled with Intellectual Disabilities as Co-Evaluators of their Higher Education Programs. Round table discussion presented at the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN. (refereed)

Sulewski, J., Prohn, S., Cisney-Booth, A., & Nicolette, S. (2012, October). Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Multiple Perspectives on Evaluation from a National, Multi-Site Higher Education Project. Panel presentation presented at the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., Hart, D., Yamamoto, K., & Paiewonsky, M. (2012, July). Funding strategies: Process of becoming a comprehensive transition postsecondary program and lessons learned. Panel at Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Project Directors Meeting. New Orleans, LA. (invited by Think College)

Zuver, D., Kelley, K. R., Alexis, L., Isbell, M., & Longworth, N. (2012, July). Building alliance: A design for system change that supports students with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the Association on Higher Education and Disability, New Orleans, LA. (refereed)

Weir, C., Zuver, D., & Kelley, K. R. (2012, June). Postsecondary education options for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities: How program evaluation informs program development. Paper presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Charlotte, NC. (refereed)

Prohn, S., Love, K., & Paiewonsky, M. (2012, June). Nihil de nobis, sine nobis: Implementing participatory action research in postsecondary environments with students with intellectual disabilities. Webinar presented through ThinkCollege.net (invited by Think College).

Kelley, K. R., & Mazzotti, V. L. (2012, May). Planning strategies and results from a postsecondary program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Secondary Transition State Planning Institute, Charlotte, NC. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Coco, C. M. (2012, March). University Participant program: Practices and findings from year one.Paper presented at the Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Coco, C. M. (2012, March). Postsecondary program employment practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI. (refereed)

Westling, D. L., & Kelley, K. R. (2011, December). College students’ attitudes about an inclusive potsecondary education program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Poster presented at the TASH conference No Excuses, Atlanta, GA. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R. (2011, December). Using assistive technology in postsecondary programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the TASH conference No Excuses, Atlanta, GA. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., Westling, D. L., Coco, C. M., Pritchett, C., Allen, T. R., Norris, R. N., . . . Davis, A. G. (2011, December). University participant program: First hand experiences from families, faculty, students, and participants. Paper presented at the TASH conference No Excuses, Atlanta, GA. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., Westling, D. L., Yerby, D. C., & Zuver, D. (2011, December). Evaluation results from a postsecondary program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the TASH conference No Excuses, Atlanta, GA. (refereed

Kelley, K. R. (2011, December). Using a video iPod and picture prompts to teach pedestrian navigation skills.      Paper presented at the TASH conference No Excuses, Atlanta, GA. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R. (2011, November). Using a video iPod and picture prompts to teach pedestrian navigation skills. Paper presented at the State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Fairfax, VA. (refereed)

Prohn, S.M. (2011, November). Attending College Naturally: The use of natural supports in postsecondary programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Presentation at TED: Counsel for Exceptional Children, Austin, TX. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R. (2011, October). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Webinar presented at the Arc of the United States School-to-Community Initiative webinar series. (invited)

Kelley, K. R. (2011, October). Effects of picture prompts delivered by a video iPod on pedestrian navigation. Pat Sitlington Student Research Award Poster Presentation at the Division for Career Development and Transition Convention, Kansas City, MO. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R. & Coco, C. M. (2011, October). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the Division on Career Development and Transition, Kansas City, MO. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Westling, D.L. (2011, June). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul, MN. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R. (2011, June). Using assistive technology in postsecondary programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul, MN. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Westling, D. W. (2011, June). The UP Program: Community partnerships and funding highlights. Paper presented at the Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Project Directors Meeting, St. Paul, MN. (invited)

Kelley, K. R., Hoefs, A. B., & Pritchett, E. H. (2011, May). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the fifth annual Secondary Transition State Planning Institute: What We Know Works, Charlotte, NC. (invited)

Kelley, K. R., Hoefs, A. B., & Pritchett, E. H. (2011, May). Effective transition services that improve outcomes: Young adult voices. Panel presentation at the fifth annual Secondary Transition State Planning Institute: What We Know Works, Charlotte, NC. (invited)

Kelley, K. R., & Westling, D. L. (2011, April). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, National Harbor, MD. (refereed)

Westling, D. L., Kelley, K. R., Cooper-Duffy, K., & Hyer, G. L. (2010, December). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the TASH Conference, Denver, CO. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Hoefs, A. B. (2010, October). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities, Fairfax, VA. (invited)

Westling, D. L., Kelley, K. R., & Hyer, G. L. (2009, November). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with developmental disabilities. TASH Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. (refereed)

Westling, D. L., & Kelley, K. R. (2009, July). The UP program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with developmental disabilities. 11th Biennial Conference on Broadening the Horizon: Recognizing, Accepting, and Embracing Differences to Make a Better World for Individuals with Special Needs: International Association of Special Education, Alicante, Spain. (refereed)

State and Local Presentations 

Kelley, K. R. (2014, November). College and intellectual disabilities: YES! Strategies and tips for applying to college. Paper presented at the Exceptional Children Division’s 64th Conference on Exceptional Children, Greensboro, NC. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Hunter, T. (2014, January). The benefits of natural supports on a college campus. Poster presented at the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Pinehurst, NC. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Deaton, K. (2014, January). Pairing functional and academic skills: Teaching language comprehension and pedestrian travel training. Paper presented at the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Pinehurst, NC. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R. Schading, C., & Schading, A. (2013, November).Strategies to prepare individuals with intellectual disabilities for postsecondary education. Paper presented at the Exceptional Children Division's 63rd Conference on Exceptional Children, Greensboro, NC. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Mazzotti, V. L. (2013, April). Using conceptual frameworks to guide the transition planning process. North Carolina Division of Career Development and Transition Conference, Greensboro, NC. (refereed)

Coco, C.M. & Holloway, A.M. (2013, April). Person-Centered Employment Practices in Postsecondary Education. North Carolina Division of Career Development and Transition Conference, Greensboro, NC. (refereed) 

Kelty, K., Gilliam, M.T., Kozicki, M.A., Prohn, S.M. (2013, March). How to Maintain Success in College and Beyond: Student Perspectives. Presented at the Second North Carolina Postsecondary Education Alliance Capacity-Building Summit: Leading the Way, Greensboro, NC. (invited).

Kelley, K. R. (2013, March). An introduction to policies that affect postsecondary education: Comprehensive Transition Postsecondary Programs. Panel at the Second NC Postsecondary Education Alliance Capacity-Building Summit: Leading the Way, Greensboro, NC (invited).

Kelley, K. R. (2013, March). How to provide education coaching and peer support in postsecondary education programs for individuals with intellectual disability. Presented at the Second North Carolina Postsecondary Education Alliance Capacity-Building Summit: Leading the Way, Greensboro, NC. (invited).

Mazzotti, V. L. & Kelley, K. R. (2013, February). Using conceptual frameworks as a guide for transition planning with educators and families. Paper presented at the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Pinehurst, NC. (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Norris, R. E. (2012, December). Using assistive technology in postsecondary education programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Global Rehabilitation Enhanced with Assistive Technology (GReAT) Conference, Raleigh, NC. (invited)

Prohn, S. (2012, October). Reflecting on Reciprocity: Describing Ways College Students with Intellectual Disabilities Enhance their Community, South eastern Ecological & Community Psychology Conference, Durham, NC  (refereed)

Kelley, K. R., & Kelty, K. (2012, October). University Participant program: Overview. Teen to Adulthood Series. Arc of Wake County, Raleigh, NC. (invited)

Coco, C.M., Kelley, K. R., Joyner, A., & Pritchett, E. (2012, May). Postsecondary program employment practices for individuals with intellectual
disabilities. North Carolina Division of Career Development and Transition Conference, Greensboro, NC. (refereed) 

Mazzotti, V. L., Kelley, K. R., & Pritchett, E. (2012, May). Person-centered planning strategies for postsecondary students with intellectual disabilities: Facilitating participation in PCP meetings.North Carolina Division of Career Development and Transition Conference, Greensboro, NC. (refereed)
Kelley, K. R., Joyner, A., & Pritchett, E. (2012, May). University Participant program: First hand experiences from families, faculty, students, and participants. North Carolina Division of Career Development and Transition Conference, Greensboro, NC. (refereed)
Kelley, K. R., Anderson, A. V., Anderson, A. N., & Kurrimbukus, A. (2012, February). Attending college naturally: The use of natural supports in postsecondary programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.Paper presented at the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Winston Salem. (refereed)
Kelley, K. R., & Yerby, D. C. (2011, October). Evaluation from a postsecondary program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the Exceptional Children Division’s 61st Conference on Exceptional Children, Greensboro, NC. (refereed)
Kelley, K. R., & Coco, C. M. (2011, October). Postsecondary program employment practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the Exceptional Children Division’s 61st Conference on Exceptional Children, Greensboro, NC. (refereed)
Kelley, K. R., & Hambrick, L. C. (2011, April). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the North Carolina Division of Career Development and Transition State Conference, Greensboro, NC. (invited)
Kelley, K. R., & Westling, D. L. (2011, February). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Winston-Salem, NC. (refereed)
Kelley, K. R., Westling, D. L., & Hoefs, A. B. (2010, December). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees, Cullowhee, NC. (invited)
Kelley, K. R., & Hoefs, A. B. (2010, October). The UP Program: A postsecondary learning model for individuals with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the North Carolina Association on Higher Education and Disability Conference, Cullowhee, NC. (invited)
Kelley, K. R., Westling, D. L., & Lemieux, H. (2010, February). Expanding supported employment opportunities in western North Carolina. Hosted by Western Carolina University Special Education Program and the ARC of Haywood County, Waynesville, NC. (invited)
Kelley, K. R., Ray, M., Hoefs, A., Pritchett, E. H., Hambrick, L. C., & Davis, A. (2011, April). Walking in your shoes: Living with a disability. Teaching Fellows Sophomore Seminar, Cullowhee, NC. (invited)
SPED 240 Teaching Exceptional Children (Topic: Overview and Volunteer Training for Western Carolina University’s University Participant Program)
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UP Program Publications

Kelley, K. R. (2014). Letter from our overseas correspondent. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 6(2), 1951-1954. (invited)
Mazzotti, V. L., Kelley, K. R., & Coco, C.M. (2013). Effects of self-directed summary of performance on postsecondary education students' participant in person-centered planning meetings. The Journal of Special Education. doi: 10.1177/002246913483575
Kelley, K. R. & Westling, D. L. (in press). A focus on natural supports in postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities at Western Carolina University. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. doi: 10.3233/JVR-12062. 
Kelley, K. R., Test, D. W., & Cooke, N. L. (2013). Effects of picture prompts delivered by a video iPod on pedestrian navigation. Exceptional Children, 79:4, 459-474.
Prohn, S. M. (2013). Building self-determination by designing PSE programs as empowering settings. National Gateway to Self-Determination: Research to Practice in Self-Determination Series, 6, 26-29.
Westling, D. L., Kelley, K. R., Cain, B., & Prohn, S. M. (2013). College students' attitudes about an inclusive postsecondary education program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
Kelley, K. R., & Westling, D. (2011). Attending college naturally: The use of natural supports in Western Carolina University’s University Participant program. TASH Connections, 37, 30, 33.
Kelley, K. R. (2011). Book review [Review of the book Think college: Postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities, by Grigal, M. & Hart, D]. Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 35, 137-138.
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