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An International Consortium for the Development of Rehabilitation Professionals   <ul><li>University of Wisconsin-Stout  (...
Premise <ul><li>“ The emergence of a true global economy dictates a new role in international activities to promote the we...
Rationale <ul><li>Of the estimated 600 million people with disabilities living in the world, more than 500 million are con...
<ul><li>Only a small proportion of the world has established anti-discrimination regulations, and only four countries have...
Problem <ul><li>Training of rehabilitation professionals is not universally available </li></ul><ul><li>Available training...
Foreign Perceptions of U.S. Models <ul><li>U.S. rehabilitation interventions in foreign countries are sometimes  perceived...
In a globalized environment…. <ul><li>It’s important to know what other countries are doing </li></ul><ul><li>It’s equally...
Solution: <ul><li>By creating  learning partnerships  on an international level, we can begin to exchange and develop mutu...
Key Point: <ul><li>International  is  not   the  </li></ul><ul><li>same as  Multicultural </li></ul>
Targeted Domains <ul><li>Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Independe...
Challenges of an  International Partnership <ul><li>Dealing with different… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul></...
Benefits of an International Partnership <ul><li>Enhance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new perspectives </li></ul><ul...
Ideal partnerships are based on: <ul><li>Commitment to Values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>App...
An International Partnership for Collaborative Learning:  United States & Ireland
Rationale for Partnership <ul><li>Both U.S. and Ireland have had successful models of rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Com...
The Partners <ul><li>Universal Learning Systems  (Dublin, Ireland) </li></ul><ul><li>Dunhill Learning Centre  (Waterford, ...
Vision <ul><li>To create an international model of collaboration that is built upon the strengths and contributions of eac...
Methodologies for Collaboration <ul><li>Distance Education Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Support </li></ul...
<ul><li>Phase I </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of individual and overlapping needs in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>United Stat...
Needs in the United States <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Health Ca...
Needs in Ireland <ul><li>Structural Change </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Living </li></ul><ul><li>Legislation </li></ul><u...
Needs of the European Union <ul><li>The Four Pillars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapta...
Common Needs <ul><li>Consumer-Driven Change </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment-Based Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Disabilit...
Phase II <ul><li>Ongoing network development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video & teleconferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web...
Future Directions <ul><li>Consumer advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Student and peer exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative r...
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  1. 1. An International Consortium for the Development of Rehabilitation Professionals   <ul><li>University of Wisconsin-Stout (Kathleen Deery, Ph.D.; Renee Surdick) </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Learning Systems (Alan Bruce, Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Chrisann Schiro-Geist, Ph.D) </li></ul><ul><li>Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Henry McCarthy, Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><li>Support Provided by the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Premise <ul><li>“ The emergence of a true global economy dictates a new role in international activities to promote the well being of persons with disabilities through access to jobs, better technology and social supports... “ </li></ul><ul><li>Source: NIDRR Long Range Plan 1999-2004 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rationale <ul><li>Of the estimated 600 million people with disabilities living in the world, more than 500 million are considered “marginalized” by society – lacking the basic human rights of inclusion, equality, accessibility, and justice. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: UN, Disability Statistics Database </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Only a small proportion of the world has established anti-discrimination regulations, and only four countries have passed Disability Rights legislation. (US/UK/AU/NZ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Problem <ul><li>Training of rehabilitation professionals is not universally available </li></ul><ul><li>Available training is varied & tends to lack a holistic approach to service provision </li></ul>
  6. 6. Foreign Perceptions of U.S. Models <ul><li>U.S. rehabilitation interventions in foreign countries are sometimes perceived as “charitable” and one-sided </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. rehabilitation models have not been shaped by the experiences, insights or achievements of other countries </li></ul>
  7. 7. In a globalized environment…. <ul><li>It’s important to know what other countries are doing </li></ul><ul><li>It’s equally important to know what our own countries are doing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the international efforts within our individual nations? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Solution: <ul><li>By creating learning partnerships on an international level, we can begin to exchange and develop mutually beneficial “best practices” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Key Point: <ul><li>International is not the </li></ul><ul><li>same as Multicultural </li></ul>
  10. 10. Targeted Domains <ul><li>Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Living </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
  11. 11. Challenges of an International Partnership <ul><li>Dealing with different… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Emphases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ethnocentric habits </li></ul><ul><li>Disparate training and credentials </li></ul>
  12. 12. Benefits of an International Partnership <ul><li>Enhance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Promote creative dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Increase use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Foster innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices Emerge </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ideal partnerships are based on: <ul><li>Commitment to Values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transformation </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. An International Partnership for Collaborative Learning: United States & Ireland
  15. 15. Rationale for Partnership <ul><li>Both U.S. and Ireland have had successful models of rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Common language </li></ul><ul><li>Historical connections </li></ul><ul><li>Interlinked cultures </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Partners <ul><li>Universal Learning Systems (Dublin, Ireland) </li></ul><ul><li>Dunhill Learning Centre (Waterford, Ireland) </li></ul><ul><li>University College Cork (Cork, Ireland) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wisconsin-Stout (Menomonie, WI) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL) </li></ul><ul><li>Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (New Orleans, LA) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Vision <ul><li>To create an international model of collaboration that is built upon the strengths and contributions of each partner in the rehabilitation enterprise </li></ul>
  18. 18. Methodologies for Collaboration <ul><li>Distance Education Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Support </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Phase I </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of individual and overlapping needs in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Union </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Needs in the United States <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophical & Programmatic Stability </li></ul><ul><li>Data Driven Outcome Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Program Evaluation </li></ul>
  21. 21. Needs in Ireland <ul><li>Structural Change </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Living </li></ul><ul><li>Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstreaming </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Outcomes </li></ul>
  22. 22. Needs of the European Union <ul><li>The Four Pillars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Cohesion </li></ul><ul><li>Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>ESF Efficiency </li></ul>
  23. 23. Common Needs <ul><li>Consumer-Driven Change </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment-Based Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Disability Management </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Cultural Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Research Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Program Evaluation </li></ul>
  24. 24. Phase II <ul><li>Ongoing network development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video & teleconferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared site visits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development of distance education programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate degree program </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Future Directions <ul><li>Consumer advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Student and peer exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative research </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Systems change </li></ul>
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