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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149330
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Autism, Putting the Pieces Together
Abstract:
Autism, Putting the Pieces Together
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Stalter, Ann
P.I. Institution Name:Wright State University
Purpose/Format: This poster presentation highlights the development of leadership skills in commuity health nursing students, who partnered with a school of social work, a local home health agency, an occupational therapist, and a local autism advocacy support group to orchestrate a julti-city, inderdisciplinary,interactive community health awareness event using a service-learning teaching methodology. Objectives: After viewing this poster presentation, participants will leave the viewing area with a greater understanding of hor nursing professionals, nursing students, non-nursing health care professionals, and the community can interact to educate the community while providing the student a glimpse into community activism and the role of nursing leadership as an adjunct to professional education. In addition, the participant will demonstate an increased understanding of autism, etiology, and effect on the family unit, the community, and sources of information and support. Setting: The Kettering-Oakwood-Dayton metropolitan area is an urban setting of mixed socioeconomic and diverse ethnicity with approximately 75,000 residents. The prevalence of autism I this population is relatively higher than the national norm. Problem: Family groups with an autistic member within the designated community expressed a growing feeling of isolation and separation from their selected commuity-at-large. A lack of community understanding of the nature of autism compounded these feelings of isolation within the families with an autistic member. Fit with Conference Criteria: By partnering with a school of social work, a neighborhood home health agency, occupational therapy, and the local autism advocacy support group, 17-senior level community health nursing students were provided a vehicle by which to cultivate their leadership qualities while furthering their understanding of a disorder affecting 2 out of every 1000 individuals and costing the nation $3 billion annually. In addition to providing the principle leadership in the community health event planning, the students filled the role of consultant, educator, mentor, role model, and servant leader, while coordinating the events of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals and lay individuals. A community education event was planned to heighten awareness and understanding of autism. The nursing students were given the lead to identify concerns, prioritize needs, and coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation of the outcomes of a participant-interactive "Walk for Autism Understanding" health event. This community outreach event focused on increasing awareness of the dimensions of autism. Outcome: The 7 mile, tri-city walking course involved 102 walkers of which 45 were Baccalaureate nursing students. Participants collected informational puzzle pieces containing specific information on autism, I.e., scope of the health issue, its treatment, the socialization of the autistic child, support services available to the family with an autistic child, current legislation and its societal implications, and data concerning the impact autism inflicts upon the family and the community. These puzzle pieces were collectively assembled into a 12' x 12' paper quilt at the registration site. Each puzzle piece depicted a silhouette or picture of a child with autism, and familial/child demographic data. Post-test autism awareness questionnaire results indicated a 90 percent increase in understanding of autism among walk participants. Furthermore, the local autism advocacy support group learned principles of organization/planning, fiscal responsibility/productivity, and developed a deeper appreciation of the role nurse leadership can play in the development of a successful, ongoing community health event.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAutism, Putting the Pieces Togetheren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149330-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Autism, Putting the Pieces Together</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stalter, Ann</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wright State University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ann.stalter@wright.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose/Format: This poster presentation highlights the development of leadership skills in commuity health nursing students, who partnered with a school of social work, a local home health agency, an occupational therapist, and a local autism advocacy support group to orchestrate a julti-city, inderdisciplinary,interactive community health awareness event using a service-learning teaching methodology. Objectives: After viewing this poster presentation, participants will leave the viewing area with a greater understanding of hor nursing professionals, nursing students, non-nursing health care professionals, and the community can interact to educate the community while providing the student a glimpse into community activism and the role of nursing leadership as an adjunct to professional education. In addition, the participant will demonstate an increased understanding of autism, etiology, and effect on the family unit, the community, and sources of information and support. Setting: The Kettering-Oakwood-Dayton metropolitan area is an urban setting of mixed socioeconomic and diverse ethnicity with approximately 75,000 residents. The prevalence of autism I this population is relatively higher than the national norm. Problem: Family groups with an autistic member within the designated community expressed a growing feeling of isolation and separation from their selected commuity-at-large. A lack of community understanding of the nature of autism compounded these feelings of isolation within the families with an autistic member. Fit with Conference Criteria: By partnering with a school of social work, a neighborhood home health agency, occupational therapy, and the local autism advocacy support group, 17-senior level community health nursing students were provided a vehicle by which to cultivate their leadership qualities while furthering their understanding of a disorder affecting 2 out of every 1000 individuals and costing the nation $3 billion annually. In addition to providing the principle leadership in the community health event planning, the students filled the role of consultant, educator, mentor, role model, and servant leader, while coordinating the events of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals and lay individuals. A community education event was planned to heighten awareness and understanding of autism. The nursing students were given the lead to identify concerns, prioritize needs, and coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation of the outcomes of a participant-interactive &quot;Walk for Autism Understanding&quot; health event. This community outreach event focused on increasing awareness of the dimensions of autism. Outcome: The 7 mile, tri-city walking course involved 102 walkers of which 45 were Baccalaureate nursing students. Participants collected informational puzzle pieces containing specific information on autism, I.e., scope of the health issue, its treatment, the socialization of the autistic child, support services available to the family with an autistic child, current legislation and its societal implications, and data concerning the impact autism inflicts upon the family and the community. These puzzle pieces were collectively assembled into a 12' x 12' paper quilt at the registration site. Each puzzle piece depicted a silhouette or picture of a child with autism, and familial/child demographic data. Post-test autism awareness questionnaire results indicated a 90 percent increase in understanding of autism among walk participants. Furthermore, the local autism advocacy support group learned principles of organization/planning, fiscal responsibility/productivity, and developed a deeper appreciation of the role nurse leadership can play in the development of a successful, ongoing community health event.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:00:17Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:00:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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