Wednesday, October 16 th Preconferences 1-4PC 1 - Promoting health-related fitness beyond childhood for persons with childhoodonset disabilityCo-Sponsored by the Lifespan Care CommitteeAuthors/Presenters: Garey Norvitz, MD; Jim Rimmer, PhD; Margaret A. Turk, MD; Mark Peterson, PhD;Wilma van der Slot, MD, PhD; Debbie Thorpe, PT, PhD, PCS.Course Level: IntermediatePurpose: Individuals with childhood-onset disabilities are the least physically active members of society,placing them at high risk for the co-morbidities associated with inactivity. This AACPDM specialty day coursewill focus on the promotion of health and fitness for adults with cerebral palsy (CP). By virtue of discussingthe type and amount of physical activity required by adults with CP to improve and/or maintain their healthand fitness, this course will provide consumers and rehabilitation professionals knowledge with which to helpdesign the most appropriate health and fitness programs to promote community participation, help minimizeor prevent secondary conditions, and enhance quality of life for adults with cerebral palsy.Target Audience: This course is targeted to health care providers for children and adults with childhoodonset disabilities. It is also highly relevant to individuals with childhood-onset disabilities and their families.We welcome professional and consumer organizations, and individuals who strive for a good lifelong healthfor individuals with childhood onset disabilities.Course Summary: This course includes various presentations and an interactive panel discussion. Thespeakers will identify the evidence related to cardio metabolic deficiency and recognize the importance of acomprehensive health promotion program for persons with childhood-onset disability. Pertinent evidence onhealth and fitness for persons with childhood-onset disabilities will be reviewed. Through discussion, we willexplore strategies to design and implement successful health promotion programs for adults with childhoodonset disability. This AACPDM specialty day on lifespan care for adults with childhood-onset disability willpromote knowledge exchange between (adult and pediatric) health care providers, individuals withchildhood-onset disabilities and their families.Learning Objectives:1) Recognize and eliminate barriers to physical activity for people with cerebral palsy.2) Identify key strategies for promoting inclusive health and fitness among people with cerebral palsy.3) Understand how to use internet-based self-management programs to promote health and fitness inpeople with cerebral palsy.4) Identify the successes and barriers of health promotion programs for adults and children withdisabilities.5) Describe the confluence of factors that contribute to accelerated muscle wasting and metabolicdysregulation in cerebral palsy.6) Identify levels of physical activity, fitness and strain in adults with cerebral palsy.7) Identify a modular treatment to enhance physical activity and sports in persons with childhoodonset disorders.8) Integrate information from current research and model programs into the design andimplementation of fitness and physical activity programs for adults with cerebral palsy.PC-2 Bridge to Independence: A model for family curriculum developmentAuthors: Simone C.O. Conceição, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Holly Colby, RN, MS,Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Sarah Johaningsmeir, BA, Medical College of WisconsinCourse level: Beginner to advancedTarget audience: This session is relevant to healthcare or service providers who want to begin teachingfamilies or to improve their teaching by applying health literacy principles and adult education strategies fordeveloping their own teaching materials.Purpose: To teach healthcare professionals how to develop and implement teaching for families using theBridge to Independence care coordination curriculum as the model.