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Self-Advocates and Family Advocates as Medical Educators

    University of Oklahoma

    SAME/FAME is an interdisciplinary class to teach healthcare students how to care for people with ID/DD, working collaboratively with clients and their families. The SAME/FAME program held 24 classes, reaching 238 health care students. Evaluation results show that the training impacted students’ perspectives regarding the self-determination of IDD patients. A nearly 50% increase in students reported strongly believing most people with IDD have the skills to make their own health decisions. Watch a presentation given to the Evaluation, Practice, and Policy CAN about the program on our website, and find more information about SAME-FAME on the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center website.

    Dee Banta, Oklahoma Self-Advocate Network (OKSAN), and Ellen Banister, Center for Learning and Leadership/ Oklahoma’s UCEDD at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), discuss the role of self-advocates and family advocates as medical educators. (Recorded November, 2021)