Publications and Presentations

The TIKTOC RERC is focused on improving the health and independence of adolescents and young adults with disabilities, whether congenital or acquired. In order to meet the varied needs of our target audiences, the center will disseminate and utilize activities to translate, package, and distribute research and development findings.  These products will also serve as a way in which to increase awareness of scientific and technological advances among healthcare providers, behavioral scientists, engineers, and individuals with disabilities. Involvement of the disability community is an intrinsic component of the TIKTOC RERC.

By working together, the various communities of CTHI collaborators are able to understand the unique needs of these individuals thereby promoting disability awareness, advocacy, and education. This process fosters the discovery of innovative solutions and supports for individuals with disabilities.


RERC and Collaboratory Presentations


Flourishing and Resilience Among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
Presenters: Amanda Cadorin, B.S., Brad Trumpower, M.S., University of Michigan
Media: Poster   //   Slides

Technologies to Assist Adolescents with Disabilities in Setting and Meeting Goals
Presenters: Ed Durfee, Ph.D. and Chuck Merbitz, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Media: Slides

Factors Associated with Flourishing & Successful Adjustment Among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Presenters: Michelle Meade, Ph.D. and Brad Trumpower, M.S., University of Michigan
Media: Slides



Development and Evaluation for SCI Hard – a Health Game to Promote Self-Management Skills among Adolescents and Young Adults with Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction (SCI/D)
Presenters: Michelle Meade, Eric Maslowski, Sean Petty, and Brad Trumpower
Media: Poster

Motivation and Neuropsychological Contributions to Health Self-management of Persons with Congenital Neurodevelopmental Conditions
Presenter: Seth Warschausky, Ph.D., Jacqueline Kaufman, Ph.D., Edward Hurvitz, M.D., University of Michigan
Media: Poster

Medication management apps: can they help support independence for individuals with disabilities?
Presenter: Teresa Salgado, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Media: Slides

Assistive Computer Technology: From Kindergarten to Infinity and Beyond
Presenter: Jane Vincent, University of Michigan
Media: Slides // Handout

Dr. Hurtvitz on the Ann Arbor Inclusive
Dr. Hurvitz recently appeared as a guest on an Ann Arbor cable talk show called Ann Arbor Inclusive. Edward Hurvitz, MD is a co-investigator of the RERC and is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In this episode of Ann Arbor Inclusive, Dr. Hurvitz introduces some of the newest technology that is being used during physical therapy sessions for people with cerebral palsy.
Media: Video

Translating Research Findings to Facilitate Successful Adjustment to Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Presenters: Michelle Meade, Ph.D., University of Michigan & Catherine Wilson, PsyD., James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Media: Slides

Supporting the Health Self-management Needs of Youth with Disabilities
Presenter: Seth Warschausky, Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Media: Slides

Health Care Disparities and Disability: Identifying and Addressing Modifiable Factors
Presenter: Michelle Meade, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Media: Slides



Taking Responsibility for Change: Addressing Healthcare Disparities Faced by Individuals with Disabilities
Presenter: Michelle Meade, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Media: Video

Optimizing Health after Spinal Cord Injury: Identifying and Addressing Modifiable Factors
Resilience, Flourishing and Disability –Translating Research to improve Clinical Practice, Programs and Policy
Media: Slides


Tools, Measures, and Intervention Protocols

SCI/D Self-Monitoring Inventory 

Health Mechanics: Bowel and Bladder Edition 

Health Mechanics: Tools for the Self-Management of Spinal Cord Injury and Disease

Facilitating Health Mechanics: A Guide for Care Providers of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury and Disease


Development of a Serious Gaming App for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury 


For other presentations, please see our Interdisciplinary Forum Archive