Welcome to our website. The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies is Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. CCIDS was established at UMaine in 1992 to bring together the resources of the community and the university to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families in Maine and beyond. Read the entire Director’s Welcome here.
CCIDS Faculty, Staff and Trainees Present Research and Work-in-Progress at 2014 AUCD Annual Conference
Faculty, staff and NH LEND trainees from the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies recently presented their research and work-in-progress at the 2014 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference in Washington, DC. AUCD, founded in 1971, is a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
CCIDS and Maine EPSCoR STEM Publication is a Pathways to Science Featured Link
A recent publication developed by the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, in collaboration with Maine EPSCoR, is a featured link in the Pathways to Science online resource library. Increasing Access and Success in the STEM Disciplines: A Model for Supporting the Transition of High School Students with Disabilities into STEM-Related Postsecondary Education, contains a package of evidenced-based transition supports that can be used by educators or instructors with high school students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing STEM-related postsecondary education and careers.
Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation and supports pathways to the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with a particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.
CCIDS Welcomes 2014-2015 NH LEND Program Trainees and Community Fellows
The New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program (NH LEND) provides graduate level training for students and professionals related to interdisciplinary, family-centered, culturally competent systems of care for children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families. The program partners, the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and CCIDS recently welcomed the 2014-2015 cohort of trainees and community fellows: 17 from NH and 5 from Maine.
Meet the University of Maine LEND trainees and community fellows here.
CCIDS Website Highlights
- Humphreys, B., Couse, L., Sonnenmeier, R., Kurtz, A., Russell, S., & Antal, P. (August 2014). Transforming LEND leadership training curriculum through the Maternal and Child Health leadership competencies. Maternal and Child Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10995-014-1587-8
- Kendrick, M., Bragdon-Morneault, M., May, J. and Kurtz, A. (2014). Increasing access and success in the STEM disciplines: A model for supporting the transition of high school students with disabilities into STEM-related postsecondary education. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies and Maine EPSCoR.
- DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. (2014). Branding and designing disability: Reconceptualising disability studies. New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://routledge-ny.com/books/details/9780415635387/
- CCIDS Faculty/Staff Resources (password required)
- Collaborative on Faith and Disability
- Growing Ideas Tipsheets
- Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings Community of Practice (for members)
- Learning Ideas Tipsheets
- Maine Technical Assistance (TA) Leadership Team (for members)
- Maine’s Expanding Inclusive Opportunities
- Putting Faith to Work: Kessler Foundation Employment Grant Awarded to Four UCEDDs
- Visual Supports Learning Links and Checklist