CCIDS News

Alan Kurtz, Susan Russell and Betsy Humphreys in Birmingham, AL.

NH-ME LEND Selected for MCH Diversity & Health Equity Collaborative

The New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Diversity & Health Equity Peer Learning Collaborative, supported by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, Division of MCH Workforce Development. The Division of MCH Workforce Development provides national leadership and direction in educating […]

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Life Side by Side. #DDawareness17

Life Side-by-Side: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Since 1987, March has been designated as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. For the second year in a row, three national organizations, representing the three partners in each state and territory authorized under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (the DD Act), are collaborating on a social media campaign highlighting inclusion, Life Side-by-Side. The […]

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Group Of Students Working At Computers In Classroom Typing On Keyboard

US DOE OSERS Releases New Transition Resource Guide for Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) recently published A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities (62 pg. PDF). The guide advances efforts to ensure all students and youth with disabilities develop the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st […]

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2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium.

National and State-Level Disability Statistics Available in Annual Compendium

The 2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium (112 pg. PDF) gathers the most recent national statistics on people with disabilities from various federal programs and agencies. It provides current statistics and time trends related to the prevalence of disabilities as well as key indicators on employment, health, community living, and other outcomes of importance in monitoring the well-being […]

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Brainstorm.

URJ: 11 Ways to Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

Content for this post, 11 Ways to Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month in Your Synagogue, is courtesy of Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher, L.C.S.W., at the Union for Reform Judaism. February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a unified initiative to raise disability awareness and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide. Rabbi Edythe […]

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Gilson and DePoy (seated center-left) at Designable 2016 in London.

Gilson and DePoy Discuss Branding and Designing Disability at Designable 2016

Stephen Gilson, Ph.D., and Elizabeth DePoy, Ph.D., University of Maine Professors of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies and Social Work, recently presented, “Diversivate: Branding and Designing Disability” at the inaugural Designable 2016 event in Kings Cross, London. [Above photo: Gilson & DePoy (seated center-left) at Designable 2016 in London.] The one-day session was sponsored by Rufus Leonard and Lloyds […]

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UMaine LEND Trainees at the 2016 Disability Policy Seminar

Lead. Participate. Advocate. Apply to NH-ME LEND at UMaine

Your leadership is needed by children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families. The New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, and the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion […]

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A multi-ethnic group of toddlers sitting on the floor playing with plastic blocks.

Three EC Practitioners First to Earn New Maine Inclusion Credential

Maine Roads to Quality (MRTQ) and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) congratulate the following three early childhood practitioners for being the first in the state to earn the new Maine Inclusion Credential. Bridget Barden: Teacher, Shunk Child Care in Portland, ME Trish Mullins: Director, Casco Bay YMCA Preschool in Freeport, ME […]

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Young female student using laptop and headphones whilst lying on the grass.

Summer University: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Online

Looking for a Summer 2017 class online? Two Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (DIS) courses are being offered: DIS 300 and DIS 500. DIS 300 – Disability: Interaction of Human Diversity and Global Environments Designed to introduce the student to disability as an element of human diversity that has a significant reciprocal relationship with the environment. We […]

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Young girl reaching for an adult's hand.

Report on Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation in the U.S.

Early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) is emerging as an effective strategy to help young children and their families increase social and emotional health while decreasing challenging behavior. ZERO TO THREE’s Policy Center has released a new paper, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: Policies and Practices to Foster the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children (January […]

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