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Step Up Students Explore STEM Education and Careers at UMaine

After two years of remote participation, the Step Up Program was able to safely return to the University of Maine for a five-week, on-campus living and learning experience for seven high school students or recent high school graduates with autism spectrum disorder. The return of residential living brought with it the usual challenges for new […]

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CCIDS is Hiring! Please See Job Post for Research Associate II

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, is advertising for a Research Associate ll. The primary purpose of this position is to research, develop, plan, and provide consultation/technical assistance, professional development, and community education related to community-based services and supports for children, youth, […]

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ADHD Awareness Month: Understanding a Shared Experience

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood (CDC, What is ADHD?). October is ADHD Awareness Month and the theme for 2022 is Understanding a Shared Experience. Here are some other helpful resources: 7 Facts You Need to Know About ADHD (PDF) […]

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Jennifer Maeverde Selected for Daniel Hanley Center’s Health Leadership Development Course

Through a highly competitive application process, Jennifer Maeverde, M.A., LCPC, from the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS), has been selected for the 2022-2023 Health Leadership Development course sponsored by the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership in Portland, ME. The Health Leadership Development (HLD) course is an intensive 16-day […]

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Disability: Part of the Equity Equation

Observed annually in October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. In recognition of the important role people with disabilities play in a diverse and inclusive American workforce, the theme for NDEAM 2022 is “Disability: Part of the […]

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The NH-ME LEND Program Kicks Off Another Year!

Source: LEND Spotlight Fall 2022 September marks an exciting time of year, as the New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program welcomes a dynamic, new cohort of trainees. On Friday, September 9, trainees and faculty came together for a meet and greet lunch and ice-breaker activity in Durham, NH, followed […]

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Guest Blogger Bill Gaventa: Including God in Person-Centered Planning

Guest contributor William (Bill) Gaventa, M.Div., recently submitted a blog post, “Including God in Person-Centered Planning: The Importance of Spirituality” to the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies’ Equity and Policy Blog. In his post, Bill describes the importance of exploring the spiritual backgrounds, preferences and interests of people we support […]

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Staying Safe at Work: A Free Virtual Training

The University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability is offering a free virtual training, Staying Safe at Work (PDF), during September and October 2022. This training is designed for under-served workers, including workers with low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, workers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and young workers, to teach them the skills to […]

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Free EC Training for NH and ME: Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic

The New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability is currently recruiting early childhood professionals in New Hampshire and Maine for a fourth cohort of NH-ME ECHO SCOPE: Supporting Children of the OPioid Epidemic. This series of eight sessions aims to increase providers’ knowledge of strategies, skills and […]

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KU RTCIL: Guidelines: How to Write about People with Disabilities (9th edition)

The University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living (KU RTCIL) has produced a 9th edition of Guidelines: How to Write about People with Disabilities. Originally published in 1984, Guidelines was “modeled after the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook … to reach reporters and editors, whose word choice influences their audience’s attitudes toward people with […]

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