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Beyond the Conversation: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (March 2023)

The Administration for Community Living, along with the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and its partners are observing Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2023. The campaign highlights how people with and without disabilities come together to form strong communities. DDAM raises awareness of the inclusion and contributions of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of […]

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UMaine’s Summer University Offering Two Disability Studies Courses Online

Summer University is an integral part of the University of Maine. Courses are taught by the same faculty who teach during the academic year. Summer University is designed to meet the needs of regularly enrolled college students, educators throughout the state, and individuals who are looking for personal and professional growth opportunities in a variety […]

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Multilingual Health and Wellness Videos From New Mainers Public Health Initiative

The New Mainers Public Health Initiative, a public health agency located in Lewiston, ME, recently released four YouTube educational videos on topics such as healthy living, vaccine education and disease prevention. An advocate for language justice, New Mainers made each of the four videos available in multiple languages; most commonly, Arabic, English, French, and Portuguese. […]

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CCIDS Presents Research and Work-in-Progress at 2022 AUCD Conference

CCIDS faculty, staff and a graduate of the NH-ME LEND Program (2022) presented their research or reported on their work-in-progress at the November 13-16, 2022 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme, Health Equity: Serving the Whole Person, focused on the ways in which “social determinants of […]

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NH-LEND Leadership Intensive Explores Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Source: Fall Leadership Intensive Explores Cross-Cultural Perspectives. NH-ME LEND Spotlight, November 2022 In late September, NH-ME LEND convened an in-person Leadership Intensive at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston/Auburn Campus. Through short mini-lectures and interactive activities, New Hampshire and Maine trainees explored the concept of cultural competence within family-centered care. The day opened with a patient simulation […]

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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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