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Jennifer Maeverde

Maeverde Named Children’s Mental Health Champion by AUCD

CCIDS Research Associate, Jennifer Maeverde, has been selected as a Children’s Mental Health Champion by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) as part of a new pilot program made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twelve Champions, representing American Samoa, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, […]

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Poster for 2020 National disability Employment Awareness Month featuring individuals with disabilities in a variety of work settings.

Oct 13: Lisa Mills to Discuss Maine’s History of Supported Employment

Dr. Lisa A. Mills will be discussing Maine’s history of supported employment during a virtual event, Celebrating Employment First in Maine, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent with your registration confirmation. Mills has been a consultant in […]

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Maeverde Contributes to Roadmap for Reopening School

Source: CASEL, with More Than 40 Partners, Releases Guidance for Reopening School. CCIDS research associate Jennifer Maeverde, M.A., LCPC, a specialist in early childhood mental health, is one of 40 expert partners to contribute to a national organization’s recommendations for reopening school. Published by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Reunite, Renew and […]

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Early Childhood Checklist Updated to Work with Adobe Reader DC

The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies has updated a Maine early childhood workforce resource to correct an incompatibility issue with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (Document Cloud) software, the newest version of the free PDF viewer. Technical Assistance Competencies for Maine’s Early Childhood Workforce Self-Assessment Checklist (PDF) is a companion document to Technical Assistance Competencies […]

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Actor Ali Stroker in a wheelchair pumping her fist with other actors dancing around her during Broadway revival of Oklahoma!

NY Times: The Americans with Disabilities Act at 30

The New York Times has published a series, The A.D.A. at 30: Beyond the Law’s Promise, that explores how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has shaped modern life for people with disabilities in the 30 years since it was passed. For the 30th anniversary of the passage of the A.D.A., The Times is exploring what it […]

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Self-Advocacy, Services and Technology for Adults with Disabilities

Maine Parent Federation recently hosted an online panel discussion, Self-Advocacy, Services and Technology for Adults with Disabilities. The panel discussion was offered through Zoom and the recording is available for viewing online. Panelists included Kathy Adams, OTL, ATP, Director of Maine CITE; Rachel Dyer, Associate Director of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council; Lauren Wille, Esq., […]

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From NPR: The Disability Rights Movement, 30 Years After The ADA

Source: National Public Radio: The Disability Rights Movement – 30 Years After the ADA When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed in July of 1990, it brought a huge number of changes that would improve life significantly for millions of people. But the fight for accessibility was never just about ramps and closed […]

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Maine CITE Updates Family Guide on Assistive Technology and AEM

The Maine CITE program recently updated their Guide for Maine Families on Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials (June 2020) [PDF]. The Guide was created for Maine families of children who have disabilities ages birth to 20 years who are eligible for services and/or programs under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). During […]

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National Disability Voter Registration Week: July 13-17, 2020

Source: American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), National Disability Voter Registration Week Every year, the REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting folks registered to vote. This year, NDVRW is July 13-17. With an estimated 35 million people with disabilities eligible to vote in 2020, REV […]

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