Little boy pouring milk into a bowl.

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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Screenshot of six people, four women and two men; who are panelists in an online training.

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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People demonstrating for the ADA.

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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School children using an tablet.

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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CCIDS Statement on Celebration of Juneteenth

ORONO, ME — The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) stands in celebration of Juneteenth (PDF). During this time of worldwide protests and the raising of black and brown voices against individual, systemic, and institutional racism, CCIDS recognizes both the progress that the celebration of Juneteenth represents and the work that’s still in […]

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A computer screen share of a poster during a virtual presentation with an image gallery of attendees on the right.

NH-ME LEND Virtually Showcases Scholarship, Leadership, and Resilience

On May 1, 2020 twenty-one trainees from the 2019-2020 New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program convened the first ever Virtual Capstone Poster Session and end of the year Celebration. (Pictured above: screenshot taken during one of the virtual poster presentations.) Concluding the spring semester online, this dedicated group of […]

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Liz Weintraub, disability advocate.

Tuesdays with Liz: Social Distance but Stay Connected!

Tuesdays with Liz is a weekly video series highlighting current issues in disability policy. It is hosted by Liz Weintraub (pictured above), a long-time disability advocate, and produced by the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD). In this week’s episode, Social Distancing with Liz (YouTube), she talks about what social distancing is and how […]

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