CCIDS News

Janet May and Maine Commission for Community Service Collaborate on Disability Inclusion Resources for Managers of Volunteers

Janet May, CCIDS’ Coordinator of Transition and Adults, recently collaborated with the Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS) on a project to foster inclusive volunteer programs in the State. With funding support from the Corporation for National & Community Service, May updated an existing MCCS publication, Competencies for Managers of Volunteers (2008), to include disability […]

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University of Maine Now Recruiting Early Childhood Opportunities (EChO) Scholars

The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies are now accepting applications for the Early Childhood Opportunities (EChO) Scholars program. A limited number of high performing, full-time students enrolled in the Master of Education in Special Education with Specialization in Early Intervention are selected […]

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New Policy Brief by Alan Kurtz and Maine CITE Analyzes Disability-Related Provisions in 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

Alan Kurtz, Ph.D. candidate and CCIDS’ Coordinator of Education and Autism recently collaborated with Maine CITE Coordinating Center on the development of a policy brief, An Analysis of Disability-Related Provisions in the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA): What Universities and Policy Makers Should Know (PDF). One of the intended goals of the HEOA is to increase […]

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CCIDS Early Childhood Team Updates and Expands Free Resources on Quality Inclusive Care and Education

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies’ early childhood team has updated and expanded a popular online series of early childhood resources: Growing Ideas Tipsheets and Resources for Guiding Early Childhood Practices. These free materials offer early childhood and school-age care professionals, parents, and guardians current information on a wide variety […]

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Envisioning the Future: Allies in Self-Advocacy Report

The self-advocacy movement began internationally over 35 years ago and is a human and civil rights movement led by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. During the spring of 2011, thirty states, including Maine, were selected to participate in five regional summits hosted by Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD). The goals of these regional summits […]

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Alpha One Seeks Applicants for 2012 Powering Education Scholarship Program

Alpha One, a Center for Independent Living, is seeking applicants for the 2012 Powering Education Scholarship Program. This scholarship will provide awards of $2000 each to three people with disabilities who are pursuing post-secondary education (including undergraduate or graduate programs). The application deadline is April 1, 2012. For more information or to download the application […]

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