CCIDS News

Twenty UMaine Disability Studies Scholars Honored During Celebration of Achievement

Twenty UMaine Interdisciplinary Disability Studies scholars were honored for completing the 24-credit Undergraduate Minor in Disability Studies during the Celebration of Achievement at Buchanan Alumni House on April 23, 2012. The Interdisciplinary Disability Studies curriculum, administered through the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, provides students with a means to explore disability within the […]

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Registration Now Open for TransitionME 2012: Raising Aspirations Conference at UMaine

Family members, youth with disabilities, and professionals are invited to attend a one-day conference, TransitionME 2012: Raising Aspirations (PDF), at the University of Maine, Wells Conference Center, on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Find out what’s happening in the world of transition and services for youth with disabilities. The conference is free for family members, caregivers, […]

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Administration on Developmental Disabilities Renamed and Joins Newly Established Administration for Community Living

US Department of Health and Humans Services’ Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced a new organization within the Department: the Administration for Community Living (ACL). The ACL will include the efforts of the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) in a single agency with the goal of increasing […]

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Hot Topics in Child Welfare to be Discussed at 18th Annual Conference at UMaine

The 18th Annual Child Welfare Conference will be held at the University of Maine on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Wells Conference Center. Topics include childhood obesity, the trauma affected brain, poverty and its impact on brain development, and ethics, among others. This year’s conference will “go green” and all presenters’ PowerPoints and handouts will […]

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Child Care Plus ME/RELATE Project Ends

It is with great regret we inform you that on March 19, 2012, the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) was notified by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that the Child Care Plus ME/RELATE project would not be funded beyond the contract period that ended February […]

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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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