CCIDS News

Nonpartisan National Forum on Disability Issues – Register for Free Live Webcast

UPDATE (SEPTEMBER 24, 2012) President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney are sending representatives to speak on their behalf at the National Forum on Disability Issues. Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, Jr., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) are speaking on behalf of their respective parties and will present their campaign’s positions on matters […]

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Russell, Humphreys and Sonnenmeier of NH-LEND Program Partnership Selected for MCHB Leadership Learning Collaborative

New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-LEND) Program Partnership team members Susan Russell, Betsy Humphreys, and Rae Sonnenmeier have been selected to participate in a 4-day “Leadership Intensive” (July 31-August 3, 2012) as part of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau-Association of University Centers on Disabilities (MCHB-AUCD) Interprofessional Leadership Learning Collaborative in […]

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CCIDS and Maine EPSCoR Collaborate on Transition Model for High School Students with Disabilities to Encourage Participation in STEM Educational Opportunities within UMaine System

Students with disabilities are accessing postsecondary education, especially in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields, at a rate far below that of other students. The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, and Maine EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research), are collaborating on a project, Increasing Access and Success […]

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Maine CITE Assistive Technology Partners Visit New Bangor Location of ALLTECH

The Maine Department of Education’s Maine CITE Program partners recently visited the new Bangor location (Airport Mall) of ALLTECH. Formerly the Bangor-based Technical Exploration Center (TEC), ALLTECH expands access to assistive technology by offering device demonstration and loaner programs, training, and support to individuals with disabilities and their families. ALLTECH also refurbishes and recycles donated […]

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Janet May Honored for Grassroots Leadership by Maine Foundation

Janet May, CCIDS’ Coordinator of Transition and Adults, was one of four grassroots leaders honored with a Maine Initiatives 2012 Watering Can Award during a celebration at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon on Thursday, June 14th. Maine Initiatives, a grantmaking foundation, funds and assists groups working for economic, social and environmental justice. Reva […]

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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council: 40 Years, 40 Pieces

The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) celebrates 40 years with a selection of works by artists with disabilities from across the state. The art exhibit, 40 Years, 40 Pieces, hosted by the MDDC, will run from  June 13 – September 13, 2012 at 225 Western Avenue, Augusta, ME. The opening reception will be held on […]

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Hagner and Kurtz Present Evidence-Based Approach to Developing Transition Competencies for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

David Hagner, Ph.D., (University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability) and Alan Kurtz, Ph.D. Candidate, (University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies) recently presented their research findings on developing transition competencies for youth with autism spectrum disorders. The demonstration of a new transition model featuring coordinated person-centered planning, family training, and career […]

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CCIDS and UMaine College of Education and Human Development Welcome Early Childhood Opportunities Scholars

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies and the College of Education and Human Development are collaborating on a four-year project, Early Childhood Opportunities (EChO) Scholars to support the preparation of highly qualified early intervention professionals serving children with disabilities in Maine. The project is funded through the U.S. Department of Education, […]

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Five UMaine Graduate Students Present Final Research Projects in Early Intervention

Five UMaine graduate students presented their research projects during a celebration at Wells Conference Center on May 1, 2012. The students were recognized for successfully fulfilling the requirements for the M.Ed. in special education with specialization in early intervention, an interdisciplinary graduate personnel preparation program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special […]

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