CCIDS News

Voices of Pineland Author to Deliver Center’s 20th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture at UMaine

Stephen T. Murphy, Ph.D., author of Voices of Pineland: Eugenics, Social Reform, and the Legacy of “Feeblemindedness” in Maine, will deliver the Center’s 20th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture at the University of Maine. Murphy’s keynote, “From Segregation to Self-Determination: Looking Back, Looking Ahead” is part of the Center’s 20th Anniversary Lecture, Awards and Reception to be […]

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IACC/OARC Autism Spectrum Disorder Publications Analysis: The Global Landscape of Autism Research, July 2012

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) in collaboration with Thomson Reuters, Inc. announce the release of the final IACC/OARC Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Publications Analysis Report: The Global Landscape of Autism Research. To view the full report online or download the PDF, please follow this link to the […]

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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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