CCIDS News

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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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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