CCIDS News

Disability Rights Center Announces Name Change

The Disability Rights Center, Maine’s statewide protection and advocacy agency for individuals with disabilities, will now be known as Disability Rights Maine (DRM). “We are excited to join our peers around the country in changing our name to advertise that we are part of a nationwide network,” said Kim Moody, Executive Director. Disability Rights Maine, […]

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NH LEND Program at UMaine Accepting Applications until May 15th

Trainee applications are now available for the 201​5​-201​6​ New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH LEND) Program​ ​at the University of Maine. The NH LEND program provides graduate​-​level interdisciplinary training for students and professionals from diverse disciplines, including developmental pediatrics, early childhood education, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, health management and policy, […]

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Follow AUCD During Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

During the month of April, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the national network of CCIDS, will be using Facebook and Twitter to show how network members across the country are positively impacting the lives of individuals with autism, their families, and their communities – with a focus on the entire lifespan. The […]

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Autism Society of Maine Helps to Bring Autism Awareness to Communities

The Autism Society of Maine (ASM) provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Please visit their April is Autism Awareness Month Web page to learn more about local, national and international events to be held in observance of Autism Awareness Month. ASM also offers suggestions and […]

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Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences: A Suggested Checklist and Guide

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS), Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; and Speaking Up for Us of Maine (SUFU), Maine’s Self-Advocacy Network; have collaborated on a publication, Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences: A Suggested Checklist and Guide (PDF). The checklist is an accessible PDF and is […]

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National Collaborative on Faith and Disability 2015 Webinar Series: Honoring Spiritual Needs​ ​and Gifts: From Inertia to Collaborative Action by Providers and Congregations

The National Collaborative on Faith and Disability has announced its 2015 webinar series to be held one Monday per month, January through June: Honoring Spiritual Needs​ and Gifts: From Inertia to Collaborative Action by Providers and Congregations. The Collaborative supports people with disabilities, their families, and those who support them by providing national and international […]

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CCIDS and Maine Developmental Disabilities Council Publish Research Report — Accessing Healthcare: The Experience of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Maine

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) and the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council have published a research report, Accessing Healthcare: The Experience of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Maine, that reveals promising positive trends, as well as areas of concern, in healthcare access for children and adults with autism […]

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