Two young men from Pine Ridge School featured in the Dream Out Loud video.

Opening Doors to College and Careers for Students with Disabilities

Award-winning filmmaker, Dan Habib, has released four short free films on effective practices in postsecondary transition for young adults with disabilities. Each film is accompanied by a discussion guide. Habib hopes that these short documentaries and his recent full-length film, Intelligent Lives, will show how to open doors to college and careers for students with […]

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Maternal and Child Health Journal cover.

MCH Journal Publishes NH-ME LEND Study of Trainee Leadership Development

Source: Adapted from NH-ME LEND Spotlight October 2018 The Maternal and Child Health Journal has published the results of a trainee leadership development study by four faculty members from the New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) program, and a University of New Hampshire doctoral student. The current healthcare system requires Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals with […]

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Equity, Access & Inclusion: A World Usability Day Event at UMaine

Established in 2005, World Usability Day (WUD) is a single day that occurs annually around the world and brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups to promote the values of usability, accessibility, and universal design. The common objective is to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. The University […]

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Children playing at their daycare center.

Using Consultants to Support Best Practices in Infant-Toddler Child Care

The BUILD Initiative, Center for Law and Social Policy, and ZERO TO THREE have come together to sponsor a webinar and blog series for those engaged in the state policy process as leaders, decision makers, and advocates. The series, Child Care and Development Block Grant and the First 1,000 Days: Great Beginnings for Infants and Toddlers, addresses the following: successful implementation […]

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Diagram of a pathway around a farm.

DePoy’s Passion Fuels Research About Aging Maine Farmers

Source: UMaine Research IMPACT Monthly Newsletter (August 2018) The unique aspects of Elizabeth DePoy’s horse farm, Chapter Three Farm, in Newburgh, Maine are not immediately noticeable. Equipment is lined up neatly along the walls. Hay is stacked in convenient locations. There are the usual sounds of shovels cleaning stalls and horses chomping their mid-day meal. DePoy and her […]

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Family members standing around the kitchen stove.

FINDS Report Reveals Family Caregiver Stress

Source: Association of University Centers on Disabilities In 2017, the Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC/CL) at the Institute on Community Integration (Minnesota’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities) conducted an online survey in collaboration with The Arc of the United States in order to better understand the status of family caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) […]

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SEANET Student Interns in the aquaculture lab.

SEANET Student Interns Explore Aquaponics and Aquaculture Research

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS), with funding from Maine EPSCoR/SEANET, is partnering with Hancock County Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, and the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research on a six-week summer internship experience for high school students with disabilities. The project, Exploring Aquaponics 2018, will provide enrolled students with […]

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President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), July 26, 1990.

Reflections on the Americans with Disabilities Act Signing Ceremony

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State has posted a video, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Signing Ceremony, July 26, 1990. Produced for the 25th anniversary, the video features clips of the signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. It also features interviews with advocates, administrators, and […]

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Jennifer Maeverde, MA, LCPC.

Maeverde Selected for GU Leadership Academy for Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Jennifer Maeverde, MA, LCPC, (pictured above) a Research Associate with University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS), has been selected to participate in the Fall 2018 Georgetown University Leadership Academy, a component of the Leadership Institute for Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence. The Academy is designed to build the capacity of leaders […]

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