2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium.

National and State-Level Disability Statistics Available in Annual Compendium

The 2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium gathers the most recent national statistics on people with disabilities from various federal programs and agencies. It provides current statistics and time trends related to the prevalence of disabilities as well as key indicators on employment, health, community living, and other outcomes of importance in monitoring the well-being of individuals with […]

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URJ: 11 Ways to Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

Content for this post, 11 Ways to Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month in Your Synagogue, is courtesy of Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher, L.C.S.W., at the Union for Reform Judaism. February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a unified initiative to raise disability awareness and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide. Rabbi Edythe […]

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Gilson and DePoy (seated center-left) at Designable 2016 in London.

Gilson and DePoy Discuss Branding and Designing Disability at Designable 2016

Stephen Gilson, Ph.D., and Elizabeth DePoy, Ph.D., University of Maine Professors of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies and Social Work, recently presented, “Diversivate: Branding and Designing Disability” at the inaugural Designable 2016 event in Kings Cross, London. [Above photo: Gilson & DePoy (seated center-left) at Designable 2016 in London.] The one-day session was sponsored by Rufus Leonard and Lloyds […]

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UMaine LEND Trainees at the 2016 Disability Policy Seminar

Lead. Participate. Advocate. Apply to NH-ME LEND at UMaine

Your leadership is needed by children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families. The New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, and the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion […]

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A multi-ethnic group of toddlers sitting on the floor playing with plastic blocks.

Three EC Practitioners First to Earn New Maine Inclusion Credential

Maine Roads to Quality (MRTQ) and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) congratulate the following three early childhood practitioners for being the first in the state to earn the new Maine Inclusion Credential. Bridget Barden: Teacher, Shunk Child Care in Portland, ME Trish Mullins: Director, Casco Bay YMCA Preschool in Freeport, ME […]

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Summer University: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Online

Looking for a Summer 2017 class online? Two Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (DIS) courses are being offered: DIS 300 and DIS 500. DIS 300 – Disability: Interaction of Human Diversity and Global Environments Designed to introduce the student to disability as an element of human diversity that has a significant reciprocal relationship with the environment. We […]

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Young girl reaching for an adult's hand.

Report on Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation in the U.S.

Early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) is emerging as an effective strategy to help young children and their families increase social and emotional health while decreasing challenging behavior. ZERO TO THREE’s Policy Center has released a new paper, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: Policies and Practices to Foster the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children (January […]

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Susan Russell presenting poster at AUCD conference 2016.

CCIDS Faculty and Staff Present Research and Work-in-Progress at Annual Conference

Faculty and staff from the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies recently presented their research and work-in-progress in seven peer-reviewed poster presentations at the 2016 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference in Washington, DC. AUCD, founded in 1971, is a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with […]

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Hiker with an artifical leg reaches the top of a mountain.

Required Courses for Disability Studies Graduate Certificate Reduced to Three

The Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (PDF) is a progressive 9 credit graduate-level curriculum in which individuals from a variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds can study with students and professionals from other fields to acquire specialized knowledge in disability theory, policy and research. This 9-credit certificate program, now comprised of three required courses (reduced from […]

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NH-ME LEND UMaine Trainees with LEND faculty.

New Hampshire-Maine LEND Program Partnership Funded Through 2021

The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire, in partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine, has received a five-year renewal for its Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services […]

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