H. Rutherford "Rud" Turnbull, Deborah Rooks-Ellis, Ann Turbull, Kellie Irving and Marnie Morneault.

Morneault Reports From DEC Conference on Young Children with Disabilities

Source: Adapted from the Maine Roads to Quality newsletter, Bridges (October 2018). CCIDS research associate, Marnie Morneault, recently attended the Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families in Orlando, FL. The conference theme was Transforming Imagination into Innovation: Impacting Outcomes for Young Children, Families, and Professionals. “I had the privilege to hear [Ann […]

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Maryann Preble and Kile Pelletier present their poster to Allison Behuniak (Rep. Bruce Poliquin) on Capitol Hill.

CCIDS and CAC Present Research and Work-in-Progress at AUCD Conference

Three CCIDS faculty members; Co-Chairs of the CCIDS Community Advisory Committee (CAC); and a NH-ME LEND trainee recently presented their research or reported on their work-in-progress at the 2018 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference in Washington, DC. Please visit our Facebook photo gallery for more photos from the conference. (Photo above shows […]

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Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Susan Russell and Gayla Dwyer.

Tapping into Potential: Education and Employment for People with Disabilities

Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Ph.D., a research associate at the University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration, recently delivered the keynote address for “Equity, Access and Inclusion: A World Usability Day Event” at the University of Maine. Her keynote was sponsored by the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS). “We had an […]

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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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