Linda Labas

Linda Labas Recognized for 25 Years of Service to UMaine

The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies congratulates Linda Labas, CCIDS’ early childhood coordinator, on her recent recognition for 25 years of service to the University of Maine. Linda has more than 40 years of professional experience in the area of early childhood. She coordinates state and federally funded early childhood projects and serves […]

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John Hennessy, Chair, 2017 SAGE Maine Board of Directors

SAGE Maine Hosts Inaugural Symposium on LGBT Aging

Founded in 1978, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) older adults. Currently there are 24 SAGE Affiliates across 16 states and the District of Columbia. In 2013, findings from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender […]

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Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities​

“​Writers, editors, reporters and other communicators strive to use the most accurate terminology about people with disabilities. However, inaccurate, archaic and offensive expressions are still commonly used, perpetuating negative stereotypes and beliefs about people with disabilities.”​ First published in 1984, Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities (PDF), has become the standard for using […]

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George Sugai, Ph.D.

Seats Available! PBIS for Children and Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Providers from a variety of disciplines care for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders who struggle with challenging behaviors across home and school settings. This conference will provide opportunities for providers, therapists, nurses and educators to learn more about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), an evidence-based treatment for challenging behaviors […]

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Alan Kurtz, Susan Russell and Betsy Humphreys in Birmingham, AL.

NH-ME LEND Selected for MCH Diversity & Health Equity Collaborative

The New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Diversity & Health Equity Peer Learning Collaborative, supported by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, Division of MCH Workforce Development. The Division of MCH Workforce Development provides national leadership and direction in educating […]

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Life Side by Side. #DDawareness17

Life Side-by-Side: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Since 1987, March has been designated as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. For the second year in a row, three national organizations, representing the three partners in each state and territory authorized under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (the DD Act), are collaborating on a social media campaign highlighting inclusion, Life Side-by-Side. The […]

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Group Of Students Working At Computers In Classroom Typing On Keyboard

US DOE OSERS Releases New Transition Resource Guide for Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) recently published A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities (62 pg. PDF). The guide advances efforts to ensure all students and youth with disabilities develop the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st […]

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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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