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8/30/2017

Katrina: A Story of Survival and Papa Joe's New Community (MN UCEDD)

This Impact issue addresses that need for greater inclusion of people with disabilities in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts by providing strategies, stories, and resources that we hope will be of use to disability service providers, advocates, individuals with disabilities, families, and policymakers.

 
 

8/30/2017

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

National VOAD, an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.

 
 

8/30/2017

You Know that it's Got to be Dedication that I am Still Here. (MT UCEDD)

The Experiences of Direct Support Professionals during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and Aftermath

A report describing the experiences of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who worked in New Orleans between August 2005 and May 2006 - before, during, and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 2006, the University of Minnesota was asked to conduct a series of interviews and focus groups with staff from two programs of the Volunteers of America (VOA) of Greater New Orleans: Supported Living Services (offering family and semi-independent living supports to adults and children with disabilities) and Community Living Services (offering group homes for adults and children with developmental disabilities).

 
 

8/29/2017

American Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Services - Hurricane Harvey Relief

Through the Disaster Legal Services Program, the ABA Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provide immediate temporary legal assistance to disaster survivors at no charge.

 
 

8/29/2017

CDC: Emergency Preparedness: Including People with Disabilities

The following resources were developed by CDC funded State Disability and Health Programs. Public health professionals, emergency personnel and communities can use them to create emergency preparedness and response plans that are inclusive of people with disabilities.

 
 

8/29/2017

Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (PIDS) is a growing national coalition, assessing the current state of disaster planning across the country, and identifying ways disability community leaders can assertively engage with emergency management at every level.

 
 

8/29/2017

Tuesdays wit Liz: Lael Mohib

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Lael Mohib, who is the wife of the Afghanistan Ambassador and passionate about work with people with disabilities. Liz and Lael spoke about what life is like in Afghanistan for people with disabilities. Last week, Liz interviewed Eve Hill, an attorney at Brown, Goldstein & Levy who previously worked for the Division of Civil Rights during the Obama administration. Liz and Eve spoke about Civil Rights during the current time.

 
 

8/28/2017

Harvey Response - Portlight Strategies and the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

Portlight Strategies and the Partnership are providing technical assistance and guidance to prevent disaster survivors from being turned away from shelters, denied sign language interpreters, denied their civil rights, inappropriate institutionalization and experiencing many of the same issues as in past disasters.

 
 

8/28/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongressional schedule; update on 2018 spending plan; Senate HELP Committee meetings; Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program; and more

 
 

8/28/2017

ICI Staffer Karen Flippo Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from APSE (MA UCEDD/LEND)

Karen Flippo, a program director at the ICI, received a lifetime achievement award from APSE, a national organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to work at competitive jobs in their communities. Flippo was a founding board member of APSE (which stands for the Association of People Supporting Employment First).

 
 

8/28/2017

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) (ME UCEDD)

Does your state's self-advocacy organization have questions about things like fundraising, getting people involved or leadership development? The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) can help: its mission is to strengthen the self-advocacy movement by supporting self-advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership. SARTAC is a one-stop resource for organizing and supporting self advocacy groups!

 
 

8/28/2017

UW-Madison Supports Scholarship Fund for Children with Special Needs (WI UCEDD/WECP)

The Athletic Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison designated the Waisman Center's Early Childhood Program as the recipient of proceeds from the Spring Football Game in April. Game receipts were directed towards the Scholarship Fund to provide tuition assistance for children enrolled in WECP, an inclusive program for children ages 1 through 5 located in the Waisman Center's UCEDD.

 
 

8/24/2017

FY2018 ECHO Appropriations Letter - House

On behalf of the undersigned organizations dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the nations children, we write to urge you to include $165 million in funding for the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

 
 

8/24/2017

FY2018 ECHO Appropriations Letter - Senate

On behalf of the undersigned organizations dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the nations children, we write to urge you to include $165 million in funding for the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

 
 

8/22/2017

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Curriculum

Using the free Moodle learning management system platform, Vanderbilt LEND has worked with experts from across the country to create a set of curriculum resources (readings, assignments, discussion prompts, case studies, additional resources, etc.) on more than 30 different Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) topics - from early identification of Autism and hearing in children to positive behavior support, Special Education Part B Services, and sexual health for individuals with disabilities. These modules, which can be updated and added to as needed, are housed on a central Moodle site and pushed out to individual programs / centers for customization.

 
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