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4/24/2017

RTC:Rural Researchers Featured in The Conversation Article Highlighting Rural/Urban Divide (MT UCEDD/LEND)

The Conversation featured the work of RTC:Rural's geography project in the article "Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America." Lillie Greiman, M.A., and Andrew Myers, M.A., RTC:Rural Research Associates, with Christiane von Reichert, Ph.D., Professor of Geography at the University of Montana, contributed to an article about the rural/urban divide that was recently published on The Conversation. The article was a collaboration among the UM researchers and sociologists, economists, and historians at universities around the country

 
 

4/19/2017

Advances in Accessibility through PARCC and Smarter Balanced

This document, produced by the Center for American Progress (CAP) reviews progress in promoting accessible education that has been achieved through the work of PARCC and Smarter Balanced.

 
 

4/19/2017

NCD Study on Sexual Assault with Disabilities on College Campuses

The National Council on Disability is in the process of collecting data for a report on sexual assault of students with disabilities on college campuses. The report will provide a national overview of college services and supports regarding sexual assault on campus - from prevention to reporting, to post assault support, and how survivors with disabilities fare within those structures. The findings in this report primarily serve to assist policymakers with insight needed to make informed policy that improves the ability of colleges to provide services, supports, and improved outcomes for students with disabilities who have experienced sexual assault on campus. Thank you for participating in this important work.

 
 

4/18/2017

FY 2018 Letter to Appropriators

CDC Coalition
pdf File FY2018 CDCCoaltion.pdf [download]
 
 

4/18/2017

Tuesdays with Liz: Why Medicaid is Important

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Evan Nodvin about why Medicaid is important in his life. In case you missed it last week, Liz interviewed Timotheus Gordon, LEND fellow in Illinois, about the development of an online study that he developed about people with Autism and who are also people with color.

 
 

4/17/2017

'Just Kids' Photography-based Exhibit Features Children with Disabilities (GA UCEDD)

Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) exhibits its first photography-based art exhibition - "Just Kids", a documentary and portraiture style look into the lives of families and their loved ones who have an intellectual or developmental disability. The "Just Kids" exhibit, created by photographer Ryan Johnson, who served as community support specialist at the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD), includes 18 portraits, five of which are of families that are members of the Chattahoochee Valley Down Syndrome Association.

 
 

4/17/2017

AgrAbility Receives USDA Grant to Educate Vets, New Farmers (TX UCEDD)

By Rachel Knight, The Battalion

Texas AgrAbility, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, received a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help educate 725 military veterans and first-time farmers about how to start farming.

 
 

4/17/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongress on Recess; Possible Continuing Resolution; Funding Crisis for Public Health; Market Stabilization Final Rule; ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017; and more

 
 

4/17/2017

Johnson and Thurlow (MN UCEDD) Among Authors of New NLTS2012 Report

Director David R. Johnson and Martha Thurlow of the Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD) are among the authors of the newly-released report of findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012). The NLTS 2012, which is part of the congressionally-mandated National Assessment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, is based at Mathematica Policy Research, and the research team for the study consisted of key staff from Mathematica and from the Institute on Community Integration.

 
 

4/16/2017

#AUCD4ALL Sponsors - Thank you!

Thank you for a fantastic evening! We are deeply appreciative of the support of our sponsors at the March 22nd 2017 AUCD for All Gala. Your support and leadership to expand employment opportunities will go a long way to ensuring change.

 
 

4/14/2017

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

A short film about autism, robots and dinosaurs

The story is about C.J., an 8-year-old boy with autism who lives in an imaginary world of dinosaurs. He spends every lunch and recess alone because he has no friends and so plays with dinosaur games or puzzles. With the aid of a 2-foot tall robot named KIWI, his life is going to change.

 
 

4/12/2017

AIR-P Transitions to Learning Network model and Engages in Multi-Site Research Projects

The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), led by Karen Kuhlthau, PhD, conducts research on evidence-based interventions to improve the physical health and well-being of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on underserved communities. Two key goals of the AIR-P network are 1) to conduct multi-site research on evidence-based interventions that improve physical health of children and adolescents with ASD and developmental disorders, especially underserved populations and 2) to transform AIR-P into a multi-site Learning Network (LN) which will provide a collaborative laboratory for developing and testing evidence-based interventions and accelerating the adoption of effective interventions and system management approaches into practice.

 
 

4/12/2017

AUCD 360 - April 2017

 
 

4/12/2017

Beta-adrenergic antagonism modulates functional connectivity in the default mode network of individuals with and without autism spectrum disorder

R-40 Grant Research Outcomes Summary by David Beversdorf, MD

Current research is beginning to suggest that propranolol, a drug originally developed to control blood pressure and heart rate by blocking beta-adrenergic receptors, which is also used for performance anxiety, might be helpful in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, the mechanism by which this occurs is not entirely known. Our team examined how propranolol affected interactions between brain regions, or functional connectivity (FC), with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). We examined this in both those with ASD and in those without ASD.

 
 

4/12/2017

DBPNet Publishes Research on Diagnostic Procedures and Patient Report Measure

The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet) is a 14 site Network whose mission is �to conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research in developmental and behavioral pediatrics that advances clinical practice, supports research training, and optimizes the health and functional status of children with developmental and behavioral concerns and disorders, including children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities�. The Network had a successful competitive renewal in the past year and is now funded from 9/16 through 8/21.

 
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