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Eight Interns Graduate from USM's Project Search Program (MS UCEDD)

In the words of English author A.A. Milne, "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." This inspirational message was featured on the third annual Project SEARCH University of Southern Mississippi Class of 2018 graduation invitation.



Community-Based Interventions: Access to Assistive Technology for Latinos with Disabilities: Success Comes from Collaboration (IL UCEDD/LEND)

Although Hispanics are the largest minority in the U.S., research indicates that there is a significant gap in knowledge about assistive technology (AT). Over the course of three years, I have been collaborating with the Assistive Technology Unit (ATU) located at the University of Illinois at Chicago and The Autism Program of Illinois in order to provide Latinos with disabilities (LWDs) and their families with culturally and linguistically relevant resources about AT.



Cripping Care: Care Pedagogies and Practices Special Forum (HI UCEDD)

From Canada to India, Guatemala to Germany, this special issue includes a research forum on �Cripping Care: Care Pedagogies and Practices,� as well as multimedia, creative works, and a selection of the latest in disability studies� dissertations & abstracts.



Call for Papers: Special Forum Fall 2018 (HI UCEDD/LEND)

This Call for Papers proposes a forum on the subject of shame and disability, broadly conceived. It is hoped that through critical discourse addressing the historical and current contexts, contributing factors, effects, and responses to shame, greater understanding of this phenomena will diminish discrimination and violence



IU's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Receives Funding to Advance Policy and Practice (IN UCEDD)

Indiana University's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has been awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant to develop and advance the transfer of research and new knowledge in the field of disability studies from the university setting to communities around Indiana, the nation and the globe.



Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) What we know about disability identity development

Author: Courtney Taylor

A new model of psychosocial identity development from a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, LEND, IDDRC) researcher may provide a better understanding of the fluid processes that individuals with disabilities go through as they ask the question "Who am I?"



Barriers and Belonging: Personal Narratives of Disability (WY UCEDD)

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is pleased to announce the recent publication of Barriers and Belonging: Personal Narratives of Disability, published in February 2017 by Temple University Press. WIND is Wyoming's UCEDD, and the Disability Studies Minor is a key component of our pre-service education core function.



New Bachelor of Science Degree in Disability and Human Development at IL UCEDD

The NEW Bachelor of Science in Disability and Human Development offers an innovative interdisciplinary program designed to train students on the complex social, cultural, political, historical, and economic factors that shape the lives of people with disabilities locally, nationally, and internationally.



APHA Disability Section Call for 2017 Awards Nominations

Deadline Extended - April 18th

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution through scholarship, teaching, practice and/or advocacy to advance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities or an especially dedicated student? Now is the time to nominate a colleague for one of the 2017 APHA Disability Section Awards!



Mark Your Calendars for AUCD 2016!

December 4-7 in Washington, DC

The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.



John Kramer Publishes Article "Siblinghood Through Disability Studies Perspectives" (MA UCEDD/LEND)

John Kramer, a research associate at the ICI, just published an article in Disability & Society. Kramer's article, which he co-wrote with Ariella Meltzer of the University of New South Wales Australia, is called "Siblinghood through disability studies perspectives: Diversifying discourse and knowledge about siblings with and without disabilities."



Call for Session Proposals: Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Annual Conference

Celebrate Our Progress And Write Our Future History 15th Annual Conference | April 13 - 14, 2015

This year's conference will celebrate the progress we have made and the journey still ahead. What have we learned? Where are we going? What are the important questions for the next 25 years?

George Jesien, Deborah Spitalnik, and Ansley Bacon


The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD) Celebrates its 30th Anniversary and Elizabeth Boggs 100th Birthday Year

The Boggs Center, New Jersey's UCEDD, celebrated its 30th anniversary and namesake Elizabeth Boggs' 100th birthday year on Friday, September 27th, with an invitational colloquium focusing on "The Power of Listening in Building a Valued Future." The theme of listening to those for whom we work was woven throughout the event by featured speakers including state and university officials, AUCD colleagues, former students and trainees, self-advocates, and family members.



AUCD Celebrates March as Developmental Disabilities Month

On February 26, 1987, President Ronald Reagan designated March as the National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Read about a few of the current AUCD and Network activities underway this month.



Carol Gill, PhD (IL UCEDD/LEND) Receives the 2012 Senior Scholar Award

Carol Gill, PhD, is the winner of the 2012 senior scholar award, selected by a committee of peers and nominated by members of the Society for Disability Studies.

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