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Episode 24 of BoggsCast Now Available: Person-Centered Supervision with Gina Brelesky

The Boggs Center is excited to share the latest episode of BoggsCast, a podcast where faculty and staff explore best practice, showcase success stories, and help listeners envision possibilities for innovation through interviews with state and national experts. In this episode, Gina Brelesky, MPA, Founder and Lead Coach at Experience Human, discusses person-centered supervision of Direct Support Professionals.



OHSU UCEDD: A personal and professional experience

In the summer of 2020, Jan Staehely, communication consultant and staff member at the OHSU Institute on Development and Disability UCEDD, and an individual with Cerebral Palsy who uses an assistive communication device, had a frightening experience. Wildfires were approaching the south-eastern towns near Portland, Oregon and her neighborhood was placed in an evacuation zone.



Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Speech-Language Pathologist Wins Distinguished Educator Award

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities speech-language pathologist has won the Bright Star Award for Distinguished Educators, presented by the Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disability.

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CDD Psychologist Makes Going to the Dentist a Team Effort

A psychologist at Iowa's Center for Disabilities and Development worked with a patient to create a successful visit to the pediatric dentistry clinic.



New Certificate in Disability Rights, Policy, and Services (C-DRPS) at Indiana University

A new graduate certificate program, the Certificate in Disability Rights, Policy, and Services (C-DRPS) has been introduced at Indiana University Bloomington because of a partnership between the School of Education, School of Social Work, and the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC). The C-DRPS program provides students the opportunity to explore critical concepts impacting the lives of individuals with disabilities across the lifespan.



NH-ME LEND 30th Anniversary Video

The NH-ME LEND Program celebrated its 30th anniversary by creating a 7-minute captioned video that features LEND trainees, alumni, and staff reflecting on what LEND means to them and the impact it has had on their lives. The video was produced by the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability/UCED.



University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies July 2022 eNewsletter

View the latest issue of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Center on Disability Studies eNewsletter.



ToTAL Summer Enrichment Academy 2022

For the first time since 2019, the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) Summer Enrichment Academy provided in-person options to youth and young adults wanting to increase their employability skills. Beginning in 2018, IDS, through its Transition of Teens to Adult Life (ToTAL) Program, has hosted youth and young adults for a multi-week training and internship experience during the summer.



Call for Research Project Proposals: National Research Consortium on MH/IDD at the University of New Hampshire

The National Research Consortium (NRC) on Mental Health in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MH-IDD) is seeking innovation research grant proposals with a focus on improving the health and well-being of individuals with IDD-MH.

Speed coaching event, UCLA PEERS for Careers program



There will be an estimated 700,000 autistic adults aging into adulthood over the next 10 years. Yet, a staggering 80% of autistic adults are unemployed. The UCLA PEERS for Careers program was developed to address the challenges faced by autistic young adults in their transition from college to career and to create a scalable solution to employment barriers faced by autistic individuals to serve as a model of higher education training for colleges across the country.



IGROW Project at Texas A&M University Student Highlight

The future is looking pretty sweet for this amazing young lady! M.W. spent her summer exploring the world of baking and bakery ownership with Liz Smith of Country Road Baking Co.



Get featured on the 2022 Emerging Leaders Map. Nominate Yourself Today!

AUCD is excited to announce that recruitment is now open for the 2022 AUCD Emerging Leaders Map! This year's theme is "Supporting Resiliency and Self-Determination for All."



Missouri's UCEDD and LEND programs partner to develop ACCESSIBLE, the Podcast

Topics across the disability field, including best practices, supports and services, advocacy, and leadership are part of the discussion in the new podcast, "Accessible". "The idea for a podcast grew from a conversation about how we, at the UCEDD, could support the Missouri Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities prepare students for work in the field of developmental disabilities," George Gotto, director of IHD, said. "We also want to educate other professionals in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) field who may not know the full extent of the existing support systems in Missouri."



The University of Cincinnati UCEDD Awarded Grant with the WITH Foundation

The WITH Foundation awarded a total of $250,000 to five organizations, including the University of Cincinnati UCEDD as a result of their joint RFP with the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD). The RFP provided a unique funding opportunity for organizations to support projects that address the intersections of racial equity and healthcare equity for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Community and Academic Partners Collaborate on Kindergarten Readiness and Graduation Rates in Neighborhoods Served by Mailman Center

Key indicators of child wellbeing have improved in East Little Havana and Overtown since these South Florida communities began community-academic partnerships (CAPs) with the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, a new study reveals.

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