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The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities is Recruiting Participants for the Rural Transportation Interviews Project

The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC:Rural) at the University of Montana is currently recruiting for a project in which researchers are interviewing people with disabilities who live in rural areas with limited transportation options. The one-on-one interviews ask about how they get around their communities and their experiences with different transportation services.



Don't Forget about Transportation!

Safe, accessible, reliable, and affordable transportation is a key to the ability of individuals with disabilities, seniors, and those with low income to access health care, education, employment, and community services. But, too often, creating mobility and transportation partnerships is an afterthought in service planning.



Charting the LifeCourse Nexus Ambassador Badge Academy

In the summer of 2021, Charting the LifeCourse Nexus piloted the Ambassador Badge Academy courses with a select group of LifeCourse Nexus Coaches. And, after a successful pilot run, the Ambassador Badge Academy courses are now available to all certified Charting the LifeCourse Ambassadors.



Iowa's Pipeline Programs Promote Self-Advocacy, STEM and More

Iowa's UCEDD has continued to focus on pipeline activities to develop future leaders, and to promote diversity and inclusion as we build capacity in our state. This summer, we hosted two pipeline projects, which we expect to continue as annual activities in Iowa.



New Nationally Certified Training for Vocational Rehabilitation Leaders

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston is announcing the Transformational Rehabilitation Leader Training (TRLT), a new, nationally certified, professional education program in partnership with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC), and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI).



MI-DDI Autonomous Vehicle Project Releases White Paper

A study was conducted by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) to gain a better understanding of how Autonomous Vehicles (AV) can be used to meet the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities. The study was funded by a grant from the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC).



AUCD Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

As we begin 2020, we as a nation, including the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation impacts the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities and protects against discrimination and ensures and improves access to opportunities afforded to all.



New Publication on Transportation Patterns for Working-age Americans with Disabilities (NH UCEDD)

A recently published paper by Megan Henly and Debra Brucker at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire analyzed data on travel patterns to consider ways in which people with disabilities differ from people without disabilities in their daily transportation.



SALT at Mailman Center: Empowering adults with disabilities to take the first steps towards self-advocacy (FL UCEDD/LEND)

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world". This quote by Howard Zinn has always resonated with me because it's rooted in the principle that even if we start small, efforts can domino effect into something much greater. I am proud to be an Audiology extern at the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development because we believe in opportunities for ALL people, including those with disabilities.



Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities Co-Hosts an Employment Summit (NY UCEDD/LEND)

On October 4th the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities (SCDD), the UCEDD at the University of Rochester, co-hosted an Employment Summit in Rochester, NY, in partnership with Starbridge, a local provider agency. The Summit brought together policy makers, business leaders, self-advocates, family-advocates and professionals to start a community-wide conversation about increasing employment and decreasing poverty for people with disabilities in the Rochester region.

LEND Trainees and Faculty pose with Senator Shenna Bellows (third from left) and Kim Humphrey (far right.


Grassroots Advocacy Strategies in the State of Maine (ME LEND)

The Maine LEND Program hosted an Advocacy and Strategy Forum on April 27, 2018, in Lewiston, Maine. LEND Trainee, Kim Humphrey, a public health advocate, founder of Community Connect ME, and mother of a child with autism, led the charge with key decision makers who work with and/or have children with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in the state. State Senator Shenna Bellows and former Maine State Legislator Peter Stuckey led one key aspect of the Strategy Forum. Speakers and presenters also included University of Maine professor and Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies Director, Alan Cobo-Lewis; LEND trainee and occupational therapist, Taylor Cahill;LEND trainee and family member, Sanaa Abduljabbar; Coordinator of Education and Autism for the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Alan Kurtz. There were approximately 40 leaders and advocates in attendance.



President Donald Trump's Intent to Appoint Personnel to the President 's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)

The PCPID has 31 members: 18 citizens, and 13 ex officio (federal government) members. A maximum of 21 citizen members is allowed. Citizen members are appointed by the President and serve for a maximum of two years. A variety of individuals are appointed as citizen members, including parents of individuals with intellectual disabilities, scientists and professionals from the field, community and business representatives, and systems advocates.



Montana UCEDD RTC:Rural Shares Rural Disability and Solution-Focused Research

The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC:Rural) at the University of Montana has produced two research summaries that provide an overview of their community-based research. Both documents can be downloaded as accessible PDFs here: Rural Disability and Solution-Focused Research.



Revised Transportation Voucher Toolkit available FREE (MT UCEDD)

Transportation, especially in rural areas, continues to be one of the main issues that people with disabilities deal with on a daily basis. To help address this barrier to community participation, RTC:Rural and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) developed the Rural Transportation Voucher Program. This Toolkit was recently updated and can now be downloaded for free from the APRIL and RTC websites



Family Behind "When Sean Speaks" Gives Back to the Center on Disability and Development (TX UCEDD)

Sean Carter has become an important Texas voice in the fight against drunk driving. When Sean was attending school at North Texas, he climbed into the passenger seat of a car being driven by a drunk driver. On the drive home, the car spun out of control and slammed into a tree. He was rushed to the hospital and declared paralyzed. Sean's mother was told that he had Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and to "hope for the best." Over the years, Sean slowly began to make progress and can now communicate through assitive technology. Presently, he uses his computer to speak to other young people across Texas about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving.Sean's message has reached tens of thousands of young Texans and he and his family continue to spread his message and raise money for TBI research through his nonprofit organization "When Sean Speaks."

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