National Survey Demonstrates That People with Disabilities are Striving to Work and Overcoming Barriers (NH UCEDD/LEND)
Americans with disabilities are striving to work and overcoming barriers to employment. This is a key finding of the 2015 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey, the first nationally representative survey on the workplace experiences of Americans with disabilities, presented by experts today on Capitol Hill. The survey of 3,013 people with disabilities, aged 18 to 64, was commissioned by Kessler Foundation and conducted by the University of New Hampshire.
Vermont's UCEDD, the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) at the University of Vermont has received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S Department of Education to test the RENEW intervention. CDCI will collaborate with the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (IOD) to conduct the trial. The primary goal of the grant is to test whether students who receive RENEW have better outcomes than students receiving typical services. Suter and co-principal investigator Dr. JoAnne Malloy of IOD's RENEW Project, and clinical assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire, will test for differences in student engagement, self-determination, social support, as well as academic and behavioral functioning.
by Andy Imparato, Executive Director, AUCD
This month, as we reflect on 25 years of implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is easy to focus on the letter of the law and miss the larger message of this historic legislation. For me, the greatest value of the ADA has been its role in framing disability as a natural part of the human experience and branding discrimination against children and adults with disabilities as something that is unlawful, unnatural and unnecessary.
Today, the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) officially announced American Airlines has come on board as a Tour Partner of America's Disability Rights Museum on Wheels (DRMW), the country's first disability rights mobile museum.
Today The US Supreme Court released a decision in the King v. Burwell case, which challenged a portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Members of the AUCD Network have a Congressional mandate to educate policy makers. This guide (free to download) describes the processes involved in legislation and provides suggestions for maximizing the effectiveness of your interactions with policymakers.
Find out what on tap for the House and Senate this week; ESEA reauthorization action; letter urging a ban on aversive conditioning devices; and more.
Location: Bethesda, MD
This bi-annual meeting is an opportunity for MCHB-funded Autism CARES legislation grantees representing research, training, and state implementation stakeholders to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration.
Location: Washington, DC
The 2015 Healthy Aging Summit will specifically highlight the science of healthy aging and preventive services and identify policy gaps that can be pursued to improve the quality of life for older adults. A greater understanding of the social, environmental and emotional factors that influence health in the later years of life can improve quality of life and reduce healthcare costs.
Location: Austin, TX
The 2015 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) will take place October 21-24, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The AACPDM Annual Meeting provides high-quality dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances as applied to persons with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. New Frontiers is the theme for the meeting.