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7/25/2017

Tuesdays with Liz: 27th Anniversary of the ADA

In celebration of the 27th anniversary of the ADA, in this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Mark Johnson, one of the leaders of ADAPT, about the history and the future of the ADA and the potential cuts to Medicaid.

 
 

7/24/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondaySenate plans to take up bills to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act; lots of action taking place to defend our health and long term care; this is all ironically happening in the same week as the Anniversary of the ADA; Funding bills continue to move through the House.

 
 

7/24/2017

Diversity Fellowship Capstone Project (ND UCEDD)

By Bailee Laducer, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University

My name is Bailee Laducer and I have spent the last six months as the diversity fellow at NDCPD. I am an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (TMBCI) and am from the reservation located in Belcourt, North Dakota. As the diversity fellow, I identified one of the biggest needs we have is encouraging young people from my community to get training to work in disability related fields. The Director of the Native American Cultural Center at Minot State University (MSU) and I came up with the idea of hosting a Spring Bridges event where we invited 9th through 12th graders from the Turtle Mountain Community High School to visit the MSU campus for an entire day with the purpose of learning about disability studies and human service degree programs. We wanted to expose students to a field they probably would not otherwise consider, meet various faculty members, tour the small campus, and introduce them to the supportive environment of the Native American Cultural Center.

 
 

7/19/2017

Kickoff of the PEERS for Young Adults Certified Training Seminars (CA UCEDD)

Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, director of the UCLA PEERS Clinic, recently held the first 3-day PEERS for Young Adults Certified Training Seminar at the University of Maryland on June 14th - 16th, 2017. Over 65 mental health professionals and educators attended the training seminar sponsored by The University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium (UMARC) and the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences.

 
 

7/19/2017

Southern Miss IDS Community Education Director Elected to Regional Board (MS UCEDD)

Dr. Jerry R. Alliston, community education director at The University of Southern Mississippi's (USM) Institute for Disability Studies (IDS), has been elected to the board of directors for the Southeastern Postsecondary Education Alliance (SEPSEA).

 
 

7/18/2017

New Learning Module! Communicating the Value of Developmental Screening

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) has released a new learning module focused on communicating the value of developmental screening. This easy-to-use learning module incorporates evidence-based practices with perspectives from physicians, parents, and the director of a Title V program for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

 
 

7/18/2017

Tuesdays with Liz: Why LEND Matters

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Wanda Felty, family faculty at the Oklahoma's LEND, about why family support and LEND programs are so important and how they relate to Medicaid.

 
 

7/17/2017

AUCD signed a Letter in Support of the Improving Access to Higher Education Act of 2017

AUCD signed a letter in support of the Improving Access to Higher Education Act of 2017, which strengthens postsecondary education resources for students with disabilities, including Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSIDs).

 
 
 Pictured here are Fellows Chevonne (left) and Ann Marie (right) with Connecticut State Senator Joe Markley.

7/17/2017

CT-LEND and UCEDD Celebrate the success of their first Diversity Fellows!

The University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and LEND program were thrilled with the participation of the Human Services and Family Studies Diversity Fellows from partner Goodwin College this past year. Goodwin participants enthusiastically engaged in weekly seminars, special presentations, observations, and legislative and advocacy events.

 
 

7/17/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayHouse Budget Committee is scheduled to release 2018 budget resolution; Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Vote Delay; hearing on Every Student Succeeds Act; and more

 
 

7/17/2017

Indiana LEND Awarded Grant to Study Needs and Service Utilization of Children Following Neurodevelopmental Diagnosis

Rebecca McNally Keehn, PhD, HSPP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant to study the needs and service utilization of children following neurodevelopmental diagnosis, as a quality improvement initiative of the Riley Child Development Center, the Indiana LEND's interdisciplinary evaluation clinic.

 
 

7/17/2017

Justice System and People with Disabilities Focus of New MN UCEDD Publication

The newly-released "Impact: Feature Issue on the Justice System and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities" (ici.umn.edu/products/impact301) from the Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD) offers justice professionals, disability professionals, people with disabilities, and their families leading-edge articles that help communities work together to support equal access to justice for all. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities can face unique challenges, with potentially serious consequences, when involved with the juvenile or criminal justice systems.

 
 

7/17/2017

Va-LEND Launches New Distance Learning Module

For the past year, Va-LEND has been focusing on ways to expand training opportunities statewide and beyond. Zipporah Levi-Shackleford, former outstanding LEND trainee and current faculty member, has used material from the Vanderbilt Consortium LEND (VCL) Moodle and other on-line resources to develop a module on the "Early Identification of Autism".

 
 

7/14/2017

Video: House Education Committee Roundtable on Access to Higher Education for Students with Disabilities

On July 13, Democrats on the House Committee on Education & the Workforce held a panel discussion on the Improving Access to Higher Education Act. The bill would amend the Higher Education Act and bolster students with disabilities' access to and completion of postsecondary education programs. Watch video of the event >

 
 

7/13/2017

#DoNoHarm --> #SaveMedicaid!

The time to act is NOW

The US Senate majority leadership unveiled the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BRCA) on 7/12 and a vote is expected on July 20.
Don't let up. Tell your Senators that the Better Care Reconciliation Act is BAD POLICY that will cause great harm for millions of Americans.

 
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