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3/10/2022

Iowa's UCEDD Promotes Reading and Disability Representation as It Turns 50

Founded in 1972, the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD/Iowa's UCEDD) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, the UCEDD is making a contribution to the Disability Resource Library (DRL) at CDD. The UCEDD will purchase a series of books for the DRL that promote reading and disability representation in books.

 
 

3/10/2022

Mailman Center Occupational Therapist Receives National Recognition

Douglene Jackson, Ph.D., OTR/L, LMT, ATP, research assistant professor and associate director of community engagement at the Mailman Center for Child Development, will receive the Roster of Fellows Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

 
 

3/10/2022

Mark Crenshaw Named Assistant Director of CLD

Mark Crenshaw, MTS, has been named the Assistant Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University (GSU). Mark currently serves as the Director of Interdisciplinary Training for GSU�s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and the Training Director for Georgia�s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) program. He also serves on the Executive Committee for Georgia�s Council on Developmental Disabilities.

 
 

3/10/2022

MI-DDI Community Trainers Talk About Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Community Trainers from the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute educate people and families through virtual meetings. Each Community Trainer created a video to share what HCBS mean to them.

 
 

3/10/2022

NH-ME LEND Spring Kickoff Event Helps Prepare Trainees for Disability Policy Seminar

In late January, the NH-ME LEND Program hosted a two-state panel discussion and a keynote speaker as part of their virtual Spring Semester Kick Off Event, Organizing to Influence Your State's Policy. The session was designed to help prepare NH and ME trainees to participate in the annual Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC on March 28-30, 2022.

 
 

3/10/2022

Prospects for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Epilepsy

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a method for focal noninvasive cortical stimulation where small intracranial electrical currents are induced by a strong extracranial magnetic field. Unlike most brain stimulation techniques that are deployed for treatment in drug-resistant disorders, TMS stands out as a method with as much diagnostic as therapeutic capacity.

 
 

3/10/2022

Ukranian Students, Professionals and Human Rights Defenders: Use UC Davis Article 26 Backpack

Article 26 Backpack is a safe and secure platform to store academic credentials, documents and human rights advocacy work product. As the situation in Ukraine grows worse UC Davis encourages students, professionals and human rights defenders to use Article 26 Backpack.

 
 

3/10/2022

University of Wyoming College of Nursing Awards Peter K. Simpson Advanced Practice Nursing FAN Award

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming is pleased to announce that Canyon Hardesty, M.S, CHES, associate director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, is the 2022 recipient of the Peter K. Simpson FAN Award. This honor is in recognition and appreciation for work and commitment to the DNP program, its faculty, and students.

 
 
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3/9/2022

Dr. Phillip Rumrill to deliver Hanoch Livneh Lecture on Psychosocial Adaptation Research

The Council on Psychosocial Adaptation Research (PAR) has invited Dr. Phillip Rumrill, Director of Research and Training at the UK Human Development Institute, to deliver the prestigious Hanoch Livneh Lecture on PAR at the 2022 National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference in San Diego, California.

 
 

3/9/2022

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."

 
 
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3/9/2022

Opening Doors: UNH-4U Program Introduces Students with Intellectual Disabilities to Campus Life

Hats off to UNH-4U students on a successful first semester! UNH-4U students explored campus, attended classes, and made meaningful social connections. The IOD congratulates them on completing their first semester as UNH Wildcats!

 
 

3/9/2022

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center Clinical Trials Program is Recruiting Participants!

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center's clinical trials team is currently recruiting participants for three studies, Axial, Otsuka, and Aurora.

 
 

2/28/2022

Call for Vaccine Confidence Stories

We want YOU to share your story! Why is getting vaccinated or boosted important to you? Have you talked to your friends or family about getting the vaccine? How did it go?

 
 

2/28/2022

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayAppropriations; HHS Guidance on Civil Rights Protections for People with Disabilities; Senate HELP Committee Hearing; PREVENT Pandemics Act; NDRN "Restraint and Seclusion" Federal Policy Update White Paper; Disability Policy Seminar 2022; Tuesdays with Liz

 
 

2/25/2022

MN LEND Fellow Receives Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship

Caroline Roberts (MN LEND 2020-21) has been awarded an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year, providing a stipend of $25,000 plus tuition. Roberts is a student in the University of Minnesota's Department of Educational Psychology and supports the work of a TeleOutreach Center workgroup that brings together Interdisciplinary MIDB researchers and clinicians focused on understanding and improving outcomes for children and youth who engage in self-injury.

 
 

2/25/2022

National Institute of Mental Health James Jackson Memorial Award

2022 Award Nominations due April 18, 2022

NIMH is pleased to announce the 2022 James Jackson Memorial Award! This award is named in honor of the late Dr. James Jackson, a renowned social psychologist who was the Daniel Katz Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan.

 
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