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12/14/2020

Pandemic makes Summer Internship Program Learning Available to All

In mid-March of this year, several high school and early college students who had made it to the final stretch of a competitive internship selection process received disappointing news. For the first time in its 17-year history, the Summer Internship Program (SIP) hosted by UCEDD in the Institute on Development and Disability at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) had to cancel its planned summer programming. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to keep hospital patients and critical staff safe, administrators at OHSU had made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person student learning opportunities.

 
 

12/14/2020

Peer Mentoring Program

The Ace! and Aspirations program received funding support from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council for the development of a Peer Mentoring Program, which will enhance the college experience for students with ASD as well as students who are neurotypical.

 
 
Aimee Ortiz-Day,  Program Coordinator

12/14/2020

Postsecondary Graduate is Featured Speaker for "Support and Connection: Person-Centered Practices During COVID Virtual Training Series

The Person-Centered Employment Planning Training (PCEP) kicked off their first series of virtual training sessions! PCEP is a two-day training that provides an environment that supports students in gaining the skills and experiences necessary for a successful transition into postsecondary education and/or competitive integrated employment.

 
 

12/14/2020

Report: Outreach Critical During Pandemic: MN LEND Fellows Reach Out to Underserved Communities

In typical times, new parents talk to their pediatricians at well-child visits about developmental milestones. Or they might come across literature about spotting signs of autism, for example, at a community event. But with some families putting off medical visits for their young children due to the novel coronavirus, and with most in-person events cancelled, families could be missing important signs that their children could benefit from early intervention.

 
 

12/14/2020

UAB UCEDD and LEND Programs Announce New Project Director

Sarah O'Kelley, Ph.D. recently assumed leadership of Alabama's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) and the UAB Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) training programs. These programs are a collaborative effort within the UAB Department of Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, and Civitan International Research Center, with clinical operations at the Civitan-Sparks Clinics.

 
 

12/13/2020

IU Research Institute in Disability to Administrate State-wide Disability Resource Database FINDER

For those with disabilities and their families, trying to navigate a complex web of services, programs, and other disability-related community resources can be daunting. In November, IU's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) partnered with AWS Foundation of Ft. Wayne, IN, to implement Indiana Disability Resource FINDER as part of its library information and referral services.

 
 

12/11/2020

AUCD 2020 Virtual Conference Statistics

 
 

12/11/2020

AUCD Professional Fellows Alumni: Innovations in Inclusion in 2020

AUCD celebrated the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities by showcasing innovative global leadership in inclusion by our Professional Fellows alumni in Africa. AUCD Professional Fellows are disability rights advocates from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda who have learned best practices in inclusive employment at U.S. disability rights centers via an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. AUCD implements the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) with ICI-UMass Boston and Humanity & Inclusion.

 
 

12/11/2020

Dr. JoAnne Malloy at UNH Receives HRSA Building Futures Together GrantDr. JoAnne Malloy at UNH Receives HRSA Building Futures Together Grant

Dr. JoAnne Malloy, research associate professor, recently received $2.4M from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for Building Futures Together at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. The newly funded program will prepare 98 paraprofessionals in healthcare and school settings to provide specialized enhanced care coordination to children, youth, and their caregivers whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD).

 
 

12/11/2020

WIHD President and CEO, Dr. Susan Fox, selected as one of Westchester's Power 100

Congratulations to WIHD's President & CEO, Dr. Susan Fox, for being selected as one of Westchester's Power 100 for the second year in a row! Dr. Fox is recognized at #57 this year for her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. This honor is the result of the hard work of everyone at WIHD during these challenging times to continue to support those they serve.

 
 
Map of the U.S. showing the difference between expected need for ICU beds and local availability by county.

12/10/2020

America at a Glance: Early fears realized as COVID-19 surges in rural counties

Risks and impacts of COVID-19 are not distributed evenly. This is especially true for people with disabilities and rural residents who face significant challenges accessing healthcare.

 
 

12/10/2020

Haywood, early director of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) and pioneer in research on developmental disabilities, has died

H. Carl Haywood, professor of psychology, emeritus, former director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND), and colleague of Peabody College's foundational triumvirate of Nicholas Hobbs, Susan Gray and Lloyd Dunn, died Oct. 12 in Nashville. He was 89.

 
 

12/10/2020

National Disability Mentoring Day Event a Success

45 youth and young adults with disabilities in Mississippi participated in the ToTAL (Transition of Teens to Adult Life) National Disability Mentoring Day in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The ToTAL Program is provided through the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS), Mississippi's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and receives funding from the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services. IDS has celebrated National Disability Mentoring Day for 11 years while also including an emphasis on employment, which represents the connection to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

 
 

12/10/2020

New COVID-19 Resources

AUCD has two new resources to help federal, state, and local disability leaders advocate for disability inclusion in COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans.

 
 

12/10/2020

UNH Institute on Disability Receives $2.5m to Transform Higher Education in NH for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the US Department of Education-Office of Postsecondary Education to create greater access to post-secondary education for young adults with an intellectual disability (ID).

 
 

12/9/2020

CORE Meeting Minutes Dec. 2020

pdf File CORE Meeting Notes 12 2020.pdf [download]
 
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