|May 25, 2010|
Volume 10, Issue #5
(L) Royal Walker, JD, executive director; Cassie Hicks, Cindy Singletary & Ruthie Bilal
Home of Your Own (HOYO) has received its third Governor's Community Project of Excellence Award. Governor Hailey Barbour presented the Institute for Disability Studies' Executive Director Royal Walker, JD, with the 2010 Best Homebuyer Assistance Award for the work of the HOYO program. IDS received awards in 2007 and 2002. Read more...
An Overview of the Obama Administration's Early Childhood Agenda
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
In this one hour webinar Sharon Lewis, Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) Commissioner and Jeffrey Capizzano,Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Development and
Education in the Administration for Children and Families, will share information on opportunities she sees within the administration to support early childhood initiatives. Read More...
Teleconference: Trainings on Elder Victimization Identification and Prosecution
Topic: Trainings on elder victimization
identification and prosecution
June 4, 11 am EST
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded a grant to Wyoming INstitute for Disabilities (WIND: WY UCEDD) to train Fremont County officials to stop abuse and sexual assault of older individuals or individuals with disabilities. Read More...
AUCD 2010 Annual Meeting & ConferenceSunday, October 31, 2010 - Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Location: Crystal City, VA
"Going to Scale: Making What Works
Accessible to All"
|Technical Assistance Director
This is a
senior management position within AUCD with significant
responsibility for the overall direction and management of the
AUCD seeks a Database Manager to assist and carry out work that will
enhance the operations of its individual member Centers and the AUCD
network in collecting, organizing, analyzing and displaying data.
The Policy Fellowship is
an opportunity for an advanced network member to live and work in
Washington, DC for one year, learning about AUCD, current legislation
affecting people with disabilities and their families, and exercising
Engaging users in meaningful self assessment
Providing access to cutting-edge resources and training materials on leadership
Facilitating a national online community of emerging leaders in multiple fields who touch the lives of people with disabilities
Solomon, an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the UC Davis School of Medicine, was appointed as an advisory public member. In this role she will participate as a representative of a leading research, advocacy and service organization for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Solomon and other new IACC members were welcomed by Secretary Sebelius during a full committee meeting in Washington, D.C. Read more...
The Davidson County Mental Health Court honored Elisabeth M. Dykens, PhD, at its graduation ceremony held April 15. Pictured at Left is Steven Murff, Director of the Mental Health Court Program; Dr. Dykens; and Judge Daniel Eisenstein, the Presiding Judge for the Mental Health Court. Read more...
Institute on Disability (PA UCEDD) Partners on Mural Project
The Institute has partnered with Inglis Foundation and Independence Arts Studio on a mural designed and painted by residents of Inglis House, a skilled nursing care facility for adults with physical disabilities, located in Philadelphia. Inspired by the theme of the upcoming Society for Disability Studies conference, "Disability in the Geo-Political Imagination," the mural will be unveiled during the conference on June 2 through June 5, on the main campus of Temple University. Read more...
|Center for Leadership in Disability (GA UCEDD) Partners to Host it's First Annual "REEL TO REAL" Disability Film Fest
The Disability Partnership
between the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State
University and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at
Morehouse School of Medicine hosted the first annual REEL TO REAL
Disability Film Fest at GSU in March and April, 2010. Read more...
Play is a child's work. Play activities
that focus on sensory motor development can help a restless child to
relax and encourage language in a child unable to speak. A playground
that is filled with activities that stimulate the senses becomes a
wonderland of therapy to children with developmental delays. Read more...
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|This newsletter is
in part supported by the Association, Administration on Developmental
Disabilities (ADD) through a technical assistance contract for the URC,
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) through a technical assistance contract
for the ITAC, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a
National Professional Organization for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
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