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News

 

11/19/2018

Think College awarded $2.5M Stepping Up Technology Implementation Grant (MA UCEDD/LEND)

Think College at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston is excited to announce that it has been awarded a $2.5 million Stepping Up Technology Implementation Grant from the US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs. The project will fund the development of Future Quest Island - Explorations: Advancing College and Career Awareness for Elementary Students with and without Disability.

 
 

11/19/2018

Think College Directors Receive Leadership Award (MA UCEDD/LEND)

The directors of Think College and authors of the acclaimed Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Meg Grigal and Debra Hart, were awarded the George Jesien National Leadership Award at the State of the Art Conference in Syracuse University. Grigal and Hart have guided the development of federal and state policy and have informed the research and practice of thousands of educators. Their work has paved the way for the development of inclusive post-secondary education programs across the country and abroad.

 
 

10/22/2018

Oh Yes, I CAN Work! (AZ UCEDD)

Competitive Employment for Persons with Significant Disabilities

The Arizona University Center on Development Disabilities (AzUCD) at Northern Arizona University partnered with the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council to host two half-day trainings and a simultaneous webcast designed to advance an interagency approach to the concept that competitive, integrated employment is achievable for people with significant disabilities.

 
 

10/16/2018

Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities Co-Hosts an Employment Summit (NY UCEDD/LEND)

On October 4th the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities (SCDD), the UCEDD at the University of Rochester, co-hosted an Employment Summit in Rochester, NY, in partnership with Starbridge, a local provider agency. The Summit brought together policy makers, business leaders, self-advocates, family-advocates and professionals to start a community-wide conversation about increasing employment and decreasing poverty for people with disabilities in the Rochester region.

 
 

9/6/2018

Leader in Disabilities Education Jared Schultz, PhD, Joins UA College of Education and UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities (AZ Sonoran UCEDD)

Jared Schultz, PhD, a noted leader in disabilities education and research, has joined the UA College of Education as a professor in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies and the UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities as the director of research. The Sonoran Center is housed within the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine, where Dr. Schultz also will have a joint appointment.

 
 
 

Events

Success Conference: Redefining Transition (TX UCEDD)

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Saturday, March 2, 2019
Location: College Station, TX

The 2019 Success Conference: Redefining Transition will feature local and state-wide vendors/agencies/organizations, an expert panel, and a motivational keynote speaker.

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AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

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Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
Location: Twin Cities, MN

The 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and advocates to learn about innovations in our field that are being translated and implemented on a grander scale. Through knowledge translation we can change practices and policies through effectively communicating our research and creating change at all levels. In a political climate that is complex and dynamic, it is important to remain relevant through the thoughtful translation of our knowledge.

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Resources

 

4/20/2016

Got Transition Anticipates ACP Pediatric to Adult Care Transition Tools

In May this year, the American College of Physicians (ACP) will be releasing new transition readiness/self-care assessment and medical summary tools modeled after Got Transition's "Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition."

 
 

12/15/2015

Got Transition Releases New Resources for Young Adults and Health Care Providers

Got Transition has partnered with the Office of Disability Employment (Department of Labor) and the Youth Transitions Collaborative to create a Transition QuickGuide for youth and young adults (ages 12-30), including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions. The QuickGuide includes information and resources about health insurance, self-care management, transition from pediatric to adult health care, decision-making, and career planning to help young people manage their health care needs in order to make their career goals a reality. A related joint letter from ODEP and HRSA�s Maternal and Child Health Bureau emphasizes the importance of expanding access to health care services and work-based experiences for youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities.

 
 

12/10/2013

Healthcare Transition For Youth With I/DD

A Policy Brief from ASAN

This policy brief addresses the health care needs of autistic youth as they transition to adulthood. The brief, produced by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and funded by the Special Hope Foundation, provides recommendations to ensure that young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) receive consistent access to quality health care, as well as support in taking on adult levels of autonomy with respect to their own health care needs. Please direct any inquiries on this resource to Samantha Crane at scrane@autisticadvocacy.org.

 
 
 

Mentoring Youth with Disabilities

The Need for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities:Youth with physical or mental disabilities represent special populations at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, educational failure, and poor employment outcomes and often have multiple, overlapping risk factors. Such youth can and do benefit from mentoring relationships.

The Need for Inclusive Mentoring Programs:Youth with disabilities typically to receive mentoring within disability-specific programs rather than in inclusive, community-based programs that have a diversity of resources that promote education, job readiness, development of employment skills, and/or training in and exposure to entrepreneurial activities.

The Benefits:

  • Youth with disabilities can participate with their typically developing peers in mentoring programs,
  • The community capacity to serve people with disabilities would be enhanced with training, technical assistance, and programmatic supports,
  • There is a social value to providing inclusive supports and services, and
  • Through building the capacity of community-based mentoring programs to serve all youth well-including those with special physical or mental challenges-is more cost-effective than supporting multiple specialty services.

 Factsheet:

AUCD has developed a factsheet that provides an overview of mentoring youth with disabilities, and gives examples of promising practices from the AUCD network. Click here: factsheet in PDF