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February 6, 2014  Copy to Calendar

Academic Programs in Disability Studies

This is a listing of Disability Studies programs in North American Academic Institutions. The title "Disability Studies" has become popular and is sometimes used to refer to programs in clinical or instructional fields. This listing does not include research or training centers that do not offer formal academic programs.

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AUCD Trainee  End of the Year Webinar

April 27, 2017  Copy to Calendar

AUCD Trainee End of the Year Webinar

Location: Webinar
This live webinar will be discussing: How to leverage your experiences in your traineeship for personal and professional endeavors. Providing resources and opportunities for involvement.

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The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes

April 27, 2017  Copy to Calendar

The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes

Location: Webinar
The LEAD Center, in collaboration with the ABLE National Resource Center, will be holding a webinar focused on how individuals with disabilities, and their families, can use ABLE Accounts to increase their financial stability and produce more positive employment outcomes. The webinar will take place on April 27th at 3:00-4:30 pm EST and aims to demonstrate how provisions in the ABLE Act can enable people with disabilities to achieve competitive integrated employment, begin to save more than $2,000 without fear of loss of SSI and Medicaid eligibility and set longer term goals for financial stability and self-determined and self-directed lives. The presentation will review the basic elements of these new ABLE account programs, now open in 19 states, and will include the perspective of a current ABLE account owner.

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2017 START National Training Institute (NH UCEDD)

April 30, 2017  Copy to Calendar

2017 START National Training Institute (NH UCEDD)

Location: Rye Brook, NY
Save the Date for the 2017 START National Training Institute (SNTI), the second annual training event offered by the Center for START Services, a non-profit program at UNH/IOD. SNTI was founded in 2016 to promote dialogue and collaboration in our continuous effort to improve practices, service outcomes, and life experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disability and co-occurring mental health conditions (IDD/MH).

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Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 18, 2017  Copy to Calendar

Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Location: Webinar
One of the most difficult times for youth and young adults with ASD is the transition from school to adulthood. In fact, young adults with ASD typically experience low rates of employment, independent living, and connection to community. This session will review the research regarding employment outcomes for youth with ASD as well as review 3 important pathways to employment. These pathways are internships, supported employment and customized employment. Additionally, the presenters will provide specific examples regarding the supports youth and adults with ASD used to acquire and maintain employment in community-based integrated environments.

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2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

June 5, 2017  Copy to Calendar

2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

Location: Azusa, California
The 2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability will be held in Azusa, California, June 5-8, 2017 at Azusa Pacific University. The Institute brings together academics, theologians and others to explore the inclusive intersections of faith and disabilities.

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AUCD Leadership Academy - Deadline Extended

June 25, 2017  Copy to Calendar

AUCD Leadership Academy - Deadline Extended

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the inaugural AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. The academy will be held on the downtown GSU campus in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25-30, 2017.

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2017 AAIDD Conference

June 26, 2017  Copy to Calendar

2017 AAIDD Conference

Location: Hartford, CT
The AAIDD Annual Meeting provides researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives.

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2017 Autism CARES Meeting: Pathways to Progress

July 10, 2017  Copy to Calendar

2017 Autism CARES Meeting: Pathways to Progress

Location: Bethesda, MD
This bi-annual meeting is an opportunity for MCHB-funded Autism CARES legislation grant recipients representing research, training, and state systems change stakeholders to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration.

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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

October 9, 2017  Copy to Calendar

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Location: Honolulu, HI
The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most 'diverse gatherings' in the world, encourages and respects voices from "diverse" perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.

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