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6/27/2016

Munroe-Meyer Institute Teams with State for Autism Coverage Medicaid Guidelines (NE UCEDD/LEND)

Following a 2015 Nebraska Supreme Court ruling that mandated Medicare coverage for children with autism in the state, Nebraska officials seeking information on the types of services that could and should be provided met with a team of professionals from the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute.

 
 

6/27/2016

UCONN UCEDD Hosts Self-Determination Event for Connecticut Practitioners

UCONN UCEDD hosted an all-day training event on Self-Determination and its importance in the education of students with disabilities." Invited presenters were Drs. Michael Weymeyer and Karrie Shogren from the University of Kansas. Over 100 individuals representing school districts across the state of Connecticut, along with advocates, family members, graduate students, and state agencies staff attended the training.

 
 

6/22/2016

AUCD Celebrates the 17th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Urges Congress to Support States in Implementation of Olmstead

AUCD and its self-advocates, family members, and allies, joins with the greater disability community in celebrating the 17th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead vs. L.C. decision (1999), a landmark decision that has afforded hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities the opportunity to move from institutions to their own homes and communities. Seventeen years ago today the Supreme Court ruled that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities cannot be unnecessarily segregated and must receive services in the most integrated setting possible.

 
 
 

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Trauma-Informed Care Throughout the Lifespan  Copy to Calendar
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Adapting Trauma Treatment for Youth with Special Needs  Copy to Calendar
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Public Policy

 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayLast week the House approved the first of 12 appropriations bills; House Democrats held a sit-in; Zika funding; and more

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz - David Frye

In recognition of Pride Month, Liz Weintraub, host of this week's edition of interviewed David Frye, who serves as coordinator for the Vermont LGBTQ Disabilities Network in this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All. They discussed his experiences as an LGBTQ individual with a disability. In case you missed last week's edition, Liz interviewed Jennifer Longdon, is a person with a disability as a result of gun violence. They spoke about her experience following the gun violence and how she became a disability advocate.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz - Jennifer Longdon

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz Weintraub interviewed Jennifer Longdon, is a person with a disability as a result of gun violence. They spoke about her experience following the gun violence and how she became a disability advocate. In case you missed last week's edition, Liz interviewed John Sorenson, Project Officer for the Money Follows the Person program and a housing specialist at CMS. They spoke about the challenges being a father with a disability in honor of Father's Day (June 19).

 
 
 

Events

Reinventing Quality 2016

Reinventing Quality 2016  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD

The 2016 Reinventing Quality Conference is jointly hosted by the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota, Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), University of Delaware National Leadership Consortium, American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and TASH.

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MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Friday, August 5, 2016
Location: UC Davis Conference Center, Davis California

The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities.

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16th Annual Conference on Cognitive Disabilities and Technology

16th Annual Conference on Cognitive Disabilities and Technology  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Location: Broomfield, CO

On October 6, 2016, the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities will proudly host its 16th Annual Conference on Cognitive Disabilities and Technology in Broomfield, CO. Join innovators engaged in working with Cognitive Disabilities and Technology in a Conference designed to inform about recent advances in the field and stimulate conversations about future developments.

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