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Derek Nord Named New Director of Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IN UCEDD)

Following a national search, Derek Nord has been appointed the new director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University. Nord is currently associate director of the Research and Training Center on Community Living, a part of the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration.


Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Improving Practices with High Quality Training and Coaching  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Webinar Series Employment First: From Idea to Reality: Funding and Support for Competitive Integrated Employment  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Racial & Ethnic Disparities for Adults with ID/DD  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Public Policy


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayJudiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing regarding a bill that would weaken Title III of the ADA; Department of Labor released the final Overtime rule; Department of Education issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement provisions of the new ESSA; introduction of Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act; FDA is extending the comment period for the proposed rule to ban electrical stimulation devices; and more


AUCD Statement: ESSA Rulemaking

AUCD is encouraged that the Department of Education has released proposed rules on accountability, state plans, and the transparency of data.


Tuesdays with Liz - Robyn Powell

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Robyn Powell from the Disabled Parenting Project about people with disabilities who are parents. In case you missed last week's edition, Liz interviewed Laura Fortman, Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor about work protections for individuals with disabilities.



AAIDD 2016 Conference

AAIDD 2016 Conference  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 6, 2016 - Thursday, June 9, 2016
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

The 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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International Society on Early Intervention Conference

International Society on Early Intervention Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - Friday, June 10, 2016
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Ulf Janson, to whom this conference is dedicated, devoted much of his professional life to promoting the rights of young children with disabilities, understanding the nature of social inclusion, and advocating for the full inclusion of all children and their families. In this conference, early intervention is proposed as a basic right of all vulnerable children, and will be explored from many perspectives.

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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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