10 Ways NACDD Is Shaping the Future for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families
New & Newsworthy
October 2015 is the 70th Anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)!
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NEW: NACDD Gives Self-Advocates New Tools with E-Publication & Web Site
NACDD recently released “The Art of Impact: A Handbook for Self-Determined Living”. Written by Dr. Scott Michael Robertson in conjunction with the Self-Advocate Leadership Circle of the NACDD, this publication is filled with resources, information and tips for successful advocacy. The accessible publication is available in multiple formats including PDF, e-reader and straight text and is available at http://startyourjourney.org/
RECENT: Reno Conference Creates Enthusiastic Momentum on Issues!
200+ people from across the U.S. and around the world gathered to advance the issues important to people with I/DD and their families. Aaron Bishop, Commissioner Administration on Disability (AOD), delivered the keynote, and conference sessions raised the profile on the need for an increase in self-advocacy and cultural diversity. Read More.
WEBINAR HELD: Calling Much-Needed Attention to Issues for Older Adults with I/DD
This joint webinar presented by United Healthcare & NACDD provided an overview of aging and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), as well as health care considerations for aging and I/DD. It featured a case study from Maine Developmental Disabilities Council Study of Aging and Developmental Disabilities, as well as Q&A.
Presenters include Dr. Matthew Janicki of the University of Illinois-Chicago, who serves as co-chair of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices; Stephanie Gibbs, J.D., Director of Advocacy United Healthcare Community and State; and Donna Meltzer, CEO of NACDD. Learn More: PDF of Powerpoint Slides
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