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This summer, NIDRR will conduct multiple field-initiated grant competitions in its DRRP and RRTC programs, and is seeking reviewers to participate in the peer-review process for these competitions. If you would like to be considered for service as a reviewer … Continue reading
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) defines intellectual disability as a “term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of him or herself, and social skills.” … Continue reading
The federal government has been charged by the National Alzheimer’s Project Act to create and maintain a national plan to overcome Alzheimer’s disease. This plan includes guidance to address the specific needs of certain “populations disproportionally affected by Alzheimer’s disease,” … Continue reading
Applications are now being accepted for the January 2013 University of Delaware’s Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities!
The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Delaware offers intensive week-long leadership institutes, short-term learning opportunities relevant to nonprofit leadership and management, mentoring programs, both undergraduate- and graduate-level campus-based programs, and a resource-rich website all aimed … Continue reading
The Washington Post features an excellent article on Players Unlimited, a Washington, DC acting troupe whose members have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their latest play, Past, Present, Future, casts the limelight on Forest Haven, an institution that closed in 1991 … Continue reading
Para el blog en español, por favor, desplácese hacia abajo. Está por debajo de la versión en inglés. June’s White House Disability Call comes to us from the Special Olympics, to be held in Athens, Greece. The moderator for the call was Mr. Kareem Dale, … Continue reading
On Monday, June 20th Olmstead champion Lois Curtis visited with President Obama in the Oval Office marking the 12th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court discussion in the Olmstead v. L.C. case in 1999. The Olmstead decision helped to … Continue reading
Just Added to the NIDRR Calendar of Events! PAS Webinar on April 7th featuring presenter Renee Wohlenhaus
On April 7th, 2011 the PAS will host a webinar where presenter Renee Wohlenhaus discussing “The Department of Justice and Olmstead: Current cases and decisions.” The 60-minute webinar will begin at 2.00pm Eastern; 1:00pm Central; 12:00pm Mountain; 11:00am Pacific; 10:00am … Continue reading
Full Committee Hearing – Improving Employment Opportunities for People with Intellectual Disabilities
On Wednesday March 2nd, the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee convened for a Hearing on Improving Employment Opportunities for People with Intellectual Disabilities. The committee addressed the following issues which have prevented greater inclusion for individuals with … Continue reading
Rosa’s Law, introduced to the Senate in November 2007, would change the language used in Federal documents from mental retardation (MR) to intellectual disabilities (ID). The REHABDATA Thesaurus currently uses the terms mental retardation and developmental disabilities (DD) to index … Continue reading