News & Events

News

FYI Newsletter June 9, 2014

View this email in a web browser.
Visit the Indiana University website.
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
The Musical Arts Center on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington.
FYI Newsletter Logo June 9, 2014
FYI -Swoop
Spcer Back Issues of the FYI Newsletter Spcer IIDC Facebook IIDC Twitter Spcer
QUICK SCAN
ADA Audio Conference
ADOS-2 Workshop
Mank Quoted in IU Viewpoints Blog
Research Associate Position in Early Childhood
Memory Bridge Training Retreat
51st International Making Cities Livable Conference
Library Corner
Spacer

UPCOMING

ADA National Network Logo
Spacer

ADA Audio Conference

In this month’s audio conference, hosted by the ADA National Network, representatives from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor will address some of the confusion around disclosure under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Disclosure of Disability under the ADA and Its Relationship to Section 503 Regulations
Tuesday, June 17th  
2:00-3:30 pm EASTERN

9 Indiana Locations
Free and Open to the Public

The new Section 503 Regulations (of the Rehabilitation Act) went into effect on March 24, 2014 for federal contractors regarding the recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities. Under the new Section 503 Regulations, federal contractors must invite applicants to self-identify as individuals with disabilities during the pre- and post-offer phases of the application process. Issues surrounding the disclosure of disability-related and medical information under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are difficult for employers, employees, and job seekers. The amount of disability-related information that an employer may request under the ADA depends on which stage of the employment process is involved. With the new Section 503 regulations, questions begin to arise in terms of how the Section 503 requirements fit with the ADA’s non-discrimination requirements.

The session will feature Joyce Walker Jones from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Naomi Levin, from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the U.S. Department of Labor. The presenters will discuss how this issue should be addressed by both employers and applicants/employees with disabilities alike, and they will take questions from the session participants.

Site locations include Bloomington, Gary, Indianapolis (two locations), Marion, Monticello, Terre Haute, Versailles, and West Lafayette. If you can’t make it to one of the hosted locations, visit our website to find out more about other options, some are available at no cost.

For more information about this session, contact Matt Norris at (812)855-6508, or e-mail adainfo@indiana.edu. The Indiana ADA Audio Conference program is sponsored by ADA-Indiana, Great Lakes ADA Center, and the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities.

Spacer
ADOS Manual Cover
Spacer

ADOS-2 Workshop

The Institute’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism will host a two-day workshop on September 9-10, 2014 in Indianapolis focusing on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2). 

This workshop will provide a unique opportunity to learn directly from a co-author of the ADOS-2. The five modules of the ADOS-2 will be outlined. Included will be video demonstrations of administration of some of the modules. There will be an opportunity to practice and discuss the scoring criteria. The clinical use of the ADOS-2 will also be discussed.

Certificates of Attendance for 12.5 instructional hours will be available at no charge and can be used for Professional Growth Points and Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants licensing requirements.

Registration fee is $380.00 per person and includes all required materials including scoring protocols. Participants may find it useful to bring an ADOS-2 manual to the training as a reference (not essential). Click for more information, or contact Catherine Davies (daviesc@indiana.edu) at (812) 855-6508. Registration questions should be directed to Lisa Bidwell (lbidwell@indiana.edu) at (812) 855-6508.

Spacer
Spacer

IN THE NEWS

Photo of David Mank
Spacer

Mank Quoted in IU Viewpoints Blog

David Mank, Indiana Institute Director was quoted in an Indiana University View Points Blog titled IU Disabilities Expert: Decision Shows Supreme Court Catching Up on Language. The Brief, written by Steve Hinnefeld, IU Media Relations, focuses on the evolution of language as it relates to people with disabilities and cites the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on the matter.

Spacer
Spacer

ACROSS THE COURTYARD

Early Childhood Center Logo
Spacer

Research Associate Position in Early Childhood

Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana invites applications for a Research Associate in Early Childhood Education/Special Education at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community’s Early Childhood Center.

The Center is dedicated to improving early education practices that result in positive outcomes for all young children and in the design of universal programs that serve all children together to bring about successful school readiness outcomes.

We are seeking an individual with expertise in early childhood special education services and evidence-based practices. The successful candidate will help our Center expand on and carry out an ongoing program of research to practice initiatives which serve to translate and apply research findings into service models and practices that can be easily adopted by local programs.

Applicants must hold a Master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in early childhood special education. Applicants must also possess extensive knowledge and experience working in the field of early childhood special education and services for young children with disabilities and their families. The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is chosen.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application to Indiana University. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Michael Conn-Powers, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, 1905 North Range Road, Bloomington, IN 47408-9801 or e-mail mipower@indiana.edu. Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Spacer
Memory Bridge Photo
Spacer

Memory Bridge Training Retreat

For the second consecutive summer, the Institute’s Center on Aging and Community and Memory Bridge are sponsoring the Memory Bridge Training Retreat, to be held at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington. Taking place on June 13 - 18, the 2014 Retreat is dedicated to ending the social isolation accompanying dementia through learning how to be with people with dementia in emotionally and spiritually sustaining ways.

Participation in the training is on a scholarship basis. This year applications were received from 29 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Norway. Sixteen individuals were awarded scholarships to participate. Eligible applicants include teachers (who want to bring the Memory Bridge Initiative to their schools); care providers, therapists, administrators, and other professionals whose fields of service enrich the lives of people with dementia. Scholarships cover all expenses except travel.

For the 2014 Retreat, New York Times best-selling writer Lisa Genova, author of the novel Still Alice, will be a special guest. Still Alice is about a professor who discovers she's suffering from early-onset  Alzheimer's disease. The book has been adapted as a major motion picture (of the same title) starring Julianne Moore, now in production. Genova has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University.

The training is based upon experience-centered learning that positions people with dementia in the roles of teacher, guide, and companion. Participants are matched one-on-one with elders with dementia living at Autumn Hills Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Bloomington. Participants and their "Buddies" will spend time together on five occasions over the course of five days of the training. The training is led by Michael Verde, Founder and Director of Memory Bridge.

For more information visit the Memory Bridge website or contact Jane Harlan-Simmons via e-mail at jeharlan@indiana.edu or by phone at (812) 855-2167.

Spacer
Spacer

COMINGS AND GOINGS

Livable Cities Conference Logo
Spacer

51st International Making Cities Livable Conference

Phil Stafford, Director of the Indiana Institute’s Center on Aging and Community will present at the 51st International Making Cities Livable Conference to be held in Portland, Oregon on June 8-12, 2014. Stafford’s presentation entitled Lifetime Communities, will discuss the advantages of Lifetime Communities and planning efforts across the country to create such communities.

The International Making Cities Livable conferences were founded in 1985, and are held biannually in the United States and Europe. They are unique in enabling city officials, architects, planners, developers, community leaders, behavioral and public health scientists, artists, and others responsible for the livability of their cities to exchange experiences, ideas, and expertise.

What distinguishes the IMCL Conferences from other conferences in architecture, planning, or municipal affairs is the breadth of themes and issues addressed, and how they are interconnected. From the outset the organizers felt that, unless our attention can encompass, at the same time, the array of elements essential to a healthy and livable city, little can be accomplished.

Spacer
Spacer

NEW LIBRARY COLLECTION ITEMS

Center for Disability Information and Referral Logo
Spacer

Library Corner

Aull, E. B., & Grandin, T. (2013). The parent's guide to the medical world of autism: A physician explains diagnosis, medications & treatments. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons Inc. 

Barton, E. E., & Harn, B. (2014). Educating young children with autism spectrum disorders: A guide for teachers, counselors, and psychologists. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.

Sicile-Kira, C. (2014). Autism spectrum disorder: The complete guide to understanding autism. New York, New York: Perigee. New York: Perigee.

These new materials may be borrowed from the Center for Disability Information and Referral (CeDIR) at the Institute. To check out materials, please call the library at 800-437-7924, send us an e-mail at cedir@indiana.edu, or come by and visit us at 1905 North Range Road in Bloomington.

Spacer
Limestone relief
Research, Education, and Service
Post to Facebook Post to Twitter Post to Google+
Share this email with a friend | Unsubscribe
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
1905 North Range Rd. | Bloomington, Indiana 47408-9801
Copyright © 2013 The Trustees of Indiana UniversityCopyright Complaints
View more news
Back to Top
 GIVE US YOUR OPINION:> Please complete this brief Website Satisfaction Survey