News & Events

News

FYI Newsletter June 1, 2015

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 1, 2015
FYI -Swoop
Spcer Back Issues of the FYI Newsletter Spcer IIDC Facebook IIDC Twitter Spcer
QUICK SCAN
ADA Webinar
Memory Bridge Training Retreat
Camp YES, AND: Teens on the Spectrum and Teachers - Laughing and Learning Together
Family Engagement Self-Assessment Tool
Visual Supports and Social Narratives for Summer
AUCD Network News
Library Corner
Spacer

UPCOMING

ADA National Network Logo
Spacer

ADA Webinar

On Thursday, June 4th, the ADA National Network and the U.S. Access Board will host a session on the various research projects undertaken and funded by the Access Board to better inform the development of their guidance and other technical materials. 

Overview of Access Board Sponsored Research Projects

Free Webinar
Thursday, June 4th
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. EASTERN
 
It's free, but REGISTRATION is required to participate in the webinar.

Most of the Access Board's research projects are designed to develop information for its use in writing or updating design criteria and/or develop technical assistance material. This session will provide an overview of the diverse projects completed since the late 1990's including anthropometry for persons with disabilities and wheeled mobility, exterior surfaces, playground surfaces, swimming pool accessibility, and much more.

Spacer
Memory Bridge Logo
Spacer

Memory Bridge Training Retreat

For the third consecutive summer, the Institute’s Center on Aging and Community and Memory Bridge are sponsoring the Memory Bridge Training Retreat , held at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington. The 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 Retreat, to be held on June 19 - 24, 2015, is on a scholarship basis only. Applications were received from 80 people residing in 29 U.S. states and 6 countries. Fourteen of those applicants have been awarded scholarships for 2015, including individuals from Australia and the United Kingdom. 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.

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 who have 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 call (812) 855-2167.

Spacer
Camp YES Logo
Spacer

Camp YES, AND: Teens on the Spectrum and Teachers - Laughing and Learning Together

There are Only 17 days left in the Institute’s Center on Education and Lifelong peer-to-peer funding campaign to raise funds for camp scholarships to send students on the autism spectrum and teachers to Camp YES. Our funding goal is $8,500.00. Thanks to the 31 individuals that have already contributed!!!

Camp YES, AND is an improv summer camp for teens on the spectrum and teachers. During the first week of camp (June 22-26, 2015) teachers will learn the techniques of improv and their application to supporting youth on the spectrum.  During the second week (June 29-July 3, 2015), teachers and camp leaders will co-facilitate an improv camp for teens on the spectrum. 

Camp YES, AND is the first program of its kind in Indiana.  Its innovative approach combines a camp experience for teens with professional development for teachers.  The camp directly serves teens and teachers; plus, it builds local capacity to expand and sustain the work. Your support will allow us to offer this amazing experience to teens and teachers at no cost. Make a gift today, or say YES AND by clicking the "fundraise for this campaign" button to personally help raise scholarship funds for this year's camp.  Either way, you're a star.

Spacer
Spacer

ACROSS THE COURTYARD

Image of the State of Indiana
Spacer

Family Engagement Self-Assessment Tool

Michael Conn-Powers, Director of the Institute’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) and Katie Herron, Research Associate, with ECC, are finalizing a family engagement self-assessment tool for On-My-Way Pre-K and EEMG programs to use as part of their work as members of the Family Engagement Committee working group within the governor-appointed Early Learning Advisory Committee.

A series of family engagement indicators within the self-assessment tool were chosen because they reflected the conceptual family engagement framework ELAC has adopted. They are evidence-based and are being used by other states or national associations providing accreditation in early childhood. These indicators were then ranked via a Think Tank exercise led by ECC. Indicators were then aligned across four levels so that programs can assess how “far along” they are for each indicator. In addition to the tool itself, we have been working with the committee to finalize definitions of the assessment levels. They have also been working to operationalize family outcomes so that programs can measure whether their efforts are leading to changes in families and children.

Spacer
Visual Support Image
Spacer

Visual Supports and Social Narratives for Summer

The Institute’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism has put together some visual supports pertaining to summer break and the Fourth of July. The Center has developed a larger collection of visual supports and other resources provides examples of various strategies that can be used to support students on the autism spectrum, as well as others with and without disabilities. Some of these visuals have also been used as part of a school’s Response to Intervention (RTI) or as part of School-wide Positive Behavior Supports (PBIS).  Many of the visuals can also be used with families to assist their son/daughter at home. Others may benefit adults on the spectrum, as well. 
 
Special thanks to Hamilton-Boone-Madison Special Services Cooperative, Creekside Middle School- Carmel, Indiana’s Autism Leadership Network and staff at Indiana Resource Center for Autism for sharing the content for this collection.

Spacer
Spacer

FROM AUCD

AUCD Logo
Spacer

AUCD Network News

Since 1963, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) have been working to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity, and community inclusion are key components of this vision. Currently, sixty-seven UCEDDs in every state and territory are located in a university setting. Click to learn more about UCEDDs.

Spacer
Spacer

NEW LIBRARY COLLECTION ITEMS

Image of Library Books
Spacer

Library Corner

  • Alpern, G. D., & Allen, J. (2007). Developmental profile 3, DP-3. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services. 

Designed to evaluate children from birth through age 12 years, 11 months, the DP-3 includes 180 items, each describing a particular skill. The respondent simply indicates whether or not the child has mastered the skill in question.

  • National Residential Information Systems Project (U.S.), & Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project. (2012). In-home and residential long-term supports and services for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, status and trends through 2012. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration/UCEDD, Research and Training Center on Community Living.

Presents data on individualized and congregate settings, utilization and expenditures for Medicaid's Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCBS) and Medicaid's Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities program, national longitudinal trends in the utilization of and expenditures for long-term services and supports, and services and supports provided in state-operated facilities serving 16 or more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project. (2012). Supporting individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families, status and trends through 2012. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration/UCEDD, Research and Training Center on Community Living.

A technical report describing results from a survey of state intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) agencies for FY 2012 on the status and trends of long-term supports and services for people with IDD that focuses on supports provided in individualized settings (the home of a family member, a person's own home, a host home or foster family setting or group homes shared by three or fewer people with IDD).
These new materials may be borrowed from the Center for Disability Information and Referral (CeDIR) at the Institute. To check out materials, contact the library at 800-437-7924, send an e-mail to cedir@indiana.edu, or 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