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  • HSRI seeks a full-time Program Director to lead the Child & Family Services Team

    11/2011

    The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) seeks a full-time Program Director to lead the Child & Family Services team in our Tualatin, Oregon office.

    This position offers an exciting opportunity to oversee several current large-scale child welfare projects. These efforts primarily involve research or evaluation-based study. In addition, such work involves partnership with state human services agencies, local organizations and others to complete and disseminate findings.

    For additional information please click the 'Read More' link below.

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  • Report Released: National Core Indicators (NCI) 2009-10 Annual Summary Report

    10/2011

    The 2009-2010 Annual Summary Report highlights the most interesting information collected from all the NCI survey tools over the 2009-10 data collection period. The cover was designed by Daniel May- a self-advocate from Canada.

    For more information on NCI, please visit www.nationalcoreindicators.org.

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  • ADD Funds Data Collection For Supporting Families Project

    10/2011

    HSRI is proud to be a part of the Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project

    "As more families continue to be the primary support structure for many people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan, we need to better understand the needs of these families, and what services and supports are available to them. This project will provide important data to inform service systems, researchers, policymakers, and families." said Commissioner Sharon Lewis of ADD.

    For more information and to read the full news release, click on the 'read more' link below.

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  • HSRI President Valerie J. Bradley Presents to the Irish National Disability Authority

    10/2011

    Val Bradley recently presented an overview of the National Core Indicators program to approximately 250 attendees in Dublin, Ireland.  The theme of the conference was "People with disabilities participating fully and safely in the community", and the title of the presentation was "National Core Indicators:  Using Data to Manage Public Systsems"

    You can download the powerpoint slides below:

    Irish National Disability Authority Presentation

     

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  • The Riot! - Issue 30

    10/2011

    This issue is Part 2 of 2 about jobs. In our last issue we talked about things that get in the way of self-advocates getting real jobs for real pay - like being stuck in workshops and day programs. We are still feeding the dinosaur.

    But there’s good news! Policy makers, advocates, and state leaders all over the country are working on “Employment First” policies to create Real Community Jobs.

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    You can visit The Riot! website here:  www.theriotrocks.org

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  • Take the Self-Advocacy Survey!

    10/2011

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    Please help us! We want to hear from self-advocates from around the country about their self-advocacy groups. Self-advocates are people with disabilities who speak up for themselves. If you are a self-advocate AND a member of a self-advocacy group, please fill out this survey.

    Take the Survey!

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  • AFP - Summit 2.0: Real Jobs--It's Everyone's Business

    09/2011

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    On November 17-19, 2011, we invite you to be a part of an historic national conference that seeks to find solutions to the challenges facing increasing integrated employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

    HSRI is proud to help sponsor this highly interactive convening of the leaders of the intellectual and developmental disabilities community to address the challenges and barriers facing increasing integrated employment for people with IDD.

    Register Now!

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  • HSRI Welcomes Rick Sampson as Project Director

    08/2011

    Experienced Leader Brings Wealth of Knowledge

    HSRI is pleased to announce Rick Sampson as Project Director for the Data Analysis Coordination and Consolidation Center (DACCC) of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). Mr. Sampson will oversee the DACCC, a CSAP initiative providing comprehensive data and analytic resources to support program planning, policy decisions, and the advancement of knowledge in the substance abuse prevention field.

    Mr. Sampson is an accomplished health and human services professional, bringing 36 years of clinical, research, and management experience to HSRI and DACCC. Through leadership roles held in the public and private sectors, Mr. Sampson was responsible for the implementation and development of behavioral health services and programs, as well as the successful management of federal, state and local government contracts and grants.

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  • HSRI Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

    08/2011

    HSRI 35th logoThis month the Human Services Research Institute will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its founding.  We want to thank all of our loyal colleagues and friends who, over the years, have been our collaborators, supporters, mentors, and friends.  We also want to recognize all of the people who have worked for HSRI over the years – each of whom has made a lasting contribution to HSRI.

    We are all privileged to work in the field of disability and family and child services and hope for the continuing opportunity to assist public managers, providers and advocates around the country.

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  • Dr. Virginia Mulkern has been elevated to the position of Executive Vice President of HSRI

    06/2011

    The Human Services Research Institute is proud to announce that our valued colleague, Dr. Virginia Mulkern, has been elevated to the position of Executive Vice President of HSRI. Dr. Mulkern has been with the Institute since 1982. In her new capacity, Dr. Mulkern will take on additional administrative duties and will provide valuable support to the President as well as to the leadership team as a whole.

    Dr. Mulkern, who is a sociologist, has worked in the field of behavioral health services and evaluation for more than thirty years. She has taught courses in evaluation methods and medical sociology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.   Dr,. Mulkern has managed over 40 federal and state grants and contracts, most related to behavioral health services research. 

    All of us at HSRI look forward to working with her in the new capacity.

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  • New self-determination resource now available from the Riot!

    06/2011

    The Riot is excited to announce that Space Race is now available for purchase at www.theriotrocks.org/products/space-race.  The Space Race game is a new resource for developmental disability service providers, transition specialists, self-advocates, and others involved in person-centered planning processes or in teaching people how to use self-directed supports. 

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  • Juntos Podemos/Together We Can Family Center: 2011 El Día del Niño/Day of the Child

    06/2011

    Celebrating the 6th Annual El Día del Niño/Day of the Child and its’ 6 year anniversary, children and families join Juntos Podemos/Together We Can Family to honor the special place that all children have within families, and community.  This year we celebrated with a host of community partners, organizations, volunteers and community members and doubled our previous attendance to more than 400 children and families.  This cultural celebration opened with a splendid and colorful representation of Aztec dancing by Danza Azteca in their third invitation to kick-off the day. Featuring our annual Kids Corner Crafts with our themed art project of mini Piñatas and “One of a Kind Drumline” Youth Corp Led by Director Eddie Esparza, this years’ festivities grew to include new partners and more diverse events. Watch and enjoy the day!!

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  • Self-advocates release report on the meaning of community living to advise policy

    05/2011

    Self-advocates from the National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN), Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) have released their report on the meaning of community living to advise policy.

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  • Documents Available for Download: Evaluation of Ohio's Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project

    05/2011

    The Evaluation of Ohio's Title IV-E Waiver project has released five documents for download.

    They include:

    You can download these documents by clicking on the links above, or by visiting the The Evaluation of Ohio's Title IV-E Waiver project page here: http://www.hsri.org/project/evaluation-of-ohio-title-iv-e-waiver

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  • The Riot! Joins College of Direct Support Curriculum Offerings

    04/2011

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    ATLANTA, Georgia, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

    - Prominent Newsletter Written by and for Individuals With Disabilities Provides Resource for Direct Support Professionals

    The College of Direct Support (CDS) ( http://info.collegeofdirectsupport.com/), an internet-based curriculum for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and managed in partnership by Elsevier | MC Strategies (http://www.mcstrategies.com/) and the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center, has announced the addition of a new genre of courses based on "The Riot!" - a quarterly newsletter written by and for self-advocates.

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  • HSRI is Hiring!

    04/2011

    HSRI is seeking motivated individuals for the following positions:

    • Project Assistant
    • Research Analyst

    For more information and to submit your resume, please visit our Careers page.

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  • Lilia Teninty to Join the Human Services Research Institute

    04/2011

    Brings key experiences and knowledge to HSRI’s Developmental Disabilities Policy Team

    We are pleased to announce that Lilia Teninty, M.PA., has joined the Human Services Research Institute as a Senior Policy Specialist. Ms. Teninty will focus on a variety of HSRI priorities, including system re-design, resource allocation, self-directed services, family support, and quality improvement. As always, in this work she will team with others at HSRI to generate policy solutions to promote community integration and self-direction.

    Please join us in welcoming Ms. Teninty to HSRI. Her strong management experiences as a state policy maker, coupled with her knowledge of the field and her commitment to community centered policy solutions assure that she will make significant contributions to our work and the field overall.

    Beginning April 18, 2011 Ms Teninty may be reached by email at: LTeninty@hsri.org

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  • HSRI to Implement the North Carolina Relationships Initiative

    04/2011

    HSRI is implementing the North Carolina Relationships Initiative to identify reasons why self-advocates experience loneliness and barriers to relationships in their daily lives.  Project staff will host focus groups and conduct interviews with self-advocates, family members, and provider agency staff who live in urban and rural communities around the state.  Resulting information will reveal what gets in the way of self-advocates experiencing relationships and also what supports self-advocates need to have relationships.  We will use this information to challenge local self-advocates working together to address identified barriers and to develop policy recommendations that increase opportunities for self-advocates to experience safe and healthy relationships in their daily lives.

    The project page is available here:
    http://www.hsri.org/project/north-carolina-relationships-initiative

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  • Reports Available for Download: 3 Data Briefs and the Consumer Outcomes Final Report for 2009-10

    04/2011

    National Core Indicators has released 3 new Data Briefs and the Consumer Outcomes Final Report for 2009-10.

    The Date Briefs are:

    The Consumer Outcomes Final Report for 2009-10 serves as the final report for the consumer outcomes portion of Phase XII (2009-2010) National Core Indicators (NCI) data collection. All consumer survey data submitted between July 2009 and June 2010 are included in this report.

    You can download these reports by clicking on the links above, or by visiting www.nationalcoreindicators.org and navigating to the Reports page.

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  • National Core Indicators Mentioned in Parade Magazine's Featured Story on "Autism’s Lost Generation"

    04/2011

    This past weekend Parade Magazine’s feature story on “Autism’s Last Generation” cited the National Core Indicators program, a long-standing data collection effort across half the states and coordinated by HSRI and NASDDDS.  The article references an NCI Data Brief on Autism from 2008.

    You can read the article here:  http://www.parade.com/health/autism/featured/autisms-lost-generation.html

    We are also pleased to announce that three new NCI Data Briefs have just been posted to www.nationalcoreindicators.org, including an update of the Autism issue.  You can find them on the reports page.

    Spread the word and join us in observing National Autism Awareness month!

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  • Report Available for Download: National Accreditation of Community Service Providers to Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    03/2011

    The Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities engaged HSRI to conduct a survey of the 50 states to determine current state quality management practices pertaining to provider national accreditation.

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  • The Riot! featured in Apostrophe Magazine

    02/2011

    Apostrophe, a magazine for people with disabilities, recently reported on The Riot!'s new website in an article titled: Self-advocacy newsletter launches new website.   The new website features improved acessibility controls, toolkits, products, games, and showcases work from Spotlight Studios, a gallery dedicated to displaying work from artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    "Together, we take a tough and honest look at sensitive issues like closing institutions, silly rules that keep people down, disability pride and intimate relationships.  We tell it like it is - Riot style, with a purpose and a sense of humor."

    - HSRI Policy Associate Jaime Daignault

    Apostrophe is a quarterly magazine involved in the lives of people affected by intellectual disabilities, providing jobs, opportunities, resources and support. The article may be accessed on page 52 in the article viewer in the following link (requires Flash):
    http://apostrophe.journalgraphicsdigital.com/current/

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  • The Riot! - Issue 27

    01/2011

    Welcome to the Art Issue!

    With this issue, our goal was to raise awareness, celebrate artists with disabilities, and challenge misperceptions about people with disabilities and their ability to create something of value. We also introduced the Riot’s new online art gallery, Spotlight Studios.

    How well did we do at reaching our goals? See for yourself. Check out the Art Issue and have yourselves a regular Riot!

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    You can visit The Riot! website here:  www.theriotrocks.org

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  • The Riot! Launches New Website

    01/2011

    Rowdy Riot gets a redo!

    The Riot! has changed a lot over the past six years! It has grown from an eight-page newsletter with a few hundred subscribers to a popular publication with a huge following and a national and international reputation!

    Today, the Riot! is much more than a newsletter – it’s an enterprise. It grew from an unruly tendril to a rowdy vine with no place to go. We had to give it more room and we had to do something fast! So we gave The Riot! a new look and a new website where you can talk it up on the blog with other readers and see products and services that promote self-advocacy and self-determination. You can also visit Spotlight Studios, an online art gallery that celebrates artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Who knew that if you put it in the sun, it would grow?!

    Check out the new riot website: www.theriotrocks.org and have yourselves a regular Riot!

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  • HSRI is Hiring

    01/2011

    HSRI is seeking motivated individuals for the following positions:

    • Project Director
    • Editor/Quality Control Manager
    • Logistics Coordinator
    • Research Analyst

    For more information and to submit your resume, please visit our Careers page.

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  • HSRI Research Fellow Mady Kimmich Publishes Article on Child Welfare Service Intervention Challenges

    01/2011

    Maddy's article, Challenges in Measuring the Fidelity of a Child Welfare Service Intervention, discusses the challenges practitioners faced in implementing family team meetings, and evaluation challenges encountered in specifying, measuring, and reporting on model fidelity.

    The article's Abstract maybe accessed here:
    http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/963944592-20220080/content~db=all~content=a931192853~frm=abslink

    An account at informaworld is required to subscribe to or purchase and view this article.

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