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“Tough but Needed”: The (Continued) Importance of DEI Programs

Date: 05/2024

Many organizations are backing down on their DEI efforts. HSRI president, David Hughes, discusses the importance of countering this trend, with insights from Colleen Kidney and Jamekia Collins.

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Webinar: Finding One’s Advocacy Community: Stories and Insights from the Disability Community

Date: 04/2024

The ACL Grassroots Project is hosting an upcoming webinar on April 24 from 2-3:30 p.m. EST: Finding One’s Advocacy Community: Stories and Insights from the Disability Community.

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lCKOLPaaTIegVi0azUKZvg.

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ACL awards HSRI the lead on The ACL Grassroots Project

Date: 04/2024

The ACL Grassroots Project: Engage. Connect. Advocate.

The Administration on Community Living (ACL) awarded HSRI the lead on the ACL Grassroots Project which will use a multi-system (e.g., national, state, and local) approach to: 

Develop structures, processes, and relationships necessary to build the next generation of cross-disability, cross-generational, and culturally diverse leaders within the advocacy movement.’  Connect, grow, and strengthen networks of grassroots advocacy and action coalitions Read More
HSRI's Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Act

Date: 01/2024

HSRI Founder and President Emerita, Valerie Bradley, penned this article on the 60th anniversary of the groundbreaking Developmental Disabilities Act (DD Act) of 1963—an indisputable reason why the lives of people and their families nationwide have greatly improved over the decades. Using data from the National Core Indicators-IDD® 2021-2022 In-Person Survey, Bradley assesses the extent to which we have lived up to the expectations presented in the DD Act. 

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HSRI's Alixe Bonardi and Kate Brady Featured on "BoggsCast," the podcast of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

Date: 12/2023

Alixe Bonardi, OTR, MHA, FAAIDD, Vice President – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Kate Brady, PhD, ABD, Project Manager for the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) and HCBS Setting Rule Engagement, discuss moving toward an authentically person-centered system of supports and services for people with disabilities on Episode 22 of "BoggsCast," the podcast of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.

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