National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities - Winter 2018

Date: 11/2017

Applications for the University of Delaware's National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities to be held January 21-26 will be accepted through November 30. This week-long, intensive leadership development program is designed for current executive-level leaders and emerging leaders. Participants may work in areas of management or program leadership in organizations that provide, advocate for, or fund supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.

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Alixe Bonardi Appointed to Advisory Committee for AAIDD Terminology and Classification Manual

Date: 09/2017

The board of directors of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) appointed Alixe Bonardi, a director of HSRI’s intellectual and developmental disabilities services research team, to serve on the advisory committee for the next iteration of the Association’s terminology and classification manual: Intellectual Disability: Definition, Diagnosis, Classification, and Systems of Supports, 12th Edition.

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Val Bradley Awarded the John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Workforce Advocacy & Leadership for 2017

Date: 09/2017

The board of directors of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) named HSRI President Emerita Val Bradley as a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Workforce Advocacy & Leadership for 2017. Val was formally recognized, along with fellow recipient, Marianne Taylor (a former HSRI staff member and Project Director on Skills Standards), in Omaha, Nebraska on September 9, during a special ceremony at the NADSP Annual Meeting & Conference.< Read More

Launch of new website focused on self-direction in mental health

Date: 07/2017

The Human Services Research Institute and Applied Self Direction, the new home for the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, are pleased to announce the release of a new website,, with information and research findings on self-direction, a relatively new approach to recovery for people with serious mental health conditions.  

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Job Opening: Summer Intern II - Behavioral Health Research

Date: 04/2017

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is seeking to hire a part-time or full-time paid summer intern to work on behavioral health research and evaluation projects in its Cambridge, MA offices. Duties include but are not restricted to: contributing to the development of data collection protocols and instruments, and preparing proposals for submission to an institutional review board. 

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