Article on the Benefits of Friendship Networks for People with I/DD

Date: 03/2016

HSRI Policy Associate Elizabeth Pell co-authored an article with Angela Novak Amado and Kim Zoeller in the Winter 2016 issue of Impact, an issue focused on supporting wellness for people with I/DD. Their article, “Friendship Matters! Improving Health and Well-Being by Supporting Relationships,” includes NCI data on the better outcomes achieved when adults have friendships that extend beyond family and paid staff. The article notes how provider agencies can use The Council on Quality Read More

Delaware Leadership Institute Summer 2016

Date: 03/2016

Applications for the University of Delaware’s National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities - to be held July 10-15 - will be accepted through May 4. 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. The focus of the Leadership Read More

Now Available! New Issue of The Riot!

Date: 02/2016

The Riot! just released its first-ever Canadian issue. This special Maple Leaf Edition, called "We Belong," is a collaboration between The Riot! Staff and People First of Canada (PFC). PFC members share their stories of belonging.

The Riot! is a publication of HSRI and features content from self-advocates. Visit for more information and previous editions.

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HSRI Presentations from AAIDD Annual Meeting 2015

Date: 6/2015

HSRI President Val Bradley and many members of our staff recently attended and presented at the AAIDD Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference sessions and plenaries highlighted exciting innovations in research, practice, and policy, and HSRI attendees returned feeling motivated and energized about progress in the field. Here we provide a number of the presentations they gave, covering such topics as staff stability, the new HCBS requirements - tools for Read More

HSRI Newsletter - December 2015

Date: 12/2015

The HSRI Newsletter - December 2015 was released this week. Topics include:​

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