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HSRI and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities recently released the results from the first deployment of the National Core Indicators – Aging and Disabilities adult consumer survey, an important new tool for the aging and physical disabilities field. NCI-AD™ survey data is collected through in-person interviews with older adults and adults with physical disabilities accessing publicly funded services. The project’s primary aim is to provide valid and reliable Read More
Presentation: Supporting Individuals to Have Full and Meaningful Lives as Members of Their Communities
On May 25, HSRI President Valerie Bradley presented to a forum of Massachusetts parents and advocates. In addition to highlighting national trends that impact the support needs of families, she also spoke about reforms in family support and shared NCI family survey data related to the circumstances of families receiving state services.
Val highlighted several trends in the DD field that have an impact on families. Read More
The new documentary Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization explores the principle of normalization, an idea that challenged fundamental assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities, and the iconoclastic professor whose intense, multi-day workshops trained thousands of human services professionals in the theory and practice of this idea. In addition to archival images and footage, the film features dozens of interviews with leaders in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Read More
Valerie Bradley and Ari Ne’eman (president and co-founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network) recently presented a webinar entitled “National Core Indicators and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Putting the Data in Context.” Sharing NCI data on demographic characteristics and outcomes for adults on the autism spectrum who receive services from state I/DD systems, they provide policy and research recommendations that address the need for services and supports that encourage inclusion, integration, autonomy Read More