Delaware Leadership Institute, Summer 2016 - Applications Now Being Accepted

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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New Report: HSRI Evaluates Year 1 of a Supported Decision-Making Pilot

Date: 12/2015

HSRI released its first-year evaluation report of a supported decision-making (SDM) pilot project in western Massachusetts. The project is a joint initiative between the Center for Public Representation and Nonotuck Resource Associates.

The report notes key lessons learned and provides recommendations for those looking to implement SDM. As stated in the report, CPR and Nonotuck established a cooperative organizational foundation for SDM, invested considerable resources in SDM education and training, and assisted Read More

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