National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities - Summer 2019

Date: 06/2019

Applications for the University of Delaware's National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities, to be held this summer (July 21-26) will be accepted through June 14, 2019. 

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.< Read More

Examining the Role of Social Supports, Family Involvement in Psychiatric Medication Discontinuation

Date: 05/2019

HSRI Research Associate Bevin Croft and colleagues recently had an article published online in the journal Psychosis.  Entitled “An exploratory analysis of the role of social supports in psychiatric medication discontinuation: Results related to family involvement,” the article describes a service user-led study of 194 adults who sought to completely discontinue prescribed psychiatric medications, exploring various social supports. They found that family was significantly associated with medication discontinuation, and respondents who Read More

Valerie Bradley Presents at the Data Science and Right to Science Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Date: 05/2019

From May 18-21, HSRI's Valerie Bradley participated in a conference and symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia on the right to science as a human right. Valerie's presentation highlighted the importance of technology in the lives of people with disabilities in supporting them to be active participants in their community, in jobs, and in relationships. She also shared recommendations regarding the involvement of people with disabilities in the design of technology Read More

Valerie Bradley Speaks at Hill Briefing as Part of Mental Health Awareness Month

Date: 05/2019

In recent years, growing numbers of transition age youth with I/DD and mental illness have become incarcerated in county and city jails. On May 15, HSRI's Valerie Bradley spoke at a Hill briefing highlighting the needs of transition age youth as part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Valerie joined a group of colleagues in Washington, D.C. to present an informational session on people I/DD and mental health diagnoses to Read More

NCI Releases Data Brief on Guardianship

Date: 04/2019

NCI states vary widely in the percentage of people with IDD who have a guardian—from 5.5% in one state to 89.0% in another. In their latest Data Brief, the National Core Indicators team highlights this variation and examines outcomes for people under guardianship. They also present some initial steps for considering guardianship reform and expanding alternatives like supported decision-making.

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