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Now Available! Papers from the Community Access Unlimited Symposium

Date: 27/2014

Last fall, HSRI President Val Bradley helped facilitate the Community Access Unlimited (CAU) Social Movement Symposium, where participants and speakers explored trends in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities—including participant direction, self-advocacy, self-determination, technology, and managed care—and discussed ways to help expand a progressive inclusion movement to improve people’s lives.   Speakers included Ari Ne’eman from the Autism Self Advocacy Network, Ansley Bacon and Read More

Job Opening: Developmental Disabilities Policy Associate

Date: 12/2014

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) seeks a full-time Policy Associate to work within our intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) studies team in our Tualatin, Oregon office.  HSRI is an equal opportunity non-profit organization that conducts research and evaluation and provides training and technical assistance in the fields of child welfare, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to participate in projects to advise Read More

HSRI Newsletter - December 2014

Date: 12/2014

The HSRI Newsletter (December 2014) was released last week. Topics include:​​

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NASDDDS Celebrates 50 Years of Leadership and Support to States

Date: 12/2014

HSRI is proud to congratulate NASDDDS, its longtime partner on the National Core Indicators and other influential projects, on a half-century of working to improve research, training, and services for people with disabilities and their families. This video was made to commemorate NASDDDS’ 50-year mark. In addition to celebrating the work of NASDDDS, the video highlights watershed events in the history of the developmental disabilities movement. Written and narrated by Robert Gettings. Produced Read More

Now Available! New Resources on Peer Respites

Date: 11/2014

Peer respites are emerging as an alternative to medical interventions for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis. Staffed and operated by individuals with lived experience of the mental health system, peer respite programs offer voluntary, short-term residential stays with a focus on building connections and mutual, trusting relationships to help people navigate their way through crisis. Bevin Croft, an HSRI research associate, and Laysha Ostrow, formerly of HSRI and Read More

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