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

HSRI Senior Staff Member Takes New Position

Date: 07/2014

We would like to congratulate Lilia Teninty of our Tualatin, Oregon office on her new position as Director of the Oregon Division of Developmental Disabilities. She will assume her new role in mid-August. Since Lilia joined our staff in 2011 as a Senior Policy Specialist she has been an essential part of our work to inform policy and practice focused on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is with warmest personal regards that we Read More

New Blog Post on The Riot!

Date: 06/2014

A new blog post is now available on the Riot website.  Guest blogger, Monica Foster, interviewed Megan Jones about life, poetry, and self-pride.

Excerpts from Megan’s poem, “So Many Answers Left Unquestioned” are included in this post.​

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