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HSRI's Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Act

Date: 01/2024

HSRI Founder and President Emerita, Valerie Bradley, penned this article on the 60th anniversary of the groundbreaking Developmental Disabilities Act (DD Act) of 1963—an indisputable reason why the lives of people and their families nationwide have greatly improved over the decades. Using data from the National Core Indicators-IDD® 2021-2022 In-Person Survey, Bradley assesses the extent to which we have lived up to the expectations presented in the DD Act. 

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ACL awards HSRI the lead on a one-year Grassroots Project contract

Date: 12/2023

The Administration on Community Living (ACL) awarded HSRI the lead on a one-year Grassroots Project contract which will use a multi-system (e.g., national, state, and local) approach to: 

  • Develop structures, processes, and relationships necessary to build the next generation of cross-disability, cross-generational, and culturally diverse leaders within the advocacy movement.’ 
  • Connect, grow, and strengthen networks of grassroots advocacy and action coalitions supporting each other and with the skills and knowledge to advocate for improvements in the quality of community-living supports.  
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HSRI's Alixe Bonardi and Kate Brady Featured on "BoggsCast," the podcast of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

Date: 12/2023

Alixe Bonardi, OTR, MHA, FAAIDD, Vice President – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Kate Brady, PhD, ABD, Project Manager for the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) and HCBS Setting Rule Engagement, discuss moving toward an authentically person-centered system of supports and services for people with disabilities on Episode 22 of "BoggsCast," the podcast of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.

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Revealing Insights on Quality of Supports and Self-Reported Outcomes Among People with Disabilities

Date: 05/2023

The National Core Indicators (NCI) program announces the release of the National Core Indicators Intellectual and Developmental Disability (NCI-IDD) - In-Person Survey (IPS) National Report for the year 2021-2022. This comprehensive report is based on data collected by 27 states from 13,559 adults receiving long term services and supports (LTSS) from their state Developmental Disabilities (DD) service systems.  This report provides a vital snapshot of the demographics and self-reported outcomes among people using LTSS from DD systems  in the United States.

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Celebrating Women's History: An Interview with HSRI founder and President Emerita Val Bradley

Date: 03/2023

HSRI founder and President Emerita Val Bradley talks about leadership, life lessons, and lasting change in the field of IDD.

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