Alixe Bonardi Appointed to Advisory Committee for AAIDD Terminology and Classification Manual

Date: 9/2017

The board of directors of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) appointed Alixe Bonardi, a director of HSRI’s intellectual and developmental disabilities services research team, to serve on the advisory committee for the next iteration of the Association’s terminology and classification manual: Intellectual Disability: Definition, Diagnosis, Classification, and Systems of Supports, 12th Edition.

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Val Bradley Awarded the John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Workforce Advocacy & Leadership

Date: 9/2017

The board of directors of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) named HSRI President Emerita Val Bradley as a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Workforce Advocacy & Leadership for 2017. Val was formally recognized, along with fellow recipient, Marianne Taylor (a former HSRI staff member and Project Director on Skills Standards), in Omaha, Nebraska on September 9, during a special ceremony at the NADSP Annual Meeting & Conference.< Read More

Launch of new website focused on self-direction in mental health

Date: 7/2017

The Human Services Research Institute and Applied Self Direction, the new home for the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, are pleased to announce the release of a new website,, with information and research findings on self-direction, a relatively new approach to recovery for people with serious mental health conditions.  

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NCI-AD Webinar: The State Experience

Date: 12/2017

On Thursday, December 14, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm Eastern, HSRI and NASUAD will hold a webinar for state staff interested in learning more about the National Core Indicators-Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD) program. NCI-AD is a consumer survey designed to support states' interest in assessing the performance of long term services and supports (LTSS) programs and improving services for seniors and adults with physical disabilities. NCI-AD's primary aim is to collect and maintain valid and Read More

National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities - Winter 2018

Date: 11/2017

Applications for the University of Delaware's National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities to be held January 21-26 will be accepted through November 30. 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 Institute is Read More

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