Category Archives: Developmental Disability

Toward a More Inclusive Definition of Diversity in the Disability Community

The following is a cross-post from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Blog. The blog is written by Aaron Bishop, Commissioner for the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities under ACL.  As Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month draws to a close, it … Continue reading

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Intellectual Disability and a Path to Overcoming Stigma: My Conversation with Sam

The following cross-posted blog features an interview with Sam, a member of NCWD/Youth’s 2013 YouthACT cohort from the Ala Costa Adult Transition Program (ACAT). The original post is available in full.  We started the ACAT program in 2009 with six students. Sam is … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The following blog entry is a cross-post from ACL Blog, the official blog of the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The blog is written by Kathy Greenlee, Administrator for the Administration for Community Living and Sharon … Continue reading

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Employment First: Achieving Integrated Employment for All

Earlier this week, NCWD/Youth staff had the pleasure of participating in Washington, DC’s Achieving Employment First Conference sponsored by the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. According to the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Employment First … Continue reading

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Hamza’s Story

NCWD/Youth is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month all throughout March. Part of that celebration is sharing real stories from people in our community, people who are proud and successful in large part because of their disabilities, not in spite of … Continue reading

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From Awareness to Respect

The following is a cross-post from the Disability Blog on Disability.gov. This blog is written by Commissioner Sharon Lewis, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More blogs from Disability.gov are online at http://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/.  The Developmental Disabilities … Continue reading

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