Wed Feb 13 2019

  • CAC Meeing
    12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Wed Feb 27 2019

  • Vermont Disability Awareness Day
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Capitol Building, Montpelier, VT

    Save the date for Disability Awareness Day at the State House in Montpelier, VT. The Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights<http://vcdr.org/> (CDCI is a member) holds this annual event to raise awareness of key issues and "celebrate our common humanity."

Thu Mar 14 2019

  • Stepping Forward Together 2019: Vermont Care Partners Conference
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Davis Center, UVM

    Registration Information Coming Soon

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Vermont Care Partners will be holding its annual conference to continue the discussion with national, regional, and local speakers about health disparities, cultural competence and ways we can improve our service delivery to all Vermonters. The 2018 conference was incredibly successful despite a blizzard and weather obstacles. People continue to ask for enhanced opportunities to learn more about and discuss the topics of racism, sexism, classism, ableism, cultural blindness, and ways that we can develop inclusive organizations and services in our state. Conference attendees will include: health and human services providers, economic service providers, first responders, educators, state officials, translators, and more.

    Vermont Care Partners (VCP), representing 16 of the State’s Designated and Specialized Services Agencies, continues to work closely together with the Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND) at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the University of Vermont Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, and the Vermont Agency of Human Services to present this important opportunity

    Conference Goals:

    * Promote practices and approaches to service delivery that support inclusion of all people
    * Present practices and approaches to organizational development that promote inclusion of all people
    * Educate about the current and historical state of the “isms” in Vermont as a way of setting the context for the need for ongoing work
    * Enhance peer-driven programs and approaches that promote inclusion of all people
    * Expand policy initiatives that promote inclusion of all people

    Consider contributing to the conference by submitting a proposal for a workshop, table top discussion, or poster.

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS – DUE OCTOBER 31, 2018

    Submit Your Proposal<https://vermontcarepartners.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Call-for-Proposals-2019.pdf>

Thu Mar 21 2019

  • Blackboard Jungle 12: Engaging Inclusivity, Practicing Civility, and Shaping Learning Communities for Today and Beyond
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Davis Center, University of Vermont

    Universities and Colleges are complex, diverse, and multidimensional spaces for teaching, learning, and working. This year’s Blackboard Jungle Symposium (BBJ 12) is designed for UVM faculty, staff, and all others wanting to participate in critical conversations, construct new and promising inclusive practices, and foster conversational spaces where intellectual diversity, equity, and the free exchange of ideas are enabled, appreciated, and valued. The Symposium is a collaborative opportunity to engage in new learning and contribute to an open, civil exchange of ideas, perspectives, and beliefs that will foster transformative leadership and social justice in the classroom and the workplace. Please join us for two exciting learning days!


    For more information, please visit the Blackboard Jungle Website<https://www.uvm.edu/hrdma/bbj>.

Fri Mar 22 2019

  • Blackboard Jungle 12: Engaging Inclusivity, Practicing Civility, and Shaping Learning Communities for Today and Beyond
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Davis Center, University of Vermont

    Universities and Colleges are complex, diverse, and multidimensional spaces for teaching, learning, and working. This year’s Blackboard Jungle Symposium (BBJ 12) is designed for UVM faculty, staff, and all others wanting to participate in critical conversations, construct new and promising inclusive practices, and foster conversational spaces where intellectual diversity, equity, and the free exchange of ideas are enabled, appreciated, and valued. The Symposium is a collaborative opportunity to engage in new learning and contribute to an open, civil exchange of ideas, perspectives, and beliefs that will foster transformative leadership and social justice in the classroom and the workplace. Please join us for two exciting learning days!


    For more information, please visit the Blackboard Jungle Website<https://www.uvm.edu/hrdma/bbj>.

  • Building Wider Doors for Inclusive Excellence: Disability in Our Classrooms, Campus, and Community Blackboard Jungle Panel
    9:45am - 11:45am

    This interactive panel presentation and discussion will introduce participants to disability-related requirements, resources, and responsibilities in and around our classrooms, campus, and community. Following a panel presentation from experts in our UVM community, participants will choose a specific topic and join a group dialogue based on their interests. Topics include identifying challenges and opportunities related to physical accessibility, implicit bias among faculty and staff, universal design for learning, and accommodations in the classroom and community settings. The session will conclude with identification of supports and actions needed to promote inclusivity and excellence for persons with disabilities.

    Panelists:

    * Vanessa D. Santos Eugenio, Academic Advisor & Student Support Specialist, Chair, Committee on Inclusive Excellence, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
    * Winnie Looby, PhD, Lecturer and Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in the Interdisciplinary Study of Disability, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion and College of Education and Social Services (CESS)
    * Sharon Mone, Program Director, Student Accessibility Services
    * John S. Pirone, Ed.D., Lecturer and Coordinator American Sign Language Program, CESS
    * Lance Smith, PhD, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Counseling Program, CESS
    * Benjamin Wimett, Assistive Technology Outreach Specialist, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, CESS

    Facilitators:

    Jesse Suter, PhD, Director, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI), CESS

    Katie Shepherd, EdD, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, CESS

Wed Apr 03 2019

  • Vermont Family Network Annual Conference
    8:00am - 4:30pm
    Double Tree Hotel, South Burlington

    Save the date for the Vermont Family Network annual conference. Details on the conference can be found here<https://www.vermontfamilynetwork.org/news-events/annual-conference/>.

  • Intelligent Lives Screening with Filmmaker Dan Habib
    3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Double Tree Hotel, South Burlington

    We are excited to announce that Intelligent Lives, and its creator Dan Habib, are coming to Vermont. This new film captures an emerging paradigm in which people who have accessed supports can successfully participate in general education, college, integrated employment and relationships. Save the date and watch the trailer: http://bit.ly/SiteILtrailer

Wed May 08 2019

  • CAC Meeting
    12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired