16 results for author: Denise Mock

IASSIDD 2015 Conference

15th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre 15-19 August, 2016 - Melbourne, Australia Highlights and Key Events 24 Keynote Addresses and Master Lectures Past Presidents’ Forum Platform Presentations and Symposia Poster Sessions and Poster Symposia Exhibits and Video Theatre Pre-Congress IASSIDD Academy Workshops Pre-Congress Support Workers’ Conference Social Program – Networking and Exchanges Travel scholarships available for scientists, students and self-advocates Key Dates: Abstract Submissions: 1 Septem...

We Can Keep Her – Disabled Mom Wins Daughter Back

A Massachusetts mom with a “mild intellectual disability” won a two-year historic legal battle Monday and was reunited with the baby who was taken from her at 2 days old and placed in foster care.

National Council on Disability Twitter Chat March 27, 2015 3pm est

Twenty-five years after Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, the ‘ADA Generation’ is now entering adulthood and, as such, parenting is the natural next step in enforcing and ensuring the protections afforded by the ADA. On Friday, March 27 at 3pm EST join the National Council on Disability for a Twitter chat as we celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing mothers with disabilities, and discuss ways that we can better support women with disabilities and their families. Use the Hashtag: #‎wmnhistNCD

Boston Globe Response to DOJ Recent Ruling

Disability does not prec...nion - The Boston Globe

Just as we are preparing to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, comes these findings–

US DeptofJustice 01292015 Justice Department and DHHS affirm

NCD Statement on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Issued: July 14, 2014 Over a decade ago, the National Council on Disability (NCD) helped kick off U.S. disability community consideration of an international treaty by publishing a White Paper titled Understanding the Role of an International Convention on the Human Rights of People with Disabilities.[i] Since that time, NCD has published numerous documents and reports[ii] in support of the development, signature and ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).[iii] Through the development phase of the treaty and our support throughout the process, NCD has proudly encouraged the ratification of this first ...