On March 21 we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! This is a day to come together to celebrate Down syndrome and raise awareness. There are many ways to get involved with the National Down syndrome Society (NDSS) on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)
The odd socks campaign was conceived as the 3 strands of Chromosome 21 just happen to look like socks.
Use #WorldDownSyndromeDay to post on social media
The World mourns the passing of Judy Heumann, Disability Rights Activists
Judith “Judy” Heumann—widely regarded as “the mother” of the disability rights movement—passed away in Washington, D.C. on the afternoon of March 4, 2023. Judy was at the forefront of major disability rights demonstrations, helped spearhead the passage of disability rights legislation, founded national and international disability advocacy organizations, held senior federal government positions, co-authored her memoir, Being Heumann, and its Young Adult version, Rolling Warrior, and was featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary film, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
‘At UConn inclusion and belonging is woven into everything we do’
UConn School of Medicine’s Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D. has been awarded a $10 million federal grant by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education, to provide technical assistance to increase equity in the delivery of early childhood intervention services to infants and young children from diverse backgrounds who have disabilities or developmental delays.
The new Early Childhood Intervention Personnel Development Equity Center is national in scope, and will be working with state systems of early childhood intervention, and institutions of higher education (IHE) who prepare the workforce to provide these services.
$10 Million for National Early Childhood Intervention Personnel Development Equity Center Awarded to UConn
UConn Health continues to be a leader in preparing adults with disabilities for the workforce.
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Native American Tribal Nations and the History in Connecticut
Cedric Woods, PhD
Director, Institute for New England Native American Studies, UMass Boston
UConn Social Work Scholar Mogro-Wilson Achieves a Pair of ‘Firsts’ in Reaching Milestones – UConn Today
Cristina Mogro-Wilson, Ph.D., has reached two key milestones as a social work scholar in a short span of time: First, she was promoted to full professor at the School of Social Work, becoming the first Latina full professor in the School’s 75-year history in a promotion that took effect in August. Second, she was named editor-in-chief of Families in Society, the first journal of social work research in the United States, becoming the first person of color to hold the position.