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  • Reminder: CPSD Announces the 2014-2015 Ruderman Fellows Program
    CPSD Ruderman Fellows Program 2014-2015 The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination (CPSD), in partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation, is seeking an exemplary professional with experience in the field of public policy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a Public Policy Fellowship. A fellowship will be awarded in the... Read More
  • 2014 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion winners
    On Monday, the foundation announced the 5 winners of the third annual Ruderman Prize in Inclusion. The winners come from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Israel. I would appreciate if CPSD could help the foundation push the announcement out online and/or on social media. Here are some relevant links:Prize related... Read More
  • House and Senate Pass the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act
    On Wednesday July 9th, 2014, the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (a bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act, which includes the Rehabilitation Act) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 415-6 after clearing the Senate 95-3, an effort led by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), on June 25th.... Read More


  • Should People with Disabilities Work in Their Communities?
    Prior to the 1970s, many people doubted that individuals with disabilities were capable of working. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, study after study found that not only can individuals with disabilities perform meaningful vocational tasks, but that they also prefer competitive employment to sheltered workshops. However, twenty years later, many... Read More

CPSD Partner Events

  • The Certified Employment Support Professional Certification (CESP) Awarded Accreditation by the NCCA
    The Certified Employment Support Professional Certification (CESP) Awarded Accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Rockville, MD – August 8, 2014 – The Employment Support Professional Certification Counsel (ESPCC) and National APSE are pleased to announce that the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has granted accreditation to... Read More
  • AUCD 2014 Registration
    From aucd: Early Bird: by Oct 10; Final Deadline: Oct 24 Reserve your space today for the highly anticipated AUCD Conference. This year’s AUCD Conference theme reflects our goal of achieving an elevated level of engagement with our respective and collective communities, networks, and well beyond in order to better... Read More
  • NDI Report Finds Adults with Disabilities Continue to be Economically Shortchanged Despite ADA’s Guarantee
    NDI REPORT FINDS ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES CONTINUE TO BE ECONOMICALLY SHORTCHANGED DESPITE ADA’S GUARANTEE As the U.S. celebrates the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, a first-of-its-kind report shows people with disabilities are less financially stable than people without disabilities (Washington, D.C. – July 22,... Read More