CENTER FOR LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP
OKLAHOMA’S FEDERALLY DESIGNATED
UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (UCEDD)
It’s My Future! iPad App
It’s My Future! is a new iPad app designed to support adults with
developmental disabilities to become more self‐determined and to
meaningfully participate in their annual planning meetings. The app
provides self‐paced videos to help people with developmental disabilities
learn more about planning and leading their meetings. Topics include
decision making, goal setting, and communication skills. This app was
developed by AbleLink Technologies and the Kansas University Center on Developmental
Disabilities, in collaboration with the Institute for Human Development at the University of
Visit the iPad App Store to download the app for $2.99, or visit www.aucd.org for more
Disability History Museum Offers Online Archive
The Disability History Museum provides a digital archive of items related to the
historical experience of people with disabilities in the United States. Available at
www.disabilitymuseum.org, the archive allows you to search for articles,
photographs, reports, and other items about a variety of topics. Materials in the
archive date back to the 18th century and represent disability through the life span.
New Transition Websites
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Transition Steering Committee
launched a new website that focuses on transition for youth with disabilities. The website features
news, events and resources for youth and their families, as well as educators and employment
professionals. Visit the website at www.ed.gov.
Also available is a new website at www.2012transition.org that provides materials
from the 2012 National Transition Conference. This website includes captioned
videos from the keynote and opening sessions, as well as materials from the
breakout sessions, which are organized by topic. The website was developed by the
Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
New Tips for Families Series
The Office of Head Start’s National Center on Health has published a series of tip
sheets that provide information to families about the health and wellness of young
children. The “Tips for Families” series includes topics such as healthy eating, oral
health, and safety. The tip sheets are available at eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Mar. 21: DDSD Waiting List Meeting, 1:30 p.m. State Capitol Complex, Sequoyah Building, Room C‐47 Visit www.okwaitinglist.org for more information. Mar. 26: On the Road Family Perspective Conference, 8 a.m‐3 p.m. Seretean Wellness Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK Click here for more information or to register (free). Apr. 3: People with Disabilities Awareness Day, 12 p.m.‐4:30 p.m. Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City For more information, visit www.okrehab.org. Apr. 9: On the Road Family Perspective Conference, 8 a.m‐3 p.m. Autry Technology Center, 1201 W. Willow, Enid, OK Click here for more information or to register (free). Apr. 15‐17: Disability Policy Seminar, Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org. Apr. 20: Community Resource Fair ‐for families of children with disabilities Putnam City West High School, 8500 N.W. 23rd St., Oklahoma City 9 a.m.‐12 p.m. Call 405‐495‐3770 for more information. Apr. 23: On the Road Family Perspective Conference, 8 a.m.‐3 p.m. Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 7301 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City Click here for more information or to register (free). Apr. 24: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day, 10:30 a.m. Oklahoma State Capitol, South Steps 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City Apr. 29: Joining Forces Conference, 8:30 a.m.‐4 p.m. Moore Norman Technology Center, 13301 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City Go to http://2013jfconference.eventbrite.com to register (free), or call 405‐271‐5072 or 1‐877‐871‐5072 for more information.
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