Employee of the Month: Stuart Simon
Stuart, whose father is a photographer, was born in St. Louis but grew up in New Orleans. Stuart holds a BS in Music from Millsaps College from 2007, and two Master’s Degrees, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and both from 2012. One is in Music History, and the other is in Library and Information Science. After that, Stuart returned to New Orleans and pursued a post-baccalaureate certificate in applied computing with an emphasis on Integrated Application Development, receiving it in May 2016. Stuart began working at HDC in February, 2016. His duties are varied and include: graphics specialist, webmaster, database specialist, and photographer. Outside of work, he enjoys music, New Orleans cultural life, and singing in the choir at Touro Synagogue. Stuart can be reached at email@example.com or you can visit him in his office in the Human Development Center building in room 463.
Getting RtI and MTSS to the Next Level Post-Report
Held April 28-29, 2016
LSUHSC Human Development Center
In collaboration with Data-based Consulting, LAS*PIC and TIERS hosted the second annual two-day institute on RtI/MTSS with sessions focusing on behavior, literacy, legal issues, and RtI/MTSS development, implementation, and sustainability. Renowned speakers at this institute included Randy Sprick, Nancy Marchand-Martell, Perry Zirkel, Mark Shinn, Michelle Shinn, and Alan Coulter. The institute drew over 275 attendees from across the country including attendees from as far as the Marianas Islands, more than twice as many attendees as last year’s institute. Positive feedback from attendees about the institute was overwhelming and we’re looking forward to planning for the third annual institute next spring!
2016 Disability Policy Seminar
Five HDC LEND Trainees and the project coordinator (Ms. Brittney Wright) recently attended the 2016 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington DC along with approximately 700 people with disabilities, parents, students, and allies. This annual two day event prepares future leaders in the field of disabilities for their careers by providing intensive training on current legislative and policy issues that impact people with disabilities. Over 200 of the attendees were LEND and UCEDD trainees. On Wednesday, individuals used this information to help them educate their Members of Congress and their staff. AUCD was a co-sponsor of the Disability Policy Seminar along with The Arc, AAIDD, NACDD, SABE, and UCP. All the fact sheets and available presentations can be found on the DPS website.
HDC Upcoming Events and Trainings
Building Community through Social Capital
June 18, 2016
Human Development Center
In association with the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council, HDC is hosting a presentation by Al Condeluci. Al Condeluci is a spokesperson for Louisiana Partners in Policymaking and the CEO of CLASS, a full-service nonprofit that supports people with disabilities. Mr. Condeluci will discuss the impact that our friendships have to build communities. For more information or to register, click here.
Needs-Based Training for Improving Employment, Postsecondary Education, and Independent Living Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
June 20 & 21, 2016
Human Development Center
2016 Summer Transition Institute
This institute is a collaborative effort by the LSU Human Development Center and the Louisiana Department of Education. The focus is needs-based training for improving employment, postsecondary education, and independent living outcomes for students with disabilities with an emphasis on the development and implementation of a focused strategic plan for improving transition services and outcomes for youth with disabilities age 16 and older. Emphasis will be placed on understanding evidence-based practices and predictors of successful employment, postsecondary education and independent living outcomes for youth with disabilities after exiting high school. This institute will be led and conducted by Dr. John Johnson, a faculty member of the LSU Human Development Center, who has extensive national experience facilitating statewide transition teams and communities of practice. Participation in this institute is by invitation only. We hope to conduct future annual summer institutes resources allowing. Additional information may be obtained about this and other training, professional/leadership development and technical assistance opportunities addressing transition issues by contacting John Johnson, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (504) 717-9810 (cell) or (504) 556-7515 (office).
Supported Employment Trainings
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