The Human Development Center (HDC) was established in 1974 and became a University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service (UCEDD) in 1984. HDC is a member of AUCD , a national network of 67 UCEDD programs.
The Mission of the Human Development Center (HDC) is to provide leadership and innovation in interdisciplinary education, community service, research, and to disseminate information to strengthen and increase the capacity of local communities to support and include individuals with [developmental] disabilities and their families in all aspects of life in the community.
Administrator Kathy Greenlee has announced the appointment of Aaron Bishop as Commissioner, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). "It is has been a pleasure working with Aaron during his time as Acting Commissioner. By making his appointment permanent, he will be able to continue to focus on directing the policy and day-to-day operations of AIDD with and on behalf of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the country and the AIDD network,"" said Greenlee. "With Aaron’s leadership, in collaboration with our partners in the Developmental Disabilities Network, we will continue to build momentum on these critical issues, especially in the areas of self-advocacy, access to community supports, diversity, and youth transitions." Read the full announcement
Alan Coulter will be giving the keynote address for the Spring joint meeting of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators and the Minnesota Administrators pf Special Education entitled “Success in Instructional Leadership: What does the research SAY, and what do practitioners DO?” Great school leaders create effective systems that adapt to rapid and pervasive change, provide a culture supporting risk-taking and experimentation, and nurture a climate of possibilities. Collaborative leadership focusing on excellent instruction for all students draws on those systems and the integration of curriculum, instruction, professional development, technology, and assessment, creating a powerful learning environment. The spring conference will examine how schools can innovate within their systems and wider networks, inspire one another here and within communities, and involve everyone in scaling up the work that provides great education systems for all. The conference is being held in Minneapolis, MN March 13 & 14. Visit the Louisiana Deafblind Project for Children & Youth
Starting March 13th the Louisiana Deafblind Project will be conducting a series of professional development opportunities for the Louisiana Special Education Center in Alexandria. The professional development will focus on Defining, Educating and Empowering Children with Deafblindness: What it means for Louisiana's educational system. The first series will look at what is deafblindness? The identification and referral process for the Louisiana Deafblind Registry. The second series will focus on classroom tools and strategies and the third series will focus on the use of Intervener's in the classroom. Visit the Louisiana Deafblind Project for Children & Youth
The Human Development Center is partnering with Families Helping Families of Jefferson and Louisiana's Parent Training Information Center, with support from the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund to conduct the 5th annual inclusionMATTERS conference.
The inclusionMATTERS conference is Louisiana's premier learning opportunity for parents and school personnel concerned with inclusive education for children and youth with disabilities. This year's program provides opportunities to learn from nationally recognized inclusive education and school reform experts, and educators implementing inclusive practices. Sessions will be grouped in 3 strands: Early Childhood, School-Age, and Transition.
Multitiered Approaches to Social Skills Interventions in a RTI Era
Friday | April 4, 2014 | 1 to 4 pm.Register
LASARD Online Workgroups
Tips for transitions
Thursday Mar. 20, 2014
New Orleans - May 20, 21, 22 and 28
Baton Rouge - July 15, 16, 17 and 23
Alexandria - September 9, 20, 11 and October 1
Managing SE Programs
Job Developer Clinic
SSA Benefits and Work Incentives
LSU Health Sciences Center