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Photo above: Leadership and staff of UMKC IHD and the Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems met last week to learn about each other's work and discuss potential collaboration.

All Things Missouri Team Visits UMKC IHD

On April 10, UMKC IHD hosted members of the Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) team, creators of the All Things Missouri data mapping website. CARES is a technology organization housed in the University of Missouri Extension. Gerardo Martinez facilitated the introductory meeting. He is a member of the advisory team that guided the development of Read more about All Things Missouri Team Visits UMKC IHD[…]

Alianzas Trains First Class of Latinx Partners

Alianzas Trains First Class of Latinx Partners

Gerardo Martinez provided a two-day training, Disability History and Civil Rights in the U.S., to 20 Latinx parents of children with disabilities on March 2 and 3. Alianzas was invited to provide the information as the first session of the new Compañeros Haciendo Estatutos, a Latinx version of Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council’s (MODDC) Partners in Read more about Alianzas Trains First Class of Latinx Partners[…]

Alianzas presents findings on Latinx Families to Missouri DD Council

On January 17-18, Gerardo Martinez, program director of UMKC IHD’s Alianzas, presented results of the Supporting Education and Empowerment to Define Systems change (SEEDS) grant to the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC). Through the grant, Alianzas investigated needs and barriers experienced by Missouri Latinx families that care for members with disabilities. Gerardo met with a series of families and young adults with Read more about Alianzas presents findings on Latinx Families to Missouri DD Council[…]

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council

Gerardo Martinez Joins Council as UMKC IHD Rep

Gerardo Martinez, Alianzas Program Director, recently joined the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) as the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Representative. He succeeds Tom McVeigh in this role. Gerardo will act as a liaison for UMKC IHD and the board, which meets six times a year to discuss important issues related to DD and community Read more about Gerardo Martinez Joins Council as UMKC IHD Rep[…]

Logo: Cambio de Colores

Save the Date for the 18th Annual Cambio de Colores Conference

June 5-7, 2019 Columbia, Missouri Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations. People who work with Latinos and immigrant communities come together to share research and best practices that facilitate the integration of newcomers. Learn more at http://cambiodecolores.org/