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Did you attend the UnConference?

By Allison Lourash, 2022-10-09

Please provide us info for next year in this evaluation:

UnConference Evaluation

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Register for the Unconference!

By Allison Lourash, 2022-09-11

Sessions have been scheduled and registration is open for the 2022 ABCD Unconference. This is a free event that last 48 hours over Zoom (you do not need to attend all 48 hours). Connect with other ABCD practitioners.

2nd Rural Community of Practice Offering

We are now offering a second option for Rural ABCD Practitioners to meet in a Community of Practice format. This group will meet every other month on the 3rd Monday/Tuesday (check your time zone) at a time that works for those that might not have been able to make the Thursday sessions. Topics and content will vary for each group but there will be an overall alignment between the two groups.

Please join us for the first discussion of the Community Capitals Framework in relation to Rural ABCD. The conversation will be around how practitioners have used CCF in their work and/or how it applies.

Monday, February 21, 2022

5 PM CST/7 PM Atlantic

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

9 AM AEST/12 Noon NZDT

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 862 1598 7372

Passcode: 063295

Brief overview of Framework

If you have questions or want more information, contact Michelle Dunscombe or Allison Lourash

To help us with planning, please feel out this brief RSVP

Hello—I am currently looking for volunteer participants for a research study titled “Exploring Practitioners’ Strategies for Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities.” This study has the potential to add knowledge to the field of human services and will be shared broadly once completed.

 To participate:

  • Be 18 years or older and live in the United States.
  • Have experience as a Community Development Practitioner/ Consultant/Connector/Organizer or other similar role with communities or neighborhoods in the United States.
  • Have experience working with communities that include, either purposefully or not, people with disabilities
  • Your participation is voluntary, and interview responses will remain confidential.

You can find more info at

If you would like to participate or have questions, please contact me:

Allison Lourash


This study has been approved by Walden University’s Institutional Review Board to ensure that it is aligned with the University’s standards and that interviews are conducted in an ethical manner. The Institutional Review Board number is: 01-14-21-0228087.

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ABCD Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

By Allison Lourash, 2020-06-04

Posting this from a Facebook conversation where some students were seeking articles- specifically for assignments and such. Here is a working document that is from the Literature Review of my dissertation as well as other articles of note.

Graeme Stuart also maintains a great website with articles as well-

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