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1/16/2018

AUCD Welcomes Rylin Rodgers as Director of Public Policy

Both as a parent and as a professional, Rylin has extensive expertise on topics including maternal and child health, special education, public and private health care financing and family/professional partnerships. Her personal and professional experiences combine to provide a unique perspective on the impact of policy and of systems issues on the "end users."

 
 
Denise Prehay

1/15/2018

Lifting My Voice: An Advocate Reflects on MLK Day

By Denise Prehay, Mailman Center LEND Trainee

Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement have taught us in the Disability Rights Movement to advocate. As a self-advocate trainee at the University of Miami's Mailman Center for Child Development's LEND program, I am lifting my voice, not only for myself, but for others.

 
 

1/12/2018

Disability Rights and Sexual Health

By Tanisha Clarke, MPH

Sexual and reproductive health are important parts of overall health; however, people with disabilities are not always given the resources they need to achieve it. For many, this topic is addressed in schools, at home, in doctors' offices, or in the care of other human service professionals. Are people with disabilities asked about their sexual needs, or does society assume that they cannot or do not have sex?

 
 

1/9/2018

Center for Leadership in Disability Investigates HIV Prevention for Individuals with Disabilities (GA UCEDD/LEND)

Over the past year, faculty and staff from the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University worked with community partners to conduct a research project identifying the availability and accessibility of HIV prevention resources and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the Atlanta Metropolitan Region.

 
 

1/8/2018

In Memoriam: Rebecca Carman, MSW

We are deeply saddened to share the sudden passing of a former trainee (NH LEND) and former AUCD staff member, Rebecca Carman. Many of you will remember Rebecca's ready smile and laugh, and her desire to do whatever she could to help. Please keep her family in your thoughts during this very difficult time.

 
 

1/8/2018

Indiana Debuts Disability History Website (IN UCEDD)

Through a collection of oral history interviews and related digital material, the website documents and preserves the memories and experiences of people with disabilities, family members, professional service providers, educators, and public officials. The site's growing collection highlights the history of advocacy for disability rights in Indiana, and features over 80 fully-captioned videos.

 
 

1/8/2018

Kaiser Health News - Running On Empty: CHIP Funding Could Run Out Jan. 19 For Some States

Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) despite spending approved by Congress in late December that was expected to keep the program running for three months, federal health officials said Friday.

 
 

12/20/2017

AUCD Emerging Leaders Map

Showcasing Trainees & Early Career Professionals within the AUCD network

The AUCD Emerging Leaders Map aims to highlight trainees and early career professionals, and their contributions to the AUCD network, while demonstrating the diverse backgrounds and professional orientation of trainees. AUCD is currently seeking emerging leaders to spotlight on the map. Selected individuals will be contacted for additional information and the AUCD Emerging Leaders Map will offically launch in February 2018.

 
 

12/20/2017

NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program Releases Report on Barriers to Breastfeeding (NH UCEDD/LEND)

In New Hampshire 8 out of every 10 mothers initiates breastfeeding after birth, however only 3 mothers continue breastfeeding the full 12 months as suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This and other findings are highlighted in a new report from the New Hampshire Occupational Health Surveillance Project (NH OHSP).

 
 

12/18/2017

Transition Bootcamp (OH UCEDD)

This year's Transition Bootcamp event was our largest and most successful to date. Thank you to all of our 65+ vendors and sponsors for your financial contribution, making the event so successful; to our 300+ attendees for taking the time of out your busy schedules to increase your knowledge; to our 40+ committee members and volunteers for selflessly doing whatever was asked; and to our 50+ presenters for sharing your expertise and wisdom with the group.

 
 

12/14/2017

Beyond Accessibility: Why Employment Is The Next Benchmark For Disability Advocates

AUCD Executive Director Andy Imparato Speaks at Wyoming UCEDD

Recently AUCD Executive Director Andy Imparato visited Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) to discuss the benefits of grassroots advocacy. He spoke with Wyoming Public Radio & Media's Caroline Ballard about why having real people tell their stories to policymakers results in better laws.

 
 

12/14/2017

Elise McMillan and Gov. Bill Haslam receive 2017 Freedom Awards (TN UCEDD, LEND, IDDRC)

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, LEND, IDDRC) UCEDD co-director Elise McMillan and TN Governor Bill Haslam were both honored with the 2017 Freedom Award from Disability Rights Tennessee (TN Protection and Advocacy). The Freedom Award honors Tennesseans who through their leadership have advanced the rights of people with disabilities.

 
 

12/13/2017

Would you like to be a CDC "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Ambassador? The RFA is Available Now!

Do you live and work in Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Northern Mariana Islands, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wyoming? AUCD, the CDC, and HRSA are excited to announce the RFA for a new 2018-2019 cohort for the Act Early Ambassadors: State and Territorial Liaisons to CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program.

 
 

12/12/2017

AUCD is Hiring: bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Specialist

Applications now being accepted

This early career position will contribute to the full range of AUCD TA initiatives, with specific emphases on monitoring scholarly research, supporting efforts to identify and address gaps in disability research relevant to underrepresented groups, and developing content for communications emphasizing the impact of AUCD.

 
 

12/12/2017

National Survey Provides New Directions for Expanding Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace (NH UCEDD/LEND)

Kessler Foundation released the results of a new national survey that shows that employers are striving to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities, and reveals areas of opportunity for even greater successes in the workplace. The 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives is the first survey to look at the effectiveness of these practices from the perspective of supervisors of employees with and without disabilities. Results of the 2017 Survey, which was commissioned by Kessler Foundation and conducted by the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD), were presented by experts today on Capitol Hill.

 
 
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