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Facebook Live with Dr. Jennifer Burt  Copy to Calendar

Monday, December 11, 2017
12:00pm - 12:20pm
Location: Facebook

Do you have a child between 0 and 5? Do you have questions about how you can help them meet their developmental milestones? Please join me for a Facebook Live with pediatric psychologist, mom of three, and ambassador to CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early. program, Dr. Jennifer Burt, to discuss how you can support and promote your child's development through a solution-focused approach.

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Intersections of Students of Color with Disabilities

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Intersections of Students of Color with Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Friday, December 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Live Streamed

A focused investigation will examine school districts' compliance with federal laws designed to ensure the safety of students of color with disabilities against discrimination, and whether laws adequately protect these students from discriminatory disciplinary actions and policies.

 Guidance for UCEDD Carryover Requests and No-Cost Extensions

Guidance for UCEDD Carryover Requests and No-Cost Extensions  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

ACL grant management specialist LaDeva Harris will present and discuss guidance for UCEDDs requesting carryover of funds into a subsequent budget year. Celia Feinstein, Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and AUCD Board of Directors Immediate Past-President, will address common errors and pitfalls in carryover request submissions.

CDC's New Milestone Tracker: There's an App for That!

CDC's New Milestone Tracker: There's an App for That!  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
3:00PM Eastern - 4:00PM Eastern
Location: Webinar

Health Communications Experts from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined us on the line for an overview of CDC's FREE, new Milestone Tracker app. During this webinar participants will learn more about the app's unique features, receive tips on how to use the app to boost family engagement around developmental monitoring and screening, and get ideas for how to help promote the app in their communities. CDC developed the Milestone Tracker app to offer a fun and easy way to engage parents and other care providers in the important activity of monitoring children's early development.

Perceptions and Practices of Mental Health Professionals Regarding Employment of Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

Perceptions and Practices of Mental Health Professionals Regarding Employment of Individuals with Serious Mental Illness  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Dr. Christine Fleming from Auburn University will present information about the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment, which is an evidence-based practice that leads to competitive integrated employment outcomes for people with serious mental illness.

2017 Ruderman Inclusion Summit

2017 Ruderman Inclusion Summit  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Monday, November 20, 2017
Location: Boston, MA

The Summit will bring together 1,000 people from a variety of sectors including: tech, policy, human services, fashion, education, social justice, business, housing, advocacy and more to network and share best practices. Our goal is to inspire, motivate, and arm attendees with the know how to keep up the work of advancing full inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of life. These two days will be packed with over 15 panels and plenaries!

Intersections Between Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health and Autism: Identification and Intervention

Intersections Between Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health and Autism: Identification and Intervention  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Infants and young children develop across intersecting domains, and effective assessments and interventions recognize and embrace these complexities. This webinar will focus on the intersection between infant and early childhood mental health and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in young children, with a focus on clinical practice. We will explore a model for interdisciplinary assessment and diagnosis of ASD in young children within an infant mental health framework.

Customized Employment - Opening Doors for People on the Autism Spectrum

Customized Employment - Opening Doors for People on the Autism Spectrum  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the customized employment process including its utility in facilitating competitive, integrated employment outcomes for people with complex disabilities such as autism. Success stories and information about integration of customized employment strategies into vocational rehabilitation systems will be presented.

AUCD 2017: Lift Your Voice

AUCD 2017: Lift Your Voice  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

The power of our collective voices working together to sustain vital supports and services for people with disabilities and their families cannot be denied. The AUCD Conference brings us together to discuss the strategies, innovations, and systems that will allow us to continue to move the needle forward. Join us at the 2017 AUCD Conference as we celebrate successes, learn from past efforts, seek opportunities in the present, and innovate for the future.

The Role of UCEDDs and LENDs in Workforce Development: Cross Disciplinary Competencies & Personnel Standards

The Role of UCEDDs and LENDs in Workforce Development: Cross Disciplinary Competencies & Personnel Standards  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: DC Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Early Childhood/Intervention Special Interest Group (EC SIG) of AUCD have joined with The National Early Childhood Personnel Technical Assistance Center (ECPC), funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education (OSEP), to host the Second Annual Summit on Early Childhood Personnel at AUCD's 2017 Conference.

Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD

Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Behavioral interventions have been critical for improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Notable achievements include the improved numbers of children with optimal outcomes, and the larger number of children accessing the regular curriculum. Despite these gains, standard behavioral methods have had the least success in social communication outcomes. We continue to find nearly half of all children entering school without fluent, socially related communication skills. This talk will focus on the core social communication impairment in children with ASD, evaluations of this core domain and recently developed, effective interventions.

Mental Health Diagnosis in IDD: Bio-psycho-social Approach

Mental Health Diagnosis in IDD: Bio-psycho-social Approach  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

People with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) experience the full range of mental health conditions as the general population. Yet, they are often underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed due to lack of understanding of the factors that influence effective assessment and treatment. The underlying deficits in IDD can create misunderstanding of signs and symptoms. This presentation will focus on some of the most common challenges associated with assessing and diagnosing mental health conditions for individuals with ID including the role of biopsychosocial factors.

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies with Dr. Adriane Griffen

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies with Dr. Adriane Griffen  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Location: Webinar

Dr. Adriane Griffen from the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) talks about how public health can improve the health, employment and participation of Montanans with disabilities, specifically the Inclusion of People with Disabilities - Public Health Workforce Competencies, designed to increase the capacity of public health providers to include people with disabilities in their public health plans and efforts.

2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference

2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017
Location: Huntsville, AL

The theme for the conference, Take Off with Respite, is not only a nod to the incredible history of the space industry in Huntsville, AL, also known as Rocket City USA, but also reflects the mission of respite care services. To take off is to move forward quickly, rise to meet challenges, heighten awareness, and push innovation. This phrase can also mean to take a break, relax and rejuvenate. The conference will create the "space", inspiration and momentum needed in order to prepare our organizations to take flight in the mission to support the nation's family caregivers.

Organizational Change Forum: Sheltered Workshop Conversion to Community Employment

Organizational Change Forum: Sheltered Workshop Conversion to Community Employment  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Location: Burlington, VT

Join us for this dynamic event focused on employment for individuals with disabilities. Hear from leaders who have aligned federal, state, and local systems and agencies to move from sheltered work to offer exceptional community-based employment supports.

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