The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities at AUCD is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, ASDs and other developmental disabilities. The Center accomplishes this by providing technical assistance to interdisciplinary training programs (i.e., the LENDs and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) programs) to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
AUCD Promotes Autism Awareness & Acceptance
Autism Acceptance: AUCD envisions a future in which all people - including those with autism and related developmental disabilities - are fully included, participating members of their communities.
Autism Awareness: AUCD advocates for equitable access to supports and services that lead to self-determination, independence, productivity, and a healthy and satisfying quality of life.
Throughout April, AUCD will use #AUCDautism on social media to share ways network members across the country positively impact the lives of people with autism, their families, and communities. Posts will address topics that cover the lifespan and highlight the voices of people with autism, their families, AUCD's many organizational partners, and advocates. Training materials, community events, legislative efforts, and more will be shared.
Join the conversation on social media as we celebrate neurodiversity and inclusion!
- Follow AUCD's social media channels (@AUCDnetwork on facebook; @AUCDnews on twitter)
- Retweet and share content from #AUCDautism
- Add to the conversation by posting your own pictures, resources, materials, and ideas that support autism awareness and acceptance