NIRS is the national, web-based data reporting and retrieval system for the AUCD Network. NIRS enables Network members to manage data on their training programs, projects, activities, and products, and helps them comply with Federal reporting requirements. The data gathered in NIRS also enables AUCD to develop composite snapshots of the UCEDD and LEND programs.
NIRS is a useful tool for accessing and promoting the important work of university-based centers and programs on disabilities and special health care needs (SHCN) to a wide array of constituents, including people with disabilities and/or SHCN and their families, local communities, states, service providers, funding agencies, policy makers, and other partners. Finally, NIRS supports the data management, program evaluation, long-range planning, and information sharing efforts of individual UCEDD and LEND Programs.
In addition to providing a link to the searchable database itself, this page has links to several priority areas concerning NIRS, such as a Project Overview, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Paper Forms, and Standard Report Templates.
If there are topics that you feel need additional information or description in the content areas at left, please contact Corina Miclea.
The new UCEDD Annual Report is currently being implemented in NIRS. Annual Reports for previous years will be preserved, but the new report will replace the old version for 2013. So the old-style report for FY 2013 will no longer be accessible. A webinar to present the new report will be announced and hosted soon.
Promoting Inclusion in an Increasingly Diverse World
This Conference theme promotes our network values of inclusion of all persons with developmental and other disabilities in community life and engages the network in conversation and practices to ensure our work reflects the changing cultural and linguistic landscape in our Centers and States.
Some of you may remember we mentioned at the Annual Meeting that one more field would be added in NIRS: "Was this training conducted outside the UCEDD?", with response options "Yes" and "No".