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4/22/2016

Mark Your Calendars for AUCD 2016!

December 4-7 in Washington, DC

The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.

 
 

5/3/2016

LEND Audiology Trainees Learn and Shine at EHDI 2016

On March 13-15, AUCD members joined nearly 1,000 diverse stakeholders in San Diego, CA, at the 15th annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting, organized jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University.

 
 

5/2/2016

AUCD Welcomes New Staffer Jennifer Tuell

Jennifer Tuell is the Program Assistant at AUCD. She supports administrative actions through different departments and contributions with needs regarding projects. In addition, she works to assist development with AUCD and upholds the values and mission of the organization daily. Jennifer obtained her MA from Gallaudet University in Deaf studies: Language and Human Rights program. Within this experience, she was fortunate to gain skills to develop advocacy and policy approaches for disability rights.

 
 

5/2/2016

ThinkWork! Projects Appear in NPR and PBS Series (MA UCEDD/LEND)

Two projects run by the Institute for Community Inclusion's ThinkWork! recently received national media coverage. ThinkWork! is the hub for the ICI's projects that promote integrated employment for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

 
 

5/1/2016

Wolf Wolfensberger Documentary Available from the RTC (MN UCEDD/LEND & PA-Temple UCEDD)

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities (RTC/CL) has released a film, "Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization." The film explores the principle of normalization, an idea that challenged fundamental assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities. It also features the iconoclastic professor whose intense, multi-day workshops trained thousands of human services professionals in the theory and practice of this idea.

 
 

4/28/2016

Expanding Our Knowledge About the Science of Autism: Achievements from IDDRCs

Scientists from the nation's 15 IDDRCs continue to make groundbreaking contributions to the ways in which we understand autism. Their work not only deepens scientific knowledge of the genetics of autism but also exposes new forms of ASD and helps identify abnormalities in brain structure and function that may explain behaviors found in individuals with autism. The output of IDDRC researchers forms an essential foundation for those with autism and the communities that support them.

 
 
 

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

 
 

Public Policy

 

Mark Your Calendars for AUCD 2016!

December 4-7 in Washington, DC

The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz - Wendy Parent Johnson

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Wendy Parent-Johnson, UCEDD Director at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, about transitioning to employment. In case you missed last week's edition, Liz interviewed Michael Morris, director of the National Disability Institute, about financial literacy for individuals with disabilities.

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayHouse and Senate out for a week-long recess; negotiated rule-making committee has completed its work on how to implement some sections of the ESSA; $5 million to support public health efforts aimed at countering the spread of the Zika virus in Puerto Rico; New Medicaid Guidance: Transitioning from Incarceration to Communities; Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month; and more

 
 
 

Events

International Society on Early Intervention Conference

International Society on Early Intervention Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - Friday, June 10, 2016
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Ulf Janson, to whom this conference is dedicated, devoted much of his professional life to promoting the rights of young children with disabilities, understanding the nature of social inclusion, and advocating for the full inclusion of all children and their families. In this conference, early intervention is proposed as a basic right of all vulnerable children, and will be explored from many perspectives.

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AUCD 2016 Conference: Navigating Change, Building Our Future Together

AUCD 2016 Conference: Navigating Change, Building Our Future Together  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.

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