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6/23/2016

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is pleased to announce the release of the Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies. These Competencies outline recent advances in knowledge and practice skills that public health professionals need to include people with disabilities in the core public health functions - Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance. The Competencies have been developed by a national committee comprised of disability and public health experts.

 
 

6/22/2016

AUCD Celebrates the 17th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Urges Congress to Support States in Implementation of Olmstead

AUCD and its self-advocates, family members, and allies, joins with the greater disability community in celebrating the 17th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead vs. L.C. decision (1999), a landmark decision that has afforded hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities the opportunity to move from institutions to their own homes and communities. Seventeen years ago today the Supreme Court ruled that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities cannot be unnecessarily segregated and must receive services in the most integrated setting possible.

 
 

6/20/2016

Alert: Conference Information

AUCD has learned that some of you have been contacted by phone or email from someone at "Expo Services" claiming to represent AUCD and offering a special discount for registration or hotels. Be advised that AUCD does not have relationships with any outside companies who are authorized to offer you discounts or book your travel or registration. We advise you to not give your personal or financial information to anyone contacting you and claiming to be working on behalf of or in conjunction with AUCD.

 
 

6/20/2016

ICI (MA UCEDD/LEND) Receives New Grant for Transition Leadership

The Office of Special Education Programs has awarded the Institute for Community Inclusion's Education and Transition Team a new grant for $250,000 per year for the next five years. The grant will fund and prepare four cohorts of highly trained Transition Specialists with a focus on Intellectual Disability (ID) and other low incidence disabilities (LID) to address the critical shortage of transition personnel in MA.

 
 

6/20/2016

Southeastern Postsecondary Education Alliance Holds Second Annual Capacity Building Institute

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD), at the Georgia State University School of Public Health, hosted its second annual Southeastern Postsecondary Education Alliance (SEPSEA) Capacity Building Institute on April 4th & 5th, 2016.

 
 
 

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Inclusive Early Childhood Program Models: Waisman Early Childhood Program  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
4:00 p.m. ET - 5:00 p.m. ET
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

How to Increase the Research Capacity of Your Center  Copy to Calendar
Thursday, June 30, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Trauma-Informed Care Throughout the Lifespan  Copy to Calendar
Friday, July 8, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

 
 

Public Policy

 

Tuesdays with Liz - Jennifer Longdon

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz Weintraub interviewed Jennifer Longdon, is a person with a disability as a result of gun violence. They spoke about her experience following the gun violence and how she became a disability advocate. In case you missed last week's edition, Liz interviewed John Sorenson, Project Officer for the Money Follows the Person program and a housing specialist at CMS. They spoke about the challenges being a father with a disability in honor of Father's Day (June 19).

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondaySeveral gun control measures will be voted on today; Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights released new data showing persistent disparities; United States of Women Summit; and more

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz- John Sorenson

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz Weintraub interviewed John Sorenson (Project Officer for the Money Follows the Person program and a housing specialist at CMS). They spoke about the challenges being a father with a disability in honor of Father's Day (June 19). In case you missed last week's edition, AUCD Policy Analyst Christine Grosso gave a tutorial of the HCBS Advocacy site.

 
 
 

Events

Reinventing Quality 2016

Reinventing Quality 2016  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD

The 2016 Reinventing Quality Conference is jointly hosted by the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota, Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), University of Delaware National Leadership Consortium, American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and TASH.

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MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Friday, August 5, 2016
Location: UC Davis Conference Center, Davis California

The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities.

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16th Annual Conference on Cognitive Disabilities and Technology

16th Annual Conference on Cognitive Disabilities and Technology  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Location: Broomfield, CO

On October 6, 2016, the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities will proudly host its 16th Annual Conference on Cognitive Disabilities and Technology in Broomfield, CO. Join innovators engaged in working with Cognitive Disabilities and Technology in a Conference designed to inform about recent advances in the field and stimulate conversations about future developments.

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