This tool kit is designed to help funders who are interested in funding self-advocates and self-advocacy organizations to have a better understanding of how to work best with people with disabilities, and make sure their needs are met throughout the grant process. This toolkit is the result of needs that were identified by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) while providing technical assistance for a self-advocacy pilot grant project that was funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD).
Theme: 'Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all'
Dec. 3 is "International Day of Persons With Disabilities!" Since 1992, the United Nations has recognized this day to promote understanding of disability issues and to rally support and advocacy for our friends and loved ones with disabilities. How have you made an impact today?
UCLA (IDDRC) study is the first to map autism-risk genes by function and uncover how mutations in the gene disrupt fetal brain development.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Importance of Assessments in Helping People with Intellectual Disability and Mental Health and/or Behavioral Challenges: New Ways to Address Antipsychotic Medications and their Side Effects and Ways to Assess Trauma
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
3:00 PM EST - 4:30 PM EST
Monday, December 16, 2013
Scaling-Up EnvisionIT: An Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Academic and Transition Outcomes
Monday, December 16, 2013
1:30pm ET - 2:30pm ET
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
An Introduction to Translational Neuroscience Approaches to Investigating Autism
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - Wednesday, December 18, 2013
2:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
Two former Republican Governors of Pennsylvania - Richard Thornburgh and Tom Ridge - wrote an opinion piece in this weekend's Philadelphia Inquirer about why we must ratify the Disability Treaty.
This issue of AUCD Legislative News In Brief covers budget negotiations, ACA implementation, pediatric research funding, behavioral health services for military families, physician payment rates in Medicare, a Long-Term Services and Supports hearing in the Senate and AUCD's support for Chai Feldblum on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
AUCD urges the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to move the CRPD forward and allow the U.S. to join the other 138 nations that have ratified this important human rights treaty.
Location: Chicago, IL
Join the 2013 Annual TASH Conference as we work towards A Movement United by bringing together research, practice, and advocacy.
Location: Houston, TX
The Walking Together conference will convene nationally recognized scholars and local community leaders to look at ways that communities throughout history cared for persons with what would now be called mental illness and host a community-wide conversation where we reimagine together our contemporary healing work.
Location: Crystal City Hilton, Arlington, VA.
These meetings provide an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.