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10/19/2017

Support Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Financial donations now being accepted

AUCD is currently accepting monetary donations to help support our Centers and DD networks in Puerto Rico (PR) and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to meet the needs of people with disabilities in their Territories in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. All contributions will be funneled directly to the Territory or Territories that you designate.

 
 

10/19/2017

AUCD Summary and Analysis: Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publicly released a report to Congress focusing on young adults and transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as mandated by the Autism CARES Act of 2014. The report summarizes existing federal initiatives (across agencies) focused on transition and identifies gaps in research, programs, and services. AUCD has developed this abbreviated summary of key findings as a resource for the LEND and DBP networks.

 
 

10/18/2017

Disabilities expert David Mank Featured Speaker at Bipartisan Congressional Briefing (IN UCEDD)

David Mank, former Indiana Institute on Disability and Community director and Indiana University School of Education professor emeritus, was one of four featured speakers at a congressional briefing in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month held on Monday, October 2, 2017, in Washington D.C.

 
 

10/18/2017

Project SALT Team Presents at Family Cafe 2017 (FL UCEDD/LEND)

The University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development sent six members from the Project Self-Advocate Leadership Training (SALT) Team to the Family Cafe, from June 16th to June 18th of 2017: Shelly Baer, LCSW and founder of Project SALT, Joanne Palenzuela, co-founder of SALT; Damian Gregory, advocate and speaker; Denise Prehay, advocate and SALT Trainer; Tracy Seaton, advocate, Special Olympics athlete and assistant SALT Trainer; and Jairo Arana, advocate and SALT Trainer.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Behavioral interventions have been critical for improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Notable achievements include the improved numbers of children with optimal outcomes, and the larger number of children accessing the regular curriculum. Despite these gains, standard behavioral methods have had the least success in social communication outcomes. We continue to find nearly half of all children entering school without fluent, socially related communication skills. This talk will focus on the core social communication impairment in children with ASD, evaluations of this core domain and recently developed, effective interventions.

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Customized Employment - Opening Doors for People on the Autism Spectrum

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the customized employment process including its utility in facilitating competitive, integrated employment outcomes for people with complex disabilities such as autism. Success stories and information about integration of customized employment strategies into vocational rehabilitation systems will be presented.

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Intersections Between Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health and Autism: Identification and Intervention

Intersections Between Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health and Autism: Identification and Intervention  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Infants and young children develop across intersecting domains, and effective assessments and interventions recognize and embrace these complexities. This webinar will focus on the intersection between infant and early childhood mental health and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in young children, with a focus on clinical practice. We will explore a model for interdisciplinary assessment and diagnosis of ASD in young children within an infant mental health framework.

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Public Policy

 

Stories Needed on the Impact of Potential Medicaid Cuts

Tell Congress your story

Personal stories have great power. They help to create a shared understanding of who we are and how we live our lives. They help us celebrate our successes and document our challenges. Stories bring policies to life.
Medicaid and health care for people with disabilities is currently under threat. AUCD is collecting stories from you to share with policy makers. Help us put a face on the issue and tell lawmakers about the devastating implications if Medicaid funding is cut or capped.

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondaySenate�s Budget Resolution; Senate Committee on Aging hearings; OSERS Regulatory Reform updates; Marketplace stabilization; and much more

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayPresident Trump signs Executive Order affecting health care; Senate is back and ready to take up its budget; RAISE Family Caregiver Act gaining momentum; highlights of public policy at AUCD conference

 
 
 

Events

The Role of UCEDDs and LENDs in Workforce Development: Cross Disciplinary Competencies & Personnel Standards

The Role of UCEDDs and LENDs in Workforce Development: Cross Disciplinary Competencies & Personnel Standards  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: DC Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Early Childhood/Intervention Special Interest Group (EC SIG) of AUCD have joined with The National Early Childhood Personnel Technical Assistance Center (ECPC), funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education (OSEP), to host the Second Annual Summit on Early Childhood Personnel at AUCD's 2017 Conference.

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2017 Ruderman Inclusion Summit

2017 Ruderman Inclusion Summit  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Monday, November 20, 2017
Location: Boston, MA

The Summit will bring together 1,000 people from a variety of sectors including: tech, policy, human services, fashion, education, social justice, business, housing, advocacy and more to network and share best practices. Our goal is to inspire, motivate, and arm attendees with the know how to keep up the work of advancing full inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of life. These two days will be packed with over 15 panels and plenaries!

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