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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.

 
 
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5/24/2016

Derek Nord Named New Director of Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IN UCEDD)

Following a national search, Derek Nord has been appointed the new director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University. Nord is currently associate director of the Research and Training Center on Community Living, a part of the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration.

 
 
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5/23/2016

Vanderbilt University Dependents with Intellectual Challenges to Receive Tuition Benefit (UCEDD/LEND TN)

By Jan Read at Vanderbilt News

A Vanderbilt University sociology professor was looking for education options that her daughter, who has autism, could attend after high school, but suitable programs carried prohibitive price tags. Why, she wondered, couldn't she take advantage of Vanderbilt's popular benefit that helps pay college costs for the children of faculty and staff?

 
 

5/20/2016

Training the Next Generation of Leaders in ASD (WA LEND)

by Kate Forster

The CHDD LEND training program provides a hands-on, interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares professionals for leadership roles in the field of autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities. One third of LEND graduates go on to work primarily in the field of autism.

 
 
 

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Webinar Series Employment First: From Idea to Reality: Funding and Support for Competitive Integrated Employment  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Racial & Ethnic Disparities for Adults with ID/DD  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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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 - Robyn Powell

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Robyn Powell from the Disabled Parenting Project about people with disabilities who are parents. In case you missed last week's edition, Liz interviewed Laura Fortman, Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor about work protections for individuals with disabilities.

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayHouse passed a bill that provides $622 million to address the growing Zika crisis; Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule to advance health equity and reduce health care disparities; final recommendations for LTSS financing proposals; AUCD signed an agreement with ODEP; and more

 
 
 

Events

AAIDD 2016 Conference

AAIDD 2016 Conference  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 6, 2016 - Thursday, June 9, 2016
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

The Annual Meeting provides researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives.

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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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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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