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AUCD2015 Registration Is Open

Deadline: October 30

Registration is currently open for the AUCD Conference! We welcome network members, partners from outside the network, experts from across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and students to learn and grow together during this exciting event. Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues across the network and beyond.



ACL Awards Grants for UCEDD Diversity Fellowships

This week AIDD, a part of ACL, awarded National Training Initiative grants to 14 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) to support a one-year diversity fellowship at each UCEDD.



Decent Jobs for People with Disabilities: A New Convergence of Possibilities

A blog post by Andy Imparato, AUCD Executive Director

The interim report from the Department of Labor Advisory Committee offers important possibilities for the path out of segregation and poor wages for people with disabilities, and comes at a time of other significant events aimed at increasing competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities.


Public Policy


AUCD wrote a Letter in support of Alternate Assessment Caps to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the HELP Committee


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

Three more countries ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) this week, House passed the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, President signed the CR, and more


Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs: A Policy Statement from ED and HHS

UCEDD members from KS and MO attend release of new ED and HHS policy statement highlighting the importance of ensuring all young children with disabilities have access to inclusive, high-quality early childhood programs.



15th Annual Conference on Cognitive Disabilities and Technology

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Location: Broomfield, CO

Hosted by the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, this conference is the only venue of its kind sharing contemporary knowledge of promising practices in cognitive disability and technology innovations and cultivating relationships between public and private entities.

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2015 Great Lakes LEND Collaborative Conference: Evidence Based Practices in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

2015 Great Lakes LEND Collaborative Conference: Evidence Based Practices in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 15, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Columbus, OH

Learn how telehealth was used to provide caregiver‐ implemented assessment and intervention for communication and behavior problems for individuals who have limited access to services. Describe evidence‐based strategies to support positive outcomes for adolescents with ASD and their families. Discuss a best‐practice model of care coordination for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. Examine interventions in which mothers of children with ASD served as promotoras (community health workers) to provide information to other mothers of children with ASD. Learn a new tool to assess the quality of IFSP outcome statements and strategies.

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AACPDM 69th Annual Meeting

AACPDM 69th Annual Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - Saturday, October 24, 2015
Location: Austin, TX

The 2015 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) will take place October 21-24, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The AACPDM Annual Meeting provides high-quality dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances as applied to persons with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. New Frontiers is the theme for the meeting.

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