AUCD 360 - October 2016

October 6, 2016

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AUCD 2016 Registration is Open!

AUCD 2016 Registration is Open!

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. Read more...

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AUCD Celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month

AUCD Celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month

This October, AUCD is proud to join several federal and organization partners to celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness month. Join us as we share blogs and resources, and host a twitter chat to talk about creating a stronger community in which everyone is fully included. Read more...

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AUCD Celebrates October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month

AUCD Celebrates October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM), sponsored by the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. This is the 71st anniversary of the first #NDEAM, started just as World War II was ending. This year the theme for #NDEAM is #InclusionWorks, highlighting the role that disability has in diverse workplaces and the contributions made to businesses by people with disabilities. Read more...

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AUCD's National Voter Registration Campaign

AUCD Celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month

AUCD observed National Voter Registration Week Sept 26-30, 2016. AUCD hosted a Twitter Chat with Jennifer Mathis, Deputy Legal Director at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, to discuss the voting rights of voters with disabilities. Learn how to spread the word, find resources, and register!  
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AUCD Welcomes Christine Liao as MCH Program Specialist

AUCD Welcomes Christine Liao as MCH Program Specialist

Christine Liao is a Program Specialist for AUCD's Maternal and Child Health technical assistance team. Her role is to engage and promote leadership among trainees and early career professionals. Christine also provides support to the UCEDD's technical assistance team. Coming to AUCD, Christine brings a diverse range of experiences. She has worked with people with disabilities from different backgrounds and cultures in a mental health, academic, health care and community settings. Many of her past projects were innovating programs to address gaps in the community. Her passions include intersectionality, language accessibility and inclusion. Read more...

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  Network Awards & Honors

 

Access Press Honors MN UCEDD Staffer Cliff Poetz 

Access Press Honors MN UCEDD Staffer Cliff Poetz Organization: Institute on Community IntegrationAccess Press Honors MN UCEDD Staffer Cliff Poetz Access Press, Minnesota's disability newspaper, has named Cliff Poetz as the Charlie Smith Award recipient for 2016. Poetz, a community liaison at the Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD) Research and Training Center on Community Living, will be the guest of honor at the annual banquet on November 4, when the award will be presented. "I'm humbled and grateful," says Poetz, who knew Smith. Read more...

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TRIAD's Pablo Juárez, Receiving National Honor from The Arc for Supporting Inclusion for People with Disabilities (TN UCEDD/LEND/IDDRC)

TRIAD's Juarez receiving national honor from The Arc for Supporting Inclusion for People with Disabilities (TN UCEDD/LEND/IDDRC) Pablo Juárez, M.Ed., BCBA, director of the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, has been named Educator of the Year by The Arc, the nation's largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Read more...

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Cassie Hicks with MS UCEDD Named Member of Inaugural National HUD Housing Committee

CassieCassie Hicks, director of Housing at The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS), has been named as one of 12 members of the inaugural Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) organized the committee as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The advisory panel will work with HUD's Office of Housing Counseling to improve efforts to provide consumers with the knowledge they need to make informed housing decisions. Read more...

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Angela Tomlin, PhD joins Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (MN UCEDD/LEND)

Angela Tomlin, PhD joins Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (MN UCEDD/LEND)As one of only 15 three-person teams selected, Angela Tomlin, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at IUSM and Director of the Section of Child Development and the Indiana LEND program joins Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, a new program led by the University of Minnesota with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Tomlin is partnering with Shoshanna Spector, Executive Director of Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN!) and Karen Ruprecht, PhD, Director of Innovation in Early Education at Early Learning Indiana to form a team that will examine the effects of parental incarceration on young children.   Read more...

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Kennedy Krieger Institute's Maureen van Stone Receives Academies Appointment (MD UCDD/LEND)

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Maureen van Stone Receives Academies Appointment (MD UCDD/LEND)The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies) has appointed Maureen van Stone of Kennedy Krieger Institute to its Committee on Improving Health Outcomes in Children with Disabilities. Ms. van Stone joins a diverse group of experts who will produce a comprehensive report on federal, state, and local programs, services and supports available to school-age children with disabilities and their families. Maureen van Stone is the associate director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the director of Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law), a MCDD community-based program. Read more...

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New Assistive Technology Data Brief Available from ICI MA UCEDD/LEND

New Assistive Technology Data Brief Available from ICI MA UCEDD/LEND

New from the Institute for Community Inclusion. The Assistive Technology Data Brief is a national summary of State Assistive Technology Programs' FY 2015 data featuring customer success stories and highlighting the return on investment AT programs have generated nationwide. Read more...

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FIT FOCUS Video Library Launched (NM UCEDD/LEND)

FIT FOCUS Video Library Launched! (NM UCEDD)The New Mexico Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program and the Early Childhood Learning Network of the University of New Mexico's Center for Development and Disability have launched a new FIT FOCUS Video Library to provide illustrations of evidence-based and recommended early intervention practices in New Mexico. Read more...

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Enabling Community Participation in the Bronx (NY UCEDD/LEND)

Montana UCEDD Leverages Community Partnerships to Address Violence Against People with Intellectual Disabilities.RFK CERC Einstein/Montefoire UCEDD occupational and physical therapists, LEND trainees, children with developmental disabilities and their families happily joined together to visit epic sites in the Bronx. Tim Conly, OTR cultivated new partnerships with Yankee Stadium and Mosholu Golf Course this summer so that CERC families could tour the iconic baseball stadium and learn to play golf. Therapists and therapy LEND trainees created the optimal experience for participants: enhancing abilities and modifying the environment so each person obtained the maximal benefit during the visits. For many it was the first time to Yankee Stadium, participants were so grateful that one child presented a beautiful picture he made to our tour guide, Paul Ward, creating a lasting partnership. For all, this was the first time on the golf course; golf pros taught us to drive, putt and play a hole. Read more...

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First MS Self-Advocacy Fellow Begins in MS-AR LEND Partnership Program

Mississippi LEND has First Self-Advocacy Fellow (MS UCEDD/LEND)Robert "Taylor" Carley recently began his training year as the first self-advocacy fellow in the Institute for Disability Studies' (IDS) Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental (and Related) Disabilities (LEND) program in Mississippi. IDS' LEND is made possible through a sub-contract with the Arkansas LEND Program and is in its seventh year of existence. Read more...

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Oregon Health & Science University Join the Nation's Largest Autism Study (OR UCEDD)

Oregon Health & Science University Join the Nation's Largest Autism Study (OR UCEDD)Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is one of the 21 project sites selected to be involved in this effort. Specifically, over the next three years, OHSU will recruit 2,600 individuals with a professional diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and when possible, their biological parents. Over the past two months, our OHSU SPARK team has been working in conjunction with the OHSU University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) network. OHSU's UCEDD interim director, Rhonda Eppelsheimer, has been acting as a liaison between the OHSU SPARK team and UCEDD centers in ten US states and territories, including Montana, North and South Dakota, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, and American Samoa. The support from the UCEDD network has been phenomenal, and has assisted tremendously in the success of our recruitment efforts thus far. Out of the 21 SPARK project sites, OHSU currently ranks third in recruitment, thanks in no small part to the UCEDD network. Read more...

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Maine UCEDD CAC Members Share Lived History of Disability with LEND Trainees

Maine UCEDD CAC Members Share Lived History of Disability with LEND Trainees Two members of the Maine UCEDD's Community Advisory Committee (CAC) recently shared their lived history of disability with University of Maine trainees and faculty in the New Hampshire-Maine LEND Program, as part of a Leadership Intensive on the history of disability. In lieu of the weekly two-state LEND seminar, trainees and faculty in NH and ME simultaneously, but separately, explored the trajectory of the disability movement in their respective states and nationally.  Read more...

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Dr. Blake Works To Give Others A Voice While Keeping Her Own
(TX UCEDD)

Dr. Blake Works To Give Others A Voice While Keeping Her Own (TX UCEDD)Being a single mom is difficult, but throw in a full-time research position at a tier one research university and the difficulty level increases significantly. Just ask Dr. Jamilia Blake, associate professor of school psychology. Dr. Blake has been part of the Texas A&M family since 2007. She has won numerous awards in both teaching and research and has taken part in more than a dozen publications related to ethnically diverse youth and peer-directed aggression, bullying and victimization in socially marginalized populations. Read more...

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UMass Autism Advocate Looks to Reach Culturally Diverse Populations (MA UCEDD/LEND)

UMass Autism Advocate Looks to Reach Culturally Diverse Populations (MA UCEDD/LEND)UMass Medical School autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, is creating a series of radio and television shows on the importance of developmental monitoring for children. The programs, to be shown across the state in an effort to reach families of young children, will emphasize equal access for families from an array of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. " Read more...

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Family Behind "When Sean Speaks" Gives Back to the Center on Disability and Development (TX UCEDD)

Family Behind Sean Carter has become an important Texas voice in the fight against drunk driving. When Sean was attending school at North Texas, he climbed into the passenger seat of a car being driven by a drunk driver. On the drive home, the car spun out of control and slammed into a tree. He was rushed to the hospital and declared paralyzed. Sean's mother was told that he had Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and to "hope for the best." Over the years, Sean slowly began to make progress and can now communicate through assistive technology. Presently, he uses his computer to speak to other young people across Texas about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving. Sean's message has reached tens of thousands of young Texans and he and his family continue to spread his message and raise money for TBI research through his nonprofit organization "When Sean Speaks. Read more...

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WIHD Welcomes New LEND Class (NY UCEDD/LEND)

WIHD Welcomes New LEND Class (NY UCEDD/LEND)WIHD is pleased to welcome the new 2016-2017 LEND class. The new LEND class represents a numbers of disciplines: Advocacy, Audiology, Family Specialist, Genetics, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Public Administration, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education and Speech Language Pathology. The trainees represent 9 affiliated universities: Fordham University, Mercy College, New York Medical College, New York University, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Iowa, University of Puerto Rico and University of the Virgin Islands. Read more...

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New Iowa LEND Trainees have a Capital Time at the Iowa State Capitol

New Iowa LEND Trainees have a Capital Time at the Iowa State CapitolThe ILEND trainees have been going to the state capitol as part of their Orientation for the past four years. The trip provides an opportunity for the students to bond with their ILEND cohort, which helps create an open and engaged environment for the program's biweekly seminars and serves as a prelude to the state and federal policy instruction that is a key component of the ILEND leadership education. Read more...

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  Community Updates

 

Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities

The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID) is delighted to announce that our new 2 year certificate course in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice has recently been accredited by the University Council of Trinity College Dublin. The TCPID, in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin aims to promote true inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities and encourage students to realize their full potential through higher education.  
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  Upcoming Webinars and Events

 

Nisonger Center's 50th Anniversary!

Nisonger Center's 50th Anniversary!

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center was founded in 1966; among the first group of federally-funded University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The Center was named after Herschel W. Nisonger, a long-time faculty member at Ohio State, a national leader in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and past president of the American Association on Mental Retardation from 1960-1961. Nisonger Center will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on October 15, 2016 with many special guests including Andrew J. Imparato. Read more... 

 

American Samoa DD Network to Host 4th Gubernatorial Forum on Disability and Aging

American Samoa DD Network to Host 4th Gubernatorial Forum on Disability and Aging

American Samoa DD Network in collaboration with the Advocates for Inclusion and Governance for All (AIGA, meaning Family) is hosting its 4th Gubernatorial Forum on October 24, 2016 at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium in American Samoa. Various disability issues in special education, employment, healthcare, entitlements, and community inclusion will be a highlighted. Taking the lead in sharing their stories and asking questions to the candidates are self-advocates of the AIGA and Parents of Children with Special Needs (PCSN) Network. A new partner to the advocacy network is the Toe Afua Mai Matua (TAMM, meaning Restoration Through Our Elders) that expressed interest to have an hour session with the candidates. This will be the first year to include aging as a partner to the advocacy experience at the forum. Read more... 

 

Annual State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

16th Annual Conference on Cognitive Disabilities and TechnologyDecember 1-2, 2016, Fairfax, VA

Annual State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities focuses on postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities and provides an opportunity for colleges and universities, researchers, program staff, parents and self-advocates to discuss the current state of policies, research, and practice in the field.
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AUCD2016

AUCD2016December 4-7, 2016, 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. Read more...

 

2017 AMCHP Annual Conference

AUCD2016March 4-72017,Kansas City, MO

Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. Read more...

 

2017 START National Training Institute (NH UCEDD)

AUCD2016April 30, 2017 - Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Rye Brook, NY

Save the Date for the 2017 START National Training Institute (SNTI), the second annual training event offered by the Center for START Services, a non-profit program at UNH/IOD. SNTI was founded in 2016 to promote dialogue and collaboration in our continuous effort to improve practices, service outcomes, and life experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disability and co-occurring mental health conditions (IDD/MH). Read more...

 

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This newsletter is in part supported by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) through a technical assistance contract for the URC, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) through a technical assistance contract for the ITAC, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a National Professional Organization for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. The content of this material does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of any federal agency. No official support or endorsement by federal agencies is intended nor should be inferred.

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