AUCD 360 - April 2017

April 12, 2017

AUCDigest:Network News: UCEDDs, LENDs and IDDRCs
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  AUCD Central Office News

 

AUCD 2017: Lift Your Voice

AUCD 2017: Lift Your Voice

The power of our collective voices working together to sustain vital supports and services for people with disabilities and their families cannot be denied. The AUCD Conference brings us together to discuss the strategies, innovations, and systems that will allow us to continue to move the needle forward. Join us at the 2017 AUCD Conference as we celebrate successes, learn from past efforts, seek opportunities in the present, and innovate for the future. Read more... 

 

Submit a Proposal for AUCD 2017 Today

Submit a Proposal for AUCD 2017 Today

The AUCD Conference is one of the nation's premier places to highlight your work. Over 200 different presentations will be accepted to the conference in several different types of sessions, formatted for maximum visibility and interaction with attendees. Proposals are encouraged from students, self-advocates, family leaders, clinicians, and researchers in over 25 topics. Don't miss your chance: submit a proposal today! Read more... 

 

Welcome Spring 2017 ADA International Fellows & Program Hosts

Welcome Spring 2017 ADA International Fellows & Program Hosts

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' Professional Fellows Division, this program supports 20 mid-career professionals from Brazil, Kenya, Peru, and Tanzania, selected through a competitive process, to participate in a five-week intensive fellowship program at a university-based research and education center for disabilities in the U.S. The program is focused on inclusive education and seeks to strengthen education access for people with disabilities globally. Read more... 

 

#AUCD4ALL Sponsors - Thank you!

#AUCD4ALL Sponsors - Thank you!

Thank you for a fantastic evening! We are deeply appreciative of the support of our sponsors at the March 22nd 2017 AUCD for All Gala. Your support and leadership to expand employment opportunities will go a long way to ensuring change. Read more...

 

 

AUCD Welcomes Denise Rozell as Policy Strategist

AUCD Welcomes Denise Rozell as Policy Strategist

Denise Rozell is the Policy Strategist at AUCD working primarily on issues affecting youth in post-secondary education, employment and independent living. Denise has twenty-five years of experience in disability policy at the federal and state level working on almost all issues and legislation affecting individuals with disabilities beginning with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more... 

 

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  Network Awards & Honors

 

Neul Named New Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND)

Dr. Bruce L. Keisling Appointed Executive Director of the UTHSC Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities and Shainberg Chair of Excellence in Developmental DisabilitiesJeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D., division head of Child Neurology and vice chair for Developmental Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, has been named the new director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND). He will join Vanderbilt on Aug. 1. Neul succeeds Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., professor of Pediatrics, Psychology and Human Development, and the Kennedy Center's director since 2009. Read more...

 

ICI Welcomes New Director (MA UCEDD/LEND)

ICI Welcomes New Director (MA UCEDD/LEND)We're delighted to announce that Tom Sannicandro is coming on board as the new director of the ICI. Sannicandro will step into the role being now filled by Bill Kiernan, who will remain at UMass Boston as dean of the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development. SGISD is the graduate school that houses the ICI. Tom brings to this role a deep commitment to the issues impacting people with disabilities. Read more...

 

Stephen Sulkes Honored with First-Ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award (NY UCEDD/LEND)

Stephen Sulkes Honored with First-Ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award (NY UCEDD/LEND)Stephen B. Sulkes, M.D., a professor at Golisano Children's Hospital and co-director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, was selected as one of seven recipients of the first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award. Presented by the Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics, the award was presented to Sulkes at a ceremony Sunday, March 19 in Schladming, Austria, at the 2017 Special Olympics Winter World Games. Read more...

 

Dr. Mary Schuh Receives Kennedy Public Policy Fellowship (NH UCEDD/LEND)

Dr. Mary Schuh Receives Kennedy Public Policy Fellowship (NH UCEDD/LEND)Dr. Mary Schuh, Director of Development & Consumer Affairs and the National Center on Inclusive Education at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (IOD), received the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship. This one-year fellowship is based in Washington, DC and prepares fellows for leadership roles in public policy at the state and national level.
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VT UCEDD Faculty Internationally Recognized for Supported Employment Program

VT UCEDD Faculty Internationally Recognized for Supported Employment ProgramWe are proud to celebrate pioneering efforts towards inclusion Dr. Bryan Dague, faculty member at the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI), housed within the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont, was one of three delegates invited by the Zero Project to represent Vermont for its innovative work in supported employment. Dague and his colleagues presented at Zero Project's conference and were recognized for their work at the United Nations Office in Vienna. Read more...

 

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  In Memoriam

 

In Memoriam: Faith McCormick

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Faith McCormick. Many of you may have known Faith during her 10-year tenure as the Director of Programs at the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. Her long-time friend and colleague Pat Morrissey wrote this touching blog post, in which she described Faith: "Faith spent her days helping others. She would do anything that needed doing. [She was] organized and purpose-driven... her heart was open to all. Her spirit was infectious."Our deepest condolences go out to Faith's family and friends.
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  Network News

 

Think College Fast Facts Examines Peer Mentoring (MA UCEDD/LEND)

Think College Fast Facts Examines Peer Mentoring (MA UCEDD/LEND)

This Think College Fast Fact presents the findings of a research study on peer mentoring for students with intellectual disabilities on college campuses. In this piece Briand Friedman, Ph.D., and Laura Eiseman, Ph.D. consider how dimensions of mentoring relationships may interact over time as contexts change by examining status, reference groups, and mentoring mechanisms. Read more...

 

 

STAGED Right (NE UCEDD/LEND)

Wisconsin UCEDD Works with Governor Scott Walker to End Wait Lists for Children with DisabilitiesIt's the day before the big show, and Cadie Albin is drawing applause from fellow cast members as she pirouettes and pops to the music playing on the loudspeaker. WhyArts artist Courtney Stein is bopping her head in appreciation of the tune as she, her fellow WhyArts volunteers and members of the MMI staff coordinate a big dance number. Cadie and her fellow performers are participants in the Munroe-Meyer Institute's first Winter Theater Camp, held in collaboration with WhyArts, an arts organization based at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Read more...

 


Ohio Family 2 Family Provides Education to the Bhutanese/Nepali Population in Ohio (OH UCEDD)

Ohio Family 2 Family Provides Education to the Bhutanese/Nepali Population in Ohio (OH UCEDD) It is estimated that the Bhutanese population in Ohio is close to 15,000. Approximately 99% of these individuals are on Medicaid. The Asian Community Alliance in Ohio provides culturally sensitive programs and services to empower and strengthen family & community through awareness, collaboration & advocacy and has been working with this population for years. The Alliance recently identified a need in the Bhutanese population related to education on The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid and approached Ohio Family 2 Family to provide this information. Read more...

 

RTC: Rural Researchers Featured in The Conversation Article Highlighting Rural/Urban Divide (MT UCEDD/LEND)

The Conversation featured the work of RTC:Rural's geography project in the article "Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America." Lillie Greiman, M.A., and Andrew Myers, M.A., RTC:Rural Research Associates, with Christiane von Reichert, Ph.D., Professor of Geography at the University of Montana, contributed to an article about the rural/urban divide that was recently published on The Conversation. The article was a collaboration among the UM researchers and sociologists, economists, and historians at universities around the country.The article explores factors that contribute to the differences between life in rural and urban areas. Greiman, Myers, and von Reichert contributed the section about disability rates across the country, based on their previous research and analysis of the most recent American Community Survey data. Read more...

 


UM Study Finds Longstanding Interpretation of Disability Data Incomplete (MT UCEDD/LEND)

University of Montana researchers with the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, or RTC:Rural, show that the standardized disability questions used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services identify two distinct groups of people with disabilities: those with permanent disability and those with temporary disabilityThe findings contradict the long-standing assumption by researchers and policymakers who use HHS disability data that it represents only people with long-term disabilities. Read more...

 


'Just Kids' Photography-based Exhibit Features Children with Disabilities (GA UCEDD)

'Just Kids' Photography-based Exhibit Features Children with Disabilities (GA UCEDD)Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) exhibits its first photography-based art exhibition - "Just Kids", a documentary and portraiture style look into the lives of families and their loved ones who have an intellectual or developmental disability. The "Just Kids" exhibit, created by photographer Ryan Johnson, who served as community support specialist at the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD), includes 18 portraits, five of which are of families that are members of the Chattahoochee Valley Down Syndrome Association. Read more...

 


Johnson and Thurlow (MN UCEDD) Among Authors of New NLTS2012 Report

Johnson and Thurlow (MN UCEDD) Among Authors of New NLTS2012 ReportDirector David R. Johnson and Martha Thurlow of the Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD) are among the authors of the newly-released report of findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012). The NLTS 2012, which is part of the congressionally-mandated National Assessment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, is based at Mathematica Policy Research, and the research team for the study consisted of key staff from Mathematica and from the Institute on Community Integration. Read more...

 


Pittsburgh LEND and ATN Collaboration

Pittsburgh LEND and ATN CollaborationDr. Paradiz is the director of a consultancy that provides technical assistance, training and strategic development to organizations and institutions that support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other disabilities. Dr. Paradiz is the founder of the ASPIE School for middle and high school students with autism. She met with the Pittsburgh LEND leadership, Family and Self-Advocate Trainees..Dr. Paradiz is the founder of the ASPIE School for middle and high school students with autism. Read more...

 


AgrAbility Receives USDA Grant to Educate Vets, New Farmers (TX UCEDD)

AgrAbility Receives USDA Grant to Educate Vets, New Farmers (TX UCEDD)Texas AgrAbility, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, received a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help educate 725 military veterans and first-time farmers about how to start farming. This grant will fund three years of an extension to the Texas AgrAbility Battle Ground to Breaking Ground program called Battle Ground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project in which participants will go through a three-step training process to become successful agricultural entrepreneurs. Read more...

 


A&M Athletes Build Prosthetic Hands as Part of 'Helping Hands' Initiative (TX UCEDD)

A&M Athletes Build Prosthetic Hands as Part of 'Helping Hands' Initiative (TX UCEDD)A group of 54 A&M student athletes teamed up Wednesday night in Kyle Field - not to play sports, but to build prosthetic hands for people in third-world countries. The athletes worked in teams to build 18 prosthetic hands for global distribution to people in third world countries who are missing limbs. With 45 minutes on the clock, the athletes, divided into groups of three, collaborated to reach the common goal of successfully building one hand per group. Read more...

 


Accessibility for all Aggies (TX UCEDD)

Accessibility for all Aggies (TX UCEDD)For the majority of college students getting to their classes is a feasible everyday routine. However, some members of the Aggie family who are physically disabled face a larger challenge. Jordan Cox, environmental design and Spanish senior who has a disability, said after her disability progressed freshman year she began receiving services but did not necessarily feel comfortable using her wheelchair on campus. Read more...


Virgin Islands UCEDD Partners with Department of Human Services to Improve Early Childhood Outcomes

Virgin Islands UCEDD Partners with Department of Human Services to Improve Early Childhood OutcomesVIUCEDD is excited to announce the launching of the first class of students studying to be credentialed as Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBT). The RBT initiative is a program of the new Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (ADDRC) at the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD). The ADDRC is a state of the art research and training center established to improve professional training opportunities related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities. Read more...

 


Dan Habib Participates in Star-Studded "Redefining Inclusion" Diversity Panel in L.A. (NH UCEDD/LEND)

Dan Habib Participates in Star-Studded Dan Habib participated in the "Redefining Inclusion" Diversity Panel hosted by Syracuse University Los Angeles and Syracuse University's Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusion Higher Education. During the event, Habib had the chance to screen and discuss the preview of his new film, Intelligent Lives (working title).The Los Angeles panel represented a mix of academics, media and self-advocates, focusing on disability in the media and to bring awareness and garner national attention for the work that they're doing for Inclusive Education.
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Dr. JoAnne Malloy Is Keynote Presenter at Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders (NH UCEDD/LEND)

Dr. JoAnne Malloy Is Keynote Presenter at Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders (NH UCEDD/LEND)JoAnne M. Malloy, Ph.D., a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute on Disability gave the keynote presentation at the 2017 Midwest Symposium for Leadership In Behavior Disorders in Kansas City, MO. Her keynote session "Serving Youth with Significant, Intensive and Complex Emotional/Behavioral Needs" was one of four short "TED Talk-like" presentations focused on students who have the most challenging and complex behavior problems and promising ways to support them. Read more...

 


The MCDD Announces Two New Strategic Partnerships (MD UCEDD)

Dr. JoAnne Malloy Is Keynote Presenter at Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders (NH UCEDD/LEND)The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) is pleased to announce two new partnerships with the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) at Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Together, these partners intend to convene key players in the disability system in Maryland to improve disability data access and quality. Read more...

 


RFK UCEDD Supports Local DD Council NYS and NYC Local Legislative Education Efforts

RFK UCEDD Supports Local DD Council NYS and NYC Local Legislative Education Effortsover 350 family members, government officials, legislators and community agencies participated in the Bronx Developmental Disabilities (DD) Council's Annual Legislative Education Breakfast under the leadership of Joanne Siegel, Associate Director of the Rose F Kennedy Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (RFK UCEDD) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center who currently serves as the President of the Council. Read more...


  Community Updates

 

APHA Disability Section Call for 2017 Awards Nominations

APHA Disability Section Call for 2017 Awards Nominations

Deadline Extended: April 18, 2017

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution through scholarship, teaching, practice and/or advocacy to advance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities or an especially dedicated student? Now is the time to nominate a colleague for one of the 2017 APHA Disability Section Awards! Read more...

 

 

EHDI 2017

EHDI 2017

The 16th annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting brought together over 1,000 diverse stakeholders on February 26-28 in Atlanta, GA. The EHDI Meeting was organized by American Academy of Pediatrics, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: HRSA, and National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The purpose of this national meeting was to help attendees expand opportunities for young children who are deaf and hard of hearing by enhancing implementation of comprehensive state-based EHDI programs.! Read more...

 

 

Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports Survey

Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports Survey

Deadline Extended: April 30, 2017

The Arc, in collaboration with the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota (MN LEND), has launched the 2017 Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports Survey which seeks to capture perceptions of family caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) on a range of life-span issues. Read more...

 

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  Upcoming Webinars and Events

 

AUCD Promotes Disability Employment during Developmental Disability and Autism Awareness Months

AUCD Promotes Disability Employment during Developmental Disability and Autism Awareness Months

This March and April, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is celebrating National Developmental Disability Month and National Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month by hosting a series of Twitter Chats about Employment: #Jobs4All. We will have chats from academic experts, business leaders, disabled entrepreneurs, and more. Join us for our next #Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Autism in Academia on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET.

 

 

AUCD's Trainee End of the Year Webiar

AUCD's Trainee End of the Year Webinar

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET  - 4:00 p.m. ET

This live webinar will be discussing: How to leverage your experiences in your traineeship for personal and professional endeavors. Providing resources and opportunities for involvement. Read more...

 

 

2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

HANDS i 2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability  Monday, June 5, 2017- Thursday, June 8, 2017 Location: Azusa, California  Website Link  http://faithanddisability.org/2017-institute/  The 2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability will be held in Azusa, California, June 5-8, 2017 at Azusa Pacific University. The Institute brings together academics, theologians and others to explore the inclusive intersections of faith and disabilities.  Our Vision and Future Summer Institute Faculty General Information Call for Workshops and Luncheon Roundtable Discussions. Deadline: January 1, 2017 Jean Vanier Emerging Scholar Nomination Form Opportunities for Sponsorship  Plenary speakers will include Summer Institute Faculty on Monday, Community Day, Miguel Romero (Roman Catholic), Joni Eareckson Tada (Joni and Friends), Shaykh Suheil (an Islam scholar whose son has Down syndrome), Jubin Varghese (India), and two to be decided, including the Jean Vanier Emerging Scholar Plenary. 30 workshops. A Ph.D. student symposium. A Tuesday evening discussion between Kay Warren, Saddleback Church, and John Swinton, on faith communities and mental illness, and more. Full program available late February. Sponsors and Scholarship Supporters are welcome.  Events  AUCD Annual Meeting AUCD Events and Webinars Network Events Disability Community Events International Events View All Events Find Network Members map UCEDDs LENDs IDDRCs AUCD Technical Assistance  AUCD Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit UCEDD Resource Center Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities Early Career Professionals NIRS National Information Reporting System Login Search for Network Projects and Products Trainee Corner Get Involved! AUCD Federal Partners  Maternal and Child Health Bureau Administration on Developmental Disabilities CDC: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities National Institute of Child Health and Human Development  goEmail EmploymentDONATE to AUCD  AUCD ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY CENTERS ON DISABILITIES Research, Education, Service A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.  Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)n Autism Intensive 3-Day Transition and Vocational Programming Workshop (IN UCEDD)

June 5-8, 2017, Azusa, CA

The 2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability will be held in Azusa, California, June 5-8, 2017 at Azusa Pacific University. The Institute brings together academics, theologians and others to explore the inclusive intersections of faith and disabilities. Read more...


2017 AAIDD Conference

2017 AAIDD Conference

June 26--29, 2017, Hartford, CT

The AAIDD Annual Meeting is two full days of educational sessions, exhibits, poster presentations, and networking events. There are also optional half-day pre and post conference sessions. Our 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. Read more...

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