AUCDigest October 2013

October 4, 2013

AUCD National Network News
 
October 2013 Vol. XIII, Issue 10
  
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AUCD Central Office News

Andrew J. Imparato Named to Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Andrew J. Imparato Named to Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Commission was created by the Governor on September 17, 2013, in part as a response to the circumstances surrounding the death of Frederick County resident Ethan Saylor, an individual with Down syndrome. The Commission is required to submit an initial progress report by January 9, 2014, which would have been Mr. Saylor's 27th birthday. Read more...

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Leadership on Display

Leadership on Display

Did you know we have a group of talented individuals who work hard to make AUCD a leader in the field of Developmental Disabilities? Maybe your Director even sits on the Board! With the help 2013 Virtual Trainee Stephanie Webinar, AUCD Trainees and Staff, this Prezi was created to help new AUCD Trainees and Center staff get to know more about our Board of Directors and gain insight from them on how to make the most of your training experience in the AUCD Network and beyond! Read more...

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The AUCD Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund

The AUCD Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund

The Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund was established by the AUCD Board of Directors in 2013 with the goal of providing financial assistance to emerging Network leaders: self-advocates, family members, trainees, and young professionals; to attend the AUCD Conference. The Fund was created in conjunction with the retirement of Executive Director George S. Jesien, PhD, to honor his commitment to increasing leadership in the disability field. Read more...

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Network News - Awards & Honors

UMass Boston Gala Honors James T. Brett Chair in Disability and Workforce Development William Kiernan, PhD (MA UCEDD)

UMass Boston Gala Honors James T. Brett Chair in Disability and Workforce Development William Kiernan, PhD

"I am grateful for the incredible gesture of support that recognizes the important work the ICI has done over the years," said Kiernan. "The chair's unwavering foundation will only expand our inclusive efforts and help merge the resources of the ICI, SGISD, and UMass Boston. Together, we will foster important collaborations and support progress in the area of workforce and disability here in the U.S. and beyond."   Read more...

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Ohio States IDD (OH UCEDD/LEND) Psychology Program Receives ASPPB Designation

Ohio States IDD Psychology Program (OH UCEDD/LEND)Receives ASPPB Designation

The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Psychology graduate program at The Ohio State University Department of Psychology has been designated by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register Designation Committee. Read more...

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Nisonger Center (OH UCEDD/LEND) Receives CARF Accreditation

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CARF International, formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities has accredited the Ohio State University Nisonger Center for the following services:

  • Community Employment Services: Employee Supports
  • Community Employment Services: Job Development

The Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings (TOPS) program delivers these services. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to the Nisonger Center. Read more...

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Network News - People on the Move

Wayne Stuberg, PhD, Named Associate Director of Munroe-Meyer Institute (NE UCEDD)

Wayne Stuberg, PhD, Named Associate Director of Munroe-Meyer Institute (NE UCEDD)Dr. Stuberg has been at MMI since 1984 and has been director of the physical therapy department since 1987. His interest in developmental disabilities goes back to his student days at UNMC in the late 1970s. Read more...

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The UNH IOD (UCEDD) Welcomes Amanda Reichard

The UNH IOD Welcomes Amanda ReichardDr. Amanda Reichard joined the Institute on Disability as an Assistant Research Professor. Dr. Reichard was previously a part of the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas.   Read more...

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Network News - Activities & Resources

Dr. Mazurek (MO LEND) Awarded NIH Grant for Autism Research

Dr. Mazurek (MO LEND) Awarded NIH Grant for Autism Research

Micah Mazurek, PhD, assistant professor of health psychology at the MU School of Health Professions, has been awarded a three-year Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institutes of Health. Mazurek's research project is titled, "The Autism Impact Measure: A New Tool for Treatment Outcome Measurement." Read more...

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UNC-Stanford Project on Brain Development in Fragile X Syndrome Receives Grant Award

UNC-Stanford Project on Brain Development in Fragile X Syndrome Receives Grant Award

"The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR) at Stanford University would like to inform you of an exciting new research project involving families who have a child diagnosed with fragile X syndrome. Read more...

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An Ecological Approach to Self-Management (MT UCEDD)

An Ecological Approach to Self-Management (MT UCEDD)

Dr. Craig Ravesloot, Director of Rural Health Research at the University of Montana Rural Institute on Disabilities RTC: Rural, tested an ecological health intervention that blended independent living (IL) philosophy and self-management support techniques to facilitate health management among people with disabilities living within the rural service delivery context.   Read more...

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NCED (NV UCEDD) Pilots Nevada's First PSE Program for Students with IDD

NCED (NV UCEDD) Pilots Nevada's First PSE Program for Students with IDD

The Path To Independence Project is a collaborative effort of UNR's Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED), the University of Nevada Reno Extended Studies Department, the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), and Sierra Regional Center (SRC). It is based on the national Think College model (www.thinkcollege.net), which supports students with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to have a college experience. Read more...

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UCLA PEERS Clinic: New Book Release

UCLA PEERS Clinic: New Book ReleaseThe Science of Making Friends is a step-by-step guide, helping parents, educators, and others provide "social coaching" to teens and young adults interested in making and keeping friends. The book offers a plethora of behavior exercises to practice the skills described, as well as a DVD companion containing video demonstrations of the lessons. Read more...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD) Educating Teachers about Prader-Willi Syndrome

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD) Educating Teachers about Prader-Willi SyndromeVKC Senior Research Specialist Elizabeth Roof was invited by the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) to develop a training video and companion toolkit for educators on practical teaching strategies for supporting students with Prader-Willi syndrome. Read More...

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Updates from OHSU UCEDD

OHSU UCEDD Launches Fully Inclusive Theater Company Production for Youth with and Without Disabilities

OHSU UCEDD Launches Fully Inclusive Theater Company Production for Youth with and Without DisabilitiesEmerging Leaders Players (ELP) is the first fully inclusive West Coast-based theater group for youth and adolescents (ages 13-30) with and without disabilities that live in and nearby Portland, Oregon. ELP is a part of a larger group of transition services offered through the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) located within the Institute on Development & Disability (IDD) at Oregon Health and Science University. Read more...

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OHSU UCEDD Completes NCI Surveys

OHSU UCEDD Completes NCI SurveysOSHU's UCEDD completes first year of National Core Indicators! The National Core Indicators project is a voluntary effort by public developmental disabilities agencies to measure and track their own performance. The core indicators are standard measures used across the country to assess the outcomes of services provided to individuals and families.  Read more...

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Hawaii Aquaponics Workforce Development: Growing Diversity in Hiring and Employment (HI UCEDD)

Hawaii Aquaponics Workforce Development: Growing Diversity in Hiring and Employment (HI UCEDDThe Center on Disability at the University of Hawaii is supporting Hawaii's revitalization investment plan to support the growing diverse small farm movement, and to fulfill the federal mandate to include disability in diversity hiring and employment. The Hawaii Aquaponics Workforce Development Project on Maui (referred to UH AQ) is model pilot training adults with mental illness and other disabilities including intellectual and developmental disabilities in the sustainable food production method of aquaponics - growing fish and plants together in a single system without soil using recirculating water. Read more...

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Updates from NH UCEDD

Who Cares About Kelsey to Be Broadcast Nationally (NH UCEDD)

Who Cares About Kelsey to Be Broadcast Nationally (UNH IODWho Cares About Kelsey?, a documentary by Institute on Disability (IOD) Filmmaker in Residence Dan Habib will air on Public Television throughout the Fall. The documentary documents Kelsey Carroll's struggles with emotional and behavioral challenges, and shows innovative educational approaches that help students like her to succeed--while improving the overall school culture and climate. Read more...

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Dr. Charles Drum (NH UCEDD) Presents at the National Institute on Health

Dr. Charles Drum Presents at the National Institute on Health (UNH IOD)The Institute on Disability Director Charles Drum, MPA, JD, PhD, presented "Disability and Health: Definitions, Determinants and Disparities" at the National Institute on Health's two-week intensive course, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Translational Health Disparities Course: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Health Disparities Research in Bethesda, MD. Read more...

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Conference Held in Michigan (MI UCEDD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Conference Held in Michigan (MI UCEDD)The Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-UCEDD), the Michigan Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Task Force, along with several sponsor organizations, presented a day-long conference entitled Our Journey of 40 Years and Beyond: Living and Learning with FASD. Ann Carrellas of the Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit coordinated the conference planning and implementation. Read more...

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6th Annual Summit on Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation & Quality Assurance (MA ICI UCEDD)

6th Annual Summit on Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation & Quality Assurance (MA ICI UCEDD)On September 16-17, 2013, the 6th Annual Summit on Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation & Quality Assurance convened in Providence RI. The VR Summit was attended by a record-breaking number of program evaluators, quality assurance specialists, researchers, technical assistance personnel from TACEs, and Statewide Rehabilitation Council (SRC) members. Read more...

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UM (MT UCEDD)Improving Independence of People with Disabilities in South Korea

UM (MT UCEDD)Improving Independence of People with Disabilities in South KoreaThe independent living movement in South Korea is young, vibrant and ready to make South Korea accessible for all people with disabilities. Dr. Craig Ravesloot, Director of Rural Health Research for the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, supported that vision by conducting Living Well with a Disability facilitator training in Seoul. Read more...

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In This Issue
AUCD Central Office News
Network News - Awards & Honors
Network News - People on the Move
Network News - Activities & Resources
AUCD 2013
Member Spotlight
Events
Employment Opportunities
AUCD 2013

Register Today!

AUCD 2013 Conference

November 17-20, 2013
Washington,  DC

This year's AUCD Conference theme promotes our network values of inclusion of all persons with developmental and other disabilities in community life and engages the network in conversation and practices to ensure our work reflects the changing cultural and linguistic landscape in our Centers and States. Early Bird: by Oct 18; Final Deadline: Nov 1st. Read more....

Inclusive Higher Education: Moving from Good Ideas to Great Outcomes

Inclusive Higher Education: Moving from Good Ideas to Great Outcomes

November 16-17, 2013
Washington, DC

A Think College event in conjunction with AUCD2013This event will feature both general and concurrent sessions on topics such as Current Strategies, Lessons Learned, Policy and Legislation, Funding, and more. Read more....

Retirement Celebration for George Jesien

Retirement Celebration for George Jesien: Register Today!

November 17, 2013
Washington,  DC

Join friends and colleagues as we help George remember the good times, bad times, and all others in between as well as honor and celebrate his contributions to the AUCD network and field of developmental disabilities. Deadline: Nov 1st. Read more....

Trainee Travel Scholarships AUCD 2013

Trainee Travel Scholarships 2013

November 17-20, 2013
Washington,  DC

AUCD is pleased to announce the availability of 15 travel scholarships of up to $500 each AND 5 volunteer scholarships of up to $500 each to support AUCD Trainees in attending the 2012 AUCD Conference. Deadline: Oct 18th. Read more....

Member Spotlight

Assistive Technology Program at South Carolina UCEDD Saves Consumers Over $500,000 Via Equipment Reuse in FY 2012 


The Center for Disability Resources (SC UCEDD) at the University of South Carolina is home to the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP). The SCATP, as one of the 56 Tech Act Programs in the United States and its territories, implements a technology reutilization activity. .Read more...

Events

Upcoming AUCD Webinars

AUCD Network: Learn the Benefits of Your Membership
October 8 | 4pm - 5pm EST     

What is the AUCD network? How will AUCD help me this year and into my career? How can I get involved in the Network? Join this webinar to learn the answers to these questions and more as you begin at a LEND or UCEDD.

Amazing Brain Webinar Series, Part V: Exploring the Brain with Functional MRI
October 22 | 12pm - 1pm EST     

This webinar is Part V of The Amazing Brain Webinar Series: Select Topics in Neuroscience and Child Development for the Clinician.

NCEDC Webinar: Collaboration between Core Functions: Supporting Families and Educating Students
October 29 | 3pm - 4:00pm EST     

This webinar will describe ways the Boggs Center, NJ’s UCEDD, engaged medical students in a Distinction in Service to the Community (DISC) project aimed at meeting the need for staff training of individuals and families self-directing their supports.

A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
October 30 | 12pm - 1:30pm EST     

This Webinar will provide an overview of a paper written by AUCD members who seek to engage in conversations about improving interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration in supporting self-determined transition of youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities to adulthood and to community life.

Read more about our webinars and register.


13th Annual Autism Conference: Autism - Advances in Research and Services  

October 24-25, 2013
Timonium, MD

Hosted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, this yearly event is the premier educational autism event in the area for educators, clinicians, families, researchers and healthcare professionals.  Read more...

Employment Opportunities

Employment page on our website for opportunities within the AUCD network. 

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This newsletter is in part supported by the Association, Administration on 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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