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10/5/2017

Ronda Jenson named as the new Arizona University Center on Disabilities (AzUCD) Research Director

Ronda Jenson, PhD accepted the offer to a tenured, Associate Professor position with the AzUCD, Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University. With that academic rank, she also accepted the title of Research Director. Dr. Jenson comes to the AzUCD from the Missouri UCEDD where she served most recently as the Associate Director of University Partnerships. She has also served in the positions of Director of Research and Director of Interdisciplinary Training while at the Missouri UCEDD.

 
 

10/5/2017

Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities Welcomes Jonathan Payne to Our Team (NY UCEDD)

Jonathan recently joined the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities staff after a successful year in Project SEARCH. Jonathan splits his time between the University of Rochester UCEDD and the Levine Autism Clinic in the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Besides general office work, in his time with the UCEDD Jonathan serves as a peer mentor for both our Project SEARCH class at the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Job Club pilot through the Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 
 

10/5/2017

UCEDDs Collaborate on Webinar Series With Focus on Honoring Spiritual Needs and Gifts

The National Collaborative on Faith and Disability (TN, KY, TX, NJ, GA, VA, UT, MN, MO, CO, OR, CT, IL, & ME UCEDDs) will host the 2017-18 webinar series: Honoring Spiritual Needs and Gifts: From Inertia to Collaborative Action by Providers and Congregations. The series will run monthly, from October 2017-May 2018, and will be free and available for viewing via Zoom.

 
 

10/4/2017

Nutrition is for Everyone - October 2017

 
 

10/3/2017

Interdisciplinary Genetics Competencies for LEND Trainees

As recommended by the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Genetics Workgroup

The purpose of this document is to serve as resource for LEND programs for those programs desiring to strengthen their genetics content. It is not intended to serve as a mandate or requirement, but rather to provide specific guidance in achieving basic and advanced competencies in genetics.

 
 

10/3/2017

Interdisciplinary Genetics Competencies for LEND Trainees

As recommended by the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Genetics Workgroup

The purpose of this document is to serve as resource for LEND programs for those programs desiring to strengthen their genetics content. It is not intended to serve as a mandate or requirement, but rather to provide specific guidance in achieving basic and advanced competencies in genetics.

 
 

10/3/2017

Join Us for a Party!

All conference attendees are invited to take a walk down Beale Street in Memphis immediately following the awards ceremony. Our Conference Chair, Bruce Keisling, will bring us a taste of his southern town with a fun, themed party that celebrating the rich history and music of Memphis. We will have yummy food, a DJ to mix some old and new tunes, and some fun opportunities for photographs and festivities. Join your colleagues and friends for a night of celebration and fun! No extra ticket or fee is required for this fun event.

 
 

10/3/2017

Tuesdsays with Liz - National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and to celebrate NDEAM, this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Richard Davis, who is the Policy Advisor at the U.S. Dept. of Labor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Liz and Richard talked about the Employment First efforts in states.

 
 

10/2/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday2018 budget resolution; CHIP Hearings; Tax Plan; Tom Price resignation; and much more

 
 

9/29/2017

Dr. Dianne McBrien Named LEND Director of Iowa's UCEDD

On July 1, Dianne McBrien, MD assumed the directorship of the University of Iowa's LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) training program. She succeeds Lenore Holte, PhD, who directed the interdisciplinary program for the past 10 years.

 
 

9/29/2017

FY 2018 Budget Resolution and Health Care

Talking Points

The 2018 Senate budget resolution released today would let the Senate repeal most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and/or adopt additional deep cuts to Medicaid with just 50 votes, while at the same time cutting taxes by $1.5 trillion or more for high-income households and corporations.

 
 

9/29/2017

FY 2018 Budget Resolution and Health Care

Talking Points

The 2018 Senate budget resolution released today would let the Senate repeal most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and/or adopt additional deep cuts to Medicaid with just 50 votes, while at the same time cutting taxes by $1.5 trillion or more for high-income households and corporations.

 
 

9/29/2017

Portlight - Inclusive Disaster Strategies

Portlight Strategies, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1997 to facilitate a variety of projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work

 
 

9/28/2017

AUCD Welcomes Vanita Gupta to Speak at AUCD 2017 Conference

Vanita Gupta is president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. She has been working to advance civil rights her entire career. Before joining The Leadership Conference in June 2017, Gupta served as Acting Assistant Attorney General and head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.

 
 

9/27/2017

Bruce Keisling and #AUCD2017 Featured on #Policy4All

Dr. Bruce Keisling, AUCD2017 Conference Chair, AUCD President-Elect, and Director of the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities in Memphis, TN, was interviewed this week on 'Tuesdays with Liz, Disability Policy for All.' Watch the 8 minute interview to learn more about what to expect at the upcoming conference, why everyone will find something to enjoy when they attend, and Dr. Keisling's vision for AUCD during his upcoming year as President of the AUCD Board of Directors.

 
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