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8/7/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongressional schedule; hearing on Children's Health Insurance Program; Every Student Succeeds Act implementation; and more

 
 

8/7/2017

New Research Explores Disability at the Household Level (MT UCEDD)

A new RTC:Rural Research Brief by RTC:Rural partner Christiane von Reichert, Ph.D., Professor of Geography at the University of Montana, presents research on disability rates at the household level. The brief, titled "Prevalence of Disability: Individual and Household Context" is available for download on the Geography and Rural Disability page on the RTC:Rural website.

 
 

8/7/2017

Reducing Relapse Focus of New Study at MMI (NE UCEDD/LEND)

The Munroe-Meyer Institute's Brian Greer, Ph.D., will be the site PI on a new grant written with principal investigator Timothy Shahan, Ph.D., of Utah State University, that will explore ways to reduce relapse in children who engage is severe problem behavior.

 
 

8/4/2017

List of State Medicaid Directors

created by NAMD

See this document for a list of state Medicaid Directors

 
 

8/4/2017

Michael Knox, PhD Retires from The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD)

Michael Knox, PhD, deputy director and assistant professor of pediatrics, retired after 33 years with The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

 
 

8/4/2017

VIUCEDD Appoints New Executive Director

Join us in thanking Dr. Yegin Habtes for his tireless work as the founding and Executive Director for the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Developmental since 1994. Since its inception to now, we have seen VIUCEDD grow to serve as a community partner around issues pertaining to developmental disabilities. It has served as a resource for the VI community, and has provided many workshops and speakers addressing exemplary and evidence-based approaches for individuals with disabilities.

 
 

8/3/2017

AUCD Welcomes Daphnee Guillaume as Public Health Program Manager

Daphnee Guillaume is the Public Health Program Manager at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), under the supervision of the Senior Program Manager, Disability and Public Health.

 
 

8/2/2017

USM Institute for Disability Studies Honored with Above and Beyond Award (MS UCEDD)

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) has been presented with the Above and Beyond Award by the Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office.

 
 

8/1/2017

AUCD 2017 Registration is Open!

Deadline: October 20

The power of our collective voices working together to sustain vital supports and services for people with disabilities and their families cannot be denied. 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.

 
 

8/1/2017

AUCD 2017 Scholarships Available for Network Trainees

Deadline: September 27

AUCD is pleased to announce the availability of 20 trainee travel scholarships of up to $500 each AND 4 trainee volunteer scholarships of up to $500 each to support AUCD Trainees in attending the AUCD Conference. Scholarships are available to (a) current trainees and (b) former trainees presenting work conducted while a trainee. The AUCD Conference is an amazing learning and networking opportunity, and we're excited to support you in attending.

 
 

8/1/2017

Tuesdays with Liz: How Will Budget Cuts Affect People with Disabilities?

In this week�s edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, today Liz interviewed Rebecca Vallas, managing director at the Center for American Progress, about the President's budget and the implications for people with disabilities.

 
 

7/31/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayHealth care repeal bill failed, what are the next steps? Debt limit must be lifted and appropriations bills passed with very little time left; watch Tuesdays with Liz to understand budget issues better

 
 

7/31/2017

Dreams Do Come True

By Jonny Thomas Emeron (with help by Judy Warth, Iowa's UCEDD)

Jonny Thomas Emeron is a 19 year old man with Asperger's, high functioning autism, depression, anxiety, a sensory integration disorder and a delightfully wicked sense of humor and a passion for Zelda. He is participating in a transition program through the Iowa City Community School District. Jonny works at Wild Bill's Coffee Shop at the University of Iowa's School of Social Work

 
 

7/28/2017

Southeastern Postsecondary Education Alliance Holds Third Annual Capacity Building Institute at Vanderbilt University (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND)

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) and Next Steps at Vanderbilt hosted the third annual Southeastern Postsecondary Education Alliance (SEPSEA) Capacity Building Institute on June 26-27, 2017. The annual event was created to collaborate around the support, creation and expansion of inclusive postsecondary education programs (IPSE). IPSE is a national movement to support students with intellectual disabilities in attending college.

 
 

7/28/2017

We did it! Thank you! Update on Health Care Vote

For any health reform proposal to be successful, especially one attempting to dramatically change nearly one-fifth of the nation's economy, it must include people with disabilities in the process. Members on both sides of the aisle have suggested a return to a more open and deliberative conversation to address parts of the Affordable Care Act. AUCD strongly supports this, and has consistently advocated for a more transparent and consultative approach.

 
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