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10/10/2017

AUCD Welcomes Senator Maggie Hassan to AUCD2017

AUCD is honored to have New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan as a guest speaker at our Tuesday evening AUCD Honors Celebration. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, Senator Hassan was drawn to public service as an advocate fighting to ensure that children like her son Ben, who experiences severe disabilities, would be fully included in their communities and have the same opportunities that all parents want for their children.

 
 

10/10/2017

Tuesdays with Liz - Liz King

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Liz King (Senior Policy Analyst and Director of Education policy at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights). They discussed race and disability.

 
 

10/9/2017

AUCD2017 Speakers: Upload Your Materials

The AUCD Conference will have over 900 attendees viewing over hundreds of presentations on all things disability. We are thrilled to have so many people with us in DC, however we don't want to limit the sharing and knowledge to just those individuals. Many more people are anxious to learn from what will be presented at the conference. We ask you to continue dissemination of your research and projects by posting your handouts, materials, and/or slides from the conference on the AUCD website using the instructions provided.

 
 

10/9/2017

RTS Event at the Cincinnati Zoo (OH UCEDD/LEND)

RTS (Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome) is a genetic multi-system disorder characterized by facial abnormalities, broad thumbs and great toes, and developmental disability. The condition was first described in 1963 by Dr. Jack Rubinstein and Dr. Hooshang Taybi and it is estimated that 1 out of 300,000 people have this syndrome

 
 

10/6/2017

Announcing the REDDy Directory

The REDDy Directory is designed for case managers and individuals with disabilities seeking resources and services provided to Hurricane Harvey survivors. Please visit the REDDy Directory at http://disabilityresources.tamu.edu/

 
 

10/6/2017

AUCD Welcomes Ingrid Jernudd as Program Specialist

Ingrid U. Jernudd is the Program Specialist for the Promise TA Center. At AUCD, in addition to her work for the Promise TA Center, Ingrid also works on �Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All,' which is a weekly video series highlighting current issues in disability policy hosted by Liz Weintraub.

 
 

10/5/2017

Employment Webinar Series for Iowa's Regional Staff (IA UCEDD)

The Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD). Iowa's UCEDD, in partnership with Iowa's Division of Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS) produced and presented a webinar series on Employment First Concepts and practice. Last winter, a survey was sent to the regional leadership asking what training or information was needed to continue to make progress towards Employment First for Iowan's with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The needs expressed ranged from understanding basic concepts and communication around Employment First to information on evidence based practice, data, and outcomes reporting.

 
 

10/5/2017

New Leadership: Meet Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, LEND, IDDRC) Director Jeffrey Neul

On August 1, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, LEND, IDDRC) welcomed a new director to lead the Center in addressing its mission of facilitating discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D., comes from the University of California San Diego where he was the division head of Child Neurology and vice chair for Developmental Neurosciences.

 
 

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.

 
 

10/3/2017

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.

 
 

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.

 
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