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2018 EHDI Meeting Scholarships for LEND Audiology Trainees

Application deadline: January 21, 2018.

AUCD has made available six (6) scholarships of up to $500 each to support LEND audiology trainees in attending the in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting on March 18-20, 2018 in Denver, CO. All current LEND audiology trainees, including those in their externship year, are eligible to apply. However, priority will be given to trainees from programs that do not currently receive supplemental funding and trainees that have not attended the EHDI Meeting in previous years.



Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All - U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire

TodayIn this week's edition of 'Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All,' Liz interviews Senator Maggie Hassan from New Hampshire. Liz talks with the Senator about her agenda for this Congress.



Tuesdays with Liz - AUCDs Roadmap

With Celia Feinstein

Today on 'Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All,' Liz talks with Celia S. Feinstein, the Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Celia has just recently completed her term as President, and she describes the work on AUCD's new strategic map.



AUCD is Hiring: Director of Public Policy

Applications now being accepted

AUCD is seeking a Director of Public Policy: a creative, collaborative, & highly-skilled policy professional who seeks to play a role in empowering people with disabilities while raising the agency's profile in the federal policy making process.



The Student "Draft IEP" Tool at WIHD UCEDD/LEND

WIHD has updated its popular Student "Draft IEP" Tool ( The tool, developed by Naomi Brickel, helps students to prepare information for IEP development and generate their own "draft IEP" to share with the rest of the IEP team. This serves to increase student understanding of the IEP process and facilitates student participation in IEP discussions. Research indicates that students who are involved in their special education program planning are more successful in school. However, many students do not even attend their IEP meetings, and of those who do, few participate in a meaningful way.



Tuesdays with Liz: ADA Fellow Fiorella Guerrero on Disability Advocacy in Peru

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Fiorella Guerrero Calle, who was an ADA fellow from Peru and works for World Vision, about life for children with disabilities in Peru.



GAO Report - Voters with Disabilities: Observations on Polling Place Accessibility and Related Federal Guidance

GAO examined a nongeneralizable sample of 178 polling places during early in-person voting and on Election Day 2016. At these polling places, GAO examined a number of features outside and inside the voting area. Outside the voting area, GAO was able to examine features at all 178 polling places and found that 60 percent (107) had one or more potential impediments. The most common were steep ramps located outside buildings, lack of signs indicating accessible paths, and poor parking or path surfaces.



IHD 50 years of Service (AZ UCEDD)

After five decades of service to the state of Arizona, the Institute for Human Development is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Throughout its history, the Institute has emphasized services, research and training. These focus areas continue today as the Institute celebrates its past and focuses toward the future to provide positive changes in the public's perception of persons with disabilities. We hope that through our efforts there will be greater changes in access, attitude, and inclusion for persons with disabilities.



Position Opening: Assistant Virtual Trainee

The Assistant Virtual Trainee (AVT) is a trainee who has a strong desire to learn more about project management and the importance of engaging others to advance the mission of a national nonprofit and its broader network. The position spans one Spring semester and is paid a $500 stipend as well as appropriate travel costs associated with attending the 2018 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C.



Submissions Requested - Inclusive Approaches to Health for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Due November 20th

Special Olympics International (SOI), in collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD), is working to support national level organizations to adopt and promote inclusive approaches to health for persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) with an eye to creating the tipping point for a health system that is inclusive of all people, including people with ID.



Tuesdays with Liz - Tim Shriver

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Tim Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics, about leadership and people with disabilities.



10 years of the LEND Family Trainee in Oregon

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Family Trainee fellowship in the Oregon Health & Science University's LEND program. The Alumni gathered on September 28th for happy hour on the OHSU campus to celebrate and look back at their many accomplishments.



American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities - A Resource You Should Know About!

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Children with Disabilities (COCWD) is comprised of over 600 diverse physician members (eg, neurodevelopmental pediatricians, developmental and behavioral pediatricians, geneticists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, physical medical and rehabilitation pediatricians, and general pediatricians) who care for or have an interest in children and youth with disabilities, including those with complex needs.



Family Engagement Quality Improvement: A "How-To" Implementation Toolkit

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation conducted a nation-wide family engagement quality improvement project to enhance family engagement in the pediatric medical home. As a result of this project, a Web-based toolkit was developed; it provides tools and resources needed for implementing family engagement quality improvement projects in clinical practice or through multi-site learning collaboratives.



FCIC (FL UCEDD) Receives National Center Award from OSERS

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities at the University of South has received $5.5 million from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Department of Education to establish a national technical assistance center focused on positive social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes for young children with, and at risk for, disabilities. The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations will assist states, early childhood programs, and professionals in their implementation of a promotion, prevention, and intervention model to improve young children's social emotional competence and reduce challenging behavior.

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