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Tuesdays with Liz - Post Election

During this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz, Liz Weintraub provides her thoughts on the presidential election outcome.



Center for Leadership in Disability funded for Health Disparities Research Within HIV/AIDS and Disability Populations (GA UCEDD/LEND)

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University in collaboration with the Phoenix Group Foundation has received funding from the Morehouse School of Medicine Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research to conduct a community-based evaluation focused on the availability and quality of HIV/AIDS prevention services for individuals with intellectual, developmental and significant learning disabilities in the Atlanta metro area.



Disability Policy News In Brief

2016 Election Outcome; New Leadership; New Senate; New House; New Administration; Lame Duck Session; and more



HealthMatters for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Building Communities of Practice for Health

A Research to Policy Brief from AUCD and UIC's RRTCDD

The emergence of accessible health promotion initiatives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) over the past 20 years demonstrates great promise for improving their health status. However, people with IDD continue to experience numerous age-related health issues and often lack control over environments and practices that impact their health. Determining successful scale-up processes of "what works" is critical in being able to achieve the goal of improved lives for the greatest number of people.



Integrating Access and Functional Needs within Active Shooter Awareness Guidance Organization: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Office of Access and Functional Needs

The revised guidance, which now integrates access and functional needs considerations, has been completed and is now publicly available! A copy is attached for your use and reference. We encourage you to share it with your stakeholders.



Iowa UCEDD Capitalizes on Partnerships to Promote Employment First

Recent production of a two-part television series highlighting National Disability Employment Awareness Month combines the Iowa UCEDD's emphasis on promoting Employment First with its commitment to information dissemination. Entitled "The Power of Employment," the series aired on "Hello, It's Us!", a weekly Public Access Television program produced by the UCEDD dedicated to educating viewership about a variety of disability-related topics through the lens of community inclusion.



AUCD 360 - November 2016



Tuesdays with Liz - Election Day

During this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz, for Election Day, Liz speaks about the importance of voting. In case you missed last week's edition, Liz interviewed Shea Tanis, of the Coleman institute, about technology and the Declaration of Rights for Technology for people with disabilities



A Personal Story of a Cultural Broker (MA UCEDD/LEND)

By Oanh Thi Thu Bui, Diversity Fellow, Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston

When parents reach out to me, their stories may be very complicated, requiring intensive support in multiple areas, from medical and educational to social support. A few families have contacted me more than 150 times over the course of one year, both in person, or on the phone or via email. Communicating with schools and participating in school activities is often not part of Asian culture. Many of these families have high expectations for their children, but they don't expect a child with disability to be independent and to work. It's been satisfying to see some of the parents who attend my support group get more involved in their children's education. In Part 2 of our series about cultural brokering, Oanh shares more about how her organization supports Vietnamese parents whose children have disability.



Beyond the Classroom: Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Partners with Local Arts Center (WY UCEDD)

An innovative collaboration proved to be a powerful example of the benefits of bringing learners of all abilities into a single classroom setting. The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), Wyoming's UCEDD, piloted Disability Advocacy and Justice through the Disability Studies Minor, a core component of the pre-service education and training at WIND. Disability Advocacy and Justice started in the spring of 2016, bringing together five students from the Cooper Center for Creative Arts in Laramie and five students from the University of Wyoming's Disability Studies Minor to explore disability rights, services and policies, and to collaboratively identify and research current disability advocacy issues of concern to class members.



Children of the Kingdom: Bridging Genetics and Islam to Save the Children of Saudi Arabia

Terrence R. Dolan, Ph.D., former long-time director of the Waisman Center (UCEDD, LEND & IDDRC) at the University of Wisconsin has published his first book: Children of the Kingdom: Bridging Genetics and Islam to Save the Children of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Dolan, in addition to his 20 year tenure at the Waisman Center, has been an outstanding leader in the network serving as the Board President of AUCD (then called AAUAP), Chair of the IDDRCs, and President of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID). He has also served on NIH National Advisory Committees and was a Member of a National Academy of Sciences Standing Committee,



Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayChanges to National Health Interview Survey; Health Resources and Services Administration Zika guidance; Department of Justice issued guidance about the application of Title II and Olmstead to employment; New ABLE programs and resources; New addition to PCPID; and more



SSA Medical Evaluation

Talking Points for Treating Physician Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Talking Points for Treating Physician Notice of Proposed Rulemaking The proposed rules will not increase accuracy or timeliness of decisions: These rules will not lead to more accurate decisions. They will not decrease processing time, either. If anything, they will lead to more appeals, more remands, and more delays. The process of training adjudicators on this complex new regulation and adapting SSA systems to comply with it will be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive.



UM Launches Statewide Adaptive Bike, Recreation Initiative (MT UCEDD)

Montanans living with disabilities will have access to adaptive cycles through a new statewide initiative spearheaded by the University of Montana. The Wheels Across Montana program will host its second state regional Adaptive Bike Clinic from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Southwest Family YMCA in Dillon.



Report Addressing Workforce Challenges in NH Community Mental Health Centers (NH UCEDD/LEND)

The NH Children's Behavioral Health Workforce Development Network recently released a report looking at the workforce challenges in NH's Community Mental Health Centers.

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