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1/5/2017

2017 EHDI Meeting Scholarships for LEND Audiology Trainees

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 February 26-28, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. All current LEND audiology trainees 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. Application deadline: January 29, 2017.

 
 

9/2/2016

Mailman Center Receives Prestigeous Grant to Develop Training Program to Build Language Skills (FL UCEDD/LEND)

Many South Florida children with developmental disabilities benefit from assistive technology devices to improve their hearing, vision or communication skills. "Unfortunately, a substantial number of child care workers, pre-school teachers and parents have not been trained in how to use assistive devices to help these children, especially in underserved neighborhoods," said Michelle Schladant, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and Assistant Director of the Mailman Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

 
 

5/31/2016

CDD Diversity Leadership Fellow Makes an Impact on a Local Community (TX UCEDD)

Dianey Leal is a Master's Student at Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University and AUCD Diversity Leadership Fellow. During her first semester as an AUCD Diversity Leadership Fellow, Dianey complied scholarly papers on seclusion and the effects it has on students with disabilities for publication through the Center on Disability and Development (CDD).

 
 

5/3/2016

LEND Audiology Trainees Learn and Shine at EHDI 2016

On March 13-15, AUCD members joined nearly 1,000 diverse stakeholders in San Diego, CA, at the 15th annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting, organized jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University.

 
 

4/22/2016

Mark Your Calendars for AUCD 2016!

December 4-7 in Washington, DC

The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.

 
 

4/20/2016

Pediatric Audiology Trainees Collaborate with State Division of Public Health to Conduct Statewide Analysis of EHDI Services

LEND trainees from the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at UNC - Chapel Hill, attended the national EHDI Conference in San Diego, March 13-15, 2016, where they presented a poster entitled: "Regional Analysis of EHDI Outcomes in North Carolina." The EHDI acronym, which stands for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, represents the systems of care responsible for screening, diagnosis, and intervention for infants with congenital or early onset hearing loss. EHDI programs across the nation have committed themselves to the "1-3-6 goals" of screening infants for hearing loss no later than one month of age with diagnosis no later than three months of age and intervention no later than six months of age. Remarkable progress has been made over the past 20 years since newborn hearing screening has developed into a standard of care but challenges remain, especially with regard to timely diagnosis and intervention.

 
 

5/22/2015

There is still time to apply! Call for Applications - 2015-2016 Virtual Trainee

Applications Due May 29, 2015

The AUCD Virtual Trainee will use leadership skills to build relationships and communications among trainees throughout the nationwide AUCD network of UCEDDs and LENDs.

 
 

4/2/2015

AUCD2015: Submit a Proposal Today

Deadline: June 5

AUCD is currently accepting proposals for our 2015 conference. This call for papers includes submissions for concurrent interactive presentations, concurrent panel presentations, single presentations, and posters. Proposals are welcomed on a multitude of topics on all things disability, including but certainly not limited to advocacy, behavior supports, disability studies, employment, health and wellness, leadership development, self-determination, technology, and much more.

 
 

1/30/2015

UM Audiologist Receives Prestigious prestigious Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award (Mailman FL UCEDD/LEND)

Robert C. Fifer, Ph.D., associate professor and Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the Mailman Center for Child Development, was recently honored with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation�s prestigious Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award.

 
 

6/24/2014

The Mailman Center Audiology Trainees Present Their Poster "Preparing Professionals for Working with Children who are Multiply Involved"

The Mailman Center audiology trainees were fortunate enough to present their poster "Preparing Professionals for Working with Children who are Multiply Involved" at the annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference in Jacksonville in April. This poster provided information for professors, clinical preceptors, trainees, and current professionals to improve the quality of training in their respective programs.

 
 

4/30/2014

AUCD Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 Virtual Trainee

Applications due May 30th

The AUCD Virtual Trainee will use leadership skills to build relationships and communications among trainees throughout the nationwide AUCD network of UCEDDs and LENDs.

 
 

9/2/2013

Iowa LEND Director Recognized for Newborn Hearing Screening Research

The 2012 Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology will go to a team of researchers led by Lenore Holte, PhD, CCC-A, Iowa LEND Director and Clinical Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Department of Pediatrics, The University of Iowa.

 
 

5/13/2013

Archives Available: MCHB/AUCD Pediatric Audiology Webinar Series 2012-2013

4 free webinars

Funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the MCHB/AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program supports 10 LEND programs to increase the didactic content and clinical experience of trainees in pediatric audiology. This webinar series was created to provide a leadership opportunity for LEND trainees/fellows from these funded programs, allowing them to present their experiences in pediatric audiology within the LEND interdisciplinary setting. Each webinar features presentations by LEND pediatric audiology trainees.

 
 

4/24/2013

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention-Pediatric Audiology Links to Services (EHDI-PALS) Directory

The EHDI-PALS Directory provides information about facilities that offer pediatric audiology services to young children who are younger than five years of age. All of the facilities included report that they have licensed audiologists and the right equipment and expertise to serve young children.

 
 

3/26/2013

AUCD 2013: You're Invited

Promoting Inclusion in an Increasingly Diverse World

This Conference theme promotes our network values of inclusion of all persons with developmental and other disabilities in community life and engages the network in conversation and practices to ensure our work reflects the changing cultural and linguistic landscape in our Centers and States.

 
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