News / Document Search Results
On April 22-25, over 650 advocates gathered in Washington, DC to learn about and advocate for disability issues. View photos from the event, and submit your photos and experiences to email@example.com.
AUCD's Virtual Trainee, Jody Pirtle, Assisted in the Development of a Medical Home for Children with Special Health Care Needs and their Families
AUCD's Virtual Trainee, Jody Pirtle, describes how she and the care coordinator of a rural Southern Arizona community health center created a medical home for children with special health care needs and their families.
Elaine Gabovitch (MA LEND), is the state team leader of the 60-plus member Massachusetts Act Early state team. She was appointed to be one of the first "Learn the Signs. Act Early" Ambassadors in the country as part of the first pilot program jointly funded by the CDC, AUCD and MCHB/HRSA. Read more to see what agencies are involved, who she has met and/or spoken before, and what the team's goals are.
How many exceptions to policy does it take to change a system? Just a couple, if you're counting the number of times Iowans with disabilities, and their family members and advocates, have pursued formal cases for exceptions to Medicaid policy to cover the cost of enclosed beds to protect their health and safety.
South Dakota Center for Disabilities Uses Innovative Trainings in Technology for Autism Spectrum Disorders
South Dakota's Center for Disabilities Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Program is initiating innovative new training programs across the state using iPads and other computer-based interventions for students with ASD.
Missouri Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Partnership Project Wins National Award in 2012 (MO UCEDD)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a tremendously challenging disability, both for the people who experience it and their families. Missouri is leading the way in making progress towards helping these individuals and families, thanks to an award-winning new project aimed at strengthening the systems that exist to help survivors of TBI.
The UC Davis Professional Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders Program, a partnership of the MIND Institute, the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and the University Extension Program, received the 2011 Distance Learning "Program of Excellence" award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).
Free one-hour classes taught by professors at the Nisonger Center and Ohio State for parents of young children with special needs were offered at the Early Childhood Education and Family Center in Columbus, Ohio.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham?s LEND program sponsored the Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium which featured seminars from local and invited speakers, and a poster session for individuals involved in basic or clinical research related to normal or disordered brain development or child health. Trainees from the Pediatric Pulmonary Centers won this year?s clinical research poster.
Carol Gill, PhD, is the winner of the 2012 senior scholar award, selected by a committee of peers and nominated by members of the Society for Disability Studies.
The Toronto Declaration on Bridging Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Aging and Disability was released on March 30, 2012, at an event at the Administration on Aging. Its goal is to raise awareness of bridging issues between aging and disability and promote the recommendations it contains.
This new report identifies policy and service delivery issues pertaining to older adults with developmental disabilities and their families and recommends opportunities to enhance collaboration among the aging, disability, and long-term care networks.
Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families with an Individual with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities
The report includes as summary of the 2011 Wingspread proceedings as well as concrete recommendations to address the wide range of needs of families. The authors encourage the use of this report to further discussions and action planning, energize grassroots participation, and to encourage collaboration around specific action steps at the local, state and national levels needed to support families.
Report by the National Council on Disabilities
The report is a supplement to the 2011 NCD publication 'Rising Expectations: The Developmental Disabilities Act Revisited.' It expands on the challenges identified in Rising Expectations and offers specific recommendations for aligning systems and statutes both within and beyond the scope of the DD Act.
Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network/Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health Research Works in Progress Webinar Series
The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network/Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health Research Works in Progress Webinar series is a monthly webinar series open to the AUCD Network. Register now and reserve your seat! Webinar dates have been identified and topics will be announced closer to the webinar date.