AUCD encourages trainees to be involved in the national network of LEND, UCEDD, and IDDRC programs and has created a number of opportunities for trainee involvement.
An AUCD Trainee is any individual who is enrolled in one of AUCD's LEND, UCEDD, or IDDRC programs. A trainee might be an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student in a discipline such as audiology or social work; a trainee might be a fellow in pediatrics or psychology; a trainee might be a research assistant working on a genetic disorder or a family member learning about leadership. All trainees have a common desire to continue learning about helping and working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
There are over 4,000 AUCD trainees enrolled in the nation's LEND, UCEDD, and IDDRC programs. By being a trainee at an AUCD-member program, individuals are also members of AUCD. These AUCD trainees form a network and can learn from each other by discussing and sharing their common interests and unique experiences.
Are you an AUCD trainee?
Applications Due May 31st
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 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.
HHS Releases Blueprint to Advance Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care
The enhanced National CLAS standards are a blueprint to help organizations improve health care quality in serving our nation's diverse communities. They are grounded in a broad definition of culture, in which health is recognized as being influenced by factors ranging from race and ethnicity to language, spirituality, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and geography.
Upcoming Trainee Events
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
This Conference will provide researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives. The conference will have thought-provoking plenary sessions concerning emerging issues in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and ways in which professionals can prepare themselves and their organizations to thrive in a field that is in transition.
Inherent Dignity, Equality and Rights: An International Conference on Human Rights and Community LivingMonday, June 17, 2013 - Thursday, June 20, 2013
Location: Oslo and Trondheim, Norway
The conference brings together researchers, policy makers, activists and practitioners to share scholarship and ideas, and provides a forum for Nordic and international collaboration in intellectual disability studies. The first conference takes place in June 18 in Oslo, Norway, under the title Human righs and rule of law. The second conference takes place in June 20 in Trondheim, Norway, under the title Living conditions and quality of life.
Location: Houston, TX & Live broadcast
Next Chapter Book Club & Beyond: A conference on literacy for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesFriday, October 18, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Join us for the first-ever conference on literacy for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Next Chapter Book Club and Beyond. The purpose of this conference is to share insights, experiences, and strategies on literacy and lifelong learning for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Location: Washington, DC
The 2013 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.
Location: Washington, DC
Past Trainee Events
Location: Honolulu, HI
The theme for the 29th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity-Being in Community-embraces the ideals of all people living together harmoniously and happily in a barrier-free world without fear of exclusion from social, economic or political life.
Unique Service Delivery Models and Training in Pediatric Audiology: LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program Webinar, #4 in SeriesMonday, April 29, 2013
2:30pmET - 4:00pmET
This webinar featured presentations from trainees within two LEND pediatric audiology programs: The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin and the Vanderbilt LEND at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. This webinar is one in a series from MCHB/AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Programs.