Trainees

 

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.
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Trainee News

 

4/14/2014

AUCD Unleashed: The Power of Engagement

You're invited to AUCD2014; Submit a Proposal by June 2!

The 2014 AUCD Conference theme reflects our goal of achieving an elevated level of engagement with our respective and collective communities, networks, and well beyond in order to better inform, enhance, and enrich the work we all do to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Ink your calendars, get your submissions in, and make travel plans accordingly to participate in this engaging event that will serve in keeping our work relevant and our vision strong.

 
 

4/10/2014

Now Available! A Comprehensive Approach to Transition

A workbook-style document for individuals with disabilities as they think about what they need for a successful transition

Geared for individuals with disabilities, this paper was produced by members of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) because they want to help people work together to support the self-determined transition of youth to adulthood and community life.

 
 

4/7/2014

Former Trainee Tia Nelis (IL LEND) Published on MCH Training Blog

"By being a part of LEND, self-advocates have a chance to experience leadership in a new way. We learn about the medical part of disability, which you would not get a chance to learn from any other leadership training, and to see how other health professionals interact with people with disabilities."

 
 
 

Upcoming Trainee Events

Applied Behavior Analysis: Statewide Issues and Solutions Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST

In this webinar, issues around the implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs will be discussed including licensure, funding, diversity of practices and quality, understanding of ABA and collaboration between ABA providers and other organizations. Both Tennessee and Indiana have addressed these issues and in different ways. This webinar will highlight the processes both states have followed in trying to reach some consensus and to promote legislation in this area.

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2014 CAAI Webinar: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Transition  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
3:00pm ET - 4:30pm ET

This webinar will begin with a presentation from Got Transition staff who will speak broadly about transition and an upcoming Federal transition plan, followed by CAAI grantee presentations on research, training, state-specific successes and best practices for advancing transition for individuals on the autism spectrum.

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Health, Behavior and Healthy Behavior for Children and Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Friday, May 16, 2014 - Friday, May 16, 2014
2:00pm EDT - 3:00 EDT

Individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) are more likely to have health related problems and also likely to challenges in accessing appropriate health care. These realities are complicated by limitations in communication and by some behavioral expressions of distress. This presentation will review some of the health related considerations and the importance of understanding health promotion in preventing unnecessary medical and behavioral complications for people with IDD.

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Past Trainee Events

2014 LEND Pre-EHDI Workshop: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL

On April 13, 2014, LEND students and trainees will participate in active learning strategies and case-based discussions around working with children with autism spectrum disorder and hearing loss. Participants will be placed in large and small group settings and will be encouraged to share personal experiences and best practices while reviewing case studies. For more information, contact Meaghan McHugh at mmchugh@aucd.org

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2014 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Meeting

2014 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL

In its 13th year, the EHDI Meeting has built a strong reputation for bringing together a wide variety of attendees including those who: work in state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs; assist in EHDI efforts on the federal level; provide screening, diagnostic and early intervention support at the state/ local level to young children with hearing loss and their families; champion Medical Home activities within each state; are parents of children with hearing loss; or are deaf or hard-of-hearing adults who are helping to expand opportunities for young children with hearing loss. EHDI Meeting participants will range from state and local programs to the federal level and from academics to families.

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Access Resources Developed by Pediatric Audiology Trainees

 
 

Trainee Tools

Early Career Professionals (ECP)

Early Career Professionals (ECP)
AUCD has created this innovative national resource for professionals who have received interdisciplinary training in developmental disabilities to further. develop their leadership.

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Self-Assessment Tool

Self-Assessment Tool
The self assessment tool was developed to look at Personal Knowledge and Skills, Working with Others and Working in Systems.

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Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources
The Place to be When You Want to Know More
AUCD have developed resource search tool for you to use after you have taken the "self assessment" test (you can also use it if you haven't done a self assessment too!).

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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
AUCD Employment section includes job opportunities within the AUCD Network and at other organizations within the disability community.