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?
Survey Closes 12/06
While it's still fresh in your mind, please take a couple of minutes to give us feedback on AUCD 2013 so we may continue to improve and enhance the conference. What did you love? What should we think about changing? Suggest a theme, topic, or speaker for next year! Questions about the app are included on the survey and we look forward to your feedback on its usefulness.
Take the conference survey here, or access the survey on the second screen of our app under "Conference Evaluation."
The primer, produced by the University of South Dakota with support from MCHB, is designed to help pre-service LEND trainees learn how to formulate good questions and find, select, analyze, and present data.
The 2012-2013 AUCD Board of Directors
Did you know we have a group of talented individuals who work hard to make AUCD a leader in the field of Developmental Disabilities? Maybe your Director even sits on the Board! With the help of AUCD Trainees and Staff, this Prezi was created to help new AUCD Trainees and Center staff get to know more about our Board of Directors and gain insight from them on how to make the most of your training experience in the AUCD Network and beyond!
Upcoming Trainee Events
2:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of three translational neuroscience approaches to investigating autism, namely eyetracking, electrophysiology, and functional neuroimaging.
Location: Washington, DC
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.
Past Trainee Events
The Importance of Assessments in Helping People with Intellectual Disability and Mental Health and/or Behavioral Challenges: New Ways to Address Antipsychotic Medications and their Side Effects and Ways to Assess TraumaWednesday, December 11, 2013 - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
3:00 PM EST - 4:30 PM EST
Assessing behavioral difficulties in a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be a challenge due to limitations in verbal self-report as well as multiple cognitive and physical disabilities. The purpose of this webinar was to introduce unique assessment approaches in two different areas. Read more...
6:30pmET - 9:00pmET
Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel