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?
Thank you to those who have submitted a nomination so far and we look forward to receiving more as we look to the November conference and the Awards Ceremony!
AUCD Conference Proposal Notifications
Everyone who submitted a proposal to present at AUCD 2014 Conference has been sent a notification. If you have not received yours, please contact Laura Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately. Any modifications to the proposals are due 09/26.
The Emerging Leader Scholarship provides a travel scholarship and free registration for the AUCD Conference out of the newly created Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund.
Upcoming Trainee Events
Location: Washington, DC
The 2014 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.
Past Trainee Events
The Multicultural Council Presents: Supporting Former Refugee Families with Children with Disabilities in LEND ProgramsTuesday, August 26, 2014
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
This presentation will discuss recruitment of former refugees to the Vermont LEND. Specifics will be presented on cultural and linguistic competence professional development for faculty, staff, trainees, as well as mentorship. A Vermont LEND trainee and former refugee from Somalia will present her vision and work in the Medical Home wing as it relates to culturally responsive care coordination. Steps for advocacy and systems change will also be discussed.
1:00pmET - 2:30pmET
Join senior officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a celebration of the Olmstead decision which required states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and ensure they receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate.