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



January is Social Media Month for Trainee Liaisons

Trainee Liaisons will be exploring how social media can benefit their program. Programs may use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or other social media platforms. Each TL will be asked to meet two easy goals for January



Check Out Our New Look: AUCD Disability Policy In Brief

The popular "In Brief" brings the latest in disability policy to your email or social media feed every Monday. We've redesigned and reprogrammed In Brief, making it easier to find, read, share, and subscribe. View the first issue of 2015, covering the start of the 114th Congress and litigation on the Department of Labor's Home Care Rule.



Introducing "Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All"

"Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All" is a brief weekly video spot produced by AUCD featuring policy staffer Liz Weintraub discussing current disability policy issues. These videos are a compliment to AUCD's popular written publication of "AUCD Disability Policy News In Brief" and are designed to make oftentimes complex policy issues more easy for everyone to understand.


Upcoming Trainee Events

2015 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

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Sunday, March 8, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00pmET
Location: Louisville, KY

LEND audiology trainees and faculty are invited to this AUCD pre-EHDI workshop where they will delve into the specifics of EHDI policy. By engaging in small group discussions and interacting with topical experts, participants will debate the merits of current legislation, learn about key influencers in the policy landscape, and unpack the significance of potential changes in this important reauthorization year.

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Past Trainee Events

2014 AUCD Conference

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

The 2014 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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Watch the Archived 2014 AUCD Conference: New Attendee Orientation  Webinar

Watch the Archived 2014 AUCD Conference: New Attendee Orientation Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Friday, October 31, 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Will 2014 be your first AUCD Conference? Then don't miss this free webinar! Let us answer your questions before you arrive in DC so you can make the most of your conference experience. Are you wondering about the dress code? How to find out what sessions to attend? What meetings you can participate in? Where to find lunch? Tune in to hear more from AUCD staff about the structure and content, and bring your questions!

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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.


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.


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!).


Employment Opportunities

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