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?
AUCD is pleased to present our 2015-2016 Strategic Map. This map outlines five key priority areas and corresponding sub-goals for our organization and network over the next two years, and serves as a guide for our collective work and mission.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education programs are for students in grades K-12 and according to STEM Connector data, females are about 25% less likely to be interested in STEM fields than males. University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) staff and Iowa LEND Trainees are trying to change that!
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
Upcoming Trainee Events
12:00 PM - 2:00pmET
Location: Louisville, KY
LEND audiology trainees and faculty are invited to take a deep dive into Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) policy. Trainees will learn about the basis for EHDI legislation, identify and discuss key issues that lawmakers are currently being asked to consider, and work in teams to develop effective advocacy strategies. There will be special emphasis placed on EHDI reauthorization and its implications for how state programs are carried out.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
This webinar, presented by Kim Musheno, Director of Public Policy at AUCD, offers students, trainees and early career professionals an orientation to the policy issues and current legislation one can expect to learn more about at the 2015 Disability Policy Seminar. Attendees will learn the basics of how to make an appointment to meet with Congressional representatives, and how to deliver a unified message about federally funded programs that benefit people with disabilities.
Location: Washington, DC
The 2015 Disability Policy Seminar is your best opportunity to cultivate new champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This unique event offers you the opportunity to come together for two days with other advocates, individuals with I/DD, experts and professionals in the field and learn about the issues. On the third day, take the valuable information covered during the Seminar to Capitol Hill and speak directly with your representatives about the issues that are important to you. Early bird registration and discounted pricing ends March 11!
Past Trainee Events
Location: Washington, DC
The 2014 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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!