AUCD Events and Webinars

 

Below are lists of both Upcoming and Recently Archived events held or sponsored by AUCD. If you have an event you would like considered for this page, please contact AUCD.
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Upcoming Events

Translation of the Early Achievements Intervention for Implementation in Public Pre-K Classrooms with Children with ASD  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Efficacy for the Early Achievements (EA) intervention for toddlers with ASD was established via a comparative randomized controlled trial (RCT). Through IES funding, this intervention was translated via an iterative process for feasible, adoptable, and sustainable implementation in public school pre-K classrooms in which children with ASD are enrolled. In this webinar, the EA intervention, the translation process, and preliminary data from a pilot RCT in public school classrooms will be described. Next steps in establishing sustainability in public early childhood education settings will be discussed.

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2015 AUCD Conference

2015 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Thursday, November 19, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

The 2015 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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2015 PROMISE Grantee Meeting

2015 PROMISE Grantee Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - Thursday, November 19, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

The PROMISE grantee meeting is for the leadership and staff of the six PROMISE Model Demonstration Projects (MDP) and their federal partners. The PROMISE MDP staff will have the opportunity to discuss recruitment and engagement strategies, as well as share other aspects of the implementation of the demonstration projects.

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AUCD Events Archive

Rethinking Expulsion and Suspension Practices in Early Childhood

Rethinking Expulsion and Suspension Practices in Early Childhood  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of federal and select state data, policies and practices related to suspensions and expulsions of young children in early childhood education programs such as early learning centers, preschool programs and child care, and will provide policy and practice guidance to prevent expulsions from early childhood programs and to mitigate interactions related to behavior that might seem challenging. With federal and state policies under consideration and in current practice, states have a prime opportunity to respond to this significant issue, and this webinar will offer guidance for identifying key strategies in policy and practice that can make a difference.

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Community Conversation: Engaging Diverse Local Communities

Community Conversation: Engaging Diverse Local Communities  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - Tuesday, August 25, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Discussion Forum

AUCD's Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint team hosts a community conversation for UCEDDs and LENDs to engage in open dialogue about the challenges they face in community outreach and engagement. This is an opportunity to also share strategies to better improve practices as well as the operational and infrastructure considerations to support those practices.

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2015 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Real World Settings

2015 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Real World Settings  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
Location: Bethesda, MD

This bi-annual meeting was an opportunity for MCHB-funded Autism CARES legislation grantees representing research, training, and state implementation stakeholders to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration.

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AUCD Open House 2015

AUCD Open House 2015  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
5:30pmET - 7:30pmET
Location: Silver Spring, MD

Please join us for an evening to socialize with the AUCD Board of Directors, staff, and their families!
Tuesday, June 23, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the AUCD offices in Silver Spring, MD

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2015 UCEDD Leadership Institute  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015
Location: Newark, DE at the University of Delaware

After another successful year, the UCEDD Leadership Institute will be back in 2015! Please consider recommending your staff for the 2015 class of future UCEDD leaders representing the full diversity of the country.

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Now Archived: HHS/ED Joint Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs and the Role of UCEDDs

Now Archived: HHS/ED Joint Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs and the Role of UCEDDs  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services will be issuing in June a joint policy statement on inclusion of children with disabilities, including developmental disabilities, in early childhood inclusion programs. The goal is to provide recommendations to states and communities to increase inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Attend this webinar to learn more about the joint policy statement and to engage in a discussion of how the UCEDDs can strategically disseminate this policy statement to the field.

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Now Archived: Physical Activity is for Everybody  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 18, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

A truly inclusive community is one in which health promotion activities are as accessible to people with disabilities as they are to people without disabilities. The outcome of inclusive physical activity communities is a society that respects and values the rights of all. Physical activity can provide individuals with disabilities the strength and stamina required to participate in all aspects of life actively and successfully = it also benefits all adults, whether or not they have a disability, by reducing their risk of serious chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers.

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Community Conversation: A time for open dialogue and learning about diversity and inclusion

Community Conversation: A time for open dialogue and learning about diversity and inclusion  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 11, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual Discussion Forum

AUCD's Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint team hosts a community conversation for UCEDDs and LEND to engage in open dialogue about the challenges they face in services, programming, and recruitment in regards to diversity and inclusion. This is an opportunity to also share strategies to better improve practices, as well as the operational and infrastructure considerations to support those practices. This conversation will be facilitated by Anab A. Gulaid, Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration and Dana Yarbrough, Virginia, Partnership for People with Disabilities.

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2015 Act Early Ambassador Strateg-Retreat  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA

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Now Archived: Genetic Disorders and Associated Behavioral Phenotypes  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Location: Webinar

In order to best support and serve persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we must be aware of potential genetic impacts on behavioral and psychiatric symptoms.This presentation will provide an overview of 8 of the most common genetic syndromes that lead to intellectual disability. Related behavioral phenotypes, medical conditions, and physical features will be described for each.

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Now Archived - Trainee Webinar: Leadership After Graduation  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 4, 2015
3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Location: Webinar

We will explore how trainees alumni create meaningful change in their communities - from early career moves (finding a job) to goals and lifelong professional development. AUCD offers ongoing support to trainee alumni through activities and as a resource as trainees begin their careers through job postings and early career professional development. Learn strategies to continue your leadership once class is dismissed and your diploma is hanging up on the wall.

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Now Archived: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children's Mental Health  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 27, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Location: Webinar

The Autism SIG will host a webinar which focuses on autism and co-morbid mental health conditions in children. We will focus on the challenges families face in accessing comprehensive services, as well as community and school based interventions.

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Act Early Network Virtual Networking Event  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 23, 2015
3:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET
Location: Virtual Event using Adobe Connect

Celebrate Autism Awareness Month with the Act Early Network and attend the Act Early Network Virtual Networking Event on Thursday, April 23 at 3pm-4pm ET to gain knowledge on effective program methods and strategies that improve early identification.

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Act Early Forum Webinar: Text4Baby Mobile Information Service and Act Early Collaboration Opportunities

Act Early Forum Webinar: Text4Baby Mobile Information Service and Act Early Collaboration Opportunities  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 16, 2015
2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET

The Act Early Forum Webinar: Text4Baby Mobile Information Service and Act Early Collaboration Opportunities is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 at 2pm-3pmET.

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2015 Disability Policy Seminar

2015 Disability Policy Seminar  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 13, 2015 - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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 13!

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2015 Trainee Policy Summit

2015 Trainee Policy Summit  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, April 12, 2015
2:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Washington, DC

On Sunday evening immediately before the Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD is hosting a special Trainee Policy Summit! Attendees will have exclusive access to Hill staffers and former trainees now working in policy, and learn from the experts how to best craft your message for Wednesday's Hill visits. An evening reception sponsored by JPMorgan Chase will provide a comfortable background for trainees to meet and network with over 200 peers from around the country.

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Now Archived: What to Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015

Now Archived: What to Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

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.

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2015 UCEDD Director's Retreat and TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Friday, March 27, 2015
Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda

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2015 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

2015 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, March 8, 2015
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.

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Creating Effective Refugee Community Partnerships: Two Perspectives

Creating Effective Refugee Community Partnerships: Two Perspectives  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 26, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Diversity and Inclusion is an AUCD priority in alignment with AIDD's diversity initiative. To showcase and encourage best practices around the network, AUCD proudly invites you to participate in our first in the series of Diversity and Inclusion Webinars, "Creating Effective Refugee Community Partnerships: Two Perspectives". We will feature Dr. Jean E. Beatson, training director for the Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (VT LEND) program. She will share her experience in engaging VT refugee groups to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive VT LEND. The webinar will also feature Dr. Hyojin Im, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work, who will talk about her work in engaging and developing sustainable

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Now Archived: Act Early Forum Webinar: State Systems Grantees Program Implementation and Lessons Learned

Now Archived: Act Early Forum Webinar: State Systems Grantees Program Implementation and Lessons Learned  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 19, 2015
3:00pmET - 4:00pmET
Location: Webinar

The first quarter of 2015 Act Early Webinar welcomes the Act Early State Systems Grantees to present their 2014 project implementation activities and lessons learned. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 19 at 3pm-4pmET.

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Now Archived: CMS Guidance and Autism Spectrum Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Webinar

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released a guidance document related to services for those on the autism spectrum. Now it is left to individual states to grapple with what that means for each state. This webinar will feature presenters from AUCD, Easter Seals. NHeLP, and the Autism Society, and provide perspective on how one state (Connecticut) has responded to the guidance. Our goal is to provide some direction and ideas for those states still grappling with the implementation of the guidance

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2015 Joint MCHB Training Grantee Meeting

2015 Joint MCHB Training Grantee Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, January 24, 2015
9:00amET - 4:00pmET
Location: Washington, DC

This meeting brings together grantees of several of MCHB's leadership training program investments for a day of information sharing and collaboration.

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2015 LEND Directors and LEND/DBP Directors Strategic Thinking Meetings

2015 LEND Directors and LEND/DBP Directors Strategic Thinking Meetings  Copy to Calendar

Friday, January 23, 2015
9:00amET - 4:30pmET
Location: Washington, DC

These meetings allow LEND & DBP Directors to exchange information and best practices; to identify and address specific interdisciplinary and disciplinary training needs; and to foster increased cross-program coordination and collaboration.

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2015 LEAH Directors Meeting

2015 LEAH Directors Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Friday, January 23, 2015 - Sunday, January 25, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

This Friday/Sunday meeting brings together LEAH Directors and Fellows for information sharing and collaboration. Saturday will include a meeting with MCHB staff and other leadership training grantees.

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Now Archived: Positive Supports and Cross Systems Crisis Intervention Planning  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

This webinar will address positive behavior supports for people with I/DD, and approaches to cross system crisis intervention planning.

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Now Archived: The Commit to Inclusion Campaign and the Guidelines to Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Programs and Policies  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will cover the newly introduced Guidelines to Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Programs and Policies and the Commit to Inclusion campaign that promotes the Guidelines. The Guidelines were created with an expert panel using criteria to qualify each guideline. They are intended for any organization that provides physical activity nutrition, or obesity programs or policies.

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2014 AUCD Conference

2014 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

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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Bridging the Rainbow: Bringing LGBTQ+ and Disability Communities Together  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the parallel backgrounds of LGBTQ+ and disability communities, as well as discuss the possible spaces for coalitional activist work. In addition, the particular concerns of people with I/DD who identify as LGBTQ+ will be addressed, and suggestions and resources for further points of connection will be given.

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Health Literacy Principles and Adult Education Strategies to Engage Families in Early Intervention Services  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Service provision in early intervention requires effective communication between professionals and families. This is especially true given the shift toward coaching within a primary service provider model. This webinar will review research findings that were guided by health literacy principles and adult education strategies to illustrate the need for enhanced communication in early intervention. Facilitation and communication strategies to be incorporated into the daily practice of early intervention professionals who utilize coaching to provide caregiver education will be addressed.

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AUCD Unleashed: The Power of the AUCD Network for Trainees  Copy to Calendar

Monday, October 27, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar

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Act Early Forum Webinar: Healthy Beginnings System of Care Project

Act Early Forum Webinar: Healthy Beginnings System of Care Project  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 23, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join the next Act Early Webinar as we welcome Susan Bertonaschi, Director of Health Promotion at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to introduce the Healthy Beginnings System of Care project. This project was designed to address the goal of helping young children become and stay healthy, develop well, and thrive socially and emotionally in order to achieve academic success.

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Marketing and Branding your UCEDD: Standing out in your University and the Community  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 23, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

UCEDDs face a two-fold challenge when branding and marketing: satisfying their University regulations and reaching a wide community audience. This presentation will discuss the importance of UCEDD branding; a cohesive, recognizable logo; and streamlined marketing materials, all to meet communication goals for University and community audiences. The conversation will be supported through examples of strategies employed by Wyoming institute for Disabilities (WIND), the Wyoming UCEDD, over the past 20 years.

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2014 Southwest Coference on Disability

2014 Southwest Coference on Disability  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Location: Albuquerque, NM

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Using Evaluation Data to Tell your Story  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Many of us collect evaluation data. Sometimes though, it feels like the evaluation data are used to check off a box on some form and the information is not used effectively. This workshop will focus on the presentation of evaluation data and how the information can be used to tell a story such that the data are used to move a project or activity forward. Some of this comes from how the data are presented, some of this from how and who we share outcomes with. Recommended practices from the literature will be shared. Examples from actual projects of how data has been used to effect change will be discussed.

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The Roles of UCEDDs/LENDs in Advancing Thinking, Practice, and Policies that Support Families  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

UCEDD's and LEND's continue to play an important role in the self-advocacy, family and sibling movements. This webinar will update staff, faculty and students on how UCEDD/LEND are involved in supporting families work and provide examples of specific activities that are addressing the core functions. There will be time for discussions and other Family Support Special Interest Group and national updates. A Webinar from AUCD's Family Support SIG.

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2015 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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