Deadline: October 30
Registration is currently open for the AUCD Conference! We welcome network members, partners from outside the network, experts from across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and students to learn and grow together during this exciting event. Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues across the network and beyond.
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) member Jaco Hamman, Ph.D., associate professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School, is leading the development of an affordable housing model that brings together Vanderbilt Divinity School students with young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is believed to be the first of its kind in Tennessee. Located in the Chestnut Hill area, Divinity Friendship House at Vanderbilt provides low-cost housing to eight students and three individuals who are all on the autism spectrum.*
Gains from 'PEERS' training persist 16 weeks later
Researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA have found that a social skills program for high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder significantly improved the participants' ability to engage with their peers.
Location: Washington, DC
The 2015 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.
MCHB Update - DMCHWD
From Lauren Raskin Ramos
Autism Awareness Month provides a chance for us to acknowledge the collective accomplishments of MCHB's Autism CARES investments and to reflect on where we can continue to move forward to achieve our shared goals. As programs, we have a lot to celebrate!
National Disability Navigator Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet
This fact sheet is intended to help Navigators identify what issues are unique to consumers with autism spectrum disorder so that they can assist them as they make decisions related to their healthcare coverage.