Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC)

 

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5/17/2017

IN LEND Collaborates on Project to Develop Training for Family Leaders

The Riley Child Development Center is excited to share this free training that was guided by MCH leadership competencies. Indiana families now have access to a new web-based training which will help them build knowledge and skills in the area of family leadership! Building Family Leaders will give families access to the tools they need to be empowered to lead, advocate and engage as partners in the systems that serve their children. The idea for the Building Family Leaders modules was born during a statewide meeting of the Family Leadership Council.

 
 

5/15/2017

New Online Traning Platform Enhances Living Well with a Disability Program (MT UCEDD/LEND)

RTC:Rural is thrilled to announce an exciting update to the Living Well with a Disability Program with a new online Facilitator Training. The new program updates make it easier for organizations to train staff and peers, prepare workshop materials, and receive technical support from both RTC:Rural and fellow Living Well with a Disability Program Providers.

 
 

5/11/2017

Individual Healthcare Plans: Developing and Implementing Effective Schoolwide Practices (SD UCEDD)

Emily Meier, MA and Wendy Parent-Johnson, PhD

Individual Healthcare Plans (IHP) are written plans used in the school setting to communicate students' health conditions and their care/accommodation needs. They are written for a variety of health conditions and make it easier for school teams to determine appropriate healthcare interventions. The Heartland Genetic Services Collaborative conducted a focus group in which many parents, school nurses, healthcare professionals, school administrators and advocates recognized that a consistent, standardized practice was not in place for healthcare plan development or implementation. This prompted Heartland to team with the University of South Dakota (USD) Center for Disabilities to design a project to improve the IHP process.

 
 

5/8/2017

Barriers and Belonging: Personal Narratives of Disability (WY UCEDD)

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is pleased to announce the recent publication of Barriers and Belonging: Personal Narratives of Disability, published in February 2017 by Temple University Press. WIND is Wyoming's UCEDD, and the Disability Studies Minor is a key component of our pre-service education core function.

 
 

5/8/2017

New Tool Available to Access Disability Data (MT UCEDD)

Finding big data about rural America is challenging. Finding big data about disability in rural America can seem impossible. Meanwhile, access to current information about disability in rural areas is important as these areas consistently experience higher disability rates than their urban counterparts.

 
 

5/3/2017

2017 Youth Transitions Fellowship (YTF)

The HSC Foundation, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), is now accepting applications for a paid fellowship position with the organizations' disability youth transition and collaboration work. This fellowship is ideal for a person with a disability who has an interest in youth career transitions and employment solutions. The fellowship starts in June 2017, and continues for 12 months. Under the supervision of NCIL's Operations Director, the Youth Transitions Fellow (YTF) will gain exposure to youth programs serving people with disabilities and will have the opportunity to facilitate collaboration among internship, fellowship, and apprenticeship programs based in the Greater Washington, DC area.

 
 

5/2/2017

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) CAC Chair at the Disability Policy Seminar

My name is John Shouse. I am the chair of the Community Advisory Council for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND). I count myself very fortunate to have been able to attend the annual Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., again this year, March 20-22, and to make visits to our Tennessee Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill. As we chanted at the Seminar: "This is what democracy looks like."

 
 

4/26/2017

Better Hearing and Speech Month Coffee Break Webinars

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! In celebration, OSEP's Early Childhood Assistive Technology Model Demonstration grantees and Center on Technology and Disability is partnering with the Office of Head Start's Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in celebrating this year's theme "Communication: The Key to Connection." Throughout the month of May, ASHA partners with national and local stakeholders to engage in a multifaceted public education campaign to raise awareness about the critical need to intervene early when young children are identified with communication disorders. The Coffee Break Webinars will focus on raising awareness about the use of assistive technology and the importance of frequent hearing screenings. Please join the Coffee Break webinar series to learn more about assistive technology and hearing screening. There is no pre-registration to join the webinars.

 
 

4/25/2017

Nominate a Colleague for an AUCD Award

Deadline: June 30

We know the depth, breadth, and expertise of our trainees, advocates, professionals, and partners is extraordinary and deserving of recognition. In preparation for this year's conference, we invite you to Lift Your Voice and nominate someone who truly inspires you.

 
 

4/17/2017

Johnson and Thurlow (MN UCEDD) Among Authors of New NLTS2012 Report

Director David R. Johnson and Martha Thurlow of the Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD) are among the authors of the newly-released report of findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012). The NLTS 2012, which is part of the congressionally-mandated National Assessment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, is based at Mathematica Policy Research, and the research team for the study consisted of key staff from Mathematica and from the Institute on Community Integration.

 
 

4/11/2017

AIR-B3 Leverages Community Collaborations to Improve Interventions for Under-Resourced Communities

The AIR-B3 network - UCLA, UC Davis, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, and Drexel University - has continued to develop strong partnerships within our local communities. Understanding the importance of community collaboration to design effective interventions for under-resourced communities, the network continues to collaborate and disseminate information about autism through community conferences, community involvement, and direct participation in community organizations.

 
 

4/10/2017

STAGED Right (NE UCEDD/LEND)

It's the day before the big show, and Cadie Albin is drawing applause from fellow cast members as she pirouettes and pops to the music playing on the loudspeaker. WhyArts artist Courtney Stein is bopping her head in appreciation of the tune as she, her fellow WhyArts volunteers and members of the MMI staff coordinate a big dance number.

 
 

4/6/2017

Welcome Spring 2017 ADA International Fellows & Program Hosts

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' Professional Fellows Division, this program supports 20 mid-career professionals from Brazil, Kenya, Peru, and Tanzania, selected through a competitive process, to participate in a five-week intensive fellowship program at a university-based research and education center for disabilities in the U.S. The program is focused on inclusive education and seeks to strengthen education access for people with disabilities globally.

 
 

4/5/2017

AUCD 2017: Lift Your Voice

You're Invited!

The power of our collective voices working together to sustain vital supports and services for people with disabilities and their families cannot be denied. The AUCD Conference brings us together to discuss the strategies, innovations, and systems that will allow us to continue to move the needle forward. Join us at the 2017 AUCD Conference as we celebrate successes, learn from past efforts, seek opportunities in the present, and innovate for the future.

 
 

4/4/2017

APHA Disability Section Call for 2017 Awards Nominations

Deadline Extended - April 18th

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution through scholarship, teaching, practice and/or advocacy to advance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities or an especially dedicated student? Now is the time to nominate a colleague for one of the 2017 APHA Disability Section Awards!

 
 
 

About CEDC

The AUCD Board of Directors has established a number of Councils and Committees that are made up of experts in the field to help the Board address emerging trends and issues, and to facilitate communication across and beyond the AUCD network.

Two core functions of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) are to offer community service activities (that include community education and technical assistance) and information dissemination activities for or with individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, professionals, paraprofessionals, students and volunteers.

The Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC) strives to identify the mutual needs of community education and information dissemination staff from the UCEDDs. In addition, the CEDC also serves to meet any community education and dissemination needs and promote collaboration with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). The Council is composed of one or more representative member/s from each UCEDD who is either the Community Education Director/Coordinator, Information Dissemination Coordinator, or a designee who best represents the overall community education and information dissemination interests of the LEND or IDDRC partners in the AUCD network.

 

Mission

    The mission of the Council is to address the community education, technical assistance and information dissemination interests and concerns of members and to promote collaborative actions to improve the effectiveness of interdisciplinary training. The Community Education and Dissemination Council was established to accomplish the following:

  • Serve as a focus and forum for the identification and discussion of issues of community education, technical assistance and information dissemination.
  • Function as a representative voice of community education and information dissemination interests and concerns within the UCEDD network.
  • Influence the development and implementation of national community education and information dissemination policies and initiatives.
  • Share resources, exemplary community education programs, and information dissemination practices developed and used by UCEDDs across the nation.

Download the CEDC Fact Sheet (pdf) 

CEDC Officers (2015-2018)

Chairperson

Jerry R. Alliston, Ph.D., Coordinator for Community Inclusion and Volunteer Service University of Southern Mississippi, Institute for Disability Studies
(601) 266-5979 or jerry.alliston@usm.edu

   
 

Vice Chairperson

Sandra Horne, M.A., M.A., Coordinator for Community Engagement
University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
(207) 581-1236 or sandra.horne@maine.edu

   
 

Secretary

Melina Danko, M.S., Dissemination/Public Relations Manager
West Virginia University, Center for Excellence in Disabilities
(304) 293-4692 or mdanko@hsc.wvu.edu



 
 

Upcoming Events of Interest to CEDC Members

AUCD Leadership Academy  Copy to Calendar
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017

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