Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC)
NEW on the CEDC Web Pages
During this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Michelle Bishop about the importance of voting. In case you missed last week's edition, Liz interviewed Joe Caldwell about the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.
Join AUCD in observing National Voter Registration Week Sept 26-30, 2016. We urge everyone, especially people with disabilities, to make sure they're registered to vote for the upcoming local, state, and national elections. Learn how to spread the word, find resources, and register!
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) Programs SENSE Theatre, TennesseeWorks, and TRIAD Share Key Tools for Program Replication
Three project replication guides on the topics of community participation through the arts and transitioning practice to community-based employment are now available through the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND).
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.
The Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC) serves as a focus and forum for the identification and discussion of issues of community education and technical assistance, is a representative voice of community education interests and concerns within the AUCD network, influences the development and implementation of national community education policies and initiatives, and shares resources and exemplary community education programs developed and use by Centers across the nation.
A core function of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) is to offer community service activities that include community education and technical assistance for or with individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, professionals, paraprofessionals, students and volunteers.
The Community Education and Dissemination Council was established to:
- Serve as a focus and forum for the identification and discussion of issues of community education and technical assistance.
- Function as a representative voice of community education interests and concerns within the UCEDD network.
- Influence the development and implementation of national community education policies and initiatives.
- Share resources and exemplary community education programs developed and used by UCEDDs across the nation.