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Mark Your Calendars for AUCD 2016!

December 4-7 in Washington, DC

The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.

 
 

April 2016: Autism Awareness & Acceptance

During the month of April, AUCD joins people with autism, their families, and those who serve and support them to increase public acceptance and appreciation of the needs of individuals with autism and their families, and recognition of the diverse range of abilities and talents people with autism possess.

 
 

Call for Proposals: AUCD2016

Deadline: June 20

The AUCD Conference is one of the nation's premier places to highlight your work. Over 200 different presentations will be accepted to the conference in several different types of sessions, formatted for maximum visibility and interaction with attendees. Proposals are encouraged from students, self-advocates, family leaders, clinicians, and researchers in over 25 topics. Don't miss your chance: submit a proposal today!

 
 

BCH DBP Brings Community Advocacy Rounds to National Conference

At Boston Children�s Hospital�s Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship, we are completing our second year of Community Advocacy Rounds, and taking it on the road! Community Advocacy Rounds is an educational series created for our trainees, focusing on topics most relevant to children with autism and developmental disabilities who are also among underserved populations. For 10-12 afternoons each year, trainees in our Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship, Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship, and LEND Program come together for team based learning. An equally interdisciplinary team (of social workers, psychologists, an educator, and a developmental pediatrician) leads each session.

 
 

Pediatric Audiology Trainees Collaborate with State Division of Public Health to Conduct Statewide Analysis of EHDI Services

LEND trainees from the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at UNC - Chapel Hill, attended the national EHDI Conference in San Diego, March 13-15, 2016, where they presented a poster entitled: "Regional Analysis of EHDI Outcomes in North Carolina." The EHDI acronym, which stands for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, represents the systems of care responsible for screening, diagnosis, and intervention for infants with congenital or early onset hearing loss. EHDI programs across the nation have committed themselves to the "1-3-6 goals" of screening infants for hearing loss no later than one month of age with diagnosis no later than three months of age and intervention no later than six months of age. Remarkable progress has been made over the past 20 years since newborn hearing screening has developed into a standard of care but challenges remain, especially with regard to timely diagnosis and intervention.

 
 
Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D Chair of AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group and Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana's University Center for Excellence in Disabilities

A Special Message from Cathy Pratt, Chair of AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group

 
 

Kara Ayers Appointed New Associate Director of the University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

The University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UC UCEDD) has named Kara Ayers, PhD as its new Associate Director.