The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, MD, is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practices through research, education and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. AUCD also exchanges information and technical assistance with international affiliates and universities in several countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Spain, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia and is a member of the U.S. International Council on Disabilities.
Upcoming International Events
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Ulf Janson, to whom this conference is dedicated, devoted much of his professional life to promoting the rights of young children with disabilities, understanding the nature of social inclusion, and advocating for the full inclusion of all children and their families. In this conference, early intervention is proposed as a basic right of all vulnerable children, and will be explored from many perspectives.
Location: Washington, DC
The 2015 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.
Location: Florence, Italy
Marco Bertelli, President, Stefano Lassi, Vice-president, the other members of the Board of Directors of the EAMH-ID, CREA (Clinical and Research Centre) of Fondazione San Sebastiano, Fondazione ODA (Opera Diocesana d'Assi-stenza), and Misericordia di Firenze are delighted to invite you to Florence, Italy for the 10th European Congress of Mental Health in Intellectual Disabiility from 9th-11th September 2015. The theme of the Congress is:"Integrating Different Approaches in the Neurodevelopmental Perspective"
Deadline: June 5
AUCD is currently accepting proposals for our 2015 conference. This call for papers includes submissions for concurrent interactive presentations, concurrent panel presentations, single presentations, and posters. Proposals are welcomed on a multitude of topics on all things disability, including but certainly not limited to advocacy, behavior supports, disability studies, employment, health and wellness, leadership development, self-determination, technology, and much more.
In December 2014 Institute on Disability (IOD) staff members Dr. JoAnne Malloy and Jonathon Drake travelled to Denmark to train 25 Danish Mental Health and Vocational Education Practitioners to implement the Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work (RENEW) program in their practice.
This issue covers appropriations, the ABLE Act, Disability Treaty, clinical researc, and the ACA, Children's Health Insurance Program, and long-term fiscal outlook of our national health programs.