Conference Header
Conference Header

AUCD - 2018 Pre-Conference Summit on Early Childhood

<< Back to Program

Developing Leadership Competencies for Early Childhood Workforce Development

Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

Location: Renaissance East

Session Description

Image of a child and physical therapist

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Early Childhood/Intervention Special Interest Group (EC SIG) of AUCD have joined with The National Early Childhood Personnel Technical Assistance Center (ECPC), funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education (OSEP), to host the Third Annual Summit on Early Childhood Personnel at AUCD's 2018 Annual Meeting.

PLEASE COME if you are involved in early childhood intervention and personnel development.

You may come alone, or as part of a team! And bring your students!

You may bring up to three partners from your state who you will work with to improve preservice and inservice learning opportunities in early childhood intervention.  Teams must include a parent, and at least one state Part C or Part B/619 representative.

Funding is available for travel and lodging if needed! 

National speakers will highlight current research, policy, and practice to support the competence of the growing workforce who serve infants and young children with disabilities in quality, inclusive early childhood environments.

The content of the sessions will be determined by those who attend as soon as registration is finalized.

If you have questions about funding or the meeting, please contact Mary Beth Bruder at the UConn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at [email protected] or 860-679-1500.

When and Where:
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. ET
DC Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Attendees, Cost, and Registration:
Each University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and each Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopment and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) program can send one representative to the Summit. There is no cost for registration. Funding for a team is available for airfare travel and two nights lodging if you bring a parent and at least one Part C or Part B/619 partner. Lunch will be provided on the day of the event. Click here to submit information for travel.

Registration Deadline for funding is October 31st.


*Please note, if you are also attending the AUCD Conference, you must register separately for that on the AUCD 2018 Conference website.

The meeting agenda will be posted as soon as it is available. 

cid:image010.jpg@01D227B0.18803B30Location and Lodging:
The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is located at 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC. The negotiated room rate for AUCD is $239/night. You must make a reservation prior to October 18, 2018 to receive the negotiated rate. Please note that room blocks fill up quickly and the special rate is only available as space permits at the hotel.

Booking a hotel room:

If you have already booked your room for the conference and now plan to attend the Summit, please just keep your current reservation. If you need to extend your reservation to arrive earlier, contact the hotel directly at 202-898-9000. *Please note that we do not have rooms available prior to an 11/9 check in.

To make a reservation online, go to the AUCD-Renaissance reservations webpage. Follow the prompts to enter your check in and out dates and other information. Select Find and the next page will show a Standard Guest Room or ADA Room selection with the $239/night rate. **Note that your selection of accessible accommodations (i.e. roll-in shower), double or king room type, etc. MUST be entered under the "special request" section during your booking process.  Follow the additional prompts to complete your reservation. You may reserve a room to start on Friday November 9th and if staying for the annual conference can book through to Wednesday, November 14th.

If you have any issues with booking a hotel room, please contact Kari Rice or call 703-634-2856.


Sponsored by: