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AUCD - 2019 Pre-Conference Summit on Early Childhood (separate registration)

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Developing Leadership Competencies for Early Childhood Workforce Development

Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Penn Quarter

Session Description

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The purpose of this event is to bring together current and emerging leaders in early childhood from across the AUCD network, discuss pertinent issues to the field, explore resources and technical assistance opportunities available through the Early Childhood Personnel Center and brainstorm possible action steps at the state/territory and national levels. One specific question we'll be considering at this year's summit:

 How can we take what has worked for children with autism and extend it to all children that are eligible for Early Intervention (EI) services, even in today's context of autism-specific policies, funding streams and initiatives that have often resulted in inequity with respect to access?

Who should Pariticpate:

LEND, UCEDD, and IDDRC faculty/staff and trainees that work closely with Early Intervention (EI) as part of their professional role or have an interest in early childhood issues. 

Some scholarship funding is available through the University of Connecticut to support attendance.  Click here to submit information to request funding for your travel no later than Tuesday, October 1st.  Please contact Darla Gundler at [email protected] for more details. 

When and Where:
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. ET
DC Renaissance Hotel, in Conjunction with AUCD Conference 
999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Cost, and Registration:

There is no cost for registrartion. 

*Please note, if you are also attending the AUCD Conference, you must register separately for that on the AUCD 2019 Conference website. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during this event.

A final agenda will be e-mailed to registered participants and posted publicly on the AUCD Conference and ECPC websites once all speakers and activities have been confirmed.

Contact Mary Beth Bruder at [email protected] and Ben Kaufman at [email protected] if you have any questions.

cid:image010.jpg@01D227B0.18803B30Location and Lodging:
ThRenaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is located at 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC. The negotiated room rate for AUCD is $245/night for single or double occupancy. You must make a reservation prior to October 24, 2019 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:

*Please note, if you are also attending the AUCD Conference, you must register separately for that on the AUCD 2019 Conference website.

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. 

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 $245/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.   

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


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