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AUCD - International Committee Meeting

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Monday, November 18, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room 15

Session Description

1)               Welcome and introductions: David O'Hara & Brent Askvig, Committee Co-Chairs 

2)               Dubai Community Development Authority Initiative: Dubai Community Development Authority Representatives, George Jesien, AUCD Senior Consultant, and AUCD Executive Board of Director Representatives 

a.            Overview and Video of Disability Services in Dubai

b.            Review and signing of Memorandum of Understanding between AUCD and the Dubai Community Development Authority 

3)               Update on current status and needed actions, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD):  Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State, and Kim Musheno, Director of Legislative Affairs, AUCD 

4)               Marketing UCEDD international expertise to State Department and other appropriate government departments and programs, Andy Imparato, Executive Director, AUCD 

5)               Report on new program led by Bill Kiernan, UCEDD Director, Institute for Community Inclusion, and now Dean, the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston 

6)               Report on jointly sponsored (AUCD & AAIDD and the Norwegian Institute on Intellectual Disability and the Community (NAKU) ) conference  in Norway, May 2013:  Brent Askvig, UCEDD Director, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University 

7)               Future IASSID Americas conference in 2015 in conjunction with the Pac Rim conference and the International Forum on the Rights of Persons with Disability - Honolulu:  Michael Wehmeyer, UCEDD Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies 

8)               Report on an international meeting at Curtain University, Perth, Western Australia  which resulted from the New Frontiers in the Health international meeting jointly sponsored by AUCD, CDC, AIDD, AADMD  and UIC, May 2011:  Tamar Heller, UCEDD Director, University of Illinois UCE, Institute on Disability and Human Development and David O'Hara, Chief Operating Officer, Westchester Institute for Human Development 

9)               Reports on international activities: Committee Members & Guests 

10)           Next steps for International Committee 

11)           Other business as necessary