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AUCD - Driving Change Session

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Growing Diverse and Sustainable Funding Streams

Sunday, November 15, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Renaissance Ballroom West

Session Description

Discover how you can drive change at your center! New in 2015, these exciting sessions provide an interactive learning and sharing environment centered around the five key priorities of the AUCD Strategic Map. Participate in one of these five sessions to hear from and share ideas with leaders from around the network on successes and best practices in the areas of visibility and reach; policy, practice, and research; network engagement and leadership development; funding; and diversity, inclusion, and equity. These sessions are free for all registered conference attendees.

Growing Diverse and Sustainable Funding Streams

In this session, panel members and AUCD staff will discuss how to grow funding through non-traditional private and public sources in the context of a university setting. Fundraising best practices and challenges will be discussed as well as how and when to approach foundations and prospective corporate partners for project funding. Additionally, the session will address how to leverage federal and state grants to secure funding for current and prospective programs.



  • Brent Askvig, PhD: North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
  • JoAnn Yuen, EdD: Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • David O'Hara, PhD: Westchester Institute for Human Development 
  • Donna Gilles, EdD: Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University 
  • Danny Armstrong, PhD: Mailman Center for Child Development