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AUCD 2022 Conference

 

Thank you for attending the AUCD 2022 Conference!

It was wonderful to see all of you who came to Washington, DC for the AUCD 2022 Conference! From discussions on health equity to forging new and stronger relationships with one another, we hope it was a meaningful and engaging experience for each of you. Thank you for your energy, expertise, and passion for the important work you do every day!

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Opening Plenary

Achieving Equity: Access to Health and Community for All

How do we ensure that all people have equal access to health? It’s more than just health care. From housing to meaningful employment, to access to vaccination sites and a safe trip to the grocery store, people with disabilities and their families experience daily disruptions and are often marginalized when it comes to accessing a broad array of needed services. We look forward to exploring health equity, the social determinants of health, and the steps needed to ensure that every person is provided with the best opportunities possible. Learn more about the Opening Plenary.

Text: Health Equity Serving the Whole Person L-R Image of African American woman with long black braids and wearing a sweater. Text: Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS Fireside Chat Speaker. Image of a white male with grey hair and wearing glasses and a suit and tie. Daniel Armstrong, PhD, Speaker, Director Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami.  Image of a Latinix woman with long light brown hair wearing a blouse. Carol Sala Pagan, PsyD Moderator, Image of a white woman with short curly brown hair wearing a suit jacket and necklace. Text: Alison Barkoff, Panelist, Image of a Latinix male with short grey hair and glasses wearing a suit and tie. Text: Andres,Gallegos, Esq. Panelist. Image of a African American woman wearing a suit and necklace. Text: Taryn Williams, Panelist

 

 
 

Tuesday Leading Change Sessions

Choose from two Leading Change Sessions on Tuesday, November 15. 

Leading Change Session: Ensuring Access to High-Quality Healthcare

Many people don’t get access to the health services they need. In this interactive session, a panel of leaders will take a deeper dive into the social determinant of health, “health care access and quality," and what it means to have true, quality care. Led by Ilka Riddle, Director of the University of Cincinnati UCEDD, panelists will share tips, research, and experiences in getting timely, high-quality care for all people with disabilities and their families who want and need to live healthy and dignified lives in their communities.

L-R  Image of a white woman with shoulder length hair wearing a blouse and necklace. Text: Ilka Riddle, PhD, Moderate. Image of a white woman with long brown hair and glasses wearing a blouse and jacket. Text: Julia Bascom, Panelist. Image of Asian woman with shoulder length  hair. Text: Alice Kuo, MD, PHD Image of a white male with greying hair and beard wearing a suite and jacket.  Text: Marc J. Tasse, PhD, Panelist Image of American Indian man with grey hair tied back wearing a jacket and shirt. Text: Jim Warne, MS, Panelist.  Image of an African American man with a black hair and moustache. Text: Wesley Witherspoon, Panelist.

 

Leading Change Session: To Live, Move, and Have Fun in the World

Where people live, access to transportation, and recreational opportunities are critical factors in living a full life in the community. Led by Sally Gould-Taylor, Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, this panel takes a closer look at the social determinant of health, “social and community context,and the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities receive support in all places where they live, work, learn, and play. Throughout the discussion, government and network leaders from across different sectors will address the vital role of social supports for people with disabilities and offer tangible recommendations for more civic and community participation.

 

 

 

L-R. Image of a white woman with her hair tied back wearing a blouse. Text: Sally Gould-Taylor, PhD, Moderator. Image of a white man with grey hair and moustache wearing a suit, tie and sweater. Text: Kelly Buckland, Panelist. Image of a white man with short black hair wearing glasses and a suit and tie. Text: Jeremy Buzzell, Panelist. Image of a Latinix woman with her brown hair pulled back wearing glasses a scarf and blazer. Text: Jeiri (Jaydee) Flores, Panelist. Image of white man with greying hair and beard wearing a suit and tie. Text: Ethan Handelman, Panelist. Image of a African American woman with her braided hair pulled up wearing a collared shirt and earing. Text: Ashley  Ogbonna-Salmon, MPH, Panelist

 

Learn more about Tuesday's Leading Change Sessions


 
 

Closing Plenary

Engaging with Policymakers on Pressing Issues Facing the Disability Community

With the goal of hearing from a broad spectrum of policymakers, AUCD is holding the closing plenary at the Marquis. Join us to hear from champions about their priorities and policies. AUCD will also present two Congressional Champion Awards and the 2022 Gold Star Award. Learn more about the Closing Plenary.


L-R Image of a white man with greying hair wearing a suit and tie. Text Senator Steve Danes, Image of a white man with brown hair wearing a suit and ties. Text, Senator Chris Murphy, Image of a white woman with brown short hair. Text. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers, Panelist. Closing Plenary