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Welcome to the AUCD Emerging Leaders Community! Every year, we welcome thousands of Emerging Leaders to the network that share all AUCD members’ commitment to civil rights and social justice. We are excited to have this space just for you!!

The AUCD network is proud to be your professional home – a place where you can learn about the issues, connect with others, get involved, and grow as a leader, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

On the left, listen to some members of the AUCD Emerging Leaders Community share their thoughts on the importance of interdisciplinary training, how they are using their experiences to make an impact, and how being a part of the AUCD network has influenced their pursuit of personal and professional goals.



South Carolina LEND Trainee Receives Prestigious Genetic Counseling Award

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Mr. Scott Dent, a 2nd year genetics counseling masters student and South Carolina LEND trainee has been recognized for excellence in his field.. The Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship Student Research Award is intended to support research in the profession that addresses advances in genetic technology, along with the ethical, legal, and social dimensions of genetics in medicine.

New Article Published on LIFE Framework to Develop Emerging Leaders

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A new article was published by Dr. Sharon Milberger and MI-LEND Program colleagues from both Wayne State University and Michigan State University. The article, entitled "Using a LIFE Framework to Develop MCH Leaders", examines the impact that the MI-LEND 'LIFE' framework has on the development of essential competencies identified within the leadership program.

MN LEND Fellow is Removing Barriers for Massachusetts Families

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Summary: After completing a master's degree at Harvard University, Julia Anderson (MNLEND 2016-17) is turning her experience in disability policy to a new task: innovating state programs for Massachusetts.

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Upcoming Events


Check out Emerging Leaders Community events at the AUCD 2022 Conference: 

- Trainee Networking Session

Trainee-Professional Networking Breakfast