Now Archived: Explore AUCD's Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit


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Monday, December 7, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Webinar Description:

Join AUCD in an introduction to its new Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit, providing concrete objectives, strategies, and resources to help you realize your goals in diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence. Strategies and resources are aligned with the roles of three specific audiences: federal funders, national organizations, and university-based center and programs in the disability community, though others may benefit as well. Learn how to find new ideas to improve your infrastructure, personnel, core functions and activities, performance measurement, and funding resources. This interactive website is found at



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Tanisha Clarke, MPH, Program Manager, AUCD

Tanisha Clarke serves as a Program Manager on AUCD's UCEDD Technical Assistance team. In her role, she supports the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) as they carry out training, service, research, and information dissemination activities to positively affect the lives of diverse children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through capacity building, systems change, and advocacy. With over 14 years of experience being of service to underserved populations, Tanisha brings great passion for empowering students and young adults from different backgrounds and cultures, enhancing student access to opportunities for achieving their full potential, and addressing the root causes of health and educational disparities. She participated in the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence's Leadership Institute for Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence, and played a vital role in the development of the AUCD Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit.


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Dawn Rudolph, MSEd, Director,  AUCD

Dawn leads AUCD's UCEDD Technical Assistance team in providing support to the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), and leveraging the expertise of the UCEDD network to inform national efforts impacting people with disabilities. She led AUCD's efforts in implementing the series of national self-advocacy summits for Envisioning the Future: Allies in Self-Advocacy, and development of the Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit. Prior to joining AUCD, Dawn supported children, adults, and families in community-based services for 20 years in various roles including direct support professional, early intervention teacher, family therapist specializing in work with families whose young children were first diagnosed with special needs, community living program director, and administrator of service coordination for the District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Administration. She is well-versed in community-based systems and supports for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.



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