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Disability in Practice Webinar: Work with Tribes/Native Americans

This webinar will provide examples of how public health programs have impacted health outcomes for tribes/Native Americans. Presenters will share specific examples from their programs, and will participate in an interactive question and answer session on this issue.


EIEC Webinar: Sociodemographic Disparities in Receipt of an IFSP and IEP

pdf File Sociodemographic Disparities in Receipt of an IFSP and IEP.pdf [download]


Strategies for Developing and Sustaining Partnerships with Underrepresented Communities

This webinar reviewed evidence-based practices for developing and sustaining culturally appropriate partnerships with underrepresented communities.
pdf File Developing and Sustaining Partnerships.pdf [download]


Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: A National Conference



AUCD and the Multicultural Council Present: The Role of Self-Assessment in Achieving Cultural & Linguistic Competence

pdf File Goode CLC self-assessment 7 15 13.pdf [download]


AUCD and the Multicultural Council Present: Organizations and Developing Culturally Competent Parent Support Groups

The development of support groups for families and individuals with disabilities can be a vital outreach and research component of UCEDDs/LENDs. Implementing culturally and linguistically competent support groups for diverse populations will provide UCEDDs/LENDs the opportunity to serve underserved populations while developing trust and relationships to increase diversity in research projects. This webinar presented best practices on developing culturally and linguistically competent support groups and utilizing support groups in research. Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities highlighted two of its projects: Hispanic Parent Support Group and Parent Stress Intervention Research Project.
pdf File Organizations and Developing Culturally Competent Parent Support Groups PPTs [download]


Overcoming Challenges to Conducting Research with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A webinar from AUCD's Council on Research and Evaluation


The Multicultural Council Presents: Supporting Former Refugee Families with Children with Disabilities in LEND Programs

This presentation will discuss recruitment of former refugees to the Vermont LEND. Specifics will be presented on cultural and linguistic competence professional development for faculty, staff, trainees, as well as mentorship. A Vermont LEND trainee and former refugee from Somalia will present her vision and work in the Medical Home wing as it relates to culturally responsive care coordination. Steps for advocacy and systems change will also be discussed.


Bridging the Rainbow: Bringing LGBTQ+ and Disability Communities Together

This webinar will provide an overview of the parallel backgrounds of LGBTQ+ and disability communities, as well as discuss the possible spaces for coalitional activist work. In addition, the particular concerns of people with I/DD who identify as LGBTQ+ will be addressed, and suggestions and resources for further points of connection will be given.


Community Conversation: A time for open dialogue and learning about diversity and inclusion

AUCD's Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint team hosts a community conversation for UCEDDs and LEND to engage in open dialogue about the challenges they face in services, programming, and recruitment in regards to diversity and inclusion. This is an opportunity to also share strategies to better improve practices, as well as the operational and infrastructure considerations to support those practices. This conversation will be facilitated by Anab A. Gulaid, Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration and Dana Yarbrough, Virginia, Partnership for People with Disabilities.
pdf File Webinar Presentation [download]


Now Archived: Explore AUCD's Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

AUCD's Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit website provides concrete objectives, strategies, and resources to help you realize your goals in diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence.
pdf File Webinar Transcript - Explore AUCD's Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit [download]


Parents Taking Action: Empowering Latina Mothers of Children with ASD

Latinos represent the fastest growing population in the US, and Latino children are one of the fastest growing ASD populations. Despite this growth, they are one of the most underserved groups with respect to diagnostic services, health care, and specialty autism services. Dr. Sandy Magana will discuss the development of a culturally-based approach to addressing informational needs of Latino parents, which is essential in order to better support their children with ASD. She will present preliminary findings of a randomized controlled trial that is underway to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed model.


Racial & Ethnic Disparities for Adults with ID/DD

Join us for part one of a three-part webinar series on policy issues and health disparities among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). This webinar will highlight the AUCD-UIC RRTCDD brief, Racial and Ethnic Disparities among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. We will review research highlights and findings of an analysis of Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and National Health Interview Survey data. In addition, we will discuss the policy implications of the findings and opportunities for change.
pdf File Presentation Slides [download]


Cultural Competency in Developmental Monitoring

Jennifer Hall-Lande, Psychologist and Research Associate at the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota will present on how the Minnesota Act Early Team and MN Department of Health developed the "Minnesota Act Early Delegate Project". The MN Act Early Delegate Project developed a network of parent community leaders in diverse communities to engage families around the importance of regular parent developmental monitoring, early developmental screening, and early identification of developmental delays and disabilities using "Learn the Signs. Act Early." materials.
pdf File Webinar Presentation Slides [download]


2016 Joint Training Meeting: "From Intention to Action: Responding to Diversity through a Change Lens"

This annual meeting was an opportunity for Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) grantees to come together around topics of mutual relevance and increase their knowledge of innovative training methods. It was hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC).
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