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2010 Disability Policy Seminar

2010 Disability Policy Seminar logoAUCD, The Arc of the United States, United Cerebral Palsy, AAIDD, SABE, and the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities are joining together again to host the 2010 Disability Policy Seminar.


AUCD Early Career Professionals Website Roll-Out

AUCD has created an innovative national resource for early career professionals who have received interdisciplinary training in developmental disabilities to further develop their leadership. This webinar will introduce you to the features of this fresh and interactive website.


AAIDD Annual Meeting: Imagining the Future, Celebrating the Past

Poster and breakout sessions will focus on innovative research, practices, and policy initiatives that will guide us as we face the challenges and opportunities for this new decade. This will be your chance to meet our new CEO (titles change over time!) and hear this person's vision for the future of the association and the field.


AUCD Health Reform Webinar Series: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: What's In It for People With Disabilities?

This 4-part webinar series will address aspects of health reform that have or will have significant impact on people with disabilities. Webinars will also address opportunities for AUCD network members.


Involvement of People With Disabilities in the Operations of the UCEDD

This webinar will address the involvement of people with disabilities in the operations of the UCEDD through their own experiences and stories. Topics of the presentation will include: the perspectives of people with disabilities on their work in the UCEDD, some examples of successful family involvement, and experiences working with the Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)/Council on Community Advocacy (COLA). Presenters: Tamar Heller, PhD, Director IDHD and Tia Nelis, Self Advocacy Specialist, from the Institute on Disability and Human Development, at the University of Illinois-Chicago, along with, Ansley Bacon, PhD, Director WIHD, and Mitchell Levitz, Consumer Issues Specialist, from the Westchester Institute for Human Development Valhalla-New York.


What's Up at AUCD? Orienting Trainees

Join the Virtual Trainee and AUCD Staff as we welcome all of our AUCD Trainees back to a brand new school year with a great overview of the unique opportunities and resources available within our network! Please note that due to technicial difficulties, the first part of the webinar was not recorded, but the information is available in the PDF of the slides.
pdf File What's up at AUCD.pdf [download]


Georgetown University Conference on Employment of People with Disabilities

Please join in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and honoring Mr. Tony Coelho with the Human Spirit Award. Mr. Coelho, the original sponsor of the ADA while a member of Congress, has dedicated his career to advocating for and improving the lives of people with disabilities. It is our privilege to host this conference and celebrate the contributions of Mr. Coelho.


Information and Discussion Regarding ADD's "Envisioning the Future" Listening Sessions

pdf File Webinar ADD listening sessions 10-13-10.pdf [download]


Community Participation by People with Disabilities: How Do We Measure Up?

This state-of-the-science conference is the culmination of four years of translational research designed to enhance full community participation by people with disabilities. Researchers with the Research and Training Center on Measurement and Interdependence in Community Living (RTC/MICL) have used multiple methods and measures to discover, assess and intervene in both personal and environmental factors related to community participation.


2011 Disability Policy Seminar

AUCD members joined with hundreds of disability advocates from around the country to discuss a wide range of public policy issues affecting people with disabilities and their families. View fact sheets and photos from the event.


2011 Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The theme of the conference this year is: Adolescence and Developmental Disabilities: From Neurobiology to Interventions.


Self-Advocacy Summit: Atlanta

ADD-sponsored Self-Advocacy Summits strive to bring together the leadership of the developmental disabilities field to energize and guide our efforts to support the self-advocacy movement at both a state and national level.


The NASDDDS AUCD Evidence-Based Policy Initiative: Using the Best Evidence to Inform Policy

This webinar will describe the Evidence Based Policy Initiative in detail and the ways in which NASDDDS and AUCD members can participate in the preparation, design and development of Evidence Based Policy Briefs.


Self-Advocacy Summit: Los Angeles

ADD-sponsored Self-Advocacy Summits strive to bring together the leadership of the developmental disabilities field to energize and guide our efforts to support the self-advocacy movement at both a state and national level.


2011 AUCD UCEDD Directors Retreat and ADD TA Institute

UCEDD Directors topics include 'State of the States: Best Approaches to Advocacy in Current Economic Climate' and 'Developing Partnerships with DD and other State Agencies,' as well as significant networking time. The ADD TA Institute, 'Advancing Partnerships' includes panels on Federal Updates, Health Care Reform, and Critical Issues as well as small group breakout time.
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