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Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: Engaging in the Stakeholder Process - an ACL Webinar

In this webinar, we will offer a framework for analyzing proposals to be sure that they meet consumers' needs - particularly related to home and community-based services.


2012 International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) World Congress

The 2012 IASSID World Congress, "A World of Potential," will bring approximately 1,500 delegates from around the world to Halifax. The conference will offer several plenary addresses about major advances in the biological, behavioral, and social sciences related to intellectual disabilities. Presenters will share recent research findings in more than 200 concurrent sessions.


The iPad as a Personal Learning Device

This webinar from Think College at the Institute for Community Inclusion will introduce all iPad users to the many applications, settings, features, functions, and apps that make the iPad a state-of-the-art personal learning device. Learn how to take notes, make audio recordings, add email accounts, activate speech to text, and other functions. Participants will learn about the uses and possibilities of available apps for productivity, social networking, storage, reading, personalized newspapers, and much more.


ISAAC 2012 Conference

We invite you to attend the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) in Pittsburgh, PA, US. Our theme of "Highest performance communication; best life experience - WOW!" focuses on ISAAC's mission that people anywhere in the world who communicate with little or no speech deserve to achieve the most effective communication possible in order to achieve their maximum potential. Join the thousands of members in 60 countries from the 15 ISAAC Chapters who are working together to accomplish our mission.


Accessible Transportation: Collaboration between Education and Transit to Facilitate Access to Programs across Disabilit

The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) announces this webinar, presented by Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA). Over the course of this webinar, Dr. Judy Shanley will provide information on ESPA's most recent efforts and successes, as well as share strategies and resources for making accessible transportation available for everyone.


SABE National Conference 2012: It's About Fairness

Sponsored in part by AUCD, the 2012 SABE Conference is a gathering of self-advocacy leaders representing over 1250 state and local groups from around the nation. This is the 20th year that a bi-annual conference has been offered by SABE.


The Importance of Including Siblings in Family Future Planning

Future planning helps families develop strategies to assist individuals with disabilities with making necessary life transitions once a parent or caregiver can no longer provide care or support. Join speakers from the Sibling Leadership Network to learn more about future planning for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and how all siblings can contribute to this process.


National Presidential Forum on Disability Issues

A non-partisan forum where presidential contenders offered their visions on policy that affects people with disabilities. Go to to view the webcast of the entire event and download the full transcript! With the election less than two weeks away take the time to learn where the candidates stand on issues important to you! You can search the transcript for key issues and phrases.


2012 Southwest Conference on Disability

The 2012 Conference theme is "Access For All: To Boldly Go Where Everybody Else Has Gone Before."


2012 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

The conference will provide an opportunity for colleges and universities, researchers, program staff, parents and self-advocates to discuss the current state of research and practice in the field. Panels including staff from PSE initiatives, parents, self-advocate and other experts will share effective practices during breakout sessions with an opportunity for group discussion. AUCD is a proud sponsor!
pdf File 2012 pse conf.pdf [download]


2012 AUCD Conference: Innovating Today, Shaping Tomorrow


Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 2012 AUCD Conference! We had a great time learning and sharing the newest in promising practices and innovations that shape the lives of people with disabilities and their families through research, policy, education, and service. We continue to post additional session materials, photos, and wrap up items on the conference website and in the app, so check back often, and save the date for Nov 16-20, 2013.


Emergency Preparedness-What Does That Mean For People With I/DD, Their Families, And Their Communities?

Emergency preparedness is an essential part of living for any individual or family. For those with intellectual disabilities, their families, or those providing support, however, emergency preparedness may require more specific plans of support. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a number of resources to prepare and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities before, during, and after natural disasters. Of key importance is the implementation of self-determination practices in this area. One example of this implementation is the ?Feeling Safe, Being Safe? training curriculum through which individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have become advocates and trainers in emergency preparedness.


Strategies to Incorporate the Voices of People with Significant Disabilities in UCEDD Information-Gathering and Operations

This webinar presented strategies for more inclusive evaluations and assessments from a UCEDD implementing these strategies. The webinar also included a presentation on the values and tools from person-centered planning that can inform inclusive information-gathering.


The Southeast Regional Consortium and AUCD Presents: Bullying and Ostracism in Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

pdf File LEND Bullying and Ostracism webinar 2-20-13B.pdf [download]


Building Inclusion through Creative Hiring and Collaboration

This webinar will provide the creative tools that will help to create an intentionally inclusive environment or workplace. Sponsored by the Southeast ADA Center.
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