ITAC: ITAC EVENTS

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12/08/2021

2021 Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Workshop 2: Storytelling

Storytelling is an empowering technique to share one's stories and deliver messages. It's often used to amplify the voices of individuals with disabilities, their families, and allies. This strategy uses audio, images, or video to creatively engage with an audience. Workshop participants will learn and apply skills in digital storytelling to communicate their unique experiences as trainees.

12/02/2021

2021 Emerging Leaders Networking Session

Are you attending the AUCD 2021 virtual conference? Interested in connecting with other emerging leaders? Join us for our annual networking event for current trainees, alumni/former trainees, and early career professionals!

12/01/2021

2021 Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Workshop 1: Networking

Networking is a necessary skill for emerging leaders to expand their professional circle. Networking skills are especially needed for professional growth on platforms like LinkedIn. This workshop will teach trainees how to build relationships within the AUCD Network and beyond.

11/03/2021

2021 LEND Directors Meeting

Meeting Description: The 2021 LEND Directors Meeting will be held virtually on November 3rd from 2-5pm ET via Zoom. There will be an optional happy hour at 5pm ET. The meeting is an opportunity for leaders in the LEND network (LEND Directors, Associate Directors, Training Directors, etc.) to discuss new and emerging technical assistance needs, share information and best practices, and facilitate meaningful collaboration. For questions, please contact Jackie Czyzia at [email protected]

10/20/2021

Data Coordinators Quarterly + Annual Meeting

NIRS Data Coordinators from all Centers and Programs meet quarterly and also have an annual meeting in conjunction with the annual conference. This October 2021 meeting will serve as both the quarterly and annual Data Coordinators meeting and will cover topics of interest to all NIRS users.

10/15/2021

The OSU Nisonger RRTC Knowledge Translation Process

Presenters from The Ohio State University (OSU) Nisonger Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) will provide an overview of knowledge translation (KT), discuss general methods and specific strategies to conduct KT activities with stakeholders, and describe their research project's KT model and process. Participants will also see examples developed by the team in consultation with the project's Disability Experience Expert Panel, a group of research partners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

10/07/2021

Self-Advocacy Training Series for LEND Programs

AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, in partnership with The Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, is hosting a series of virtual trainings for LEND Programs in October 2021 related to self-advocacy. While the intended audience is LEND leadership and faculty, all are welcome. Trainings will be conducted virtually and recorded and archived for those unable to attend the live sessions.

09/27/2021

The LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN) Presents: 2021 Family Discipline Summit

The LFDN, with support from AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, is hosting a series of facilitated workshops and conversations for leaders and trainees in the field of Family Support to discuss critical questions and share best practices for addressing equity for families within their programs and in life beyond their traineeship.

07/21/2021

2021 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting: Committing to Health Equity Across the Lifespan

The 2021 Autism CARES Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 21st from 2 PM - 5 PM ET via Zoom. This virtual event is an opportunity for HRSA-funded CARES grantees (representing research, training, and state systems) to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration. The meeting includes both panels and roundtable discussions.
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05/25/2021

Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 4: Family Members as Trainees and Participants in Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

This is the final in a four-part webinar series that breaks down the eight different types of family involvement detailed in the LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN)'s 2019 white paper titled "Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs." In this webinar, a family professional will discuss the definition, needs, benefits, resources, and strategies associated with the following types of family involvement: trainees and program planners, implementors, and evaluators.

05/24/2021

Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 3: Family-Focused Topics and Family Members as Board Members, Research Participants, and Consultants

This is the third of a four-part webinar series that breaks down the eight different types of family involvement detailed in the LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN)'s 2019 white paper titled "Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs." In this webinar, two family professionals will discuss the definition, needs, benefits, resources, and strategies associated with different types of family involvement: board members, research participants, consultants, and family-focused topics.
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05/19/2021

Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 2: Family Members as Faculty, Staff, Presenters, and Panelists

This is the second of a four-part webinar series that breaks down the eight different types of family involvement detailed in the LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN)'s 2019 white paper titled "Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs." In this webinar, a family professional will discuss the definition, needs, benefits, resources, and strategies associated with two types of family involvement: faculty/staff and presenters/panelists.

05/10/2021

Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series

The LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN), in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC), is sponsoring a four-part webinar series during the month of May. Topics are based on the LFDN's 2019 white paper, "Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs." This white paper approaches family involvement from the perspective of the family discipline itself, and the ongoing paradigm shift in family-centered care--from fringe to fabric.

05/10/2021

Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 1: Family Members as Mentors and Supports in Clinical Settings

This is the first of a four-part webinar series that breaks down the eight different types of family involvement detailed in the LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN)'s 2019 white paper titled "Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs." In this webinar, two family professionals will discuss the definition, needs, benefits, resources, and strategies associated with two types of family involvement: mentors and clinical supports.

05/07/2021

2021 AUCD Emerging Leaders End of the Year Webinar

Join AUCD's Emerging Leaders Interns, Kiki Oyetunji and Jessica Huddleston, to celebrate the end of the academic year! Trainees can expect to learn how to use their training experience to achieve professional growth. The Interns will also cover the importance of staying connected to AUCD and the Emerging Leaders Community.
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