ITAC: ITAC EVENTS

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03/26/2024

2024 Disability Policy Seminar Orientation and Policy Education 101 Workshop

Webinar Description: This workshop will help trainees learn how to educate policymakers in DC and at home as well as teach them to connect their experience and expertise to policy. The workshop will help prepare trainees for the 2024 Disability Policy Seminar taking place from April 8-10, 2024, in Washinton, DC. More webinar details and content will be coming soon!

03/17/2024

2024 LEND Audiology Workshop at EHDI Conference

This workshop will introduce LEND pediatric audiology trainees to the various challenges associated with effectively serving deaf/hard of hearing children (including those with additional disabilities) from clinical practice and systems perspectives. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country. Specific topic information - Coming Soon!

03/04/2024

LEND Lived Experience Virtual Summit

We are excited to invite you to the LEND Lived Experience Summit! The summit will be held via Zoom on Monday and Tuesday, March 4-5, 2024, from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Eastern Time. The LEND Self-Advocate Discipline Network and LEND Family Discipline Network voted to join forces for future summits to showcase the work and best practices in both LEND disciplines.
pdf File FINAL LEND Lived Experience Summit Agenda (5).pdf [download]

02/26/2024

LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series

The LEND and Learn session will be held Monday, February 26, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET, and the subject is IDD Curricula in the Health Professions: Results from a Medical Education Study and LEND capstone discussion. Kashia Rosenau, PhD, Clinical and Training Director at UC-LEND, University of California, Los Angeles, will facilitate this session.

01/22/2024

LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series: Journal Club

ITAC's new LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! Each month will focus on a different topic. A different LEND program will lead each session, including a 15-minute presentation and a 45-minute discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect with one another on topics identified as top TA needs. DBP programs are welcome to participate.
pdf File 01-22-2024 LEND & Learn Journal Club slide Deck.pdf [download]

11/28/2023

2023-2024 Emerging Leaders Community Welcome Webinar

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th from 5 pm-6 pm EST to learn about the Emerging Leaders Community and how you fit within the AUCD Network. Presenters will share resources and opportunities to help you make the most of your traineeship! Former trainees or fellows are also encouraged to attend.
pdf File 2023-2024 ELC Welcome Webinar Slide Deck.pdf [download]

11/14/2023

Family Support 101: Understanding Policies that Support Family and Family Caregivers for Trainees.

AUCD hosted a webinar for trainees to learn about policies that support family and family caregivers. The participants received an overview and history of family support, current needs of families and family caregivers and policies and practices of Respite.
pdf File 11-14-2023 Family Support 101 Slides.pdf [download]

10/23/2023

LEND and Learn October Session - West Virginia University Disability Badge Program

ITAC's new LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! A different LEND program will lead each session, including a 15-minute presentation and a 45-minute discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect on topics identified as top TA needs. DBP programs are welcome to participate.

09/20/2023

LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series: Hear from AMCHP about opportunities for LENDs to partner with Title V programs!

The LEND and Learn session will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 3:00 PM ET. The date of the LEND and Learn event was changed due to the observance of the September holidays. The September session will focus on Title V collaboration and partnership opportunities for LEND programs. The session will be facilitated by Paige Bussanich, Associate Director for Child Health and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) at The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP).
pdf File 09-20-2023 LEND & Learn AMCHP Slide Deck (1).pdf [download]

08/21/2023

LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series: Recruiting Diverse Trainees and Faculty

ITAC's new LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! A different LEND program will lead each session, including a 15-minute presentation and 45 minutes discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect on topics identified as top TA needs. DBP programs are welcome to participate.
pdf File 08-21-2023 LEND & Learn - Diversity Recruitment.pdf [download]

07/24/2023

LEND and Learn July Session: National Trainee Network Exchange: A Virtual Leadership Opportunity

The LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! Each month will focus on a different topic. Each session will be led by a different LEND program and includes a 15-minute presentation and 45 minutes of discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect with one another on topics identified as top TA needs. DBP programs are welcome to participate.
pdf File 07-24-2023 LEND & Learn Session 2-Cleveland Slides.pdf [download]

06/26/2023

LEND and Learn June Session - LEND Trainee Mentoring: Mystery, Curiosity, and Wonder

The new LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! Each month will focus on a different topic. Each session will be led by a different LEND program and includes a 15-minute presentation and 45 minutes of discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect with one another on topics identified as top TA needs.

05/08/2023

Autism SIG Round Table on Leadership and Mentorship

The Autism SIG invites you to a roundtable discussion on leadership and mMentorship. The Autism SIG co-chairs will facilitate a recap of the webinar series and provide a perspective on the importance of mentorship and leadership for the autistic community. Members of the Autism SIG will have the chance to speak in breakout rooms on various topics decided by the SIG.

05/02/2023

Fostering Joy for Audiologists: Why and How to Embrace a "Joy Lens" in Working with Families

This presentation introduced the LEND Audiology Fellows to the Fostering Joy movement, which aims to promote positive engagement between families and their deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) children, and to bolster professionals' ability to emphasize joy in the work that they do with children who are DHH. The presentation included descriptions of Fostering Joy and the science behind why doing so is important. It also offered suggestions for audiologists interested in embracing a "joy lens" in their work.
pdf File Fostering Joy for Audiologists: Why and How to Embrace a [download]

04/26/2023

A First Look at the 2023 IACC Strategic Plan

The IACC Strategic Plan, first issued in 2009, guides federal agencies and private organizations in planning ASD-related research, services, and support activities. It is produced by the IACC, including federal officials and public stakeholder members. It is informed by extensive input from researchers, adults on the autism spectrum, parents, advocates, and the general public. This inclusive process ensures that the IACC Strategic Plan reflects diverse perspectives across the autism community.
pdf File Susan Daniels IACC Slides.pdf [download]
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