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05/20/2022

Introduction to the LEND Program Quality Improvement (LPQI) Network

Join the LEND Program Quality Improvement (LPQI) Network and AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Friday, May 20th for an interactive discussion about LPQI, a national quality improvement (QI) initiative for interdisciplinary training programs.
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05/13/2022

Life After LEND Panel: Engaging Families, Self-Advocates, Former Trainees and Faculty in Collaborative Efforts

Join us for an interactive discussion exploring alumni trainee engagement strategies. The panel will feature former trainees currently serving as LEND program faculty/staff.

03/23/2022

2022 Disability Policy Seminar Orientation & Policy Education 101

This webinar will prepare participants to attend the 2022 Disability Policy Seminar. AUCD's policy team will review the basics of how the federal government operates, provide tips for meeting with policymakers, and how to frame policy priorities for effective impact.

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]

10/15/2021

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.

05/27/2021

Professional Fellows Alumni Webinar: Creating Sustainable U.S. - East Africa Partnerships for Disability Inclusion

AUCD, ICI-UMass Boston, and Humanity & Inclusion (HI) invite you to join a Professional Fellows alumni webinar on how university centers, DPOs, and other disability rights groups in the United States and East Africa can create independent, sustainable partnerships that promote inclusive employment and education in lasting ways.

04/27/2021

Caregiver Coaching through Telehealth: Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities

We will provide a discussion of caregiver coaching strategies over telehealth using two different Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs) and consider options for multiple formats (synchronous and asynchronous). Benefits and challenges to using telehealth technology for caregiver coaching will be explored. A parent of a young child with autism who participated in coaching, both in-person and through telehealth, will share her experiences.

04/20/2021

The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center: Improving the Healthcare Experience for Patients with Autism

This webinar will introduce participants to the work of the Autism Friendly Initiative, and to strategies of care optimization that are tailorable to any kind of healthcare practice. At the end of this webinar, participants will understand more about the specific challenges that face patients with ASD when seeking healthcare and will feel more prepared in determining how to address those challenges at their respective practices.

02/18/2021

2021 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with AUCD Leadership Academy faculty. The webinar will feature a brief overview of the 2021 Academy curriculum and timeline.

09/29/2020

2020 Emerging Leaders Welcome Webinar

Welcome to the AUCD network, 2020-2021 Trainees! On Tuesday, September 29, you will learn more about how you could get connect and get involved with the AUCD network. The AUCD Emerging Leaders Interns, Kiki and Jessica, are excited to actively engage with you all to share resources and opportunities to help you make the most out of your traineeship!

06/26/2020

The Role of Cultural Diversity in Mentoring

Mentoring is fundamental to growth and success. Therefore, it is incumbent for mentors to have the ability to discuss challenges faced by culturally diverse individuals and, ultimately, have a repertoire of mentoring strategies to develop talents and skills in mentees from underrepresented backgrounds in LEND programs. This webinar will present mentoring theories so mentors will have a basic understanding of the mentoring process and provide strategies that promote communication and trust between mentor and mentee.

05/12/2020

COVID-19: How UCEDDS and LEND programs can partner with state and local special education systems during this, and future pandemics

John Eisenberg, Executive Director of The National Association of State Directors of Special Education will highlight what is currently happening across the country to support students with disabilities in schools, and he will discuss recommendations on how UCEDD and LEND Programs can be instrumental in helping state and local systems deal with the many obstacles faced by service providers. He will also provide some tips and strategies that participants can use immediately and in the future.

03/08/2020

2020 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

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. The focus will be on shared decision making and journeying with families during transitions.

07/18/2019

2019 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting

The Autism CARES Network will meet in 2019 for an in-person event in Washington, DC on July 18-19. This will be an opportunity for MCHB-funded CARES legislation grantees (representing research, training, and state systems change stakeholders) to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration to address this challenging issue. These activities are hosted by ITAC, in collaboration with SPHARC and HRSA-MCHB.

03/03/2019

2019 pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

This workshop will introduce trainees to the various challenges associated with assessing, monitoring, and effectively serving deaf/hard of hearing children who have additional disabilities form a systems perspective. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country. This workshop will focus on strategies for facilitating early diagnosis and reducing loss to follow up.
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