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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.

10/25/2018

19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

AUCD is proud to support the online broadcast of the Baylor College of Medicine's: 19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care. All MCH Training Programs, UCEDDs, and their collaborators (Title V, clinical partner sites, etc.) are invited and encouraged to participate remotely. Host a live stream of this conference for trainees, faculty, staff, families, and others at your center or program. Eligible broadcast sites include MCH training programs, UCEDDs, and Title V programs.

06/25/2018

AUCD Leadership Academy

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a week-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network in building coalitions that will improve systems of supports and services. Participation is open to individuals from Self Advocacy Organizations, UCEDDs, LENDs, IDDRCs, CILs, DD Councils, Disability Rights, community based disability organizations, and other disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will continue to engage with their cohort, academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the year following the experience. The academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.

06/07/2018

2018 LEND Directors Meeting

This was the first of two meetings (the other held in conjunction with the AUCD Conference) for LEND Directors in 2018. The goal was to create opportunities for LEND Directors to network, learn from one another, and engage in collaborative work on topics of mutual interest. The meeting was hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC), with funding support from MCHB. All LEND Directors (i.e. PIs / PDs) were highly encouraged to attend.

05/01/2018

Promoting a Partnership Between Interpreter Services and Providers Conducting Interdisciplinary Developmental Assessments

Ensuring that linguistically diverse children receive valid developmental assessment for neurodevelopmental disorders requires medical interpreters and interdisciplinary providers work as partners. The UW LEND developed a training curriculum for medical interpreters supporting providers conducting developmental assessments. This webinar describes the curriculum and training designed by the UW LEND for medical interpreters working in pediatric settings.
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04/22/2018

2018 AUCD Trainee Summit

On Sunday evening immediately before the Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD is hosting a special Trainee Policy Summit! Attendees will have exclusive access to Hill staffers and former trainees now working in policy, and learn from the experts how to best craft your message for Wednesday's Hill visits. An evening reception will provide a comfortable background for trainees to meet and network with over 200 peers from around the country.
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