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My College Life: Students with Intellectual Disability Share Their Lived Experiences

Hear from a panel of college students about their experiences. Watch the "Think Higher. Think College." Campaign video. Get access to new resources for students, families, and educators, plus campaign tools to spread the word about college access for students with intellectual disability. Hosted by AUCD's Community Education and Dissemination Council.
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Aligning Apprenticeship Ecosystems with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities

As part of an ongoing formal Alliance between AUCD and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), AUCD is cohosting a webinar with ODEP and the Office on Apprenticeship at the Department of Labor on ODEPs new apprenticeship initiatives. AUCD is helping to share this information broadly and envisioning how this work can fit into other activities AUCD and its member network are engaged in including services to transition-aged youth, inclusive postsecondary, competitive integrated employment, interactions with employers, and employment research.


ABLE: The Big Picture

This webinar will use the ABLE Act as an ongoing case study in disability policy, from legislation development and passage to implementation, evaluation, and revision. It will also help trainees and practicing professionals feel more confident in their abilities to advocate for ABLE accounts and other structural solutions that support positive outcomes for their patients/clients across the lifespan.
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ABLE Basics: How it Works

This webinar will inform self-advocates, family members, and other interested individuals about the basics of ABLE accounts.
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2018 Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology

REGISTRATION for the 2018 Coleman Conference is now open. For more information about this year's conference and to register, please visit: www.colemaninstitute.org


2018 DD Awareness Month Campaign Kickoff Webinar

This is an informational webinar for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month where we will reveal the theme, give social media tips and general campaign information. Each March, NACDD, AUCD and NDRN come together to plan a social media campaign for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness about people with and without disabilities living their lives, side by side. The resources and ideas that NACDD provides are not mandatory for your use, but more of way to plan your own campaign and utilize our resources if you wish. For all DD Awareness Month social media posts, please use and spread #DDAwareness18.


Customized Employment - Opening Doors for People on the Autism Spectrum

This webinar will provide an overview of the customized employment process including its utility in facilitating competitive, integrated employment outcomes for people with complex disabilities such as autism. Success stories and information about integration of customized employment strategies into vocational rehabilitation systems will be presented.


Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

One of the most difficult times for youth and young adults with ASD is the transition from school to adulthood. In fact, young adults with ASD typically experience low rates of employment, independent living, and connection to community. This session will review the research regarding employment outcomes for youth with ASD as well as review 3 important pathways to employment. These pathways are internships, supported employment and customized employment. Additionally, the presenters will provide specific examples regarding the supports youth and adults with ASD used to acquire and maintain employment in community-based integrated environments.
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#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Disability Entrepreneurship


AUCD for All 2017 Gala: Celebrating Leadership in Employment

Join the Association of University Centers on Disabilities as we celebrate and elevate leadership that expands inclusive employment for people with disabilities. For more than five decades, AUCD's network of Centers in every state and territory has invested, through research, training, and advocacy, in improving the lives of millions of individuals with disabilities, their families, and communities. The 'AUCD for All' celebration brings together leaders inside and outside our network who develop and sustain inclusive employment opportunities at the community, state and federal levels to foster long-term partnerships and collaborations in support of people disabilities achieving meaningful employment.


#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Disability Employment Statistics

Featuring Andrew Houtenville, Research Director at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability.


AUCD 2016 Conference: Navigating Change, Building Our Future Together

The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.


2016 AUCD Conference


Inclusion Works: For Business, Opportunity, Innovation, and Health

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM). This panel presentation will focus on competitive, integrated employment and the link between employment for people with disabilities and health. Offering perspectives from people with disabilities, employers, and health care experts, the session will focus on employment data for people with disabilities, recognition of the skills and talents workers with disabilities bring to our workplaces and how innovations in business and health can enhance these contributions. The theme of the event is "Inclusion Works" (#Inclusionworks).


The National Autism Data Center: Building Gauges to Measure National Progress on Transition Outcomes

There is a high rate of unemployment and underemployment among individuals on the autism spectrum. Paul Shattuck, founder of the National Autism Data Center, will describe the Center's activities with special emphasis on national indicators related to transition. Participants will learn about the range of information products available through Dr. Shattuck's center and plans for additional transition research projects. Shattuck's team reports that young adults on the autism spectrum often have worse employment outcomes in the first few years after high school than do peers who have other types of disabilities. Ms. Laura Ivanova Smith, UW LEND Advocate Faculty, will describe the support she received from her mother while transitioning out of high school and into college.
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