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Lessons Learned from AUCD's Language and Communications Access Plan

In this webinar, we will share about AUCD's Language and Communications Access Plan and lessons learned from the first two years of implementation. From 2019-2021, the UCEDD Resource Center (URC) supported a pilot implementing the plan, with the creation of the Plain Language Advisory Group and Spanish Language Caucus. Join us to learn about the work of both groups, what the URC has learned in its efforts to improve the language and communications accessibility of its technical assistance, and how this might apply to the work at your center or program.


National Disability Voter Registration Week

In 2020, over 35 million eligible voters will be people with disabilities, according to Rutgers University. That figure jumps to over 62 million eligible voters when you add in family members in the same household. Millions of others are connected to disability in work and community. AUCD is excited to join partners across the disability community working to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting folks registered to vote. This National Disability Voter Registration Week is part of our plans to continuously share information and resources up to Election Day 2020.


AUCD Offers 3 Virtual Policy Events

Are you an Emerging Leader or new to policy advocacy and education? Are you interested in talking more about what's happening in federal policy? Are you ready to connect with your Members of Congress? AUCD is offering 3 virtual policy events, register today!


Join the "Healthcare Transition 4ALL! - Taking Action Together" National Learning Group

Join our national learning group! This group will meet monthly for the next 12-18 months to develop a network-wide strategy for implementing healthcare transition efforts that include people with disabilities and families.


National Center on Disability in Public Health Webinar Series

A three-part webinar series to launch AUCD's new National Center on Disability in Public Health took place over the last month. These webinars focused on; evidence-based strategies of the National Center on Disability in Public Health and how participants can be involved; evidence-based approaches to build capacity towards inclusion of people who have disabilities in health promotion efforts; and management strategies that support inclusion and action plans that sustain change. Certificates of attendance and CHES credits are offered to participants, who both attended the live webinar and listen to the archives.


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.


AUCD Leadership Academy

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the inaugural AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. The academy will be held on the downtown GSU campus in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25-30, 2017.


Research to Practice: HealthMatters for People with IDD: Building Communities of Practice for Health

The importance of accessible health promotion initiatives continues to be an issue within the IDD populations as age-related problems and lack of environmental control impacts their health needs. These challenges show the need for the scaling up of evidence-based programs and health promotion efforts into the communities where people with IDD live, work, and play.
pdf File Presentation Slides [download]


Education for All: An Evening with AUCD

Education for All: An Evening with AUCD will be the first of what will be an annual celebration honoring the AUCD network's accomplishments and, more importantly, the millions of people with disabilities who benefit from them. On March 2nd, we will shine the spotlight on our impact promoting inclusive disability policies and improving education outcomes for children and youth with disabilities.


Now Archived: Genetic Disorders and Associated Behavioral Phenotypes

In order to best support and serve persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we must be aware of potential genetic impacts on behavioral and psychiatric symptoms.This presentation will provide an overview of 8 of the most common genetic syndromes that lead to intellectual disability. Related behavioral phenotypes, medical conditions, and physical features will be described for each.
pdf File Genetics and Beh phenotypes KW 3-2015.pdf [download]


Now Archived - Trainee Webinar: Leadership After Graduation

We will explore how trainees alumni create meaningful change in their communities - from early career moves (finding a job) to goals and lifelong professional development. AUCD offers ongoing support to trainee alumni through activities and as a resource as trainees begin their careers through job postings and early career professional development. Learn strategies to continue your leadership once class is dismissed and your diploma is hanging up on the wall.
pdf File Leadership After Graduation Slides [download]


Now Archived: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children's Mental Health

The Autism SIG will host a webinar which focuses on autism and co-morbid mental health conditions in children. We will focus on the challenges families face in accessing comprehensive services, as well as community and school based interventions.
pdf File Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children's Mental Health Webinar Slides [download]


2015 UCEDD Director's Retreat and TA Institute


Now Archived: CMS Guidance and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released a guidance document related to services for those on the autism spectrum. Now it is left to individual states to grapple with what that means for each state. This webinar will feature presenters from AUCD, Easter Seals. NHeLP, and the Autism Society, and provide perspective on how one state (Connecticut) has responded to the guidance. Our goal is to provide some direction and ideas for those states still grappling with the implementation of the guidance
pdf File CMS webinar slides 2.11.15 final registrants.pdf [download]


Act Early Forum Webinar: Healthy Beginnings System of Care Project

Please join the next Act Early Webinar as we welcome Susan Bertonaschi, Director of Health Promotion at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to introduce the Healthy Beginnings System of Care project. This project was designed to address the goal of helping young children become and stay healthy, develop well, and thrive socially and emotionally in order to achieve academic success.
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