MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL (MCC)

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12/14/2021

AIR-P Presents: Health at the Intersection of Autism and Poverty

This webinar outlines findings from our recent National Autism Indicators Report about health and healthcare at the intersections of autism and poverty. Using intersectionality as a conceptual lens, this report leverages population level data to provide a more nuanced description of disparate health and healthcare outcomes among autistic children.

11/30/2021

AIR-P Presents: Utilizing a Cross-system Framework to Guide Research on Autism and Criminal Justice Intersections: Implications for Physical Health Outcomes

Research demonstrates that autistic individuals interact with the criminal justice system at high rates. These interactions consequently are risk factors to physical, behavioral, and mental health, as well as the overall wellbeing of autistic individuals. The Global Autism and Criminal Justice Consortium was developed to address this issue and respond to calls from the autism community to prioritize criminal justice concerns.

10/19/2021

AIR-P Presents: Epilepsy in Autism

This presentation will provide an overview of the incidence and pathophysiology of epilepsy in patients with autism spectrum disorders, as well as special considerations in treatment.

09/27/2021

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.

09/13/2021

Accessibility and the COVID-19 Vaccine Experience for People with Disabilities

Thank you for joining the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) for a webinar on strategies and tools for accessibility in the COVID-19 vaccine experience. Persons with disabilities experience difficult barriers in getting the COVID-19 vaccine such as having accessible formats of COVID-19 vaccine information and materials and providing reasonable accommodations.

09/08/2021

Incorporating the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Action Plan into the UCEDD 5-Year Plan

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Action Plan calls for UCEDDs to work with their Consumer Advisory Committees (CACs) to incorporate specific goals, objectives, and actions steps to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion into their five-year plans. In this virtual workshop, UCEDD leaders and staff will explore how to effectively accomplish this priority within and across the UCEDD core functions.

08/26/2021

Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Neurodivergent Communities: Lessons Learned from Stakeholder Engagement and Social Media Outreach

This webinar will present lessons learned from a project that seeks to promote vaccine confidence in the disability community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this student-driven project, supported by an AUCD-CDC Dissemination Innovation Mini-grant, students and trainees from UCLA and LA COVID volunteers conducted a stakeholder engagement strategy to inform communication and dissemination efforts to promote vaccine confidence.

08/17/2021

AIR-P Presents: Addressing Reproductive Health and Obstetrics/Gynecology Health Care in Autistic Adults

Dr. Jennifer Ames from the AIR-P Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health Research Node, will describe ongoing research examining reproductive health and obstetrics/gynecology health care gaps for autistic people, inclusive of female, transgender, and gender-diverse identities. The presentation will focus on topics such OB/GYN clinic visits, cervical cancer screenings, and use of hormonal contraception, with particular attention to differences across sociodemographic characteristics. Future work investigating obstetric care quality and pregnancy experiences will also be discussed.

07/21/2021

2021 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting: Committing to Health Equity Across the Lifespan

The 2021 Autism CARES Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 21st from 2 PM - 5 PM ET via Zoom. This virtual event is an opportunity for HRSA-funded CARES grantees (representing research, training, and state systems) to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration. The meeting includes both panels and roundtable discussions.
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07/13/2021

The Prepared4ALL Playbook: Strategies for Disability Inclusion in Public Health

Building local partnerships between disability organizations and emergency preparedness planners is essential for improving outcomes for people with disabilities during emergencies, disasters and pandemics. But how can we build these partnerships? AUCD's Prepared4ALL project has pulled together strategies that work. This webinar will introduce the playbook and show how you can use it in your local community.

06/30/2021

Meet the Coaches: Implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan

In this webinar, expert coaches will share their experiences implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan. They will share some of the challenges they've faced and strategies they've used to make meaningful progress on the action steps outlined in the plan. In addition to the panel discussion, learn more about the coaches' areas of expertise since these coaches are available through the end of September for individualized coaching opportunities.
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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.

05/11/2021

Prepared4ALL: Including Disability in Local Emergency Planning

Prepared4ALL, an inclusive emergency planning program offered by AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health, is fully up and running! We offer a FREE online training, a thriving online community for local disability organizations, and a practicum opportunity open to all AUCD trainees. This webinar will provide an exclusive expanded look at the online training and you'll hear from local disability organizations and AUCD trainees about their work with Prepared4ALL. This webinar will have an ASL interpreter and Real-time Captions.

04/12/2021

Implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan: A TA Initiative for the UCEDD Network

This webinar introduces a new technical assistance (TA) initiative to support the implementation of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan. The UCEDD Resource Center is accepting applications for coaches and implementors from the UCEDD network to be a part of this TA initiative. Please join us to learn more about the call for coaches and implementors and how to apply. A question and answer period will follow a brief presentation on the TA plans.

04/07/2021

Communication: Promising practices for reducing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and disseminating accessible messages

Join our organizations, state-level jurisdictions, and CDC guests to hear about promising practices on how states are reaching people with disabilities. This webinar addressed promising practices in communication for reducing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and disseminating accessible messages.
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