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Announcing the 2023-2024 Emerging Leaders Community Interns

The Emerging Leaders Community is excited to announce 3 Interns for the 2023-2024 training year! These trainees will serve as visible ambassadors to the broader AUCD network, interacting with AUCD staff at all levels and the AUCD Board of Directors' Emerging Leaders Representative.



AUCD Partners with USAging

AUCD is thrilled to be a partner with USAging for the Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative, thanks to vital funding from the Administration for Community Living. AUCD's selected Network Centers and Programs are providing needed flu and COVID-19 shots to people with disabilities and older adults to help keep them healthy.

A village meeting of autism acceptance advocates and community health workers in rural Rwanda in July 2023.


Identifying Autism in Rwanda

In rural Africa, people with autism and other disabilities are stigmatized and routinely hidden indoors. This summer, the MN UCEDD trained community health workers in Rwanda on identifying the signs of autism in children and on principles for addressing the needs of people with disabilities in rural areas.

REACH Lab Research, Engagement and Advocacy for Community Participation and Health


Peer Support and Research Engagement for Transition Age Young Adults with IDD Resources

Informed by community members, including young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), the REACH Lab and Institute on Disabilities at Temple University developed free and easy-to-access resources about how peer support can help with successful transition and research.



Publishing Opportunity with AIR-P Cureus Channel

The AIR-P would like to share the Autism and Health: Across the Lifespan channel, where our authors can publish articles without cost and at a faster rate than is typically available through the traditional scholarly publication process.



Research Opportunity-University of Pittsburgh

The REAACT Program, is currently recruiting for our new EDI-Self-Report (EDI-SR) study. The purpose of this new research study is to create a questionnaire known as the EDI-Self-Report (EDI-SR). This project is funded by the Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). The EDI-SR was designed in partnership with autistic individuals to measure emotional experiences in autistic teens and adults and teens and adults with other intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).



UK Human Development Institute Photo Library

Stock photography lacks disability representation. The photos are often staged and use models without disabilities resulting in misrepresentation and unnatural scenes. The UK Human Development Institute (HDI) created a library of 1000+ photos that you can download, share, and



Emerging Leaders Internship & Council Trainee Representative - Applications Now Open!

AUCD is excited to announce (3) openings for the AUCD Emerging Leaders Internship and (5) openings for Council Trainee Representatives. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open and close on August 4th, 2023.

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Call for Papers, Deadline Extended - Conversations With/Across the Global South: Towards Decolonial Disability Futurities

Deadline: August 31, 2023

The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, the peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, is seeking submissions for a special issue exploring stories of the Global South through a decolonial and anti-ableist lens.



AIR-P Cureus Channel

AIR-P is excited to promote and share our recently launched Channel on Cureus, Autism and Health: Across the Lifespan. We are seeking research and commentaries that share AIR-P's mission to support innovative life course intervention research that promotes optimal health and well-being of autistic individuals across the lifespan.



"Let's Try a Different Way"

Agnes Cole is a recent MN LEND graduate who works at a service provider, runs her own non-profit organization, and who spent much of her fellowship working on a longitudinal study that tracks the living arrangements of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive services.



2024 Call for Presentation Proposals - 39th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Center on Disability Studies, in the College of Education, is accepting presentation proposals for the 39th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, February 27-28, 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Submissions are being accepted until October 1, 2023 with a preferred submission date of September 15th at

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New Podcast from the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

The Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab launched INside the OUTcomes: A Rehabilitation Research Podcast in March. Episodes feature research on employment and people with disabilities, home and community-based services and research highlights from the Center. Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Figure 1. Volunteers at Healthy Hearing Screening stations, SD Special Olympics Summer Games in Spearfish, SD.


South Dakota LEND at Special Olympics Summer Games

South Dakota LEND faculty and alums volunteered for Healthy Hearing Screenings at the South Dakota Special Olympics 2023 Summer Games in Spearfish, SD. Marni Johnson Martin (Interdisciplinary Training and Clinic Director - USD Center for Disabilities), Elizabeth (Liz) K. Hanson (SD LEND Discipline Head for SLP and Research) were joined by former discipline head, Paul Brueggeman (Audiology) and graduated trainees: Carly Johnson (Audiology) and Maya Gogoi (Medicine), along with other volunteers, to screen 90 individuals.

The cover of the 35th anniversary issue of Impact, showing miniature covers of previous issues. The backdrop is a brick wall, painted white.


Impact: 35 Years of MN UCEDD's Flagship Publication

Impact magazine is the flagship publication of the MN UCEDD, highlighting what matters to people with disabilities for 35 years. This issue reconnects with voices from the past and looks ahead to the issues of the future.

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