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AUCD Policy Fellowship 2021

The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide significant experiences in national level activities related to policy and legislative development, advocacy, program development, technical assistance, and AUCD administration. The Fellowship in Disability Policy is envisioned as a mutually beneficial arrangement between the Fellow, the Fellows community, and the AUCD central office.



Act Early Ohio Initiative

The UCCEDD was awarded a one-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build upon existing Ohio Act Early Ambassador activities. The goal of the initiative is to increase awareness about the importance of developmental screening in early childhood and tracking of developmental milestones with the support of the evidence-based Learn the Signs Act Early materials developed by the CDC.



AUCD Professional Fellows Alum in Kenya Pinpoints 33,000 Individuals with Disabilities for COVID Cash Relief

AUCD Professional Fellows alumni in Africa are leading the push for disability inclusion in their countries' fight against COVID-19. These alumni, who trained at UCEDD and LEND via AUCD's State Department-sponsored exchange programs, are driving inclusive response in new directions. In Kenya, one alumnus is spearheading the country's new initiative to provide emergency cash for food to more than 30,000 people with disabilities.



AUCD Policy Fellowship 2020

The Policy Fellowship is an opportunity for an advanced network member to live and work in Washington, DC for one year, learning about AUCD, current legislation affecting people with disabilities and their families, and exercising leadership skills. The Fellow's responsibilities will be developed based on the needs of the Association and the interest and experience of the Fellow. Deadline: March 31; start date: September 2014.



Briefing for Maryland Advisory Committee (MD UCEDD)

The Maryland Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hosted a briefing on disproportionate discipline in Maryland Public Schools. The purpose of the all-day event was to hold a public meeting to examine the discipline, suspension, and expulsion rates for students of color students with disabilities. The Maryland data indicate that disproportionality remains a serious concern in Maryland schools.

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Parents Engaged in Policy: A Six-Part Conversation About Restraint and Seclusion in Maine (ME UCEDD and NH-ME LEND)

Two Maine parents of children with disabilities have produced a series of six videos to help educate parents about appropriate and incorrect uses of restraint and seclusion in educational settings in Maine.



Mark Your Calendars for AUCD 2016!

December 4-7 in Washington, DC

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.



UCONN UCEDD "Hands Off" Behavioral Interventions Legislative Forum

The Connecticut General Assembly Committee on Children and Education hosted a legislative forum entitled '"Hands Off" Behavioral Interventions' sponsored by the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities on January 27, 2016. The forum focused on the prevention and de-escalation strategies for students with complex behavioral challenges by applying the principles of school wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.



AUCD2015: Submit a Proposal Today

Deadline: June 5

AUCD is currently accepting proposals for our 2015 conference. This call for papers includes submissions for concurrent interactive presentations, concurrent panel presentations, single presentations, and posters. Proposals are welcomed on a multitude of topics on all things disability, including but certainly not limited to advocacy, behavior supports, disability studies, employment, health and wellness, leadership development, self-determination, technology, and much more.



Senator Harkin Announces New 6x15 Campaign

Six organizations commit to six goals by the end of 2015

At the Disability Policy Seminar on Monday night, Senator Harkin announced a new campaign led by six national disability organizations to achieve six national goals by the end of 2015, marking major anniversaries of the ADA and IDEA.

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