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Call for Papers: Community Participation for People with Disabilities; How Do We Measure Up?

Kansas City, Kansas

This state-of-the-science conference is the culmination of four years of translational research designed to enhance full community participation by people with disabilities. Researchers with the Research and Training Center on Measurement and Interdependence in Community Living (RTC/MICL) have used multiple methods and measures to discover, assess and intervene in both personal and environmental factors related to community participation.



Call for Proposals: Aging in America Annual Conference

Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2010

The American Society on Aging (ASA) is calling for proposals for its 2011 Aging in America Conference. Presenters can request 90-minute, 60-minute or poster sessions with up to six presenters. The Aging in America conference is the largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education.



Excellence in Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging Award

Application Due: July 17, 2010

This award recognizes communities for their outstanding comprehensive approaches to implementing principles of smart growth, as well as strategies that support active aging. This award will be presented to communities with the best and most inclusive overall approach to implementing smart growth and active aging on a variety of fronts, at the neighborhood, tribe, city, county, and/or regional level.



Section 508 Accessibility Revision Public Comment Period, Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Public Comment Deadline: June 21, 2010

The Access Board is revising both the Section 508 Accessibility standards used by the US government, and the Section 255 guidelines used for Telecommunication. They have currently released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) version of the documents and are seeking comments.



"Association of Maternal Communicative Behavior with Child Vocabulary at 18-24 Months for Children with Congenital Hearing Loss."

by Dr. Betty Vohr et al

2006 RTOI award recipient Dr. Betty Vohr from Women & Infants' Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island has recently published in the Journal of Early Human Development.



AUCD Releases 2010 Research Topics of Interest

Letters of Intent (LOI's) Due February 8, 2010

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is pleased to announce the 2010 Research Topics of Interest (RTOIs), funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due to AUCD February 8, 2010.



New Edition of Child Health USA Released by MCHB

Child Health USA 2007 reports on the health status and service needs for the target population of Title V funding: infants, children, adolescents, children with special health care needs, and women of childbearing age.



Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health by Disability

RTOI 2009-03


Brighter Tomorrows Website Provides Families with Down Syndrome Information



AUCD Welcomes New Staff Member Karla Kmetz



Ranking the States on Children's Health Care (Commonwealth Fund)



Invitation to Participate on 2008 AUCD-NCBDDD Cooperative Agreement Research Topic of Interest (RTOI) Scientific Peer Reviewer Panel



New 2008 RTOI opportunities available through AUCD-NCBDDD: Deadline Feb. 15



January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The 2008 topic of focus is preventing infections in pregnancy. Materials that may be used for community-based educational outreach and prevention activities are available from the NBDPN



CDC announces 2007 RTOIs

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