AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
Location: Twin Cities, MN

http://aaidd.org/education/annual-conference
The 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and advocates to learn about innovations in our field that are being translated and implemented on a grander scale. Through knowledge translation we can change practices and policies through effectively communicating our research and creating change at all levels. In a political climate that is complex and dynamic, it is important to remain relevant through the thoughtful translation of our knowledge.

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2019 AUCD Leadership Academy

2019 AUCD Leadership Academy

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019
Location: Atlanta GA

https://www.aucd.org/template/page.cfm?id=1001
The AUCD Leadership Academy is a week-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services. The Leadership Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and their disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will engage with their cohort, Academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the year following the experience. The Academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.

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Policy Post Session: A Webinar for AUCD Emerging Leaders who attended DPS2019

Policy Post Session: A Webinar for AUCD Emerging Leaders who attended DPS2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Location: Webinar

Join us to learn about next steps after attending the 2019 Disability Policy Seminar. You'll get tips about how to follow up with your policymakers.

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Disability Policy Seminar 2019 and AUCD Policy Forum

Disability Policy Seminar 2019 and AUCD Policy Forum

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Location: Washington, D.C.

http://disabilitypolicyseminar.org/
The Disability Policy Seminar hosted by The Arc, UCP, AUCD, AAIDD, NACDD, and SABE is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For 40 years, this unique platform has offered the opportunity to come together with passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to learn about key issues. The event is packed with informative sessions from experts in the field, and opportunities to discuss key issues with others from your state. Armed with valuable information, the event culminates with the attendees converging on Capitol Hill to speak directly to their representatives about the high-priority issues that affect them most. All AUCD Emerging Leaders, including Trainees, are invited to a pre-DPS Policy Forum on Sunday afternoon. 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.

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2019 AUCD Policy Forum

2019 AUCD Policy Forum

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Location: Washington, D.C.

On Sunday evening immediately before the Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD is hosting a special Policy Forum! 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.

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Making Lifelong Connections 2019

Making Lifelong Connections 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019
Location: Madison, WI

https://mchbmakinglifelongconnections.wordpress.com/
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the Making Lifelong Connections Planning Committee would like to invite trainees to participate in a unique opportunity to build leadership skills, meet other current and former MCHB trainees and enhance their career development.

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Policy Prep Session: A Webinar for AUCD Emerging Leaders attending DPS2019

Policy Prep Session: A Webinar for AUCD Emerging Leaders attending DPS2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Location: Webinar

Join us for a chance to learn about what to expect during the 2019 AUCD Policy Forum and the Disability Policy Seminar. You'll get tips around setting up your Hill visits! Lastly, we'll be available to answer any questions you may have as you prepare to join us in Washington, D.C.

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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Monday, March 4, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Location: Honolulu, HI

PacRim has been bringing people together for more than 30 years. And PacRim 2019 is no exception. We want individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers, researchers, educators, employers, deep thinkers, change agents, policy makers and entrepreneurs to join us in March 2019. Only by coming together and sharing can we offer individuals with disabilities a better future.

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2019 pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

2019 pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency O'Hare (Chicago, IL), Intl D/E

This workshop will introduce trainees to the various challenges associated with assessing, monitoring, and effectively serving deaf/hard of hearing children who have additional disabilities form a systems perspective. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country. This workshop will focus on strategies for facilitating early diagnosis and reducing loss to follow up.

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2019 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

2019 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Location: Webinar

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with AUCD Leadership Academy faculty and alumni. The webinar will feature a brief overview of the 2019 Academy curriculum and timeline. This will be followed by reflections from alumni about the benefits they gained from participation in the week-long academy and the follow-up activities.

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AUCD Conferences

AUCD's Annual Conference

The AUCD Conference brings people together to remember, celebrate, and remind others that all human beings have value, and a right to be included in their communities. In November we will share and learn from one another about ways to create opportunity, access, and equity in education, housing, employment, healthcare, faith communities, transportation, activities, and all aspects of community living. Join us at AUCD as we come together, celebrate our achievements, and to recharge our commitment to achieving inclusive communities!

Visit the AUCD Conference website.

Disability Policy Seminar
The Disability Policy Seminar is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join AUCD, the Arc, AAIDD, NACDD, SABE, and UCP as we learn about and advocate for access to health care and community living supports, and bedrock civil rights protections. The first 100 days of any new Administration and Congress are key to setting the agenda, and this year, more than ever, we need you in Washington, DC.

Visit the Disability Policy Seminar's website.