Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Introduces Genetic Counseling to its LEND Curriculum, Welcomes First Trainee from Inaugural Genetic Counseling Master's Program

1/20/20

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Introduces Genetic Counseling to its LEND Curriculum, Welcomes First Trainee from Inaugural Genetic Counseling Master's Program

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Consortium LEND has seen a lot of change this year, including the installment of a new director, new program staff members, and growth within its cohort at East Tennessee State University. Among the changes is the addition of the genetic counseling discipline to LEND's Care Navigation practicum, thanks to LEND faculty member Laura Duncan, M.S., CGC, as well as its first long-term trainee from Vanderbilt's inaugural Master of Genetic Counseling program, Gianna Petrelli

MN LEND Fellows Explore the Power of Mindfulness

1/20/20

MN LEND Fellows Explore the Power of Mindfulness

Can mindfulness techniques help young families better support their children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities? A team of MN LEND Fellows (https://lend.umn.edu/) from the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration (https://ici.umn.edu/) aims to find out.

NH-ME LEND and New Mainers Public Health Initiative

An Interagency Parent Advocacy and Information Project     1/20/20

NH-ME LEND and New Mainers Public Health Initiative

Over the past two decades, Maine has experienced a rapid growth of racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse populations. Although Maine's population is largely White (95%), children in Maine are disproportionately from minority populations; currently 9% of children in Maine are from a race other than White.

NH-ME LEND Graduate Honored by New Futures With Legislator of The Year Award

1/13/20

NH-ME LEND Graduate Honored by New Futures With Legislator of The Year Award

Rep. Joelle Martin, NH-ME LEND graduate, was recently honored with the New Hampshire Legislator of the Year award by New Futures, New Hampshire's leading health policy, and advocacy organization. After working for a decade as an executive in publishing, Martin's focus shifted to education and advocacy. As her daughter, who has a life-threatening food allergy, entered preschool, she began to educate her family and school community about severe food allergies. Soon after, she developed an educational program about life-threatening allergies for teachers and staff.

Announcing AUCD Acting Executive Director

12/18/19

Announcing AUCD Acting Executive  Director

The AUCD Board has appointed John Tschida, MPP, as the acting Executive Director of AUCD effective Monday, January 6, 2020. John Tschida, MPP, has spent more than 20 years using data and research to drive policy change and service development for individuals with disabilities. Before joining AUCD in February of 2017, he was appointed as director if the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NIDILRR is the federal government's premier applied research agency impacting individuals with disabilities.

OHSU Institute on Development and Disability UCEDD Faculty Elevate Diversity Efforts Big and Small

12/16/19

OHSU Institute on Development and Disability UCEDD Faculty Elevate Diversity Efforts Big and Small

Former OHSU LEND trainees, Hannah Sanford-Keller and Bethany Sloane are now faculty at the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD) and UCEDD at Oregon Health & Science University. They work to bridge diversity efforts across OHSU centers and programs with the broader University and the AUCD network. Their roles include serving as co-leads of the IDD Diversity Committee. This work began during a yearlong experience as LEND trainees.

New Leadership Opportunity: Council Trainee Representative

Deadline: December 20, 2019     12/9/19

New Leadership Opportunity: Council Trainee Representative

The AUCD Emerging Leaders Community, in partnership with the AUCD Councils have launched a new leadership opportunity for IDDRC, LEND, and UCEDD trainees!

2020 AUCD Emerging Leaders Map Nomination Survey is Open!

Deadline: January 10, 2020     12/9/19

2020 AUCD Emerging Leaders Map Nomination Survey is Open!

AUCD is excited to announce that recruitment is now open for the 2020 AUCD Emerging Leaders Map! This year's theme is "Enhancing Access: Opening Doors with and for People with Disabilities."

Boston LEND Fellow Receives CORE Trainee Research Award

12/9/19

Boston LEND Fellow Receives CORE Trainee Research Award

Ariel Schwartz, a former LEND fellow from Boston LEND at the Massachusetts ICI/UCEDD received this year's CORE Trainee Research Award. The Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE) recognizes outstanding research accomplished by a current or recent AUCD/LEND trainee.

Minnesota LEND Fellows Partner with Community Organization to Promote Mindfulness

11/4/19

Minnesota LEND Fellows Partner with Community Organization to Promote Mindfulness

Families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often report chronic and high levels of stress. A group of MNLEND Fellows are partnering with a local nonprofit organization, Communities Engaging Autism (CEA), to support families as they face the challenges of raising children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD).

 

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