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2020 AUCD Leadership Academy

2020 AUCD Leadership Academy  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, December 13, 2020 - Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Virtual

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a year-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 months before and 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.

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #7: Marriage

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #7: Marriage  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #7: Marriage on August 12, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:30pm EST. Our expert hosts of sexuality educators and self-advocates have invited a panel to discuss questions and topics related to marriage for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality.

Supporting Families in the Post-COVID World: Using Technology to Maximize Reach and Remain Connected

Supporting Families in the Post-COVID World: Using Technology to Maximize Reach and Remain Connected  Copy to Calendar

Monday, August 3, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

During this webinar, speakers from two large rural states will describe approaches they've used to stay connected and support families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their use of distance technology will be highlighted as a means of reducing exposure to COVID-19 and in maximizing the reach of their efforts. The programs featured are the University of Wyoming's ECHO for Families and the Autism Family Support Program at the University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities.

2020 LEND Directors Meeting

2020 LEND Directors Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Monday, August 3, 2020 - Tuesday, August 4, 2020
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern
Location: Virtual Zoom Platform

The meeting will be hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC), with funding support from MCHB. Participants are asked to complete a pre-meeting survey on new and emerging technical assistance needs of LEND programs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey results will be used to plan an interactive session on meeting TA needs during the LEND Directors Meeting.

UCEDD Product Development and Information Dissemination

UCEDD Product Development and Information Dissemination  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, July 23, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Product Development and Information Dissemination UCEDD core functions. This is the eighth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs (Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University & Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute) highlighting innovative product development and information dissemination.

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: People of Color, Disabilities, and Mental Health

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: People of Color, Disabilities, and Mental Health  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, July 23, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Register for the upcoming Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center webinar! This webinar will explore the unique intersection of disability, mental health, and people of color. People of color experience higher rates of disability and mental health conditions, but often face decreased access to care and other co-occurring health disparities. This presentation will highlight these inequities and discuss how we can work towards eliminating these disparities and becoming stronger allies for people of color. Presenterd by Morenike Giwa Onaiwu.

Marking a Milestone for CDC's Milestone Tracker App

Marking a Milestone for CDC's Milestone Tracker App  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

During this webinar, CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) program will provide an in-depth update on the current status of its unique developmental monitoring tool, CDC's Milestone Tracker app. LTSAE aims to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, by promoting developmental monitoring so children and their families can get the services and support they need.

Curriculum Design Assistance for AUCD Network Members: The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Core Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Design Assistance for AUCD Network Members: The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Core Curriculum Resources  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for a discussion about the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Core Curriculum Resources! Originally developed to support LEND curriculum development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Resources are moving to AUCD in Summer of 2020 in part to extend their reach across the AUCD network and will be relevant for (and available to) all network members engaged in pre-service training activities.

National Disability Voter Registration Week

National Disability Voter Registration Week  Copy to Calendar

Monday, July 13, 2020 - Friday, July 17, 2020
Location: Online

In 2020, over 35 million eligible voters will be people with disabilities, according to Rutgers University. That figure jumps to over 62 million eligible voters when you add in family members in the same household. Millions of others are connected to disability in work and community. AUCD is excited to join partners across the disability community working to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting folks registered to vote. This National Disability Voter Registration Week is part of our plans to continuously share information and resources up to Election Day 2020.

Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome (RTS) National Conference 2020

Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome (RTS) National Conference 2020  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Saturday, July 11, 2020
Location: Cincinnati, OH

The University of Cincinnati UCEDD at Cincinnati Children's Hospital will host the Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome (RTS) National Conference, July 9-11, 2020 in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. The conference is geared toward families of children and adults with RTS across the lifespan. We look forward to providing this opportunity for families and professionals to gain additional knowledge and skills related to RTS and to collaborate and connect with others.

The Role of Cultural Diversity in Mentoring

The Role of Cultural Diversity in Mentoring  Copy to Calendar

Friday, June 26, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar

Mentoring is fundamental to growth and success. Therefore, it is incumbent for mentors to have the ability to discuss challenges faced by culturally diverse individuals and, ultimately, have a repertoire of mentoring strategies to develop talents and skills in mentees from underrepresented backgrounds in LEND programs. This webinar will present mentoring theories so mentors will have a basic understanding of the mentoring process and provide strategies that promote communication and trust between mentor and mentee.

Strategies for Addressing Anxiety Related to COVID-19

Strategies for Addressing Anxiety Related to COVID-19  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Anxiety is a common co-occurring concern for many people with IDD (including ASD). In this time of COVID, everyone is experiencing heightened anxiety. For this population in particular we need to be aware of this underlying anxiety and provide strategies to help people manage their symptoms. This panel presentation will describe how anxiety may present in people with IDD and demonstrate effective strategies to address these anxieties.

The Cogswell-Macy Act: Training Teachers of the Deafblind & Deafblind Interveners

The Cogswell-Macy Act: Training Teachers of the Deafblind & Deafblind Interveners  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please consider joining a special presentation by Linda Alsop of Utah State University as we celebrate DEAFBLIND AWARENESS WEEK - June 21-27, 2020. Linda's presentation will be held Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. (CDST). All are invited to hear about the Cogswell-Macy Act, training of teachers of the deafblind and training of the deafblind interveners.

Resources for Building and Strengthening FASD Initiatives

Resources for Building and Strengthening FASD Initiatives  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

In this webinar, members of the FASD SIG will present resources for increasing your knowledge about FASD, training others, and supporting individuals with lived experience and their families. Attendees are encouraged to share resources they find helpful. Following the presentation and discussion, participants will have a general conversation about strategies for building a strong network of programs serving individuals with FASD.

Family Leaders: What They are Saying, and how UCEDDs and LENDs can help

Family Leaders: What They are Saying, and how UCEDDs and LENDs can help  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar

As a follow up to the webinar: Families: What They are Saying, and how UCEDDs and LENDs can help. We have invited 3 family leaders from the ECPC/DEC Family Cohort to bring their perspectives to the conversation. Disparities, access to technology, food, housing, job security and appropriate bi-lingual services including adequate support to teach at home have been identified as barriers. This panel of family members will join Ann and Rud Turnbull to discuss their perspectives on these challenges and how the UCEDDs can help.

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