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AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting

AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

The 2018 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) will take place October 9-13, 2018 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. "Transformative Journeys" is the theme for the meeting.

2018 National Self Advocacy Conferencethe Next Steps

2018 National Self Advocacy Conferencethe Next Steps  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Saturday, June 9, 2018
Location: Birmingham, AL

The self-advocates on the conference committee chose the artwork picturing Lady Justice to represent the theme of the 2018 National Self Advocacy Conference: "Let's Make It Happen! Disability Rights are Civil Rights." The logo and theme emphasizes that People with Disabilities want to pursue freedom just like everyone else. It is a right that belongs to all Americans with a disability. The National Self-Advocacy Conference has always been a great place for people to learn, grow and advocate with their peers and allies who truly support civil rights.

2018 LEND Directors Meeting

2018 LEND Directors Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Friday, June 8, 2018
Location: Bethesda, MD

This is the first of two meetings (the other held in conjunction with the AUCD Conference) for LEND Directors in 2018. It will be a valuable opportunity for LEND Directors to network, learn from one another, and engage in collaborative work on topics of mutual interest. The meeting is hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC), with funding support from MCHB. All LEND Directors (i.e. PIs / PDs) are highly encouraged to attend.

Getting it Right 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference

Getting it Right 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Friday, May 25, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

The focus of Getting it Right is on expanding our shared commitment to achieving and maintaining disability inclusive whole community emergency preparedness, community resilience, response, recovery and mitigation before, during and after disasters.

2018 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute

2018 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Thursday, May 10, 2018
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs-and an enduring impact.

Disability Policy Seminar 2018 and Trainee Summit

Disability Policy Seminar 2018 and Trainee Summit  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

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 trainees are invited to a pre-DPS Trainee Summit 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.

2018 AUCD Trainee Summit  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Washington, DC

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

2018 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute

2018 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
Location: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University

Registration is now open for the 2018 TA Institute and UCEDD Directors' Retreat! The TA Institute provides an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.

2018 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

2018 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, March 18, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Denver, CO)

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 from a systems perspective. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country. This workshop's focus is on intersectionality of culture and diversity.

Preventing, Identifying, & Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Webinar Series

Preventing, Identifying, & Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Webinar Series  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Recent surveillance studies funded by the NIAAA found the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) to be as high as one in twenty students in schools in four states. Less than one percent of the actual cases were diagnosed. Persons with FASD are over represented in child welfare and criminal justice systems, making the condition one of the largest public health issues as well as the greatest cause of preventable intellectual disabilities. The AUCD network is positioned to provide leadership in preventing and intervening with FASD. This webinar will provide knowledge about FASD and tools to become involved, including connections with others in the network who are providing leadership and with national resources.

Early Intervention and Preschool Child Outcomes Evaluation: A Closer Look

Early Intervention and Preschool Child Outcomes Evaluation: A Closer Look  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Each year, states are required to report on child outcomes of their early intervention (EI) and preK programs for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities. This webinar will examine the approach to evaluating child outcomes developed by the Office of Special Education Programs(OSEP) for the purpose of accountability reporting.

Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: State Systems Grantees Share Their Success Stories

Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: State Systems Grantees Share Their Success Stories  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 22, 2018
2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us on Thursday, February 22 from 2-3p ET for our Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: State Systems Grantees Share Their Success Stories! Act Early State Systems Grantees from Guam, California, Georgia, and Montana will all join us on the line to share with us how they are using their funding to strengthen systems of early identification and improve the coordination of early intervention services for children at the state and local level. Grantees are actively engaged in public awareness, education and training, collaboration, and advocacy efforts that will be of interest to a broad audience. The Act Early Program is a collaborative initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) to further advance the CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program.

7th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities (AACD)

7th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities (AACD)  Copy to Calendar

Friday, February 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Phoenix, AZ

ABILITY360, Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) and the Arizona Center for African American Resources (AzCAAR) are hosting a daylong conference that will focus on important and relevant topics for people with disabilities and family members in the African American community. The AACD is the only comprehensive conference that addresses the intersection of race and disability.

2018 AUCD Leadership Academy Pre-Application Webinar

2018 AUCD Leadership Academy Pre-Application Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 15, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with Academy faculty and alumni.

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Location: Washington, DC and Online

Interested in learning more about the state of disability? Join us in DC (or online) for the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Release. Registration is FREE. The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium offers both in-person and webcast participation options. Please register if you plan to attend in-person or via webcast.

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