The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities at AUCD is to improve the health of autistic people and people with developmental disabilities. The Center accomplishes this by providing technical assistance to interdisciplinary training programs (i.e., the LENDs and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) programs) to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with AS and other developmental disabilities.


Dawn Rudolph Transitions from AUCD

Dawn Rudolph Transitions from AUCD

AUCD's Senior Director of Technical Assistance and Network Engagement bids farewell from role...

2023 EHDI Conference Scholarships for LEND Audiology Trainees

Extended Deadline: March 3rd at 10 AM ET

AUCD is offering scholarships to support LEND audiology trainees in attending the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Annual Conference on March 5-7, 2023. All current LEND audiology trainees, in...

LEND Family Mentorship Models

LEND Family Mentorship Models

The long-awaited LEND Family Mentorship Models are here! This document was written by LEND programs for LEND programs and contains several different versions of this experience from across the network...

Upcoming Events

NTDC Presents: Developing Inclusive Training Programs Through Universal Design for Learning

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
3:00 PM ET - 4:30 PM ET
Location: Zoom

24th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care

Thursday, October 26, 2023
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Texas Medical Center Houston, Texas

Because of increased awareness of transitioning to adult-based care, clinicians are required to update their knowledge of the changing strategies for integrating emerging adult-based care into practice. For all conference participants, there will be a discussion of the legal issues involved in healthcare transition, as well as time to meet and talk with faculty in small groups, exchange ideas among participants, and share knowledge and information about how best to plan for a successful transition to adulthood.

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The LEND Self-Advocacy Discipline Competencies

The LEND Self-Advocacy Discipline Competencies is a product of the LEND Self-Advocacy Discipline Network (LSDN), formerly known as the Purposeful Inclusion of People with Disabilities (PWD) Workgroup....

PacWest Learning Modules: Cultural Crossroads in Disabilities

The PacWest LEND Regional Consortium created a series of learning modules on cultural crossroads in disabilities. Each learning module has an accessible PDF, video description, and discussion question...

LEND Family Mentorship Models

Every Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program is unique and offers different academic, clinical, leadership, and community opportunities. This also includes ...


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