• |
  • |
  • |
  • |

National Training Directors Council (NTDC)

The purpose of the National Training Directors Council (NTDC) is to serve as a focus and forum for the identification and discussion of issues related to preservice and in-service interdisciplinary training. NTDC functions as a representative voice of preservice interdisciplinary training interests and concerns within the AUCD Network, and influences the development and implementation of national training policies and initiatives, and shares best practices and exemplary resources developed and used by UCEDDs and LENDs across the nation.

Download Flyer

How NTDC Relates to Center Work

The National Training Director Council works for and with training directors and responds to their and the Network's needs. Current areas of support include:

  • The development of culturally competent interdisciplinary preservice training for individuals enrolled in Network training programs.
  • Developing curriculum and training for self-advocates and family members.
  • Incorporating community members and practicing professionals in their training programs in a manner which promotes diversity and inclusion.
  • The NTDC also supports and mentors training directors in their own development as leaders who build the capacity of the Network to affect change at the local, state, and national levels.

How to Get Involved

The Council is composed of one representative from each AUCD Network member who is the Preservice Education Coordinator and/or Training Director/Coordinator or a designee who best represents the overall training interests of that Center or Program. The full Council meets once a year in conjunction with the AUCD Conference. The NTDC Steering Committee and the Council's task force/ad hoc committees also meet in person once a year and as needed during the year through conference calls.

Related News

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Introduces Updated IDD Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals

A male doctor listens through a stethoscope to the chest of an adult man with Down syndrome. A young woman, possibly his sister, stands to his side. In the left corner is a blue logo with a caduceus, a staff with two snakes coiled around it in lighter blue. On top are white letters reading "IDD."

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) recently worked with collaborators to update its Health Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Toolkit for Primary Care Providers. More

Her Calling: Helping Families

Pictured Bruktawit Zewdie, a African woman with her hair pulled back wearing a blouse and smiling at the camera.

Bruktawit Zewdie (MN LEND 2022-23) is helping a teleoutreach center learn the experiences of families of children on the autism spectrum who have been waitlisted for evaluation or intervention. More

Sonoran Center Trainees Present Disability Research and Outreach Activities at Annual Symposium

Paulette Nevarez, Cosette Tsai, and Abraham Venegas stand proudly in front of their poster detailing their work on the DISCAPAZ project.

On Monday, April 22, 2024, UArizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities trainees had the opportunity to share their accomplishments at the annual Trainee Symposium. Colleagues, friends, and Sonoran Center staff were in attendance as over 20 trainees presented their work. This year’s cohort included students from the Undergraduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities, the Disability Policy Fellowship, the Diversity Fellowship, and the Interdisciplinary Approach to Disability Internship. More

View More

Related Events

Monday, August 12, 2024

2024 Technical Assistance Institute

Sunday, October 27, 2024

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Sunday, November 3, 2024

AUCD 2024 Conference
View More