2019 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting

2019 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting

Thursday, July 18, 2019- Friday, July 19, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

In preparation for the 2019 Autism CARES Network virtual activities, AUCD is looking for a trusted group of leaders to guide the planning process by participating in a planning committee. We are seeking nominations from the grantee networks to broaden planning committee participation to represent the many aspects of diversity that are present within this network. 

What are the expectations of planning committee members?
The Autism CARES planning committee typically meets remotely (over phone and/or web conferencing platform) for a 1-hour monthly planning call, during which time members will: (1) identify emerging or urgent issues facing the autism community that will give shape to the themes and structure of the network meeting (2) brainstorm and discuss opportunities for network grantees to share progress and connect with external resources in these priority areas; and (3) provide feedback on completed, planned, or in progress activities. MCHB Project Officers will be invited to participate on these calls. As needed, AUCD will engage members or solicit input between calls via group emails or communication with specific members based on their expertise, interests, etc

Who we are looking for?
We are looking for prospective planning committee member who will embody many aspects of diversity that are not only relevant to the work of training, research, and state systems change grantees but are essential to the broader mission of achieving positive life outcomes for people with autism and related disabilities and their families. This includes but is not limited to racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic identities as well as disciplinary identities (including people with disabilities and family members). While we continue to value the wisdom and expertise of established network leaders who have traditionally composed the Autism CARES planning committee, we are also hoping to leverage new ideas from emerging leaders involved with implementing the goals of the grantee network.

If you are interested in participating in the planning committee or would like to nominate someone from your program, project or coalition, please email Sarah DeMaio at sdemaio@aucd.org. Self-nominations are welcome.