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Getting it Right 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference

May 23, 2018  Copy to Calendar

Getting it Right 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference

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.

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The SHEIDD Project: Building Community Capacity to Support the Sexual Health of Youth Experiencing I/DD

May 25, 2018  Copy to Calendar

The SHEIDD Project: Building Community Capacity to Support the Sexual Health of Youth Experiencing I/DD

Location: Webinar
Multnomah County, located in Oregon and includes the Portland Metro Area, developed the Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (SHEIDD) project in collaboration with several partners including the UCEDD at Oregon Health & Science University. The SHEIDD builds community capacity to provide holistic sexual health education and support to young people (age 14-21) experiencing I/DD so they can make informed decisions, stay safe, and experience healthy relationships.

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Sensory Modulation: An Underutilized Tool for Reducing Anxiety in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

June 5, 2018  Copy to Calendar

Sensory Modulation: An Underutilized Tool for Reducing Anxiety in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Location: Webinar
In this presentation, the nature and extent of anxiety related challenges that impact individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) will be briefly reviewed. How anxiety can be a major influence on the manifestation of externalizing behaviors will also be discussed. The relationship between atypical sensory profiles and anxiety, with a particular focus on over-arousal states, will be explored. Ways in which some simple and easy to use sensory modulation tactics and tools may be employed to help individuals with ASD and other IDD who present with significant anxiety and challenging behaviors will be shared.

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Administration on Community Living (ACL): Overview of Programs

June 6, 2018  Copy to Calendar

Administration on Community Living (ACL): Overview of Programs

Location: Webinar
This live webinar will provide an overview of the programs administered under the Administration on Community Living (ACL). A question and answer portion will follow the overview of programs, giving participants an opportunity to gain more information from key staff within ACL.

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2018 National Self Advocacy Conferencethe Next Steps

June 7, 2018  Copy to Calendar

2018 National Self Advocacy Conferencethe Next Steps

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.

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2018 LEND Directors Meeting

June 7, 2018  Copy to Calendar

2018 LEND Directors Meeting

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.

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The 2018 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

June 11, 2018  Copy to Calendar

The 2018 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

Location: Raleigh, NC
The Ninth Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is taking place this year at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, June 11-14, hosted by the church in collaboration with Duke Divinity School.

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Positive Psychology In Practice

June 15, 2018  Copy to Calendar

Positive Psychology In Practice

Location: Webinar
The goal of this training is to provide an introduction to the art and science of positive psychology and its application to strengths-based practice with People with IDD/DD.

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AUCD Leadership Academy

June 25, 2018  Copy to Calendar

AUCD Leadership Academy

Location: Atlanta, GA
The AUCD Leadership Academy is a week-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network in building coalitions that will improve systems of supports and services. Participation is open to individuals from Self Advocacy Organizations, UCEDDs, LENDs, IDDRCs, CILs, DD Councils, Disability Rights, community based disability organizations, and other disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will continue to engage with their cohort, academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in 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.

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2018 Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA) Annual Symposium

July 13, 2018  Copy to Calendar

2018 Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA) Annual Symposium

Location: Dallas, TX
This symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum for sharing of knowledge and experiences related to clinical care of children and adults with Down syndrome, clinical research related to Down syndrome, and development of Down syndrome clinics. The intended audience is DSMIG-USA members and other professionals working in the field of Down syndrome including physicians, research scientists, nurses/nurse practitioners, Down syndrome clinic coordinators, psychologists, dietitians, occupational and physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and social workers. Residents and trainees are welcome to attend.

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Assistive Technology Makers' Fair

September 29, 2018  Copy to Calendar

Assistive Technology Makers' Fair

Location: Concord, NH
The AT Makers' Fair will inspire participants to become creative problem solvers, bringing together makers of all abilities to share ideas, develop new skills and enhance innovations for persons with disabilities. The Fair will empower individuals with the methods, materials and know-how needed to efficiently create everyday just-in-time devices and technologies. Join us! Novice to veteran makers of all ages and abilities are welcome.

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AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting

October 9, 2018  Copy to Calendar

AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting

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.

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