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Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (B-5) Overview and Collaborative Opportunities

March 27, 2019  Copy to Calendar

Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (B-5) Overview and Collaborative Opportunities

Location: Webinar
Please join us on Wednesday, March 27th from 2-3p ET for our Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar. This quarter we will be highlighting the Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (B-5).

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Making Lifelong Connections 2019

April 3, 2019  Copy to Calendar

Making Lifelong Connections 2019

Location: Madison, WI
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the Making Lifelong Connections Planning Committee would like to invite trainees to participate in a unique opportunity to build leadership skills, meet other current and former MCHB trainees and enhance their career development.

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The 2nd Healthy Weight Research Network Symposium: Promoting Healthy Weight in Children & Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Current Research and Future Directions

April 5, 2019  Copy to Calendar

The 2nd Healthy Weight Research Network Symposium: Promoting Healthy Weight in Children & Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Current Research and Future Directions

Location: Parker Omni House, Boston, MA
This free symposium will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, people with disabilities, family members, and other interested individuals to learn about current research in the field related to promoting healthy weight for children intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Through knowledge translation and dissemination this interdisciplinary symposium provides an opportunity to shine a light on the need for evidence-based health promotion programs, practices, and policies on behalf of this population.

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Disability Policy Seminar 2019 and AUCD Policy Forum

April 7, 2019  Copy to Calendar

Disability Policy Seminar 2019 and AUCD Policy Forum

Location: Washington, D.C.
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 Emerging Leaders, including Trainees, are invited to a pre-DPS Policy Forum 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.

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2019 AUCD Policy Forum

April 7, 2019  Copy to Calendar

2019 AUCD Policy Forum

Location: Washington, D.C.
On Sunday evening immediately before the Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD is hosting a special Policy Forum! 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.

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Hearing our Voices: Treatment Needs of Young Adults with IDD and Mental Health Conditions

April 11, 2019  Copy to Calendar

Hearing our Voices: Treatment Needs of Young Adults with IDD and Mental Health Conditions

Location: Webinar
The Intellectual and Developmental Disability Mental Health (IDD-MH) Research Partnership identified eight priority topic areas for young adults with IDD-MH that will be reviewed in this webinar. These priorities highlight the importance of community-based options, choice, autonomy, and control for young adults with IDD-MH. We will also share our recommendations to advance research, policy, and practice in areas important to young adults with IDD-MH.

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Policy Post Session: A Webinar for AUCD Emerging Leaders who attended DPS2019

April 25, 2019  Copy to Calendar

Policy Post Session: A Webinar for AUCD Emerging Leaders who attended DPS2019

Location: Webinar
Join us to learn about next steps after attending the 2019 Disability Policy Seminar. You'll get tips about how to follow up with your policymakers.

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2019 AUCD Leadership Academy

June 23, 2019  Copy to Calendar

2019 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 to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services. The Leadership Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and their disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will 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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AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

June 24, 2019  Copy to Calendar

AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

Location: Twin Cities, MN
The 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and advocates to learn about innovations in our field that are being translated and implemented on a grander scale. Through knowledge translation we can change practices and policies through effectively communicating our research and creating change at all levels. In a political climate that is complex and dynamic, it is important to remain relevant through the thoughtful translation of our knowledge.

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2019 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting

July 18, 2019  Copy to Calendar

2019 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting

Location: Washington, DC
The Autism CARES Network will meet in 2019 for an in-person event in Washington, DC on July 18-19. This will be an opportunity for MCHB-funded CARES legislation grantees (representing research, training, and state systems change stakeholders) to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration to address this challenging issue. These activities are hosted by ITAC, in collaboration with SPHARC and HRSA-MCHB.

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