Location: Virtual Discussion Forum
AUCD's Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint team hosts a community conversation for UCEDDs and LEND to engage in open dialogue about the challenges they face in services, programming, and recruitment in regards to diversity and inclusion. This is an opportunity to also share strategies to better improve practices, as well as the operational and infrastructure considerations to support those practices. This conversation will be facilitated by Anab A. Gulaid, Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration and Dana Yarbrough, Virginia, Partnership for People with Disabilities.
Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Todd Weissenberger, University of Iowa Web Accessibility Coordinator, and Mike Hoenig, a program coordinator at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa UCEDD and an end user of assistive technology, will define Web accessibility from the legal and end user perspective, describe factors which lead to access barriers, define Web accessibility principles, outline the many reasons for incorporating accessibility into your Web design, and share pertinent resources.
EIEC Webinar: Improving Child and Family Outcomes: Systems change through the Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC)Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The purpose of this presentation is to describe the core components of multi-tiered system of technical assistance for early childhood personnel preparation and the role of an implementation framework for scaling up for systems change. Rationale, operations, and essential features or characteristics will be presented and described as applied to the Early Childhood Personnel Center.
NCEDC Webinar: Self-Advocacy Online & Research Translation: Fuller Participation for Individuals with ID/DDThursday, August 29, 2013
Self-Advocacy Online is an educational and networking website for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a place to find accessible information on current topics in self-advocacy. Key areas of the site include a listing of self-advocacy groups, a video story wall, an online learning center, and research studies translated into accessible documents.
This presentation will explore this issue using data from 2 longitudinal samples of US children. The findings have important implications for how developmental services should be configured. This talk is geared toward MCH professionals who work with young children at risk for developmental difficulties.
UCEDDs continue to explore different approaches for enhancing meaningful participation of their CACs. Some states report a disconnect between the efforts of the CAC and the work of the UCEDD. This webinar provides an opportunity for UCEDDs and CAC members to share some innovative practices and strategies that have been found useful in enhancing the effectiveness of CACs.
Location: Newark, DE
The Institute is a week long intensive executive development program, focused on new UCEDD directors as well as Assistant Directors, Program Directors and others in UCEDDs who, in the opinion of the UCEDDs leadership, demonstrate both potential and willingness to assume senior leadership roles in the UCEDD network.
Location: Bethesda, MD
These meetings provide an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.
Strategies to Incorporate the Voices of People with Significant Disabilities in UCEDD Information-Gathering and OperationsThursday, February 14, 2013
This webinar presented strategies for more inclusive evaluations and assessments from a UCEDD implementing these strategies. The webinar also included a presentation on the values and tools from person-centered planning that can inform inclusive information-gathering.
AUCD is hosting this webinar to discuss the new UCEDD Annual Report template and clarify any outstanding questions.
This webinar provided guidance to UCEDDs on preparing their core grant application.
Research demonstrates that cultural and social capital are important levers in both transition education and the pursuit of equity across diverse groups of people. In this presentation, specific types of cultural and social capital relevant to special education was identified, their potential to impact positive postschool outcomes explained, and the implications for research and practice that take into consideration culture and diversity as complex, interactional variables was discussed.
This webinar was for people planning or thinking about applying for the Self-Advocacy Organizational Development grants.
Webinar: The Perceptions of Past and Current UCEDD Directors on Transitioning in and out of the Role of UCEDD DirectorThursday, September 6, 2012
This webinar will present findings from a series of interviews of UCEDD Directors who have retired or left their program in the past five years and of Directors who have stepped into those positions in that same period.