Step Up Assistive Technology to Promote Early Literacy

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Location: Webinar

Join Michelle Schladant, PhD, ATP for a discussion on the importance of assistive technology (AT) for early literacy development. Dr. Schladant will provide an overview of the use of AT in early childhood, the current best practices as well as where we are headed in the field. She will explain the current IDEA policies related to AT at the level of state programs and school districts and highlight the tools and resources available to families. Dr. Schladant will share about the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs funded project, Step Up AT for Early Literacy. Step Up AT is a teacher coaching and professional development program and is one solution for encouraging the adoption of AT practices in the early childhood classroom environment. Outcomes from this program will be discussed.

2020 UCEDD Directors' Retreat and TA Institute

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Location: Online

The TA Institute provides 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.

Demonstration Services by UCEDDs

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Demonstration Services UCEDD core function. This is the sixth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs, the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University and the University of Southern California UCEDD at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, doing innovative work around Demonstration Services.

NIDILRR Research Grant Program Overview

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Location: Webinar

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is part of the federal Administration on Community Living and is a primary funder of applied research impacting individuals with disabilities. Learn about NIDILRR's research agenda, unique funding mechanisms, and programs, and understand the pathway from research idea to research funding from NIDILRR.

2020 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Webinar

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with AUCD Leadership Academy faculty and alumni. The webinar will feature a brief overview of the 2020 Academy curriculum and timeline. This will be followed by reflections from alumni about the benefits they gained from participation in the week-long academy and the follow-up activities.

2019 AUCD Leadership Academy

Sunday, June 23, 2019
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.

UCEDD Program Performance Reporting

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Location: Webinar

All UCEDD Program Performance Reports (PPRs) are due to AIDD on July 30 annually. This webinar provides the opportunity for UCEDDs to review and discuss (1) AIDD's annual reporting requirements for UCEDDs, (2) how AUCD's National Information Reporting System (NIRS) supports PPR development, and (3) how AIDD reviews and scores each PPR.

2019 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

ABLE: The Big Picture

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Location: Webinar

This webinar will use the ABLE Act as an ongoing case study in disability policy, from legislation development and passage to implementation, evaluation, and revision. It will also help trainees and practicing professionals feel more confident in their abilities to advocate for ABLE accounts and other structural solutions that support positive outcomes for their patients/clients across the lifespan.

ABLE Basics: How it Works

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Location: Webinar

This webinar will inform self-advocates, family members, and other interested individuals about the basics of ABLE accounts.

Continuing Education for UCEDDs

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Continuing Education UCEDD core function. This is the second installment of the eight-part Coffee and TA series, addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

FY 2019 NIRS Roll-out Webinar

Monday, August 6, 2018
Location: Webinar

This webinar introduced UCEDD, LEND, DBP, PPC, and LEAH Directors and Data Coordinators to the changes made in the FY 2019 iteration of NIRS. During the webinar, participants were provided live demonstrations of all recently updated features and had opportunities to ask questions.

Interdisciplinary Pre-Service Preparation for UCEDDs without a LEND or Training Grant

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and will be focusing on universities without a LEND programs. This is the first installment of the eight-part Coffee and TA series, addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

2018 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Location: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University

The TA Institute provides 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. Registration Deadline for the 2018 TA Institute and UCEDD Directors' Retreat is March 13

Guidance for UCEDD Carryover Requests and No-Cost Extensions

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Location: Webinar

ACL grant management specialist LaDeva Harris will present and discuss guidance for UCEDDs requesting carryover of funds into a subsequent budget year. Celia Feinstein, Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and AUCD Board of Directors Immediate Past-President, will address common errors and pitfalls in carryover request submissions.