2024 Disability Policy Seminar Orientation and Policy Education 101 Workshop

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Location: Zoom

Webinar Description: This workshop will help trainees learn how to educate policymakers in DC and at home as well as teach them to connect their experience and expertise to policy. The workshop will help prepare trainees for the 2024 Disability Policy Seminar taking place from April 8-10, 2024, in Washinton, DC. More webinar details and content will be coming soon!

LEND Lived Experience Virtual Summit

Monday, March 4, 2024
Location: Zoom

We are excited to invite you to the LEND Lived Experience Summit! The summit will be held via Zoom on Monday and Tuesday, March 4-5, 2024, from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Eastern Time. The LEND Self-Advocate Discipline Network and LEND Family Discipline Network voted to join forces for future summits to showcase the work and best practices in both LEND disciplines.

LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series

Monday, February 26, 2024
Location: Zoom

The LEND and Learn session will be held Monday, February 26, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET, and the subject is IDD Curricula in the Health Professions: Results from a Medical Education Study and LEND capstone discussion. Kashia Rosenau, PhD, Clinical and Training Director at UC-LEND, University of California, Los Angeles, will facilitate this session.

2024 Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

Monday, February 12, 2024
Location: Zoom

This webinar offered interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with the AUCD Leadership Academy faculty. The webinar featured a brief overview of the 2024 Academy curriculum and timeline. It was followed by a time for questions from potential applicants to the 2024 AUCD Leadership Academy. In addition, alumni will shared their reflections about the benefits they gained from participation in the week-long academy. and the follow-up activities.

LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series: Operationalizing the Self-Advocacy Discipline Competencies

Monday, December 4, 2023
Location: Zoom

ITAC's new LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! Each month will focus on a different topic. A different LEND program will lead each session, including a 15-minute presentation and 45 minutes discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect with one another on topics identified as top TA needs. DBP programs are welcome to participate.

2023-2024 Emerging Leaders Community Welcome Webinar

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th from 5 pm-6 pm EST to learn about the Emerging Leaders Community and how you fit within the AUCD Network. Presenters will share resources and opportunities to help you make the most of your traineeship! Former trainees or fellows are also encouraged to attend.

24th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care

Thursday, October 26, 2023
Location: Houston, TX

Because of increased awareness of transitioning to adult-based care, clinicians are required to update their knowledge of the changing strategies for integrating emerging adult-based care into practice. For all conference participants, there will be a discussion of the legal issues involved in healthcare transition, as well as time to meet and talk with faculty in small groups, exchange ideas among participants, and share knowledge and information about how best to plan for a successful transition to adulthood.

LEND and Learn October Session - West Virginia University Disability Badge Program

Monday, October 23, 2023
Location: Zoom

ITAC's new LEND and Learn Monthly TA Series is an opportunity for LEND leadership and faculty to gather once a month to discuss priority TA topics and to learn from each other! A different LEND program will lead each session, including a 15-minute presentation and a 45-minute discussion. Please note that this is not a webinar series. Instead, it is designed to be an informal opportunity for LENDs to connect on topics identified as top TA needs. DBP programs are welcome to participate.

Medicaid Education 101 for Trainees: Learn About Medicaid and Home and Community Based Services

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Location: Webinar

AUCD hosted an educational webinar for trainees to learn about the structure and financing of the Medicaid program and Home and Community-Based Services. The speakers provided an overview of the Medicaid program and its structure and financing. The webinar also provided an overview of what is happening in Congress and the Administration regarding the Medicaid program.

NIRS Kick-off Webinar

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Location: Zoom

This webinar will provide a review of updates to NIRS for the new program reporting year, updates supporting federal reporting requirements, and address recommendations from federal funders and database users to help improve your database experience. These updates will be followed by Q&A and open floor discussion and will be recorded and archived. UCEDD and LEND Data Coordinators are strongly recommended to participate.

NTDC Presents: Developing Inclusive Training Programs Through Universal Design for Learning

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Location: Zoom

Join us for an interactive discussion on universal design for learning (UDL) and learn how your program can develop a more inclusive training approach by applying UDL principles. The panel will highlight two training programs in the AUCD Network with experience applying UDL in their work. Come prepared with questions and plan to participate in a facilitated activity! We highly encourage training programs to come ready to share their program's approach to UDL and/or bring a document or resource on which they would like to get feedback on from a UDL lens.

2023 Emerging Leaders End of Year Webinar

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Location: Zoom

This webinar is to celebrate the end of the academic year and share professional development tips with outgoing and continuing trainees in the Emerging Leaders Community, including advice on staying engaged with the AUCD network. Participants will hear from our Emerging Leader Board Member, Aliana Romero, AuD, CCC-A, and AUCD's Council Trainee Representatives.

Autism SIG Round Table on Leadership and Mentorship

Monday, May 8, 2023
Location: virtual

The Autism SIG invites you to a roundtable discussion on leadership and mMentorship. The Autism SIG co-chairs will facilitate a recap of the webinar series and provide a perspective on the importance of mentorship and leadership for the autistic community. Members of the Autism SIG will have the chance to speak in breakout rooms on various topics decided by the SIG.

A First Look at the 2023 IACC Strategic Plan

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Location: virtual

The IACC Strategic Plan, first issued in 2009, guides federal agencies and private organizations in planning ASD-related research, services, and support activities. It is produced by the IACC, including federal officials and public stakeholder members. It is informed by extensive input from researchers, adults on the autism spectrum, parents, advocates, and the general public. This inclusive process ensures that the IACC Strategic Plan reflects diverse perspectives across the autism community.

Leadership and Mentorship Through the Eyes of a Self-Advocate

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Location: virtual

Steven Isaacson, B.A. is a Policy Analyst at the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC). Mr. Isaacson will share his lived experiences with autistic leadership. Steven believes in the power of autistic peer mentorship and strengths-based practice. Mr. Isaacson will share his perspective as an autistic business owner and peer coach.