April 2019: Autism Acceptance Month

Liz sits down with Congressman Chris Smith to discuss what the Autism CARES Act does, and why it is important that Congress re-authorize funding for CARES by September 2019. Learn more...

 
 

News

 
Janne Sigel (left) Karen Bonuck (right)

4/15/2019

Leadership Transitions at the UCEDD in Bronx NY

As of January 2019 Joanne Siegel, LCSW became Co-Director (previously Associate Director) and Karen Bonuck, PhD became Director (previously Co-Director) of the UCEDD, which is based in the Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (RFK CERC). Ms. Siegel, who is a Principal Associate (faculty) in the Department of Pediatrics at Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center moves to this new leadership role after 40+ years at RFK CERC.

 
 

4/15/2019

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Researcher Shares Largest Neuroimaging Dataset on Math Development

Vanderbilt University neuroscientist and VKC Investigator James R. Booth is making available the largest known neuroimaging dataset on math development. His goal in doing so is to support the work of other researchers across the world who are working to understand how arithmetic skills develop in childhood.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

2019 AUCD Trainee End of the Year Webinar: Maximizing Your Training Experience

2019 AUCD Trainee End of the Year Webinar: Maximizing Your Training Experience  Copy to Calendar

Friday, April 19, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

Before you wrap up your training and/or coursework, please come join us for the webinar led by AUCD's Emerging Leaders Interns, Shayla and Nell. They will provide prompts for you to reflect on the importance of your LEND, UCEDD, DBP or IDDRC traineeship; share practical tips for how to stay connected with the AUCD network no matter what your next steps are; and, most importantly, how you can use what you've learned over the past year to advance your professional goals.

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Graphic Recording and Facilitation with Inky Brittany

Graphic Recording and Facilitation with Inky Brittany  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Graphic recording and facilitation is the use of large scale imagery to lead groups and individuals towards a goal. The method is used in various processes such as meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences.

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Importance of Sexual Health for Individuals with IDD

Importance of Sexual Health for Individuals with IDD  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Sexual health is an important topic for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Unfortunately, conversations related to sexual health are often not fully addressed or are pushed aside because of fear, lack of comfort with the topic, or lack of information. Join us for a webinar on the importance of sexual health for individuals with IDD. Participants will hear from Joe Shapiro from NPR and Barbara Thomas from the Tall Institute as they discuss why this sensitive topic needs to be addressed.

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Public Policy

 

Tuesdays with Liz: Congressman Chris Smith Discusses Autism CARES Act

Liz sits down with Congressman Chris Smith to discuss what the Autism CARES Act does, and why it is important that Congress re-authorize funding for CARES by September 2019.

 
 

Expanding Disability Access for Higher Education is Critical

Access to higher education is a critical gateway to productive employment, economic self-sufficiency, and community inclusion. AUCD believes that all students should have access to postsecondary education opportunities and is pleased to support the Expanding Disability Access for Higher Education Act, S.1176.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Happy Autism Acceptance Month!

April is all about autism as it is Autism Acceptance Month! Liz talks about why we need to advocate for acceptance of autism and not only awareness, what autism is, and briefly covers the Autism CARES Act.

 
 
 

Events

A Woman's Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs

A Woman's Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Bethesday, MD

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) is pleased to invite you to attend our annual special event to recognize National Autism Awareness Month, A Woman's Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs.

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Join the "Healthcare Transition 4ALL! - Taking Action Together" National Learning Group  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Kick Off Call

Join our national learning group! This group will meet monthly for the next 12-18 months to develop a network-wide strategy for implementing healthcare transition efforts that include people with disabilities and families.

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Northeast Regional LEND Programs Co-sponsor Annual Spring Conference

Northeast Regional LEND Programs Co-sponsor Annual Spring Conference  Copy to Calendar

Friday, May 17, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Concord, NH

This year marks the sixth annual Northeast Regional LEND conference. This year's topic will be Effects of Substance Abuse on Young Children. The conference will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. The conference is sponsored by the NH-ME LEND Program at Dartmouth College in partnership with Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Services at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Connecticut LEND Program at UCONN Health; Eunice Kennedy Shriver LEND Program at University of Massachusetts Medical School; LEND Program at Boston Children's Hospital; Maine LEND at the University of New England; Rhode Island LEND at Rhode Island Hospital.

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Learn about AUCD

 
 

AUCD for All 2019 Gala

AUCD for All 2019 Gala

 
 

AUCD Annual Report 2018

AUCD 2018 Annual Report

 
 

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