AUCD 2021: Registration is Now Open!

New COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Tools and Videos for People with Disabilities

We are excited to welcome AUCD members, organizational partners, disability experts, individuals with disabilities, family members and trainees to join us for the AUCD 2021 Virtual Conference! Learn more...

 
 

News

 

9/20/2021

AUCD's 12 Children's Mental Health Champions Complete Their Projects for the 2020-2021 Year

In 2020, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) expanded its National Center on Disability in Public Health efforts with the launch of a new pilot program, Children's Mental Health Champions. This effort was made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twelve Champions were selected, representing American Samoa, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia, to serve as liaisons to the CDC's Children's Mental Health project in 2020-2021.

 
 

8/12/2021

AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility Funding Program

Call for Applications and Proposals

The Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) seeks applications for the AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility funding program during January-December 2022 project year. Proposals must address a topic or topics related to autism and physical health with a focus on enhancing the health and well-being of autistic people. Preference will be given to projects with an emphasis on underserved groups.

 
 

9/22/2021

ECHO Autism: Training Community Clinicians to Provide Quality Care for Adults on the Autism Spectr

Primary care providers-physicians, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants- are invited to participate in ECHO Autism videoconferencing sessions focusing on caring for the unique needs of autistic adults.

 
 

9/21/2021

AUCD 2021 Conference Scholarships Available!

AUCD places great importance on having a diverse group of participants at the AUCD Conference. We seek to make the conference and all information presented as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, and recognize that cost can often be a barrier to attending. The AUCD Virtual Conference continues to provide a reduced registration fee for students, individuals with disabilities, and family members of individuals with disabilities. We are also providing both Leader and Conference scholarships this year to offset the cost of the virtual registration. Learn about the opportunities available this year and see if you are eligible to apply.

 
 

9/16/2021

AUCD International Activities Survey

AUCD is collecting information about international activities across all member centers and programs. We are hoping to capture both the competency and capacity of the network. The results of this survey will inform activities of the AUCD Board of Directors and International Committee, and the level of support AUCD Central Office provides to network members regarding international activities.

 
 

9/16/2021

Request for Application: Trainee and Training Director Stipend Opportunity for Local Vaccine Outreach

Submission deadline is extended to 5 pm ET on September 21, 2021.

Through an upcoming single-source award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a selection of Trainees and Training Directors from the AUCD network members will conduct COVID-19 vaccine outreach with the disability community as part of a larger effort, Local Vaccine Outreach with the Disability Community. Successful applicants will propose innovative message delivery streams and local modalities to reach people with disabilities (including individuals not connected to service delivery systems), their families, and Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), with the overarching goal of boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates in the disability community.

 
 

9/15/2021

The Center on Disability and Development Joins Forces to Make Sure People with Disabilities Can Get Vaccinated

The Center on Disability and Development joins forces to make sure people with disabilities can get vaccinated The CDD has joined forces with our DD network partners in Texas and other organizations to make sure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to get vaccinated!

 
 

9/15/2021

Tips for Keeping Kids Safe as They Head Back to School During COVID-19

Worried about your child being exposed to COVID-19 you can take to ensure they have a safe return to school. Produced by the University of Cincinnati UCEDD.

 
 

9/15/2021

TTAP Battles Social Isolation with Connectivity Kits

In light of the pandemic and increased isolation in our communities, the Aging and Disability Resources Center of the Capital Area (ADRC) and the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) has partnered with the Texas Technology Access Program (TTAP) to create Connectivity Kits to help reduce social isolation by increasing connectivity for older persons, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers.

 
 
 

Policy

 

8/26/2021

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine and Your Rights Under the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides individuals with disabilities with legal protections and guarantees of rights applicable to vaccination, and vaccine and mask mandates. Here we answer some common FAQs about the COVID-19 vaccine and your rights under the ADA.

 
 

8/2/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayEditor's Note; Fiscal Year 22; Bipartisan Infrastructure; Budget reconciliation; Disabled Access Credit Expansion Act of 2021; CDC Guidance; National Council on Disability; Long COVID; Vaccine Distribution; AUCD Policy Talk; Tuesdays with Liz

 
 

7/26/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayInfrastructure and budget reconciliation; Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA); Subminimum Wage; Public Charge; Vaccine Distribution; AUCD Policy Talk; Tuesdays with Liz

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

AIR-P Presents: Genetics Care in Adults and Children with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

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Friday, September 24, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Current advances in our knowledge of the genetic contributions to physical health and its integration into medical care have generated both opportunities for advancing healthcare and critical gaps in knowledge on its impact. We will introduce the landscape of genetic advances for individuals with neurodevelopmental differences, from diagnostics to ancestry and predictive risk. We will also explore the current state of genetics within healthcare, the role of early diagnosis on outcomes, opportunities for implementation of individualized interventions, and discuss future directions for this advancing field.

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Lessons Learned from AUCD's Language and Communications Access Plan

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Monday, September 27, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

In this webinar, we will share about AUCD's Language and Communications Access Plan and lessons learned from the first two years of implementation. From 2019-2021, the UCEDD Resource Center (URC) supported a pilot implementing the plan, with the creation of the Plain Language Advisory Group and Spanish Language Caucus. Join us to learn about the work of both groups, what the URC has learned in its efforts to improve the language and communications accessibility of its technical assistance, and how this might apply to the work at your center or program.

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November 15-17, 2021
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