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#AUCD2021 - Deadline: June 11th

AUCD's Public Health Team Launches Prepared4ALL Initiative

With the theme of "Learning Together: Connecting Research and Lived Experience," AUCD2021 will continue to serve as a forum for meaningful collaborations around important topics, best practices, and issues that affect the disability community, our network, and beyond. The 2021 AUCD Conference will take place online November 15-17 and more details on exact times and other potential events will be shared going into the summer. Read more...
 
 

News

 

6/21/2021

#AUCDsleeveup Tuesdays with Liz Contest

Deadline: July 16, 2021

We are excited to announce the new #AUCDsleeveup Tuesdays with Liz Contest! We are looking for short videos from persons with disabilities, their family members, and other friends of the disability community sharing why you got the COVID-19 vaccine! Videos will be posted to AUCD social media and available for you and others to share with your own social media. The top 3 videos with the most likes, comments, and shares on social media will *win* AUCD gear and the person with the top video will also win an interview on Tuesdays with Liz episode!

 
 

6/7/2021

Funded Through NSF Grant, Researchers Strive to Increase Neurodiversity in STEM Fields

There is wide agreement that the United States needs to grow our STEM workforce to remain globally competitive, but how can we ensure the workforce reflects the neurodiversity of our population? Importantly, do our higher education institutions serve as facilitators or barriers to neurodiversity in STEM?

 
 

6/7/2021

MI-DDI to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute is excited to #VaccinateByADA! Follow us on Facebook (@MIDDIatWSU) and Twitter (@DDIatWSU) to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines and why they are important for people with disabilities and their caretakers, family, and friends. Help spread the word by reposting and sharing our content to help reduce access barriers and promote vaccine confidence.

 
 

6/7/2021

National Vaccine Month of Action

Beginning June 4, Made to Save is launching a month-long mobilization effort in support of the Department of Health & Human Services' We Can Do This campaign to ensure as many people as possible get vaccinated by July 4th. From June 5th through July 4th, we're hosting community-level events across the country and online to encourage people-especially those in communities hit the hardest by the pandemic-to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their community.

 
 
 

Policy

 

6/7/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every Monday President's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, Recovery Proposals, Biden-Harris Administration, Rationing of Care, American Rescue Plan, COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization, COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

 
 

6/1/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every Monday President's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, Biden-Harris Administration, Keeping All Students Safe Act, Recovery Proposals, Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities

 
 

5/24/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every Monday Biden-Harris Administration, Credit for Caring Act, All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act, Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act, Recovery Proposals, COVID-19 Guidance, COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, American Rescue Plan, National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters, Organizations Object to Offensive Remarks, Annual Report, Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

AIR-P Presents: Lifestyle Interventions: Moving from the Clinic to the Community

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This webinar will introduce the audience to how Lifestyle and Preventive Medicine approaches health and well-being in the clinical setting. It will walk the audience through the vision of translating the work from a clinical setting to a community-based intervention.

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Supporting Teachers' Use of Assistive Technology in Early Childhood: Lessons Learned in a Post-Pandemic World

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

In this webinar, presenters will discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to modify a professional development program designed to support early childhood educators in using assistive technology with young children with disabilities. Following a brief overview of the core features of our coaching model, presenters will discuss responsiveness to the needs of both parents and educators as they pivoted to using AT for remote learning. The presentation will highlight unique challenges, unexpected benefits, key takeaways, and implications for the future of AT training in a virtual world.

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#VaccinateByADA: Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

We invite you to join the AUCD Public Health Team for a webinar on Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities. Members of the COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence Among People with Disabilities Initiative Community of Practice will share outreach strategies, lessons learned, and continuing barriers in the goal of vaccinating all eligible persons with disabilities by the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26th. ASL and CART captioning will be provided.

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Meet the Coaches: Implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

In this webinar, expert coaches will share their experiences implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan. They will share some of the challenges they've faced and strategies they've used to make meaningful progress on the action steps outlined in the plan. In addition to the panel discussion, learn more about the coaches' areas of expertise since these coaches are available through the end of September for individualized coaching opportunities.

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