National Voter Registration Campaign, 2016, #PWDreg2vote






Home Accessibility May Impact Community Participation (MT UCEDD)

New research from the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC:Rural) at UM Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Research Training Center on Community Living, presents the state of inaccessible housing for people with mobility disabilities. The data reveal most homes lack critical accessibility features, not meeting individual needs, and potentially impacting broader community engagement and participation.



WV UCEDD Diversity & Disability Fellow Tackles Stigma

Louma Sebaihi is a Diversity & Disability Fellow at the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVU CED). Louma's upbringing in the Arab/American culture led her to be interested in reaching out to that community to help reduce the stigma associated with disabilities. As a part of her capstone project, Louma presented two sessions (one in English and one in Arabic) at the Islamic Center of Morgantown on the "Learn the Signs, Act Early" initiative to introduce the participants to developmental milestones that children should be achieving.



FIT FOCUS Video Library Launched! (NM UCEDD)

The New Mexico Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program and the Early Childhood Learning Network of the University of New Mexico's Center for Development and Disability have launched a new FIT FOCUS Video Library to provide illustrations of evidence-based and recommended early intervention practices in New Mexico.



New Assistive Technology Data Brief Available from ICI MA UCEDD/LEND

New from the Institute for Community Inclusion. The Assistive Technology Data Brief is a national summary of State Assistive Technology Programs' FY 2015 data featuring customer success stories and highlighting the return on investment AT programs have generated nationwide.



New Autism Data Portal From The Child And Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative

Compiling the research from four national surveys, this portal provides easy access to data on the health and well-being of children and families with autism. In addition to helping people learn about family experiences, the portal can be used as an advocacy tool. It also allows you to see how others are using autism data.


Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Policy to Practice: HealthMatters for People with IDD: Building Communities of Practice for Health  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Friendships & Dating Program: A Curriculum for Supporting the Relationships and Sexuality of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar
Thursday, October 20, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar


Public Policy


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayNegotiations continue on a continuing resolution; Medicare Post-Acute Care Value-Based Purchasing; Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing; and more


AUCD Statement on Zika Virus

Given that the Zika virus is now spreading locally in the US, a whole cohort of babies may now be born with this virus. "There is an urgent need to educate public health practitioners on developmental monitoring, screening, early identification of issues, and how to speak sensitively with families about their concerns," said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).


AUCD Statement on the Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Increasing Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities delivered their final report to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today. AUCD thanks the Advisory Committee for their hard work and supports the recommendations of the Committee.




#PWDreg2vote  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, September 29, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Online

The AUCD Communications Special Interest Group invites you to join us in observing National Voter Registration Week! From September 26-30, we will be launching a national nonpartisan social media campaign to drive voter registration by sharing information, resources and individual experiences.

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2016 Joint Training Meeting:

2016 Joint Training Meeting: "From Intention to Action: Responding to Diversity through a Change Lens"  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
1:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET
Location: Online

This annual meeting is an opportunity for Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) grantees to come together around topics of mutual relevance and increase their knowledge of innovative training methods. It is hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC).

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2016 Southwest Conference on Disability

2016 Southwest Conference on Disability  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Friday, October 7, 2016
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Join us in Albuquerque for the 2016 Southwest Conference on Disability, October 4 - 7, 2016 during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The conference theme for 2016 is: Reducing Disparities For People With Disabilities Through Systems Change.

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