Disability Policy Seminar 2018 and Trainee Summit

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News

 

2/15/2018

In Memoriam: Gordon Richins (UT UCEDD)

Gordon Richins, Consumer Liaison at the Center for Persons with Disabilities in Utah and former 2-term COCA Co-Chair, passed away on February 11. He leaves a hole at the CPD, and in many other places where his influence was felt.

 
 

2/14/2018

PCPID Releases Report on Direct Support Workforce

President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) chaired by and includes several AUCD members

The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) has released its 2017 report, America's Direct Support Workforce Crisis: Effects on People with Intellectual Disabilities, Families, Communities and the U.S. Economy. Direct support professionals (DSPs) provide services and supports that empower people with intellectual disabilities to live in the community. In the report, PCPID notes that DSPs promote participation in the U.S. economy "by helping people with an (intellectual disability) get jobs and by enabling family members to work." The report describes the current state of the DSP workforce as a "crisis," noting that the average DSP wage is $10.72, most work two or three jobs, and the average annual DSP turnover rate is 45%.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: State Systems Grantees Share Their Success Stories

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us on Thursday, February 22 from 2-3p ET for our Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: State Systems Grantees Share Their Success Stories! Act Early State Systems Grantees from Guam, California, Georgia, and Montana will all join us on the line to share with us how they are using their funding to strengthen systems of early identification and improve the coordination of early intervention services for children at the state and local level. Grantees are actively engaged in public awareness, education and training, collaboration, and advocacy efforts that will be of interest to a broad audience. The Act Early Program is a collaborative initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) to further advance the CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program.

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Early Intervention and Preschool Child Outcomes Evaluation: A Closer Look

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Each year, states are required to report on child outcomes of their early intervention (EI) and preK programs for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities. This webinar will examine the approach to evaluating child outcomes developed by the Office of Special Education Programs(OSEP) for the purpose of accountability reporting.

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Preventing, Identifying, & Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Webinar Series

Preventing, Identifying, & Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Webinar Series  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Recent surveillance studies funded by the NIAAA found the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) to be as high as one in twenty students in schools in four states. Less than one percent of the actual cases were diagnosed. Persons with FASD are over represented in child welfare and criminal justice systems, making the condition one of the largest public health issues as well as the greatest cause of preventable intellectual disabilities. The AUCD network is positioned to provide leadership in preventing and intervening with FASD. This webinar will provide knowledge about FASD and tools to become involved, including connections with others in the network who are providing leadership and with national resources.

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Public Policy

 

President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Analysis of Impact on People with Disabilities

President Donald Trump on February 12 released his budget proposal to Congress for Fiscal Year 2019, which will cover October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019 (FY19). The entire budget can be found on the White House homepage. In general, President Trum's budget, titled "Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget," would dramatically impact Americans with disabilities, with cuts far deeper than any ever enacted. The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) examines the budget's cuts to the national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs, key disability programs, research, and a broad set of public services critical to the lives of people with disabilities.

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayPresident�s FY19 Budget - Analysis of Impact on People with Disabilities; HEA Comments; short-term health care; ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017; and more

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday FY 2018 Budget; President's FY 2019 budget proposal, ADA bill; and more

 
 
 

Events

Early Intervention and Preschool Child Outcomes Evaluation: A Closer Look

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Each year, states are required to report on child outcomes of their early intervention (EI) and preK programs for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities. This webinar will examine the approach to evaluating child outcomes developed by the Office of Special Education Programs(OSEP) for the purpose of accountability reporting.

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2018 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

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Sunday, March 18, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Denver, CO)

This workshop will introduce trainees to the various challenges associated with assessing, monitoring, and effectively serving deaf / hard of hearing children who have additional disabilities from a systems perspective. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country. This workshop's focus is on intersectionality of culture and diversity.

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2018 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
Location: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University

Registration is now open for the 2018 TA Institute and UCEDD Directors' Retreat! The TA Institute provides an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.

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