Submit a Proposal for AUCD 2019 Today

The AUCD Conference is one of the nation's premier places to highlight your work. Over 200 different presentations will be accepted to the conference in several different types of sessions, formatted for maximum visibility and interaction with attendees. Proposals are encouraged from students, self-advocates, family leaders, clinicians, and researchers in over 25 topics. Don't miss your chance: submit a proposal today!





@AUCDNews Twitter chat #IDefineMyWellness

This Twitter chat will engage the overall disability community in a conversation on what wellness means and encourage sharing of helpful resources. Based on what is shared, AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health will create a brief on health education, policy and practice resources. Our goal is to make this brief available by the ADA Anniversary at the end of July.



Active Leadership in the Tucson Community (Arizona LEND)

What a bittersweet end to a fantastic traineeship for the University of Arizona LEND cohort! Over the past nine months, Arizona LEND has been involved in some great Leadership Projects designed to step outside of their comfort zones and serve people with disabilities and complex medical needs in Tucson. From neighborhood playgrounds to customized websites, the trainees in this cohort came together to make the most of their skill sets. Here are some of the highlights.



AUCD Video Contest!

Emerging Leaders: Submit your ADA video and get featured on Tuesdays with Liz

AUCD current and former trainees are encouraged to submit a brief video sharing what the ADA means to them. Winners may be featured on an episode of Tuesdays with Liz!



Christine Brown, Columbus Business First 40 under 40 Honoree! (OH Nisonger LEND)

Christine Brown, Nisonger Center LEND Self-Advocate Faculty Member and Clinical Research Assistant, has been selected as a Columbus Business First 40 under 40 honoree! In its 27th year, Christine was chosen for her outstanding career achievements and impressive community service, among 378 nominations.



Dr. Luc Lecavalier receives Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Award (OH UCEDD)

Dr. Luc Lecavalier, Professor of Psychology and Nisonger Center faculty member at The Ohio State University; received the Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Award for Excellence in the Social and Behavioral Sciences for 2019. This fellowship program recognizes some of the very strongest scholars in the social and behavioral sciences disciplines. Each year the college awards no more than three fellowships to full professors nominated by department chairs and school directors in the division of social and behavioral sciences.

LEND Audiology trainees and faculty discuss the role of audiologists in supporting families to accessing timely diagnostic services.


LEND Audiology Trainees Learn Strategies for Early Diagnosis at EHDI 2019

The 18th annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting welcomed nearly 1,000 diverse stakeholders on March 4-6 in Chicago, IL. The EHDI Meeting brings together those who work in state-based EHDI Programs, assist in EHDI efforts on the federal level, provide screening, diagnostic, and early intervention support at the state level to young children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families, and deaf and family advocates. The Meeting is organized by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Hands and Voices, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration, and National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management at Utah State University.


AUCD Webinars

UCEDD Program Performance Reporting

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

All UCEDD Program Performance Reports (PPRs) are due to AIDD on July 30 annually. This webinar provides the opportunity for UCEDDs to review and discuss (1) AIDD's annual reporting requirements for UCEDDs, (2) how AUCD's National Information Reporting System (NIRS) supports PPR development, and (3) how AIDD reviews and scores each PPR.

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Taking Charge of My Health Care

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PM
Location: Webinar

The Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities is excited to share their newly released, free on-line toolkit, called "Taking Charge of My Health Care".

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Public Policy


Tuesdays with Liz: The Developmental Disabilities Act

Passed in 1963 (not 1960), the Developmental Disabilities (DD) act plays a vital role in ensuring Americans with disabilities are able to participate in the community. Liz outlines what branches compose the DD Act and what they do.


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayIn this issue: Autism CARES 2019, Administration for Community Living, Budget and Appropriations, Transformation to Competitive Employment Act, Family to Family Health Information Centers, Campaign 2020, and Tuesday's With Liz: The Developmental Disabilities Act.


Tuesdays with Liz: Right to Communicate with Mary Schuh and Ken Capone

Liz chats with Mary Schuh and Ken Capone about what the 'right to communicate' means in the context of disability and why it is so important.



2019 AUCD Leadership Academy

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Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019
Location: Atlanta GA

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a week-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services. The Leadership Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and their disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will engage with their cohort, Academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the year following the experience. The Academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.

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AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

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Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
Location: Twin Cities, MN

The 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and advocates to learn about innovations in our field that are being translated and implemented on a grander scale. Through knowledge translation we can change practices and policies through effectively communicating our research and creating change at all levels. In a political climate that is complex and dynamic, it is important to remain relevant through the thoughtful translation of our knowledge.

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AUCD for All 2019 Gala

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