Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan
for the UCEDD National Network 
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The UCEDD network has the capacity to reduce disparities, improve outcomes, and promote a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families from historically underserved groups. This Action Plan identifies four areas of focus with objectives and action steps for network members to address: (1) workforce diversity, (2) cultural and linguistic competence, (3) state/local impact, and (4) crosscutting considerations that apply to all efforts. Read more... 





AUCD Invites Host Applications for the Spring 2020 Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE)

AUCD is excited to invite host applications for the Spring 2020 Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE). PFP-IDE is a U.S. Department of State professional exchange program that enables emerging disability rights leaders from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to participate in a five-week Fellowship in the U.S. where they will learn about disability advocacy and inclusive employment. Hosts will provide mentorship to the Professional Fellows and will collaborate to develop an inclusive employment project for their home countries.


AUCD Webinars

NIDILRR Research Grant Program Overview

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is part of the federal Administration on Community Living and is a primary funder of applied research impacting individuals with disabilities. Learn about NIDILRR's research agenda, unique funding mechanisms, and programs, and understand the pathway from research idea to research funding from NIDILRR.

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Demonstration Services by UCEDDs

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Demonstration Services UCEDD core function. This is the sixth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs, the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University and the University of Southern California UCEDD at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, doing innovative work around Demonstration Services.

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Public Policy


Tuesdays with Liz: Self Advocacy and Civil Rights with Rachel Mueller

"The ADA says that I can live my life just like everybody else. And civil rights, I learned that from Martin Luther King, Jr!" --Rachel Mueller, advocate with a disability The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes sure that legally, people with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else. Leading up to the ADA's 30th anniversary, Rachel Mueller, someone born after the ADA was made a law, tells Liz about how the ADA impacts her life.


Speaking Up with 2019 AUCD Video Contest Winner Taylor Carley

Sometimes it takes awhile to find your voice. Winner of the 2019 AUCD Video Contest, Taylor Carley, talks about his YouTube series, Chit Chat Thursdays with Taylor, which he started after seeing Tuesdays with Liz! Taylor is an Emerging Leader from the Mississippi UCEDD, the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS).


Good Luck to Andy Imparato, AUCD Executive Director for 6 Years

AUCD is the network for anyone in the disability community. Former Executive Director of AUCD, Andy Imparato, speaks with Liz about what he accomplished during his time here, how he sees the future of Tuesdays with Liz, and what's up next.




PacRim2020  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 2, 2020 - Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Honolulu, HI

The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies, in the College of Education, is accepting presentation proposals to be featured at the 35th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity at the Hawaii Convention Center, March 2-3, 2020. Submissions are being accepted from June 1, 2019-December 1, 2019 at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu.

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2020 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
2:00pm CT - 5:00pm CT
Location: Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

This workshop will introduce LEND pediatric audiology trainees to the various challenges associated with effectively serving deaf/hard of hearing children (including those with additional disabilities) from clinical practice and systems perspectives. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country. The focus will be on shared decision making and journeying with families during transitions.

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2020 UCEDD Directors' Retreat and TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: The Crowne Plaza : Crystal City-Washington, D.C.

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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AUCD for All Gala

AUCD for All Gala - Celebration Leadership in Arts & Culture

April 22, 2020
Washington, DC


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