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Leading Change to Achieve Equity: Conversations We Need to Have

AUCD 2020 Tuesday Plenary

Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with change-makers from around the country who are facing equity challenges head on. Led by disability advocate and attorney Britney Wilson, and AUCD President-elect and Conference Chair, Tawara Goode, this year's virtual Tuesday Plenary will consist of two panels of leaders who will explore equity from the perspectives of lived experience, individual with significant disabilities, race and ethnicity, LGBTQI identities, family members, mental health, rural communities - and how they intersect.



AUCD Opposes the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) opposes the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The mission of AUCD is to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of all people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities.



AUCD Expands Children's Mental Health Champions!

The Children's Mental Health Champions, made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has expanded to support champions in American Samoa, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Georgia, New Mexico, Maine, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. We now have a total of 12 Champions supporting efforts in states and territories across the nation!



New National Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion in Emergency Preparedness Seeks Input from Emergency Managers and Public Health Preparedness Personnel

The newly formed National Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion and Emergency Preparedness through AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health seeks input from local emergency or public health preparedness planners.



AUCD Network Contributes to "Public Health Perspectives on Disability" for Rethinking Disability in Public Health Study and Practice

In this new edition, the editors and contributors update and expand on the educational framework that was introduced in the first edition for rethinking disability in public health study and practice and for attaining the competencies that should accompany this knowledge. The second edition highlights key areas of research that have emerged since the first edition was published.



I Vote Because...

AUCD is excited to join partners across the disability community working to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources, getting folks registered, supporting voters in navigating the planning processes, and making sure that we are all voters in 2020. This effort includes plans to continuously share information and resources up to Election Day: November 3, 2020.




A mini-toolkit for social media advocacy

Help us leverage existing community relationships to educate the disability community on the importance of the flu vaccine in protecting the health of everyone in accessible, relevant messaging.


Public Policy


Action Alert: National Call-in Day on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Barrett

On Monday, October 12th, the disability community is coordinating a national call-in day to voice our opposition to the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court due to her record of hostility toward the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has greatly improved the lives of people with disabilities and their families by securing crucial healthcare access and protections from healthcare discrimination.


Action Alert: COVID - 19

Tuesday, August 4th, is a national call-in day, a chance for the disability community to make sure Congress considers #whatweneed today and every day until the next COVID-19 relief package is passed. Without overwhelming action there is a real risk that human needs, including the needs of people with disabilities, will not be included in this package!


AUCD Urges Action to Protect Civil Rights

AUCD urges individuals and organizations to share their objections to any effort that diminishes critical civil rights protections. Members of Congress need to hear from you. Use this opportunity to educate your Senators and Representatives about the importance of civil rights protections to all, including the millions of Americans with disabilities and their families.


AUCD Webinars

 Sexuality in Education Settings for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

People with disabilities want friendships and relationships as much as anyone else. Unfortunately, there is a lack of appropriate education out there to support safe and healthy relationships. The rate of sexual assault is 7 times higher for individuals with intellectual disabilities than for those without. The Sexual Health SIG is hosting Katie Thune from Mad Hatter Wellness and the author of Sexuality for All Abilities to talk about how we can work together to lower that statistic by supporting the sexual health for this population through conversations, education and awareness.

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21st Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

21st Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - Friday, October 30, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Zoom Virtual Platform

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Post-Election Analysis and Discussion with AUCD

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Friday, November 13, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join AUCD's Policy Team as we break down the tentative results of the November 3rd elections and consider what they could mean for the disability community.

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AUCD 2020: Leading the Way in the Next Decade

December 7-9, 2020
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