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New COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Tools and Videos for People with Disabilities

AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health is excited to share new COVID-19 Vaccine Resources to promote vaccine confidence for people with disabilities, their families, and Direct Support Professionals. Learn more...

 
 

News

 

8/2/2021

The Latest ThinkWork State Date Blue Book is Here - What's happening in your state?

What does the data say about employment and economic self-sufficiency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in your state? Since 1988, the ICI has collected data from state intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) agencies, the vocational rehabilitation (VR) system, the Social Security Administration, US Census, the Department of Labor, and other entities to describe trends in day and employment services for individuals with IDD.

 
 

7/27/2021

30 Years of Community Living

"30 Years of Community Living for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities," a free digital book from the Administration for Community Living written in accessible language, features infographics, photos, and personal perspectives on community living and inclusion shared by people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, who served as advisors to the project.

 
 
 

Policy

 

8/2/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayEditor's Note; Fiscal Year 22; Bipartisan Infrastructure; Budget reconciliation; Disabled Access Credit Expansion Act of 2021; CDC Guidance; National Council on Disability; Long COVID; Vaccine Distribution; AUCD Policy Talk; Tuesdays with Liz

 
 

7/26/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayInfrastructure and budget reconciliation; Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA); Subminimum Wage; Public Charge; Vaccine Distribution; AUCD Policy Talk; Tuesdays with Liz

 
 

7/19/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayInfrastructure and budget reconciliation; Supporting Our Direct Care Workforce and Family Caregivers; Appropriations; Voting; Biden-Harris Administration; COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance; Vaccine Distribution; AUCD Policy Talk; Tuesdays with Liz

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Admin Essentials: MOUs and University-UCEDD Relationships

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Monday, August 16, 2021
4:00 - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

Recognizing that 42 UCEDDs are reapplying for the UCEDD core grant in the coming year, this installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on MOUs and the relationships between universities and UCEDDs. The session will start by reviewing findings from the upcoming URC report on MOUs and University-UCEDD relationships (report to be released early August) and then open up for a conversation on strategies, promising practices, and considerations.

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AIR-P Presents: Addressing Reproductive Health and Obstetrics/Gynecology Health Care in Autistic Adults

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Dr. Jennifer Ames from the AIR-P Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health Research Node, will describe ongoing research examining reproductive health and obstetrics/gynecology health care gaps for autistic people, inclusive of female, transgender, and gender-diverse identities. The presentation will focus on topics such OB/GYN clinic visits, cervical cancer screenings, and use of hormonal contraception, with particular attention to differences across sociodemographic characteristics. Future work investigating obstetric care quality and pregnancy experiences will also be discussed.

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Mental Health Summit 2021

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: Virtual

AUCD's Mental Health Special Interest Group, in partnership with the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center, is happy to announce: Mental Health Summit 2021: Online discussions on the Intersection of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. The 2021 Mental Health Summit hosts conversations on varying topics that influence the mental health of individuals with developmental disabilities.

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"Learn the Signs. Act Early." in Health Center Settings  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This quarter's Act Early Network Webinar will highlight the work of pediatricians to integrate "Learn the Signs. Act Early." resources and tools into their surveillance and screening practices within Federally Qualified Health Center settings. Federally Qualified Health Centers are community-based health providers that receive funds from the Human Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas.

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Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Neurodivergent Communities: Lessons Learned from Stakeholder Engagement and Social Media Outreach

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
2:00 p.m. ET - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

This webinar will present lessons learned from a project that seeks to promote vaccine confidence in the disability community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this student-driven project, supported by an AUCD-CDC Dissemination Innovation Mini-grant, students and trainees from UCLA and LA COVID volunteers conducted a stakeholder engagement strategy to inform communication and dissemination efforts to promote vaccine confidence.

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