Registration for the AUCD 2023 Conference is Open!

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We welcome AUCD Network members, organizational partners, experts from across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, students, and trainees to learn and grow together during this year's AUCD 2023 Conference. Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues and peers. This premiere event features four engaging large group plenaries from high-level leaders, more than 220 concurrent and poster presentations covering a broad spectrum of disability topics, as well as innovative research, programming, and advocacy efforts. Register now!





Host a Fellow from the Professional Fellows Program

Is your UCEDD or LEND eager to drive global change in disability inclusion? Host a Fellow from the prestigious Professional Fellows Program (PFP)! The PFP supports mid-career disability rights professionals from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia to participate in a five-week Fellowship in the US in Spring 2024. As a host, we will match you with a Fellow whose professional interests and goals align with your organization to exchange disability-inclusive civic engagement knowledge and practices.

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Researchers to Identify Key Brain and Behavioral Changes in Aging Women with Premtuations of the Fragile X Gene, FMR1

First documented two decades ago among a small group of men who had grandchildren with Fragile X Syndrome, Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) has more recently been identified in women. Researchers at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute, Kansas IDDRC, and colleagues now are working to learn more about its effects in women.





Are you interested in learning more about and being involved in public policy?

Join AUCD's Public Policy Committee

AUCD's Public Policy Committee typically meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm ET. The Policy Committee is created by the Board of Directors to support the mission, vision, and values of AUCD by supporting AUCD's efforts to advance policies and practices that improve lives of people with disabilities. We welcome any person affiliated with a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program, or an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center to join.



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AIR-P Presents: IDD Curricula in the Health Professions: Current State and Future Directions

AIR-P Presents: IDD Curricula in the Health Professions: Current State and Future Directions  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
4:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

While most medical students report that they want to learn more about seeing patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and feel underprepared to serve these patients when they graduate from their programs, the actual amount and quality of IDD-focused curricular content in medical and dental school curricula greatly varies between institutions. This webinar will present data from a recent WITH-funded research project examining the development of inclusive IDD curricula at medical and dental schools, and will also introduce an AADMD initiative, NICHE medical, that coordinates and supports medical schools who are working to develop innovative, community-engaged IDD curricula.

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