New Research from IDDRC Network
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet criteria for autism at two years of age.
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the inaugural AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. The academy will be held on the downtown GSU campus in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25-30, 2017.
Dr. Bruce L. Keisling appointed Executive Director of the UTHSC Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities and Shainberg Chair of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Bruce Keisling has been appointed the executive director of the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities and Shainberg Chair of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He has served as associate director of the center for nine years and is the director / principal investigator of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities program. Dr. Keisling is a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics.
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 the server hosting IDEA.ed.gov crashed. The U.S. Department of Education has not removed the IDEA.ed.gov website. Within the same day, the site was redirected to a new page containing pertinent information relating to IDEA. The Department recognizes the concerns you have with the outage and is working on a long-term solution. The server was managed by a contractor, the Department is currently working to move the site and all files to a new stable host.
Order Deadline: March 1
Shirts are just $10.07 each when you preorder by March 1 and pick them up at the 2017 Disability Policy Seminar. Hand-designed by Jessica Irwin, a Psychology Fellow at the University of Rochester Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, this shirt is one you'll be proud to wear again and again.
Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution through scholarship, teaching, practice and/or advocacy to advance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities or an especially dedicated student? Now is the time to nominate a colleague for one of the 2017 APHA Disability Section Awards!
Juliana "Jules" Schifferes is an intern with AUCD for the Spring of 2017. She comes to us through Broad Futures, an organization designed to help young people with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum succeed in the workplace.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Infection and their Families
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Congress on Recess; Recess Action Alert; Proposed Rule to Increase Patients� Health Insurance Choices; IDEA Website; Cabinet members; Call for Advocates; and more
In celebration of Jewish Awareness and Inclusion Month, this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Rabbi Michael Safra, one of the rabbis at B'nai Israel congregation.
Call for Health Care Advocates; EO Travel ban; New Appointments and Confirmations; FAMILY Act; Guidelines for State Assessment of Schools; and more
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)
This workshop will introduce trainees to the various challenges associated with assessing, monitoring, and effectively serving deaf / hard of hearing children who have additional disabilities from a systems perspective. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country.
Location: Kansas City, MO
Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. The AMCHP 2017 Annual Conference will be held March 4-7, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.
Location: San Antonio, TX
The Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the 1960's.