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AUCD's Public Health Team Launches Prepared4ALL Initiative

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Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Initiative to #VaccinateByADA

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is launching a new public health initiative, COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities, engaging 23-AUCD network centers strategically located across the country to reach local disability communities, reduce access barriers, and promote vaccine confidence. The goal is to vaccinate all eligible people with disabilities by the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th.



Request for Proposals: UCEDD Leadership Development

Deadline to submit a proposal: May 26, 2021.

The UCEDD Resource Center (URC) is seeking consultation to develop a UCEDD Network Leadership Development Map ("Map") and TA plan. The Map will provide UCEDD network members with concrete information about the knowledge, skills, and abilities that they need to advance their careers within the UCEDD network and about existing strategies, resources, and opportunities to acquire those knowledge, skills, and abilities. The TA plan will identify gaps in the UCEDD network career pathways and provide the URC with recommended activities to address those gaps. Both documents will specifically attend to the unique needs of the network and network members to enhance career opportunities for individuals from historically underrepresented communities.



WebAIM Celebrates Anniversary by Offering Scholarships to People with Disabilities

WebAIM celebrated its 20th year by giving back. The WebAIM team, located in the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University, trains individuals and corporations on web and digital document accessibility. As part of their anniversary celebration, they are offering free enrollments to their accessible documents course to people with disabilities, many of whom work in the accessibility field.



Pathway Program Adjusts to Remote Internships During Pandemic

Pathway at UCLA Extension has taken great pride in our robust internship program, which matches students with internship sites based on their career interests. For the last 15 years these internships have been in person. When Covid-19 restricted in-person internships for our safety in Los Angeles, Vocational Advisor, Rachael Ambler, started thinking outside the box. "Internships give our students a sense of purpose and responsibility, and even though in person opportunities were on hold, this need remained."





2021 Disability Policy Seminar

April 19-22, 2021 - A Virtual Event

The Disability Policy Seminar offers the opportunity for passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to come together and learn about key issues that affect them most. After two days of training and learning, attendees head to Capitol Hill for a day of meetings with their Members of Congress.



Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every Monday American Families Plan, Home and Community Based Services/HCBS Access Act, Accessible Voting Act, Guidance for fully-vaccinated persons, Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities, Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, Executive Order to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 for Federal Contractors, Opportunity for Input: Public Health and Medical Preparedness and Response Programs



Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every Monday Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities, Budget & Appropriations, Racial Justice, Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, Biden-Harris Administration, Infrastructure, USDA Waivers Through 2021-2022 School Year, Opportunity for Input: Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act Opportunity for Input: Home and Community Based Services, Disability Policy Seminar


AUCD Webinars

Prepared4ALL: Including Disability in Local Emergency Planning

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Prepared4ALL, an inclusive emergency planning program offered by AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health, is fully up and running! We offer a FREE online training, a thriving online community for local disability organizations, and a practicum opportunity open to all AUCD trainees. This webinar will provide an exclusive expanded look at the online training and you'll hear from local disability organizations and AUCD trainees about their work with Prepared4ALL. This webinar will have an ASL interpreter and Real-time Captions.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #9: Sexual Self-Advocacy

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group for our final Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #9: Sexual Self-Advocacy on May 26, 2021, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET. Our expert hosts of sexuality educators and self-advocates have invited a panel to discuss questions and topics related to advocating for ones right to have relationships and sexuality as well as how to advocate for oneself within relationships. This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. This series is a great learning opportunity for self-advocates, professionals, and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to understand sexual health needs better.

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