Alaska Safety Planning & Empowerment Network (ASPEN): Bringing Together Domestic/Sexual Violence and Disability Service Agencies (AK UCEDD/LEND)

Research staff from the Center for Human Development have an ongoing role in community needs assessment with the Alaska Safety Planning and Empowerment Network (ASPEN). ASPEN brings together domestic violence/sexual assault (DV/SA), and disability service agencies from around the state, in primarily rural areas.



Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD/LEND/IDDRC) Joins Nation's Largest Autism Study

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is one of a select group of sites selected to launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States.


Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Improving Practices with High Quality Training and Coaching  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Webinar Series Employment First: From Idea to Reality: Funding and Support for Competitive Integrated Employment  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Racial & Ethnic Disparities for Adults with ID/DD  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Public Policy


Tuesdays with Liz - Lydia Brown

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Lydia Brown who is talking about the Women with Autism project and the Anthology.


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayJudiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing regarding a bill that would weaken Title III of the ADA; Department of Labor released the final Overtime rule; Department of Education issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement provisions of the new ESSA; introduction of Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act; FDA is extending the comment period for the proposed rule to ban electrical stimulation devices; and more


AUCD Statement: ESSA Rulemaking

AUCD is encouraged that the Department of Education has released proposed rules on accountability, state plans, and the transparency of data.



AAIDD 2016 Conference

AAIDD 2016 Conference  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 6, 2016 - Thursday, June 9, 2016
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

The Annual Meeting provides researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives.

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International Society on Early Intervention Conference

International Society on Early Intervention Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - Friday, June 10, 2016
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Ulf Janson, to whom this conference is dedicated, devoted much of his professional life to promoting the rights of young children with disabilities, understanding the nature of social inclusion, and advocating for the full inclusion of all children and their families. In this conference, early intervention is proposed as a basic right of all vulnerable children, and will be explored from many perspectives.

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MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Friday, August 5, 2016
Location: UC Davis Conference Center, Davis California

The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities.

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