Here's Some Free Advice for Presidential Candidates on How to Talk About Disability
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"It's important to recognize that disability issues intersect with all other issues, including, but not limited to: health care, education, economic policy, law enforcement and incarceration, immigration, civil and human rights, and infrastructure." - Andrew Pulrang 
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What are the positions of the 2020 Presidential Candidates on disability issues? Visit AUCD In Brief to find out. 

 
 

News

 

6/21/2019

AUCD Celebrates the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

"Olmstead sent a clear message that people with disabilities have a right to thrive in their own homes, and that self-determination and community integration are not just aspirational goals, but a fundamental human right," said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

 
 

6/24/2019

New Factsheet on Survivor Justice Is Disability Justice

Schools Must Protect Students with Disabilities from Sexual Harassment.

The National Women's Law Center (NWLC), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are excited to release our joint fact sheet in honor of the 47th anniversary of Title IX.

 
 

6/24/2019

Alabama CIL Uses RTC:Rural Advocacy Toolkit to teach youth

Disability Rights & Resources, a Center for Independent Living in Birmingham, Alabama, is using RTC:Rural's Advocacy Skill Building Toolkit to introduce and teach advocacy skills to youth with disabilities by conducting workshops across Alabama. With assistance from a grant from the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights & Resources was able to hire a Community Empowerment Specialist to organize the advocacy workshops.

 
 

6/24/2019

MMI Receives a Two-year Grant from NIH to Explore How Children with Cerebral Palsy Perceive Pain

Max Kurz, Ph.D., an associate professor of physical therapy at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, received a two-year grant for more than $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health to explore how children with cerebral palsy perceive pain. The grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which Dr. Kurz described as a "high-risk, high-reward" grant, will let him and his collaborators examine how the brains of children with cerebral palsy process sensory information.

 
 

6/24/2019

The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD/LEND) Celebrates the Graduation of the 2018-2019 NJLEND Fellows at the 3rd Annual Maternal and Child Health Leadership Symposium

On May 10th, 2019, The Boggs Center celebrated the graduation of the 2018-2019 NJLEND Fellows at the New Jersey Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NJLEND) program's 3rd annual Maternal and Child Health Leadership Symposium. Held in New Brunswick at Children's Specialized Hospital, the event featured a keynote address, Life Course Research and Community Engagement to Improve Autism Outcomes, from Paul T. Shattuck, PhD, Associate Professor at Drexel University's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and was attended by those from the Rutgers community, New Jersey's Department of Children and Families, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, and other state and community organizations. During the NJLEND Leadership Projects Poster Session, attendees had the opportunity to learn from each Fellow about the leadership project they conducted over the course of the academic year.

 
 

6/24/2019

Tracy Glass, PATHS Program Director is Prepared to Give All to the Program (TX UCEDD)

Tracy Glass, the PATHS Program Director, is devoted to the PATHS Program and has been working to improve the program. The PATHS Program allows students with or without disabilities the opportunity to a human service career tract as well as the skills to live independently. This program has changed the lives of many students with disabilities that did not have a career direction or the ability to live independently.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Technical Assistance Provided by UCEDDs

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Technical Assistance UCEDD core function. This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

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Public Policy

 

Tuesdays with Liz: Mara Keisling Talks Trans Rights

In recognition of Pride Month, Liz chats with Mara Keisling, founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, about the intersection between trans rights and disability rights. Visit https://transequality.org/ to learn more about the National Center for Transgender Equality.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: 'Mondays with Martha' Crossover Special 2

Liz is once again joined by Martha of 'Mondays with Martha' in this crossover special. They chat about how they view their own disabilities, and how they define disability and advocacy. https://youtu.be/mNARkP7Syl8

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Lisa Carey on Applying Research to Classrooms

Liz chats with Lisa Carey, Assistant Director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, about applying brain research in educational settings to better enable students with disabilities to learn.

 
 
 

Events

Technical Assistance Provided by UCEDDs

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Technical Assistance UCEDD core function. This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

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