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5/6/2020

Call for Proposals AUCD 2020

Submit a Proposal before June 5th

The AUCD Conference is one of the nation's premier places to highlight your work. Over 200 different presentations will be accepted to the conference in several different types of sessions, formatted for maximum visibility and interaction with attendees. Proposals are encouraged from students, self-advocates, family leaders, clinicians, and researchers in over 25 topics. Don't miss your chance: submit a proposal today!

 
 
Whitney Terrill, MNLEND Community Fellow

5/25/2020

MN LEND Fellows Use Their Training in COVID-19 Response

The MN LEND Fellows at the Institute on Community Integration shared stories of how their work is being impacted by the pandemic.

 
 

5/22/2020

During Unprecedented Times, Kansas LEND Emerging Leaders Take Action

There was a call for action - and Kansas LEND trainees responded. As a statewide Stay at Home Order was announced in Kansas in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Kansas LEND trainees were quick to create and disseminate resources for Kansans with disabilities and their families.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Innovations and Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: An Opportunity for the AUCD Network

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Based on a 2019 AUCD policy brief written by Sarah Swanson of the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the accompanying paper, Stakeholder Guide to Understand and Have Involvement in MLTSS, the Webinar is designed to network members and individuals with disabilities and their families understand this sometimes complex topic so they can be engaged in this policy change. The Webinar will look at some specific examples of new programs, trends and innovations arising since the paper was completed.

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AUCD Disability in Public Health COVID-19 Town Hall

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join AUCD's Town Hall on Disability Integration with Public Health and Emergency Response as a space for sharing health related programs and projects across the Network. With our small group breakout time, we'll also stigma towards disability during COVID-19 response and the need for more social awareness that 1 in 4 Americans has a disability. Strategies for addressing barriers in reaching out to public health, medical care, and emergency management to be a resource on disability inclusion will be explored.

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Resources for Building and Strengthening FASD Initiatives

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

In this webinar, members of the FASD SIG will present resources for increasing your knowledge about FASD, training others, and supporting individuals with lived experience and their families. Attendees are encouraged to share resources they find helpful. Following the presentation and discussion, participants will have a general conversation about strategies for building a strong network of programs serving individuals with FASD.

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Public Policy

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 2.0 Re: COVID-19

You can find the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Re: COVID-19 on the UCEDD Resource Center. Information in this Frequently Asked Question document is here to help you continue UCEDD core functions during the COVID-19 pandemic. AUCD and the UCEDD Resource Center will continue to update this document as needed.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Re: COVID-19

Information in this Frequently Asked Question document is here to help you continue UCEDD core functions during the COVID-19 pandemic. AUCD and the UCEDD Resource Center will continue to update this document as needed.

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What We Need - Christopher C. Gagliardi

My name is Christopher C. Gagliardi. I am 39 years of age from Englewood, New Jersey and I am a person with disability which is Infantile Autism. Before this emergency, I was really making a strive forward towards a life that I want for me, I was back in college to get a degree in Journalism and I was really doing great, my mother was enjoying the quiet time away from me and to also have the independence to do what she needed to do, for she has a challenge herself, she has had to endure 4 bouts of cancer, spinal surgery and beyond which made have physical challenges too.

 
 
 

Events

Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome (RTS) National Conference 2020

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Saturday, July 11, 2020
Location: Cincinnati, OH

The University of Cincinnati UCEDD at Cincinnati Children's Hospital will host the Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome (RTS) National Conference, July 9-11, 2020 in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. The conference is geared toward families of children and adults with RTS across the lifespan. We look forward to providing this opportunity for families and professionals to gain additional knowledge and skills related to RTS and to collaborate and connect with others.

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2020 AUCD Leadership Academy

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Sunday, December 13, 2020 - Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Atlanta, GA

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a year-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services. The Leadership Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and their disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will engage with their cohort, Academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the months before and the year following the experience. The Academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.

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AUCD for All Gala

AUCD for All Gala - Celebration Leadership in Arts & Culture

April 22, 2020
Virtual Event

 
 

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