AUCD is excited to hold our Wednesday Conference plenary on Capitol Hill – and thrilled that Senators Duckworth and Casey will be in attendance! Come learn how we can continue to engage with Congress to achieve inclusive communities, places where we ALL belong. Register for #AUCD2018 today at www.aucd.org/conference.

 
 

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9/1/2018

AUCD 2018 Registration is Open!

Deadline: October 26

Join us at AUCD2018 as we come together, celebrate our achievements, and to recharge our commitment to achieving inclusive communities! We welcome network members, non-network organizational partners, experts from all across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and trainees to learn and grow together during this exciting event.

 
 

7/31/2018

AUCD Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States

Plain Language Summary Available

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a national organization that supports the right of self-determination for individuals with intellectual and other disabilities, and opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. "The appointment of Judge Kavanaugh threatens civil rights protections for people with disabilities including access to healthcare," said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of AUCD. "Judge Kavanaugh's record on the D.C. Circuit has failed to support the critical principle of self-determination for people with intellectual disabilities and the importance of access to healthcare for millions of Americans with disabilities."

 
 

9/19/2018

Judge Kavanaugh: Wrong on the Facts, Wrong on the Law, Wrong for People with Disabilities

Judge Kavanaugh has made his views about people with intellectual disabilities clear: He doesn't see people with intellectual disabilities as individuals who may have abilities to understand or express themselves, and preferences or desires. He completely dismissed the possibility that any of the women--or anyone in the class of people under state guardianship because they had intellectual disabilities--could understand or had any right to know about medical decisions, including being subjected to surgeries. He took away their civil and human rights to know and have a say in what happens to their bodies.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: Act Early Ambassador Spotlight on Ohio, Nevada, and Oregon

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 from 3-4p ET for our Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar, an Act Early Ambassador Spotlight on Ohio, Nevada, and Oregon. The Act Early Program is a collaborative initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) to further advance the CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program.

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Public Policy

 

AUCD Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States

Plain Language Summary Available

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a national organization that supports the right of self-determination for individuals with intellectual and other disabilities, and opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. "The appointment of Judge Kavanaugh threatens civil rights protections for people with disabilities including access to healthcare," said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of AUCD. "Judge Kavanaugh's record on the D.C. Circuit has failed to support the critical principle of self-determination for people with intellectual disabilities and the importance of access to healthcare for millions of Americans with disabilities."

 
 

Judge Kavanaugh: Wrong on the Facts, Wrong on the Law, Wrong for People with Disabilities

Judge Kavanaugh has made his views about people with intellectual disabilities clear: He doesn't see people with intellectual disabilities as individuals who may have abilities to understand or express themselves, and preferences or desires. He completely dismissed the possibility that any of the women--or anyone in the class of people under state guardianship because they had intellectual disabilities--could understand or had any right to know about medical decisions, including being subjected to surgeries. He took away their civil and human rights to know and have a say in what happens to their bodies.

 
 

Tuesday with Liz: Disability Policy for All - We ALL Belong

This week, Liz interviews Amy Hewitt about AUCD's 2018 Conference. Amy discusses the conference theme, the importance of inclusion, and exciting conference events.

 
 
 

Events

Assistive Technology Makers' Fair

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Concord, NH

The AT Makers' Fair will inspire participants to become creative problem solvers, bringing together makers of all abilities to share ideas, develop new skills and enhance innovations for persons with disabilities. The Fair will empower individuals with the methods, materials and know-how needed to efficiently create everyday just-in-time devices and technologies. Join us! Novice to veteran makers of all ages and abilities are welcome.

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2018 Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Location: Broomfield, CO

REGISTRATION for the 2018 Coleman Conference is now open. For more information about this year's conference and to register, please visit: www.colemaninstitute.org

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AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

The 2018 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) will take place October 9-13, 2018 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. "Transformative Journeys" is the theme for the meeting.

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