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What We Need

AUCD urges individuals and organizations to share their objections to any effort that diminishes critical civil rights protections. Members of Congress need to hear from you. Use this opportunity to educate your Senators and Representatives about the importance of civil rights protections to all, including the millions of Americans with disabilities and their families. https://bit.ly/31oSvbt

 
 

News

 

7/16/2020

Call for Consultation: Developing a UCEDD Network TA Plan to Implement the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

AUCD's UCEDD Resource Center (URC) is looking to fund ten (10) network members who would be interested in participating in a set of 2020-2021 TA activities related to the implementation of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan to serve on an advisory group to inform a network TA plan for said activities and one (1) network member to serve as a process facilitator.

 
 

6/10/2020

AUCD Launches Children's Mental Health Champions

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) expands its National Center on Disability in Public Health efforts with the launch of a new pilot program, Children's Mental Health Champions, made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Six Champions were selected, representing California, Colorado, Kentucky, New Mexico, Virginia, and Washington D.C., to serve as liaisons to the CDC's Children's Mental Health program.

 
 

8/7/2020

New Research Brief: COVID-19 and disability in rural areas

To learn more about COVID-19 impacts on rural people with disabilities, RTC:Rural conducted a survey in late April/early May to explore rural and urban differences in COVID-19 health risks, adherence to public health recommendations, and trust in different information sources. We focused on people with disabilities because they often experience higher rates of secondary health conditions that place them at heightened risk of COVID-19 complications.

 
 

8/7/2020

NOW AVAILABLE! COVID-19: Anti-discrimination Training for Triage Teams During Resource Shortages Organization: Mailman Center for Child Development/UM

Mailman Center's Lifespan Inter-professional Collaborative (IPC), along with our Disability Awareness and Sensitivity in Healthcare (DASH) leads, created a brief on-line training course for the triage teams that may have to be activated in case of a shortage of ventilators. The creation of this training module was a collaborative effort, led by Dr. Ashley Falcon with contributions from Shelly Baer, Damian Gregory, and Jairo Arana. Ashley Falcon is an ETLP alumni from class 7. Alexander Milne, a SALT graduate, is featured in the training. MCCD is thrilled to witness some of our leadership pipeline alumni making such an impact.

 
 

8/7/2020

Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies for Applied Behavior Analysis: Treatment of Children with Autism During a Pandemic

MI-DDI is excited to announce a document written by the Michigan ABA Taskforce on ABA Treatment During the Pandemic: Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies for Applied Behavior Analysis: Treatment of Children with Autism During a Pandemic

 
 

8/7/2020

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) publishes Discovery e-newsletter dedicated to COVID-19 response

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) recently published its annual Discovery newsletter in June, with its theme being "Research, Training, and Service from a Distance: The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Adapts and Innovates During COVID-19"

 
 
 

Public Policy

 

Action Alert: COVID - 19

Tuesday, August 4th, is a national call-in day, a chance for the disability community to make sure Congress considers #whatweneed today and every day until the next COVID-19 relief package is passed. Without overwhelming action there is a real risk that human needs, including the needs of people with disabilities, will not be included in this package!

 
 

AUCD Urges Action to Protect Civil Rights

AUCD urges individuals and organizations to share their objections to any effort that diminishes critical civil rights protections. Members of Congress need to hear from you. Use this opportunity to educate your Senators and Representatives about the importance of civil rights protections to all, including the millions of Americans with disabilities and their families.

 
 

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.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #7: Marriage

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #7: Marriage on August 12, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:30pm EST. Our expert hosts of sexuality educators and self-advocates have invited a panel to discuss questions and topics related to marriage for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality.

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NIRS FY21 Rollout Webinar

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar introduces UCEDD, LEND, DBP, PPC, and LEAH Directors and Data Coordinators to the changes made in the FY 2021 iteration of NIRS. During the webinar, participants will be provided live demonstrations of all recently updated features and will have opportunities to ask questions.

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Developing UCEDD Core Functions Plans

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the requirements for UCEDDs to develop core function plans. This is the ninth and final installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs (Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Rochester & North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University) highlighting innovative approaches to how their UCEDD created plans for carrying out the UCEDD core functions.

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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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