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News

 

6/8/2020

#AUCD2020 is Going Virtual

We make this announcement during unprecedented times in our country. The current and anticipated long-term impacts of COVID-19 led to our decision to convene a virtual conference this year. Our conference theme, 'Achieving Equity: Leading the Way in the Next Decade, 'confronts the realities we face as a nation in addressing the long-term inequalities experienced by marginalized communities. AUCD2020 continues to serve as a forum for meaningful collaborations on salient topics, best practices, and critical issues that affect the disability community, our network, and beyond. Read more in the Virtual Event tab.

 
 

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.

 
 

7/13/2020

2020 AUCD Board Elections: Nominations Requested

Deadline: September 11, 2020

AUCD is currently seeking nominations to the AUCD Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in November 2020.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Curriculum Design Assistance for AUCD Network Members: The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Core Curriculum Resources

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for a discussion about the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Core Curriculum Resources! Originally developed to support LEND curriculum development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Resources are moving to AUCD in Summer of 2020 in part to extend their reach across the AUCD network and will be relevant for (and available to) all network members engaged in pre-service training activities.

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Marking a Milestone for CDC's Milestone Tracker App

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

During this webinar, CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) program will provide an in-depth update on the current status of its unique developmental monitoring tool, CDC's Milestone Tracker app. LTSAE aims to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, by promoting developmental monitoring so children and their families can get the services and support they need.

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UCEDD Product Development and Information Dissemination

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Product Development and Information Dissemination UCEDD core functions. This is the eighth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs (Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University & Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute) highlighting innovative product development and information dissemination.

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Supporting Families in the Post-COVID World: Using Technology to Maximize Reach and Remain Connected

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

During this webinar, speakers from two large rural states will describe approaches they've used to stay connected and support families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their use of distance technology will be highlighted as a means of reducing exposure to COVID-19 and in maximizing the reach of their efforts. The programs featured are the University of Wyoming's ECHO for Families and the Autism Family Support Program at the University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities.

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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 - Cynthia Verduzco

My name is Cynthia Verduzco and I am mother and my son Leonardo is autistic. I am from Newark, California. The COVID-19 emergency has stopped my sons speech at home therapy. I am worried about regression, he works best with a schedule and being taken off creates a huge delay. His visits to his doctor and visits to his speech therapy have stopped. While we are still being charged full price for our insurance, during this time I am the only one working as my husband is forced to stay home.

 
 
 

Events

National Disability Voter Registration Week

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Monday, July 13, 2020 - Friday, July 17, 2020
Location: Online

In 2020, over 35 million eligible voters will be people with disabilities, according to Rutgers University. That figure jumps to over 62 million eligible voters when you add in family members in the same household. Millions of others are connected to disability in work and community. AUCD is excited to join partners across the disability community working to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting folks registered to vote. This National Disability Voter Registration Week is part of our plans to continuously share information and resources up to Election Day 2020.

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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: People of Color, Disabilities, and Mental Health

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Register for the upcoming Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center webinar! This webinar will explore the unique intersection of disability, mental health, and people of color. People of color experience higher rates of disability and mental health conditions, but often face decreased access to care and other co-occurring health disparities. This presentation will highlight these inequities and discuss how we can work towards eliminating these disparities and becoming stronger allies for people of color. Presenterd by Morenike Giwa Onaiwu.

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Learn about AUCD

 
 

AUCD for All Gala

AUCD for All Gala - Celebration Leadership in Arts & Culture

April 22, 2020
Virtual Event

 
 

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