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4/16/2018

Submit a Proposal for AUCD 2018 Today

Deadline: June 15

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!

 
 

5/17/2018

Nominate a Deserving Individual for an AUCD Award

Deadline: July 31, 2018

The annual AUCD Awards gives us an opportunity to recognize individuals, programs, and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions. Comprised of 10 categories, the AUCD awards represent the 'best of the best' within our network, and local, state, and federal partners. We know the depth, breadth, and expertise of our trainees, advocates, professionals, and partners is extraordinary and deserving of recognition. In preparation for this year's conference, we invite you to nominate someone who truly inspires you.

 
 

5/15/2018

MNLEND Fellow Leads Creation of Sensory Tents in the Minneapolis Parks

Summer is coming and city parks will soon be filled with crowds, noisy events, excited children, food, and family pets. For most people, this is a celebration of warm weather and a chance to reconnect with family and friends in the great outdoors. But Elise Niedermeier (far right in photograph), a Fellow in ICI's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MNLEND) program, and the ADA Coordinator for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), knows that for some people -- such as children with autism -- all this stimulation can become sensory overload.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

The SHEIDD Project: Building Community Capacity to Support the Sexual Health of Youth Experiencing I/DD

The SHEIDD Project: Building Community Capacity to Support the Sexual Health of Youth Experiencing I/DD  Copy to Calendar

Friday, May 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Multnomah County, located in Oregon and includes the Portland Metro Area, developed the Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (SHEIDD) project in collaboration with several partners including the UCEDD at Oregon Health & Science University. The SHEIDD builds community capacity to provide holistic sexual health education and support to young people (age 14-21) experiencing I/DD so they can make informed decisions, stay safe, and experience healthy relationships.

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Sensory Modulation: An Underutilized Tool for Reducing Anxiety in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Sensory Modulation: An Underutilized Tool for Reducing Anxiety in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

In this presentation, the nature and extent of anxiety related challenges that impact individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) will be briefly reviewed. How anxiety can be a major influence on the manifestation of externalizing behaviors will also be discussed. The relationship between atypical sensory profiles and anxiety, with a particular focus on over-arousal states, will be explored. Ways in which some simple and easy to use sensory modulation tactics and tools may be employed to help individuals with ASD and other IDD who present with significant anxiety and challenging behaviors will be shared.

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Administration on Community Living (ACL): Overview of Programs

Administration on Community Living (ACL): Overview of Programs  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This live webinar will provide an overview of the programs administered under the Administration on Community Living (ACL). A question and answer portion will follow the overview of programs, giving participants an opportunity to gain more information from key staff within ACL.

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Positive Psychology In Practice

Positive Psychology In Practice  Copy to Calendar

Friday, June 15, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The goal of this training is to provide an introduction to the art and science of positive psychology and its application to strengths-based practice with People with IDD/DD.

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 How Think College

How Think College "does" Knowledge Translation  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

During this webinar, participants will learn different methods of knowledge translation that Think College uses, how we identify what data gets passed to which audiences and by what means, and how to know if information is getting to the intended audience. I will also be sharing some general information about Knowledge Translation.

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Public Policy

 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayMedicaid Equal Access; Opioid bills; EVV guidance; Career and Technical Education udpate; Farm Bill Update; and more

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayWhite House submitted a rescission package to Congress; Autism CARES Act and role of Developmental Behavioral Pediatric; School Choice Bill in Defense Bill Update; Higher Ed Act Reauthorization Update; MFP; NCI; and more

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayRescission of funds; food security; HCBS; MFP; and more

 
 
 

Events

Getting it Right 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference

Getting it Right 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Friday, May 25, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

The focus of Getting it Right is on expanding our shared commitment to achieving and maintaining disability inclusive whole community emergency preparedness, community resilience, response, recovery and mitigation before, during and after disasters.

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2018 National Self Advocacy Conferencethe Next Steps

2018 National Self Advocacy Conferencethe Next Steps  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Saturday, June 9, 2018
Location: Birmingham, AL

The self-advocates on the conference committee chose the artwork picturing Lady Justice to represent the theme of the 2018 National Self Advocacy Conference: "Let's Make It Happen! Disability Rights are Civil Rights." The logo and theme emphasizes that People with Disabilities want to pursue freedom just like everyone else. It is a right that belongs to all Americans with a disability. The National Self-Advocacy Conference has always been a great place for people to learn, grow and advocate with their peers and allies who truly support civil rights.

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2018 LEND Directors Meeting

2018 LEND Directors Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Friday, June 8, 2018
Location: Bethesda, MD

This is the first of two meetings (the other held in conjunction with the AUCD Conference) for LEND Directors in 2018. It will be a valuable opportunity for LEND Directors to network, learn from one another, and engage in collaborative work on topics of mutual interest. The meeting is hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC), with funding support from MCHB. All LEND Directors (i.e. PIs / PDs) are highly encouraged to attend.

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