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1/11/2021

Supporting Families and Systems that Serve Young Children through the Act Early Response to COVID-19

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has expanded its National Center on Disability in Public Health efforts with an investment of over $4M in the Act Early Network through an Act Early Network-wide Response to COVID-19 made possible by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 43 State and Territorial Act Early COVID-19 Response Teams were awarded a one-year (September 2020-August 2021) grant opportunity for Support for Early Childhood State Systems Through the Act Early Network.

 
 
 

Policy

 

1/19/2021

Disability Policy News

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1/11/2021

Disability Policy News

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1/11/2021

Lived Experience and Leadership: Self Advocates and Family Members in the Disability Rights Movement

Each fall, the NH-ME LEND Program conducts a leadership intensive on the history of disability. This year, the session was reworked to cover the history of the disability movement. Trainees were asked to watch the 2020 documentary, Crip Camp, and to reflect upon how this innovative inclusive summer camp for teenagers with disabilities during the 1970's helped to mobilize a generation of disability rights activists and energize the independent living movement.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

AIR-P Presents: The National Autism Indicators Report on Health and Health Care

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This webinar presents findings from the recent National Autism Indicators Report: Health and Health Care. This report, the sixth in the National Autism Indicators Report Series produced from the Life Course Outcomes Research Program area at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, reports indicators of health and health care for autistic people across the lifespan.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #8: Parenting

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - Tuesday, January 26, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #8: Parenting on January 26, 2021, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET. Our expert hosts of sexuality educators and self-advocates have invited a panel to discuss questions and topics related to having children and parenting 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. This series is a great learning opportunity for self-advocates, professionals, and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to understand sexual health needs better.

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Crisis Standards of Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Is It Ever OK to Discriminate?

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual Zoom Platform

The Covid-19 pandemic has threatened to overwhelm health care resources, leading to discussions about how to deploy life-saving interventions such as ventilators. Crisis standards of care policies have been criticized as discriminating against people with disabilities and older Americans. The goal of this webinar is to facilitate discussion, clarify concepts, and explore the best strategies for protecting the rights of people with disabilities in a health care crisis.

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Prepared4ALL Town Hall

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This informal virtual meeting will give interested disability organizations an opportunity to meet the team and learn about the toolkit created to assist with local emergency preparedness outreach efforts. This will become an optional monthly meeting with which organizations can choose to join in order to receive support from AUCD's Technical Assistance and Training Center, learn about new resources, and collaboratively problem-solve with others when making inroads with local emergency preparedness efforts.

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Increasing Engagement with Underserved Communities: AUCD partners with Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (MSM NCRN)

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (MSM NCRN) coordinates a strategic and structured national network of local, state/territorial/tribal, national, and community-based organizations that will mitigate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority, and rural populations. This project is supported by a $40 million award from the U.S. Department of Human and Health Services Office of Minority Health as part of the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC). The MSM NCRN is in partnership with community-based organizations, corporate companies, academic institutions, healthcare centers, hospital systems, faith-based organizations, and federal agencies.

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Services and Supports for Adults with FASD:AUCD FASD SIG

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

When children with disabilities become adults, there is a significant reduction in services and supports available. For individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), however, that loss of services is even more dramatic. A three-person panel will discuss the current state of services and supports, identifying options and describing how certain states have achieved successes in developing new services. This webinar is an essential event for the developmental disabilities community, including clinicians, service providers, individuals with FASD, families, local and state agencies, and advocates.

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