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Updated Vaccine Confidence Partner Map bit.ly/NCDPH_Map

The updated AUCD Vaccine Confidence Partner Map showcases all of AUCD’s vaccine confidence partners. The blue pins represent our Community of Practice members, the orange pins represent our Dissemination Innovators, and the green pins represent our partners assisting with the development of accessible materials. Click on any pin for contact information and to learn more about how each partner will contribute to the initiative. bit.ly/NCDPH_Map

 
 

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1/14/2022

2022 AUCD Board Special Election: Nominations Requested

Deadline: January 28, 2022

AUCD is currently seeking nominations for the Representational Seat on the AUCD Board of Directors.

 
 

1/12/2022

MN LEND Fellows Support Sensory-Friendly Vaccine Clinics in the Community

In December 2021, AUCD trainee Alicia Zhang worked with MN LEND fellows Raniya Yimam and Brittany Miller to support a community-based, sensory-friendly vaccine clinic in Minneapolis, MN. Zhang, Yimam, and Miller are mentored by Dr. Jen Hall-Lande and Dr. Lynda Lahti Anderson at the MN LEND program at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI), which is also the MN UCEDD. This sensory-friendly clinic is a collaboration among community partners, including the Autism Society of Minnesota (AUSM), the Multicultural Autism Action Network, and Hennepin County Healthcare.

 
 

1/12/2022

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Produces Trio of Videos on the COVID-19 Vaccine and Individuals with Intellectual Disability

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VKC UCEDD)(TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) has produced three brief videos to build COVID-19 vaccine confidence in the disability community. These videos feature an adult with an intellectual disability and a parent and her daughter with autism, who share their personal experiences, hesitancy, and decision-making related to getting themselves or their child vaccinated.

 
 
 

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1/18/2022

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayEditor's Note; Fiscal Year 22; Bipartisan Infrastructure; Budget reconciliation; Disabled Access Credit Expansion Act of 2021; CDC Guidance; National Council on Disability; Long COVID; Vaccine Distribution; AUCD Policy Talk; Tuesdays with Liz

 
 

12/8/2021

Disability Policy News Feedback Survey

We're looking forward to returning the newsletter to your inboxes under Cindy Smith's, Director of Public Policy, leadership. When it does return, we want to make sure that the newsletter meets your needs and interests. Please take a few minutes and let us know how we are doing and how we can improve in this this brief survey.

 
 

12/7/2021

The Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act (TCIEA) of 2021 Explainer

Sara Bovat, MSW and Liz Weintraub

People with disabilities want to work, live independently and be able to pay their own bills. Jobs under 14(c) certificates are often in places called "sheltered workshops," where they are working separately from co-workers without disabilities and from the community.

 
 
 

AUCD Network Events

2022 Virtual African American Conference on Disabilities

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: Virtual

The African American Conference on Disabilities is the premiere comprehensive disability conference in the United States that addresses the intersection between race and disabilities. The conference examines avenues for self-advocacy to ensure the effective provision of services, resources, and enforcement of civil rights in the African American and disability communities.

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Mailman Center Hosts: Innovation and Connection Conference 2022

Mailman Center Hosts: Innovation and Connection Conference 2022  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
9:00
Location: Virtual

The conference will bring together experts in early childhood development to discuss challenges and opportunities for the care and wellness of young children as they grow up in a pandemic. Speakers will discuss the physical and emotional impacts of COVID-19 on children 0-5 and their families and highlight ways in which early childhood personnel and allied health professionals can better support young children's well-being and development through practice and policy.

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37th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity

37th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity  Copy to Calendar

Monday, February 28, 2022 - Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Virtual

Join us in this unique moment to move forward together. Come reconnect and renew. Celebrate achievements, share lived experiences and lessons learned. As we explore innovative strategies for advocacy and activism, you are invited to weave in your voice. Together, we'll magnify our collective power for meaningful action. Let's mobilize!

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AUCD Webinars

Reflecting UCEDD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitments in the Core Grant Application

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Friday, January 21, 2022
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

AUCD hosted a webinar in September 2021 on incorporating the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Action Plan into the UCEDD five-year plans. In this follow-up virtual workshop, UCEDD leaders will discuss strategies for demonstrating their ED&I commitments in the needs, evaluation, organizational capacity, and leveraging sections of the core grant application.

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NIRS Five Year Closeout Report Roll Out Webinar

NIRS Five Year Closeout Report Roll Out Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
4:00 - 5:00 ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar introduces UCEDD Directors and Data Coordinators to the 5 Year Close Out Report available in NIRS. During the webinar, participants will be provided a live demonstration of the new report module and will have opportunities to ask questions.

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The Social Media Life Cycle: The Why, What, and How of a Post

The Social Media Life Cycle: The Why, What, and How of a Post  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

This webinar will discuss how to intentionally use social media to boost outreach to policy members, stakeholders, advocates, and people with disabilities, how to encourage engagement with social media posts, ensuring that accessible post design is top of mind, and how to track and use social media analytics to make communication decisions to your social media platforms.

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AIR-P Presents: How can we use an understanding of the neurodiversity movement to develop socially valid supports for autistic people?

AIR-P Presents: How can we use an understanding of the neurodiversity movement to develop socially valid supports for autistic people?  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom

After introducing common aims and controversies surrounding the neurodiversity movement, this presentation will empirically examine how support for the neurodiversity movement intersects with perspectives about socially valid "intervention" goal among autistic and non-autistic stakeholders.

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