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AUCD for All Gala - Celebration Leadership in Arts & Culture

Join the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) on April 22, 2020, for our annual AUCD for All Gala to celebrate leadership in arts and culture and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The AUCD for All celebration brings together leaders from all sectors who are tireless advocates for people with disabilities and their families. On this night we honor those who stand up for inclusive arts and culture and lead the way for all.



CDC-AUCD Leadership Opportunity: Act Early Ambassadors-State or Territorial Liaisons to CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), announce a funding opportunity for Act Early Ambassadors to work with CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) program to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism. Applicants from the following states are eligible to apply for two available Ambassadorships: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, West Virginia.


AUCD Webinars

The Current State of Service Coordination Across the Country

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The national status of service coordination under Part C of IDEA for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families will be described using data from surveys and case studies. The presenters will describe three data sets collected to measure aspects of service coordination, and discuss the challenges facing service coordinators and families as reported in the data.

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Public Policy


Tuesdays with Liz: Neil Romano on the National Council on Disability (NCD)eil Romano on the National Council on Disability (NCD)

Chairman of the National Council On Disability (NDC) Neil Romano discusses the role of the Council and its impact on people with disabilities.


Tuesdays with Liz: Live from Georgetown University

Liz Weintraub interviewed Claudia Gordon, who is the first Deaf African American female lawyer to graduate from law school in the United States. Claudia has dedicated her professional career to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and the Deaf community. This episode is sponsored by GUCEDD and GU Program for Disability Studies


Tuesdays with Liz: Beyond the Data - Addressing Gaps in Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

How has life improved for people living with intellectual disabilities? What needs to improve? Liz Weintraub shares her views as a person with an intellectual disability in her interview with Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver.



Inclusive Supported Employment: International Learning Series

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Location: Webinar

The National Competence Center on Developmental Disabilities (NAKU) of Norway and the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) of North Dakota, USA are pleased to announce an international opportunity for learning and discussion on Inclusive Supported Employment (also known as Customized Employment). We invite our international colleagues to present on their work on Inclusive Supported Employment, and to attend online sessions and presentations about this important topic. It will culminate in a focused pre-conference on Inclusive Supported Employment in Washington, DC in the fall of 2020.

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PacRim2020  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 2, 2020 - Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Honolulu, HI

The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies, in the College of Education, is accepting presentation proposals to be featured at the 35th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity at the Hawaii Convention Center, March 2-3, 2020. Submissions are being accepted from June 1, 2019-December 1, 2019 at

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Disability Policy Seminar 2020 and AUCD Policy Forum

Disability Policy Seminar 2020 and AUCD Policy Forum  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Location: Washington, D.C.

The Disability Policy Seminar is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join AUCD, the Arc, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD),the Autism Society of America (ASA), the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) as we learn about and advocate for access to health care and community living supports, and bedrock civil rights protections.

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AUCD for All Gala

AUCD for All Gala - Celebration Leadership in Arts & Culture

April 22, 2020
Washington, DC


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