AUCD Launched Podcast - AUCD Network Narratives

December 30, 2021

This fall, AUCD launched its first ever podcast called AUCD Network Narratives: Real Stories from Our Members. The podcast shares real stories from network members who are working to change systems and structures that impact people with disabilities. Each AUCD Network Narratives episode features a conversation about experiences at a LEND, UCEDD or IDDRC, especially highlighting emerging leaders and the voices of BIPOC disabled people and their families. To view all episodes, go to
Episodes of Interest
Using Storytelling to Connect Research & Lived Experience
This episode features Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, an autistic researcher, writer, advocate, parent, and a member of the Autistic Researcher Review Board for the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) project. Morénike and host, Jeiri Flores, discuss what it means to incorporate lived experience into the research process.
Adapting to a New World of Service and the Language that Comes With It
This episode features Maribel Hernandez, a mother of two autistic young adults and a Community Education Specialist at the MIND Institute.  Maribel shares about her experience as an immigrant mother navigating services for her two sons, as well as some of her work now in parent engagement and education within Latinx communities.
Coming Soon!
Our episode launching January 12th is with guest Jairo Arana, an autistic self-advocate. He and host, Jeiri, talk about growing leaders in self-advocacy.