Event Materials Now Available: 2014 AUCD UCEDD Directors Retreat and AIDD TA Institute

April 4, 2014


The 2014 UCEDD Directors Retreat and AIDD TA Institute were held March 19-21 in Crystal City, VA. Materials from the meeting are available on this page. 

This meeting provided an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.

Materials from Directors Retreat

Materials from TA Institute

  • Agenda - March 20-21, 2014
  • Combined Panel Presentations
    • Welcome and Opening Remarks
    • AIDD Program Office Updates
    • Balancing Funding Portfolios
    • UCEDD Promotional Efforts
    • UCEDD Updates 
  • Facilitated Sessions - Balancing Funding Portfolios

    March 20, 2014, 9:45 - 11:00 am

    Center Administration and Business Operations                                                         

    • Michela Spitz, Associate Director of Finance & Administration, Center for Human Development, Alask
    • Bryce Fifield, UCEDD Director, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah
    Session Notes | Handout

    Developing Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

    • Andy Imparato, Executive Director, AUCD

     Session Notes

    Writing Research Grants (like the big dogs)                                                  

    • David Johnson, UCEDD Director, Institute on Community Integration, Minnesota
    • Robert Stodden, UCEDD Director, Center on Disability Studies, Hawaii

     Session Notes

    Landing and Managing State Contracts                                                    

    • Harold Kleinert, UCEDD Director, Human Development Institute, Kentucky
    • Sue Fox, Associate UCEDD Director, Institute on Disability, New Hampshire ;

      Session Notes

     Facilitated Sessions - UCEDD Promotional Efforts

    March 20, 2014, 3:15 - 4:30 pm

    High Impact Dissemination Strategies                                                                           

    • Matthew Gianino, Director of Communications, Institute on Disability, New Hampshire

     Session Notes | Handout available upon request

    Creating Quality, Culturally and Linguistically Competent Materials                   

    • Leslie Cohen, UCEDD Director, Sonoran UCEDD, Arizona
    • Tawara Goode, Associate UCEDD Director, Center for Child and Human Development, District of Columbia

     Session Notes | Additional Resources

    Marketing & Branding your UCEDD                                                                           

    • Sandy Root-Elledge, Associate UCEDD Director, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, Wyoming
    • Elise McMillan, UCEDD Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee

     Session Notes | Handout

    Sustaining Projects: Life After the Grant                                                                    

    • David Mank, UCEDD Director, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana

     Session Notes

    Facilitated Sessions - Taking it Big and Sustaining it!

    March 21, 2014, 9:45 - 11:00 am

    Building Network Capacity to Impact Policy                                                                 

    •  Elizabeth Hecht, Outreach Specialist for Public Policy, Waisman Center, Wisconsin
    •  Dawn Rudolph, TA Director, AUCD
    Session Notes

    Scaling Up Evidence-Based Models: Systems Change                                                 

    • W. Oscar Fleming, Investigator, National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

     Session Notes | Handout | Additional Resources

    Packaging Research Findings to Inform Policy Makers                                             

    • Andy Imparato, Executive Director, AUCD
    • Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator at the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and Secretary Sebelius' Senior Advisor on Disability Policy

     Session Notes