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3/8/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayCOVID-19 Relief, COVID-19 Vaccine, Racial Justice, Voting Rights, Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD Disability Policy Fellowship

 
 

3/1/2021

Act Early Network News, Winter 2021 Issue

 
 

3/1/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayCOVID-19 Relief, COVID-19 Vaccine, Biden-Harris Administration, U.S. Department of Education, Prescription drug pricing, Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD Disability Policy Fellowship

 
 

2/25/2021

Act Early/COVID-19 Response Teams Complete Rapid Needs Assessment

In Fall 2020, 43 State and Territorial Response Teams and their identified key informants who lead early childhood programs, organizations, or systems (i.e. Part C, WIC, Home Visiting) conducted a rapid needs assessment as part of the Act Early Response to COVID-19 project. This needs assessment aimed to 1) measure engagement in each of the four steps of early identification and 2) understand the emerging strengths, needs, barriers, and opportunities related to the four steps of early identification of developmental delays and disabilities among children birth to age five during the COVID-19 pandemic, across early childhood systems and programs.

 
 

2/23/2021

Share your story!

AUCD 50th Anniversary

Do you have an interesting image, video or story that relates to AUCD's history? We are calling on persons with disabilities, our network centers, and affiliated partners to share stories related to your and AUCD's past. These can be important milestones, celebrations and hallmark moments that impacted people with disabilities and their families. AUCD will feature some of this content at the Virtual Gala and in other ways throughout the year as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

 
 

2/23/2021

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Joins National COVID-19 Network to Build Resilience Against Pandemic Among the Disability Community

Nearly 40 national partner organizations band together to bring communities culturally appropriate information and health services.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) joined Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)'s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) of partners to inform community-driven response, recovery, and resiliency strategies for addressing the impact of COVID-19 on communities. In response to the needs of the disability community, we have established a communications strategy to support the development of linguistically and culturally competent messaging and materials by representing plain language as an accessible format and bringing awareness of COVID-19 vaccine information

 
 

2/22/2021

2021 Disability Policy Seminar

April 19-22, 2021 - A Virtual Event

The Disability Policy Seminar offers the opportunity for passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to come together and learn about key issues that affect them most. After two days of training and learning, attendees head to Capitol Hill for a day of meetings with their Members of Congress.

 
 

2/22/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayCOVID-19 Relief, COVID-19 Vaccine, Biden-Harris Administration, Transportation, Voting Rights, Healthcare.gov, Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD Disability Policy Fellowship

 
 

2/22/2021

OR Institute on Development & Disability Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

The Institute on Development & Disability at Oregon Health & Science University is working with our broader OHSU health system and community partners including Port of Portland, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the local Red Cross to offer a drive through vaccination site for people with disabilities and their caregivers.

 
 

2/22/2021

Sharing Stories of Individuals with Disabilities: Vanderbilt Consortium LEND's Collaboration with Saddle Up!

By Tatum Gross, Family Discipline LEND Trainee at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Consortium LEND's trainees have been split into groups to work on interprofessional collaboration group projects. My group is working with Saddle Up!, a therapeutic horseback riding program in the Nashville, TN, area. Saddle Up! provides Adaptive Riding, Therapy Services, and an Equine Assisted Learning Program to individuals with disabilities ages 2-26.

 
 

2/16/2021

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayAction Alert: #MedicaidCantWait Day of Action, COVID-19 Relief, COVID-19 Vaccine, Biden-Harris Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Impeachment, U.S. Department of Education, Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD Disability Policy Fellowship

 
 

2/16/2021

Kansas LEND Partners to Disseminate PCIT Across Kansas

Kansas LEND partnered with another HRSA grant, Telehealth ROCKS (Rural Outreach to Children of KS)/ KANDO, to take the first step in disseminating Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) throughout the state. PCIT is an evidence-based intervention that has been shown to be effective in improving behavior, language, social skills and play in young children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (ADHD, Autism) and trauma.

 
 

2/16/2021

New Staying Safe at Work Training

Employment Safety Training supports the needs assessment process designed to address gaps, deficiencies, and unmet occupational safety and health training needs. The IOD's Employment Safety Training program provides attendees with critical job-safety tools for teaching those with IDD the skills they need to be safe at work through a train the trainer model.

 
 

2/12/2021

Project BEST

Project BEST (Basic Employability Skills Training) is set to begin its first pilot of the BEST Curriculum. The curriculum is based on employment skills trainings that were identified as important and necessary in both the literature and through community based surveys. Due to COVID-19, both a digital course and a paper based course, as well as workbook materials, were created for teachers to use to support employment skills training for their students.

 
 

2/10/2021

AUCD 360 - February 2021

 
 

2/9/2021

AUCD Policy Fellowship 2021

The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide significant experiences in national level activities related to policy and legislative development, advocacy, program development, technical assistance, and AUCD administration. The Fellowship in Disability Policy is envisioned as a mutually beneficial arrangement between the Fellow, the Fellows community, and the AUCD central office.

 
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