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Iowa LEND Director Recognized for Newborn Hearing Screening Research

The 2012 Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology will go to a team of researchers led by Lenore Holte, PhD, CCC-A, Iowa LEND Director and Clinical Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Department of Pediatrics, The University of Iowa.



Archives Available: MCHB/AUCD Pediatric Audiology Webinar Series 2012-2013

4 free webinars

Funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the MCHB/AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program supports 10 LEND programs to increase the didactic content and clinical experience of trainees in pediatric audiology. This webinar series was created to provide a leadership opportunity for LEND trainees/fellows from these funded programs, allowing them to present their experiences in pediatric audiology within the LEND interdisciplinary setting. Each webinar features presentations by LEND pediatric audiology trainees.



Early Hearing Detection and Intervention-Pediatric Audiology Links to Services (EHDI-PALS) Directory

The EHDI-PALS Directory provides information about facilities that offer pediatric audiology services to young children who are younger than five years of age. All of the facilities included report that they have licensed audiologists and the right equipment and expertise to serve young children.



AUCD 2013: You're Invited

Promoting Inclusion in an Increasingly Diverse World

This Conference theme promotes our network values of inclusion of all persons with developmental and other disabilities in community life and engages the network in conversation and practices to ensure our work reflects the changing cultural and linguistic landscape in our Centers and States.



AUCD Celebrates March as Developmental Disabilities Month

On February 26, 1987, President Ronald Reagan designated March as the National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Read about a few of the current AUCD and Network activities underway this month.



TED Video about EHDI Programs for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This video, posted by TED, describes the unlimited potential of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The talk is given by Karl White, who is the director of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, (NCHAM). NCHAM serves as the National Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of EHDI Systems in the United States. NCHAM's goal is to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical services.



2012 AUCD Conference Trainee Scholarships

Application Deadline: November 2, 2012

AUCD is pleased to announce the availability of 15 travel scholarships of up to $500 each AND 5 volunteer scholarships of up to $500 each to support AUCD Trainees in attending the 2012 AUCD Conference.

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Jean Johnson of the Center on Disability Studies (HI UCEDD) Wins International Award

Associate Director Jean Johnson of the College of Education Center on Disability Studies (CDS) won best poster presentation at the First International Congress on Family-Centered Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Elizabeth Graves works with a preschool child at the Mama Lere Hearing School in Nashville, Tennessee.


'LENDing a Hand': An Article on LENDs and MCHB Audiology Supplemental Funds

by Jackson Roush, Anne Marie Tharpe & Karl White

As an AuD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Nicole Duncan's interest in working with children was always evident. But she never imagined that in her first year of professional employment she would play a lead role in developing and expanding pediatric audiology services in an underserved region.



Health Care Ruling a Victory for All Americans

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) applauds today's United States Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "The Affordable Care Act is a landmark law and a victory for all Americans, but especially for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions who often struggle to find quality health coverage," said AUCD President Anthony Antosh, EdD.



AUCD Announces Teams Chosen for the MCHB/AUCD Interprofessional Leadership Learning Collaborative

The MCHB-AUCD Interprofessional Leadership Learning Collaborative is a year-long quality improvement opportunity comprised of in-person training workshops and ongoing technical assistance to participant programs.



AUCD 2012 Conference: Invitation to Participate

You are invited to the AUCD 2012 Conference! The conference will feature new types of sessions, allowing attendees to learn more during their time at the conference. Use the "presentation details" information to begin preparing your proposal for one of the new session types; the online submission form will be available in a few weeks.



ASHA Analysis and Issues Brief on Final IDEA Part C Regulations

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has released an analysis and set of issue briefs related to the final Part C regulations and how they apply to speech-language pathologists and audiologists who provide early intervention services under IDEA Part C to infants and toddlers with disabilities.



MCHB/AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Meeting

To encourage collaboration among funded programs and to support all LEND programs as they face challenges and opportunities in pediatric audiology, AUCD organized a face-to-face meeting just prior to the start of the EHDI conference in St. Louis. Invited participants included LEND Pediatric Audiology Project Directors, LEND audiologists and LEND audiology trainees. The topic for this meeting was tele-practice in the area of audiology.



"Tele-Intervention" - Bringing Specialized Services to Families of Young Children with Hearing Loss

Source:National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

Tele-intervention (TI) is a growing method for bringing specialized services to families of young children with hearing loss. The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) has recently released a new Tele-Intervention Resource Guide (October 2011), which reflects the pioneer efforts of six EI programs from across the country. It highlights recommended practices for conducting TI sessions and includes information about technology considerations, licensure and reimbursement, and how to ensure privacy and security. Information about a learning community of TI providers is also provided. To learn more, go to

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