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10/2/2020

Staying Connected During COVID-19: Waisman Center Outreach Supports AAC Remotely

The Communication Development Program (CDP) is an outreach program of the Waisman Center UCEDD at University of Wisconsin, Madison. This program was developed over 30 years ago in partnership with the Dane County Department of Human Services, and specifically the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) unit. The mission of CDP is to enhance community participation, health, safety, and self-determination for individuals with disabilities through specialized Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) services.

 
 

10/2/2020

Transition Supports for Parents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Partnership (Georgetown UCEDD)

The Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (GUCEDD) is one of 10 programs awarded a Community Based Transition Partnership Planning grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Administration on Disabilities (AoD) (https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USACL/bulletins/29bbc5e). The goal of the grant is to convene a partnership in the District of Columbia to develop a sustainable plan that addresses the unique needs of parents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to support the transition of their children with and without disabilities throughout the life course.

 
 

10/1/2020

AUCD 2020: Registration is now open!

We welcome network members, non-network organizational partners, experts from across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and trainees to learn and share together during the virtual conference. AUCD2020 will virtually feature pre-recorded plenary sessions, pre-recorded concurrent sessions and on-demand poster sessions that cover a broad spectrum of disability topics.

 
 

10/1/2020

AUCD Opposes the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) opposes the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The mission of AUCD is to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of all people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities.

 
 

10/1/2020

EPCAMH Call for Papers: Special Issue on Mental Health Interventions for ASD/IDD

Submissions are due January 1, 2021

EPCAMH Call for Papers: Special Issue on Mental Health Interventions for ASD/IDD Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (EPCAMH) is now accepting papers for a special issue on evidence-based practice in mental health interventions for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), guest edited by Meghan Miller, Ph.D., Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D., and Judy Reaven, Ph.D..

 
 

9/30/2020

AUCD Brochure

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities, located in Silver Spring, MD, is a national, nonprofit organization that promotes and supports the national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice through research, education, leadership, and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.

 
 

9/30/2020

Mailman Early Autism Intervention Program

The Mailman Early Autism Intervention program uses the evidence-based, manualized Project Impact model, to provide telehealth-based parent coaching to families of children ages 18 months to 4 years with social communication challenges. This project was developed in response to COVID-19 to replace in-person services. This program includes 6 pre-recorded webinars for parents and 6 live coaching sessions. If needed, there is an optional 7th webinar and related coaching session focused on managing challenging behavior.

 
 

9/30/2020

UCEDD Brochure

This brochure outlines the functions and recent accomplishements of the nation's 67 UCEDDs, all of whom are members of AUCD, and the locations of each.

 
 

9/29/2020

In Memoriam- Fred J. Biasini

The Alabama LEND and UCEDD experienced a heartbreaking loss on 9/23/2020 in the unexpected passing of Dr. Fred J. Biasini. During his nearly 40 years of involvement with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Civitan-Sparks Clinics and the Department of Psychology, Dr. Biasini was a mentor to innumerable trainees and professionals and was a strong advocate for families. His presence and passion was felt throughout UAB, the state, and the nation. It is difficult to find a person or project within the disability community that did not have a connection to Fred Biasini. Dr. Biasini is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jan, three children, six grandchildren, a sister, and a niece and nephews.

 
 

9/29/2020

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) investigators to lead $5 million NSF-funded expansion of ASD workforce program

The National Science Foundation has awarded a highly competitive $5 million grant to multiple Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) (VKC) researchers to greatly expand a project for creating novel artificial intelligence (AI) technology and tools and platforms that train and support individuals with autism spectrum disorders in the workplace.

 
 

9/29/2020

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND)'s UCEDD program funded for five more years, welcomes new co-director

The Federal Administration on Community Living has awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant to continue the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND).Erik Carter, Ph.D., is Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of Special Education. He now joins McMillian as co-director of the VKC UCEDD. Carter is no stranger to the VKC or to its UCEDD partners.

 
 

9/29/2020

WVU CED Launches New Website to Provide Resources for Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorders

The WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) launched a new website designed to provide resources to help educate families and providers on the effects of substance use on the family unit and child development.

 
 

9/28/2020

America at a glance: Social isolation and loneliness during the first wave of COVID-19 Organization: RTC:Rural

America at a glance: Social isolation and loneliness Before the current pandemic, people with disabilities reported significantly higher rates of social isolation and loneliness than those without disabilities. When restrictions are put in place to help protect people from COVID-19, what happens to these rates? RTC:Rural's newest research brief explores how COVID-19 and public health responses may contribute to feelings of social isolation and loneliness among people with disabilities.

 
 

9/28/2020

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayCOVID-19, Supreme Court, Appropriations, Department of Education, Nutrition Assistance, Health Care, Presidential Debate, Voting 2020

 
 

9/25/2020

Act Early Network News, Fall 2020 Issue

 
 

9/24/2020

New: A Guide to Interacting with Police for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

The University of Cincinnati UCEDD has developed a new brochure on: A Guide to Interacting with Police for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. People with intellectual, cognitive or developmental disabilities get involved as both victims and suspects/offenders with law enforcement and with the criminal justice system. The police are ready to help in many different ways to help us feel safe.

 
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