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North Carolina Hosts National Conference on Early Identification and Management of Hearing Loss

Over 400 attendees from across the US gathered in Raleigh, NC, October 26-28, for EHDI: Partnering for Progress. EHDI, an acronym for early hearing detection and intervention, refers to the broad spectrum of systems and services needed to enable newborn hearing screening, diagnosis, and treatment for congenital and early onset hearing loss. Developed in cooperation with the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at Utah State University with support from the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the meeting combined three conferences: The University of North Carolina's fifth Biennial Pediatric Audiology Symposium, the sixth annual Investing in Family Support Conference, sponsored by NCHAM, and the fourth annual Southeastern EHDI Conference, sponsored by eight southeastern public health programs



2011 Child Health Day

On the first Monday of October, maternal and child health professionals across America remind us that nothing is more important the health of our children. On this 83rd annual celebration of Child Health Day, HRSA reminds you of maternal and child health programs that help children lead healthy lives everyday.



AUCD has Moved

Source: Webinar
Author: Test

AUCD's new address is:
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
All phones, emails, and URLs remain the same.



Congratulations to the 2011-2012 LEND Network

AUCD congratulates the 2011-2012 network of 43 MCHB-LEND programs. These programs were selected in a very competitive peer-reviewed grant process in the Spring and Summer of 2011.



Department of Education awards $1.2 Million to 11 Small Businesses to Develop Technology for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research has awarded 16 grants of $75,000 each to 11 small businesses to conduct research and develop technology that makes life and learning easier for individuals with disabilities. For instance, one grantee will develop a low-cost computer graphics screen-reader for the vision-impaired; another will develop and evaluate an accident prevention system for manual wheelchairs; and another will design and develop a foot-operated mouse for computers.



Guam UCEDD Awarded Federal Assistance to Benefit their Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Guam Child Link System

Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service $139,735 in federal financial assistance. The grant received will benefit Guam UCEDD through their Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, Guam Child Link system.



A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities

A Unique Interfaith Documentary

A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities is a unique interfaith documentary, produced in conjunction with the New York Board of Rabbis, with the support of an extraordinary range of faith groups including the National Council of Churches, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Islamic Society of North America, the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ and the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops. A Place for All explores the courageous stories of persons with disabilities as they succeed in making their faith communities truly inclusive.



Meet at for July 14 Virtual Town Hall with White House Officials

Members of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Office of Public Engagement and Office of Presidential Personnel will participate in a virtual town hall meeting hosted by, the federal government's website for disability-related information, on Thursday, July 14, from 1-2 pm EDT. The event will be streamed live on the site's home page.

Charlie Lakin, Ph.D.


Charlie Lakin Selected to Serve as the Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Charlie Lakin has been selected to serve as the Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research starting August 29, 2011.



EHDI: Partnering for Progress

Three meetings - One location! Join experts from several specialties to discuss a variety of subjects pertaining to hearing and hearing loss in children. Topics include medical considerations, audiological assessment, advances in hearing technologies, family support, state and federal policies, EHDI program improvement, disabilities that occur with hearing loss, social media, advocacy, and more!



New Policy Brief and Video on Early Language and Literacy Development

Positive early language and literacy development can give children a window to the world, helping to ensure that each child can seize his or her potential for future success. The Zero to Three Policy Center recently announced the release of a new policy brief and video illustrating how early language and literacy development contributes to a child's success throughout life.



Researchers Identify Components of Speech Recognition Pathway in Humans

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have defined, for the first time, three different processing stages that a human brain needs to identify sounds such as speech-and discovered that they are the same as ones identified in non-human primates.



Global Disability Rights Library

Disability rights advocates around the globe can now access a newly launched tool for finding the knowledge and toolkits they need: the Global Disability Rights Library. It is working to bring the best materials on disability rights and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to developing countries, particularly to locations with limited internet access.



Part C Eligibility Considerations for Infants & Toddlers Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This document was produced by a committee convened by the IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management. January 2011.

Judith M. Levy, MSW, LCSW-CA, MA


Judith Levy, LCSW-CA (MD UCEDD/LEND) Receives Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Work

Judith M. Levy, MSW, LCSW-CA, MA, Chair of the Ethics Committee at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and MCDD Community Advisory Committee, received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

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