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Native American Developmental Disabilities Needs Assessment

This report provides information about the availability of services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families, the needs of DD tribal members and their families, and tribal members' familiarity and contact with the DD Network agencies.



Trainee Handbook

The AUCD Trainee Handbook is intended to be used to support AUCD network trainees with a variety of learning goals. Created by AUCD and members of the National Training Directors Council, this document will provide a consistent approach to accessing information about the network, its history, our federal partners, and the rich resources available to trainees. This handbook is considered a supplement to Trainee Handbooks provided at local programs.



Bridging the Aging and Developmental Disabilities Service Networks: Challenges and Best Practices

This report identifies policy and service delivery issues pertaining to older adults with developmental disabilities and their families and recommends opportunities to enhance collaboration among the aging, disability, and long-term care networks.



Envisioning the Future: Allies in Self Advocacy Report

In collaboration with the Developmental Disabilities network, self-advocates, and allies, a series of five regional summits across the country were held in the spring of 2011 to promote collaboration, planning, and recommendations at the state and national levels. This report summarizes the goals of the Self-Advocacy Summit Initiative and describes the planning, implementation, findings, outcomes, evaluation, and feedback of the events.



Increasing Trainee Survey Responses: Best Practice Methods for Obtaining High Response Rates from Trainees

Obtaining high trainee response rates to the LEND and UCEDD 1, 5, and 10 year surveys can be difficult for programs to get. To assist Centers in potentially increasing their response rates, AUCD interviewed training directors and former trainees from the 5 UCEDDs and/or LENDs with the consistently highest response rates to understand their strategies for surveying former trainees. This report describes AUCD's interviews and the practices these Centers have found to be successful.



2011 AUCD Network Report

AUCD stands with its national network of member centers to promote initiatives that train leaders, aggregate critical resources, and disseminate practices and information that support people with disabilities-all so that they can live self-determined lives. Through partnerships and the coordinated efforts of professionals, family members, and self-advocates, AUCD has made a marked difference in the lives of people with disabilities and their families in 2011.



UCEDD Leadership: A Guide to the Next Generation

This guide provides a university search committee with an overview of the roles, functions, and expectations for the leadership of a UCEDD. It outlines the federal requirements for UCEDDs and UCEDD Directors, as well as best practices gleaned from across the UCEDD network in the process of selecting a new UCEDD Director. Appendices provide additional information on federal legislation, technical assistance resources available from AUCD, and Director job descriptions from other UCEDDs of various university administrative homes.



Electronic Tool Kit of Training Resources for Medical, Dental, and Nursing Students



Disability Policy Seminar 2011: Reflections from AUCD Trainees

Over 110 AUCD trainees attended the 2011 Disability Policy Seminar. In order to capture the experience, the 2011 AUCD Virtual Trainee Suzanne Engel asked trainees in attendance to share their thoughts by responding to three sentence-starters: "At the DPS, I...," "On the Hill, I...," and "One thing I will bring back to my program is..." This publication includes trainees' responses to these sentence-starters and provides an overview of what was learned and the impact the DPS had on trainees.



2010 AUCD Network Report

This report provides an overview of the activities of the membership of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and of the AUCD Central Office over the fiscal year, covering July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Despite the economic challenges that we all face nationally and in our individual states, the network had a productive and noteworthy year. Interdisciplinary training, research, and technical assistance activities grew, even in this challenging environment.



Interdisciplinary Training Guide (4th Ed)

While the concept of Interdisciplinary Training may appear reasonably straightforward, the operational mechanics of developing and running an Interdisciplinary Training Program can be quite challenging. This Guide, like those before it, provides a framework from which flexible and variable programs can operate to train future leaders in the field of developmental disabilities.



Medical Home Competencies for LEND Trainees

The ultimate goal of a medical home is to ensure better coordination of care, via participation of an interdisciplinary team, within the medical home. It is essential for LEND trainees to understand the core tenets of medical home and how they apply to their respective fields of expertise to ensure high-quality work as part of the medical home team.



Tool Kit of Pre-service Curricular Materials



2009 AUCD Network Report with Insert

This report provides data and information on work performed in FY2009 and the impact of that work on the lives of people with disabilities by AUCD and the three national networks it supports and represents.



2008 Network Report

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