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12/18/2020

Inclusive Public Health Quarterly - December 2020

 
 

12/16/2020

AUCD 2020: Thank you Sponsors!

Thank you to the sponsors of the AUCD 2020 Conference! Because of your support, our theme of "Achieving Equity - Leading the Way in the Next Decade" was truly realized. Thank you for your passion, expertise, and enthusiasm for the important work that we all do every day.

 
 

12/16/2020

MN-LEND Fellows Climb a Virtual Hill

Better pay for direct support professionals, more post-secondary educational opportunities for young adults with disabilities, and continuing funding for interdisciplinary programs that promote the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) were among issues on the table as a group of fellows from the Institute on Community Integration met this month with members of Minnesota's congressional delegation.

 
 

12/16/2020

Request for Assistance: The Group Opportunities to Advance Learning (GOAL) Projects

Application for Assistance Due: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) will offer technical assistance through the Group Opportunities to Advance Learning (GOAL) Projects. The GOAL projects are designed to support the planning and implementation of collaborative activities that engage trainees and faculty from neighboring LEND and DBP programs.

 
 

12/15/2020

Competencies Promise to Reduce Health Care Disparities for Millions of Americans with Disabilities

Consensus was reached on the Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education through a partnership with The Ohio State University Nisonger Center and the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education. The Competencies are designed to improve training across a diverse field of medical providers and improve the care received by people with disabilities throughout the health care system.

 
 

12/15/2020

Helping veterans become successful in agriculture Military experience, specialized programs help vets establish new roots

The Texas AgrAbility and Battleground to Breaking Ground (BGBG) programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides education, training, resources and technical assistance for active-duty and veteran military members and individuals with disabilities interested in agriculture. AgrAbility was established in 2009 and the one-day BGBG workshops launched in 2012

 
 

12/15/2020

Save the Date! 2021 AUCD for All Gala

The 2021 AUCD for All Gala will take place virtually on April 14, 2021. The Gala theme will focus on the AUCD 50th Anniversary and the important work being done around the AUCD network to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families.

 
 

12/14/2020

Buckeye SCOPE: Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic ECHO Series

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) launched the Buckeye SCOPE: Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic ECHO series on August 7th, 2020.

 
 

12/14/2020

Capacity Building, a program within the CDD at Texas A&M University

Capacity Building, a program within the CDD at Texas A&M University, has changed the way that they operate. In order to meet the needs created by COVID, as well as to be accessible to a larger audience, the Capacity Building Project has worked to create interactive online training sessions for participants across Texas. Since August they have hosted 5 trainings, led by experienced researchers, service providers, and advocates, that have averaged over 125 participants. Topics have included: supporting a balanced life in person centered planning, a review of trauma around individuals with IDD, building community connections for skills-based training, and connecting to Student Hire Ability coordinators. Capacity has also implemented a new school based business and employment grant, in order to create opportunities for school based jobs.

 
 

12/14/2020

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayAppropriations, COVID-19 Relief, COVID-19 Vaccine, Presidential Transition, Maternal Health, Lifespan Respite Care Services

 
 

12/14/2020

Griffen Elected as PHEHP Chair

Dr. Adriane Griffen, AUCD's Senior Director of Public Health and Leadership, has been elected as a Chair for the American Public Health Association (APHA), representing the Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) section. Beginning her role this fall, Dr. Griffen will serve a one-year term with APHA.

 
 

12/14/2020

Mailman Center for Child Development (FL LEND/UCEDD) Co-Hosts Virtual Innovation & Connection Conference

The University of Miami (UM) Mailman Center for Child Development, in partnership with UM Center for Autism and Related Disorders co-hosted its bi-annual Innovation and Connection conference, Coaching Teachers and Parents: How and Why it Works, on October 19th, 2020. More than 90 administrators, educators, speech-language pathologists and mental health workers attended the virtual event.

 
 

12/14/2020

Medicaid Waiver Expert Joins Va-LEND Faculty

Va-LEND continues to add to our skilled team of faculty. Deanna Parker, MPA, has worked in the field of public policy for over 25 years and joins the LEND faculty in the discipline of Public Health. Ms. Parker is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. She helps develop, advance, and monitor regulatory and policy issues for Virginia's Developmental Disability (DD) Medicaid Waiver programs.

 
 

12/14/2020

National Survey of People with Disabilities and COVID-19

The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a worldwide pandemic. Understanding how people with disabilities have been affected by COVID-19 is important as we navigate this unprecedented time. In July 2020, roughly four months after states began providing guidance in response to spread of the virus, 990 adults with disabilities from age 18 to 85 across the United States reported on topics related to how COVID-19 was affecting their lives.

 
 
L: AUCD Professional Fellows alumna Bijal Lal & Dr. Margo Izzo. R: Teachers at an AMSEN-OSU ECHO Tanzania virtual training led by the Ohio UCEDD & LEND.

12/14/2020

OSU Nisonger Center and AUCD Professional Fellows Alum Launch Virtual Training Partnership Between U.S. & Tanzania

In troubling times, international partnerships that use online learning to build professional capacity and expertise in disability inclusion are more important than ever. AMSEN-OSU ECHO Tanzania, a new initiative created by AUCD Professional Fellows alum Bijal Lal and the Ohio State University Nisonger Center, offers many lessons on how to share knowledge globally and deliver supports locally at a distance.

 
 

12/14/2020

Pandemic makes Summer Internship Program Learning Available to All

In mid-March of this year, several high school and early college students who had made it to the final stretch of a competitive internship selection process received disappointing news. For the first time in its 17-year history, the Summer Internship Program (SIP) hosted by UCEDD in the Institute on Development and Disability at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) had to cancel its planned summer programming. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to keep hospital patients and critical staff safe, administrators at OHSU had made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person student learning opportunities.

 
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