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10/13/2020

AUCD Network Contributes to "Public Health Perspectives on Disability" for Rethinking Disability in Public Health Study and Practice

In this new edition, the editors and contributors update and expand on the educational framework that was introduced in the first edition for rethinking disability in public health study and practice and for attaining the competencies that should accompany this knowledge. The second edition highlights key areas of research that have emerged since the first edition was published.

 
 
The Colorado Office of Employment First team (left to right: Aryn Taylor (Grant Writer/Evaluator), Teresa Nguyen (Curriculum Developer/Trainer), Patricia Henke (Director), Brian Dean (Program Developer/Trainer), Deirdre Sage (Curriculum Developer)

10/13/2020

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month - an Employment First Resource in Colorado

Sitting under JFK Partners at the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the Colorado Office of Employment First (COEF) is a new resource for training and learning communities on a variety of Employment First topics including Individual Placement and Support, Customized Employment, Supported Employment, Youth and Family Education, and Benefits Counseling.

 
 

10/13/2020

I Vote Because...

AUCD is excited to join partners across the disability community working to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources, getting folks registered, supporting voters in navigating the planning processes, and making sure that we are all voters in 2020. This effort includes plans to continuously share information and resources up to Election Day: November 3, 2020.

 
 

10/13/2020

Kentucky Students Participate in 2020 Summer Leadership Experience

The University of Kentucky (UK) Human Development Institute (HDI), with support from the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) welcomed high school students with disabilities to the 2020 Summer Leadership Experience. This three-day virtual camp provided participants an opportunity to connect with peers across the state to gain knowledge, develop skills, and identify resources to support a successful transition beyond high school.

 
 
Jennifer Maeverde

10/13/2020

Maeverde Named Children's Mental Health Champion by AUCD (ME UCEDD)

ME UCEDD Research Associate, Jennifer Maeverde, has been selected as a Children's Mental Health Champion by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) as part of a new pilot program made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 
 

10/13/2020

MN UCEDD Pinpoints Autism's Reach

To better quantify the prevalence of autism across Minnesota, investigators at University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD) will tap into large statewide education and social services databases under a new grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 
 

10/13/2020

New National Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion in Emergency Preparedness Seeks Input from Emergency Managers and Public Health Preparedness Personnel

The newly formed National Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion and Emergency Preparedness through AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health seeks input from local emergency or public health preparedness planners.

 
 
Wordmark for the Institute on Community Integration.

10/13/2020

Seeking Participants for Research Study on Autism

"Ecological Momentary Assessment of Leisure Activity"

Leisure participation is a key leading to physical and mental wellbeing, social inclusion, independence, self-worth, and quality of life. Researchers at the University of Minnesota are recruiting adults with autism who live alone or independently with roommate(s) and have access to a computer or a smartphone to study the types and frequency of leisure activities they do in their free time.

 
 

10/13/2020

Sheppard-Jones selected for UK Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team

Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Executive Director of the UK Human Development Institute and adjunct assistant professor of the College of Education, has been selected as a member of the University of Kentucky Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team. This team supports the execution of a comprehensive, enterprise-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implementation Plan that was recently announced by the University.

 
 

10/13/2020

The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD/LEND) Hosts First NJLEND Alumni Leadership Symposium, "Leadership in a Time of Crisis: The COVID-19 Pandemic"

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Pediatrics hosted the first Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - NJLEND Alumni Leadership Symposium. This virtual symposium, "The Challenge of Leadership in a Time of Crisis: The COVID-19 Pandemic" was a collaboration with systems across the state and RWJMS to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on children and young adults with Autism and other early onset disabilities and their families.

 
 

10/13/2020

The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD/LENHosts First NJLEND Alumni Leadership Symposium, "Leadership in a Time of Crisis: The COVID-19 Pandemic"

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Pediatrics hosted the first Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - NJLEND Alumni Leadership Symposium. This virtual symposium, "The Challenge of Leadership in a Time of Crisis: The COVID-19 Pandemic" was a collaboration with systems across the state and RWJMS to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on children and young adults with Autism and other early onset disabilities and their families.

 
 

10/12/2020

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayU.S. Supreme Court, Action Alert, COVID-19, White House, Presidential Campaign 2020, Voting 2020

 
 

10/9/2020

Action Alert: National Call-in Day on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Barrett

On Monday, October 12th, the disability community is coordinating a national call-in day to voice our opposition to the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court due to her record of hostility toward the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has greatly improved the lives of people with disabilities and their families by securing crucial healthcare access and protections from healthcare discrimination.

 
 

10/5/2020

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayWhite House, U.S. Supreme Court, COVID-19, COVID-19 Vaccine, Voting 2020, National Disability Call, Presidential Campaign 2020, U.S. Department of Education

 
 

10/3/2020

MNLEND Trainee jumps into coordinating a public health response to COVID with community partners

Whitney Terrill typically supports Minnesotans living with disabilities to access home and community based services through her role at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Disability Services Division Fiscal Policy Team. Whitney is deeply interested in value and outcomes based payment design, and currently works on a legislatively mandated project to explore options for how Minnesota might pay for disability services in the future.

 
 

10/2/2020

Edward Esbeck Leads the Way for Iowa's Self-Advocates

Before 2020, Iowa's LEND program did not have a Self-Advocacy Coordinator serving as Core Faculty for trainees in the program. Before 2019, Iowa's UCEDD, the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), did not have a Self-Advocacy Coordinator as a member of its staff. Before 2017, Iowa LEND had never had a Self-Advocacy Trainee. But since 2016, when he became a member of the UCEDD's Community Advisory Committee, CDD has had Ed Esbeck. For the past year, since he was hired as CDD's Self-Advocacy Coordinator in the fall of 2019, Esbeck has championed inclusion for Iowa LEND, and has led the way for more self-advocates to become leaders, as he has.

 
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