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Abused and Betrayed: People with Intellectual Disabilities and an Epidemic of Sexual Assault

A NPR Special Series

At a moment of reckoning in the United States about sexual harassment and sexual assault, a yearlong NPR investigation finds that there's little recognition of a group of Americans that is one of the most at risk: adults with intellectual disabilities. The series starts on Monday, January 8 and runs through January 18th.



Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayContinuing Resolution; Taxes and Healthcare; Social Secutiry and Transition-Aged Youth; ESSA; nominations; ADA Guidance; and more



In Memoriam: Rebecca Carman, MSW

We are deeply saddened to share the sudden passing of a former trainee (NH LEND) and former AUCD staff member, Rebecca Carman. Many of you will remember Rebecca's ready smile and laugh, and her desire to do whatever she could to help. Please keep her family in your thoughts during this very difficult time.



Indiana Debuts Disability History Website (IN UCEDD)

Through a collection of oral history interviews and related digital material, the website documents and preserves the memories and experiences of people with disabilities, family members, professional service providers, educators, and public officials. The site's growing collection highlights the history of advocacy for disability rights in Indiana, and features over 80 fully-captioned videos.



Kaiser Health News - Running On Empty: CHIP Funding Could Run Out Jan. 19 For Some States

Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) despite spending approved by Congress in late December that was expected to keep the program running for three months, federal health officials said Friday.



Impact in Education: Cynthia Ellis, M.D.

Cynthia Ellis, M.D., is one of the recipients of an Office of Academic Affairs 2017 Impact in Education Award. She will receive the Interprofessional Education Scholar Award.



Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All - Patti Killingsworth

In this week's edition of 'Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All', Liz interviews Patti Killingsworth, (Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of TennCare) about long term supports and services, and the Federal Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule.



Tuesdays with Liz: 2017 Holiday Special

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz shares with the viewers which 5 interviews were her favorite to film this year, and why.



AUCD Emerging Leaders Map

Showcasing Trainees & Early Career Professionals within the AUCD network

The AUCD Emerging Leaders Map aims to highlight trainees and early career professionals, and their contributions to the AUCD network, while demonstrating the diverse backgrounds and professional orientation of trainees. AUCD is currently seeking emerging leaders to spotlight on the map. Selected individuals will be contacted for additional information and the AUCD Emerging Leaders Map will offically launch in February 2018.



NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program Releases Report on Barriers to Breastfeeding (NH UCEDD/LEND)

In New Hampshire 8 out of every 10 mothers initiates breastfeeding after birth, however only 3 mothers continue breastfeeding the full 12 months as suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This and other findings are highlighted in a new report from the New Hampshire Occupational Health Surveillance Project (NH OHSP).



Tuesdays with Liz - Tom Sannicandro

In this week's edition of 'Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All', Liz interviews Tom Sannicandro, (Director of the Institute on Community Inclusion) about the connection between his job as a director of a UCEDD and his experience as a state legislator in the Massachusetts legislature.



AIR-P Network Activites

The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), led by Karen Kuhlthau, PhD, conducts research on evidence-based interventions to improve the physical health and well-being of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on underserved communities. Two key goals of the AIR-P network are 1) to conduct multi-site research on evidence-based interventions that improve physical health of children and adolescents with ASD and developmental disorders, especially underserved populations and 2) to transform AIR-P into a multi-site Learning Network (LN) which will provide a collaborative laboratory for developing and testing evidence-based interventions and accelerating the adoption of effective interventions and system management approaches into practice.



Announcing 2018 FAST Projects: Five Programs that Increase Diversity, Improve Program Evaluation or Leverage Technology to Provide Statewide TA and Training Awarded Supplementary Project Funds

In July of 2017, AUCD indicated an ability to provide supplementary funding and targeted assistance to programs working to address these identified areas of need in ways that could be replicated by other programs or could benefit the broader network. After careful review of a diverse pool of program proposals, five programs were selected to receive Focused Assistance to Support Training (FAST) Projects which includes up to $8,000 in supplemental funding.



DBPNet Finds More Prescription of Psychotropic Medication for Young Children with ASD and Medicaid Compared to Private Insurance

PROGRAM: University of Washington PATHWAYS Project

The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet) is a 14 site Network whose mission is "to conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research in developmental and behavioral pediatrics that advances clinical practice, supports research training, and optimizes the health and functional status of children with developmental and behavioral concerns and disorders, including children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities". �



Developments, December 2017

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