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11/14/2019

Public Transportation at AUCD2019

Make sure your trip to the AUCD Conference is as easy as possible by knowing where to go and how to get there.

 
 

11/14/2019

Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (MT UCEDD) announces recipient of the 2019 Community Investment Fund

In 2015, the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (RIIC) established the Community Investment Fund (CIF). CIF awards support innovative projects or programs that help Montanans with disabilities live, learn, work and play alongside people without disabilities. Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) members use their leadership and advocacy skills to review each application, evaluate the merits of each proposal, and award the funds.

 
 

11/14/2019

WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities Developing on Campus College Program for Grads with I/DD

High school graduates with intellectual and developmental disabilities will soon be joining West Virginia University's campus through a new program developed to prepare them for independence that will provide improved academic, social engagement and real-world work experiences. Students, ages 18-23, enrolled in the program "tentatively named The Country Roads Program" will live in a shared residential housing arrangement, participate in social activities across campus and receive career education and training.

 
 

11/13/2019

AUCD 360 - November 2019

 
 

11/13/2019

Get the AUCD 2019 Conference App!

AUCD has again partnered with Guidebook to bring you the entire conference agenda and more on your mobile device, for free! Download the guide to plan your day with personalized schedules, browse exhibitors, view maps of the hotel and surrounding area, view the attendee list and connect with people before you arrive, access exclusive online content, and much more.

 
 

11/12/2019

ITAC Bulletin Board - November 2019

As we approach the upcoming AUCD Annual Conference and near the end of the fall semester, we recognize the importance of delivering information and resources that may be timely to MCH training programs. It is our hope that you find the resources contained in this newsletter useful in supporting the work of your faculty, staff and trainees.

 
 

11/12/2019

Tuesdays with Liz: Beyond the Data - Addressing Gaps in Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

How has life improved for people living with intellectual disabilities? What needs to improve? Liz Weintraub shares her views as a person with an intellectual disability in her interview with Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver.

 
 
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11/12/2019

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Investigator Discovers One More Piece to the Autism Puzzle

Mutations in a subunit of a receptor that binds the major inhibitory neurotransmitter GABAA in the brain have been linked, through a common mechanism, to epilepsy, autism and intellectual disability, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues report. Jing-Qiong "Katty" Kang, M.D., Ph.D. "This work represents a critical piece in the whole puzzle we are working on, the impaired GABAergic pathway in epilepsy, autism and intellectual disability," said the paper's corresponding author, Jing-Qiong "Katty" Kang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Neurology and Pharmacology and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) investigator.

 
 

11/11/2019

Disability Policy News In Brief

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11/7/2019

Kennedy Krieger Institute hosts 9th Annual Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference (MD UCEDD/LEND)

Kennedy Krieger Institute hosted the 9th Annual Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference on September 17th 2019. Harolyn Belcher, MD, MHS, Director for the Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership at Kennedy Krieger Institute welcomed over 180 attendees and addressed this year's theme of ensuring inclusion and provided updates on what we have learned since the publication of the National Academies of Sciences' important report entitled, "Neurons to Neighborhoods".

 
 

11/7/2019

New Publication on Transportation Patterns for Working-age Americans with Disabilities (NH UCEDD)

A recently published paper by Megan Henly and Debra Brucker at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire analyzed data on travel patterns to consider ways in which people with disabilities differ from people without disabilities in their daily transportation.

 
 

11/5/2019

Tuesdays with Liz: Autism and Employment with Walmart's JP McCory

JP McCory is a Senior Program Analyst on the Retail Technology team at Walmart. He was diagnosed with autism as an adult. In this interview he shares his thoughts on feeling valued in the workplace and speaking publicly about his experience with autism.

 
 

11/4/2019

CDC-AUCD Leadership Opportunity: Act Early Ambassadors-State or Territorial Liaisons to CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), announce a funding opportunity for Act Early Ambassadors to work with CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) program to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism. Applicants from the following states are eligible to apply for two available Ambassadorships: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, West Virginia.

 
 

11/4/2019

Disability Policy News In Brief

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11/4/2019

Minnesota LEND Fellows Partner with Community Organization to Promote Mindfulness

Families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often report chronic and high levels of stress. A group of MNLEND Fellows are partnering with a local nonprofit organization, Communities Engaging Autism (CEA), to support families as they face the challenges of raising children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD).

 
 

11/4/2019

Pre-Registration for AUCD 2019 is Closed

You are Welcome to Register In Person

Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues and peers. Online pre-registration has closed, but that does not mean your chance to attend this exciting event has passed. Make plans to join us for part or all of the AUCD Conference and register in person.

 
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