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12/20/2020

Advances in Autism Research and Care Webinar Series: 2020 Schedule

Please join the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network/Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health for our upcoming Advances in Autism Research and Care (AARC) webinar series scheduled for 2020!

 
 

11/30/2020

The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University welcomes Dr. Robert Maddalozzo

The Center welcomes Dr. Robert Maddalozzo Robert started his career in K-12 education as a general education teacher, with a focus on history, though he also taught science courses. His experiences led him to explore special education as a career.

 
 

11/30/2020

The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University welcomes Dr. Robert Maddalozzo

The Center welcomes Dr. Robert Maddalozzo Robert started his career in K-12 education as a general education teacher, with a focus on history, though he also taught science courses. His experiences led him to explore special education as a career.

 
 

11/30/2020

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Receive University Funding Award to Further Statewide Telehealth Infrastructure

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, on behalf of the College of Health Sciences, has been awarded the 2020 University of Wyoming Foundation's Heywood Fund Award. The funded project will enhance research, teaching, scholarship, and community engagement related to telehealth services delivery in the College of Health Sciences. The project will equip graduate and undergraduate students with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement telehealth services in their future practices. In addition, the college will deliver ongoing professional development to community-based providers for relevant and complex healthcare conditions.

 
 

11/24/2020

DSP COVID19 Follow Up Survey

The Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals, is conducting a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on direct support professionals. After more than eight months since a national emergency was declared, we want to know how DSPs are doing and identify the most effective ways to protect DSPs and the people they support. Direct Support Professionals can complete the survey here. Their answers will be anonymous. National and state-specific results from the survey will be shared widely in March 2021.

 
 

11/23/2020

Hope Link is the Director of CLE's Newest Nashville Location

College Living Experience (CLE) is thrilled to announce that we now are enrolling students at our new center in Nashville and to welcome Nashville Program Director Dr. Hope Link. CLE provides wrap-around post-secondary supports and services for students with a variety of exceptionalities, including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, NVLD, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities.

 
 

11/23/2020

Voting: National and State Perspectives - Podcast Intierview with Maureen van Stone, Esq, MS

Maureen van Stone, Esq., MS, director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) was recently featured on a new podcast series presented by The Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center. Ms. van Stone is the director of the Maryland UCEDD, and was the first guest speaker on the new podcast series titled Included: The Disability Equity Podcast. This inaugural episode focused on the process of educating candidates on issues important to the disability community, voting accessibility for those with disabilities, and the importance of the disability vote.

 
 

11/23/2020

Access for All at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Since the beginning of the Zoo Access for All program, LEND's Program Director, Dr. Jen Smith, has collaborated with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) to train zoo employees and identify priority areas to increase accessibility. Over four hundred CZBG employees have gone through the unique training with Dr. Smith, learning some of the types of developmental disabilities they may encounter at the zoo, how they can support those with developmental disabilities, and how they can assist families when issues arise.

 
 

11/23/2020

CDD Affiliated Faculty, Dr. Marcia Montague and Dr. Carly Gilson Awarded Two Major Grants from the U.S Department of Education

CDD Affiliated Faculty, Dr. Marcia Montague and Dr. Carly Gilson, have been awarded two major grants from the U.S Department of Education Dr. Linda Castillo (PI) and Dr. Marcia Montague (Co-PI) received a Heart of Texas GEAR UP Partnership grant. This grant totals $6.3 million over the next seven years to provide comprehensive support services to over 1,200 7th grade students to help them prepare for and succeed in post-secondary education. Partner districts include Bryan and Hearne ISDs. Dr. Carly Gilson received a Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities(PSID) grant. This grant will provide approximately $2.2 million in funding over the next five years to support our staff, students, research, program expansion, and outreach efforts to other schools across Texas.

 
 

11/23/2020

Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayPresidential Transition, U.S. Congress, Drug Pricing, Keeping All Students Safe Act, COVID-19 Vaccine, U.S. Department of Justice, National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, #AUCD2020 Conference Policy Events

 
 

11/23/2020

Former Trainee- Making A Difference in the Latinx Community

Recent Va-LEND graduate Fiorella Carrillo-Kimbrough volunteers with Caminos, a Richmond-based support group that works with Spanish-speaking families with children who have autism or other neurodevelopmental disabilities. The group incorporates the use of cultural brokers and provides culturally appropriate education and support.

 
 

11/23/2020

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Considerations for the Disability Community

An FAQ to support state and local disability leaders advocate for the role of individuals with disabilities in the allocation and distribution plans for a COVID-19 vaccine. Includes information on the approval, manufacturing, allocation, and distribution processes for a COVID-19 vaccine, AUCD network vaccine resources, and links to addition federal, state, and local public health resources.

 
 

11/23/2020

HDI Staff receive the Tom Gravitt Advocacy Award

Tom Gravitt Advocacy Award from the Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). This award recognizes individuals who have had an exemplary impact on the SCI community and the disability community at large. These individuals enrich the lives of people with disabilities by being an advocate who fosters respect, access, and equal opportunities for all.

 
 

11/23/2020

Institute for Human Development Launches Fully-Online Disability Resource Specialist Graduate Certificate Program

The Institute for Human Development, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities housed at Northern Arizona University (NAU), will launch its brand new Disability Resource Specialist Graduate Certificate in Spring 2021

 
 

11/23/2020

Iowa's UCEDD Welcomes Back Caitlin Owens

The Iowa UCEDD is excited to welcome Caitlin Owens back to the team as our new operations manager. A social worker by training, Owens has many years of experience working across the spectrum of mental health and disability services, from job coaching to behavioral intervention to systems change work. She is a former LEND trainee, a recipient of the Alfred Healy Leadership Award in Developmental Disabilities, a graduate of the AUCD Leadership Academy, and she previously worked at the Iowa UCEDD from 2015-2018.

 
 

11/23/2020

Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Receives Grant to Improve Statewide Transition Practices for Youth and Adults with Disabilities

The Federal Administration for Community Living has awarded a Community-Based Transition Partnership Planning Grant to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VKC UCEDD). The VKC UCEDD, one of 10 UCEDDs awarded, will convene partnerships to develop a framework to ensure community integration, through the creation of a sustainable, high quality, community-based transition pilot.

 
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