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6/10/2020

AUCD Launches Children's Mental Health Champions

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) expands its National Center on Disability in Public Health efforts with the launch of a new pilot program, Children's Mental Health Champions, made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Six Champions were selected, representing California, Colorado, Kentucky, New Mexico, Virginia, and Washington D.C., to serve as liaisons to the CDC's Children's Mental Health program.

 
 

4/21/2020

Effect of Standardized Patients on Pediatric Clinical Confidence in Audiology Students

The United States is facing a shortage of trained pediatric audiologists. Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs and doctor of audiology programs are striving to provide evidence-based training for pediatric audiology students through use of trained standardized patients. The purpose of the current project was to measure the effect of standardized patients on audiology students' clinical confidence when delivering difficult news in a pediatric setting.

 
 

4/6/2020

The Power of Statistics: StatsRRTC Releases 2019 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

On February 11, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol, in Washington, DC, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) at the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (IOD) released the 2019 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

 
 

4/6/2020

The Power of Statistics: StatsRRTC Releases 2019 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

On February 11, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol, in Washington, DC, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) at the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (IOD) released the 2019 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

 
 

4/1/2020

Autism Acceptance Month Webinar Series

AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) is sponsoring a series of four webinars for Autism Acceptance Month. Topics will range from parent training to reducing disparities to treating mental health issues in people with ASD. We will also sponsor a special webinar aimed at the engagement of autism stakeholders in research and service initiatives.

 
 

2/25/2020

2020 Trainee Council Representatives Selected!

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Council Trainee Representatives. Over the past month our trainees have begun their work, and we are excited about how they will support their councils for the remainder of 2020.

 
 

1/31/2020

Increasing Trainee Survey Responses: Best Practice Methods for Obtaining High Response Rates from Trainees

Obtaining high trainee response rates to the LEND and UCEDD 1, 5, and 10 year surveys can be difficult for programs to get. To assist Centers in potentially increasing their response rates, AUCD interviewed training directors and former trainees from the 5 UCEDDs and/or LENDs with the consistently highest response rates to understand their strategies for surveying former trainees. This report describes AUCD's interviews and the practices these Centers have found to be successful.

 
 

1/31/2020

Increasing Trainee Survey Responses: Best Practice Methods for Obtaining High Response Rates from Trainees

NOTE (1-31-2020): Since this resource was published, trainee surveys have been revised to a 2, 5, and 10 year timeline. The tips provided here are otherwise still pertinent. Obtaining high trainee response rates to the LEND and UCEDD 1, 5, and 10 year surveys can be difficult for programs to get. To assist Centers in potentially increasing their response rates, AUCD interviewed training directors and former trainees from the 5 UCEDDs and/or LENDs with the consistently highest response rates to understand their strategies for surveying former trainees. This report describes AUCD's interviews and the practices these Centers have found to be successful.

 
 

10/28/2019

Welcome Newly Elected Board Members

On behalf of AUCD Nominating Committee Chair, Bruce Keisling, and Board President, Amy Hewitt, AUCD is pleased to announce the newly elected members of the AUCD Board. These new members will begin their three-year term at the AUCD 2019 Conference.

 
 

7/24/2019

AUCD Emerging Leader Board Member

Position Description and Selection

The AUCD Board of Directors is seeking nominations from the network's Emerging Leader community to fill the newly created Emerging Leader Board Member voting position on the Board. The Emerging Leader Board Member will be a voting member on AUCD's national Board of Directors and serve as a representative of the Association and broader AUCD network. This position will bring the voice and perspective of the AUCD Emerging Leader Community, including but not limited to trainees and early career professionals in the network.

 
 

5/13/2019

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) LEND Self-advocate Trainees Learn from and Demonstrate the Benefits of Inclusive Environments

Author: Courtney Taylor

The definition and purpose of disability inclusion is to be sure that everyone has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires. In the 2018-19 academic year, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Consortium LEND (VCL) Training Program through the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center welcomed two self-advocates to their cohort of trainees for the first time.

 
 

4/25/2019

Early Reading Can Improve Communication Skills

Supporting early reading experiences can improve communication skills over time. Technology-based training from Texas A&M University provides reading skills to parents/community partners to increase language & communications skills of children with ASD.

 
 

4/23/2019

Tuesdays with Liz: Chris Smith Explains the 'Sunset Provision' and Talks Advocacy

Congressman Chris Smith provides an overview of what a 'sunset provision' is and how it relates to the Autism CARES Act. He also shares with Liz why the advocacy she and other disability advocates do is so important in helping ensure disability issues and policy receive attention in the halls of Congress.

 
 

3/27/2019

AUCD Emerging Leaders Map 2019

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"Centering People with Disabilities/Disabled People"

"Centering" means that PWD/DP are at the core of our work. It requires actively listening to and respecting people with disabilities/disabled people and their needs and wants within our communities. The Map highlights diverse trainees and early career leaders across AUCD's network. Each person was selected for inclusion on the map based on their contributions to the network, how they have demonstrated leadership, and their values and commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect for others.

 
 

7/2/2018

Voting

Voting is one of the most important rights of a US citizen. It allows people to choose leaders they feel will best represent their needs on the local, state, and federal levels. You can make real change by being an educated voter in your community.

 
 

6/20/2018

AUCD Strongly Opposes Family Separation at Borders, Calls on Lawmakers and the Administration to Take Action

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a diverse, interdisciplinary leadership, research, training, and service network which includes the nation's leading experts on child development, family-centered care, and trauma. Those perspectives and our shared humanity provide the foundation to unequivocally oppose the separation of families as they enter America.

 
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