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2/23/2021

Share your story!

AUCD 50th Anniversary

Do you have an interesting image, video or story that relates to AUCD's history? We are calling on persons with disabilities, our network centers, and affiliated partners to share stories related to your and AUCD's past. These can be important milestones, celebrations and hallmark moments that impacted people with disabilities and their families. AUCD will feature some of this content at the Virtual Gala and in other ways throughout the year as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

 
 

2/23/2021

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Joins National COVID-19 Network to Build Resilience Against Pandemic Among the Disability Community

Nearly 40 national partner organizations band together to bring communities culturally appropriate information and health services.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) joined Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)'s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) of partners to inform community-driven response, recovery, and resiliency strategies for addressing the impact of COVID-19 on communities. In response to the needs of the disability community, we have established a communications strategy to support the development of linguistically and culturally competent messaging and materials by representing plain language as an accessible format and bringing awareness of COVID-19 vaccine information

 
 

2/22/2021

2021 Disability Policy Seminar

April 19-22, 2021 - A Virtual Event

The Disability Policy Seminar offers the opportunity for passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to come together and learn about key issues that affect them most. After two days of training and learning, attendees head to Capitol Hill for a day of meetings with their Members of Congress.

 
 

2/22/2021

OR Institute on Development & Disability Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

The Institute on Development & Disability at Oregon Health & Science University is working with our broader OHSU health system and community partners including Port of Portland, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the local Red Cross to offer a drive through vaccination site for people with disabilities and their caregivers.

 
 

2/22/2021

Sharing Stories of Individuals with Disabilities: Vanderbilt Consortium LEND's Collaboration with Saddle Up!

By Tatum Gross, Family Discipline LEND Trainee at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Consortium LEND's trainees have been split into groups to work on interprofessional collaboration group projects. My group is working with Saddle Up!, a therapeutic horseback riding program in the Nashville, TN, area. Saddle Up! provides Adaptive Riding, Therapy Services, and an Equine Assisted Learning Program to individuals with disabilities ages 2-26.

 
 

2/16/2021

Kansas LEND Partners to Disseminate PCIT Across Kansas

Kansas LEND partnered with another HRSA grant, Telehealth ROCKS (Rural Outreach to Children of KS)/ KANDO, to take the first step in disseminating Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) throughout the state. PCIT is an evidence-based intervention that has been shown to be effective in improving behavior, language, social skills and play in young children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (ADHD, Autism) and trauma.

 
 

2/16/2021

New Staying Safe at Work Training

Employment Safety Training supports the needs assessment process designed to address gaps, deficiencies, and unmet occupational safety and health training needs. The IOD's Employment Safety Training program provides attendees with critical job-safety tools for teaching those with IDD the skills they need to be safe at work through a train the trainer model.

 
 

2/12/2021

Project BEST

Project BEST (Basic Employability Skills Training) is set to begin its first pilot of the BEST Curriculum. The curriculum is based on employment skills trainings that were identified as important and necessary in both the literature and through community based surveys. Due to COVID-19, both a digital course and a paper based course, as well as workbook materials, were created for teachers to use to support employment skills training for their students.

 
 

2/9/2021

AUCD Policy Fellowship 2021

The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide significant experiences in national level activities related to policy and legislative development, advocacy, program development, technical assistance, and AUCD administration. The Fellowship in Disability Policy is envisioned as a mutually beneficial arrangement between the Fellow, the Fellows community, and the AUCD central office.

 
 

2/8/2021

Diversabilities' Employee Resource Group

Ashlee Leslie, Nisonger Center Disability Career Specialist with the TOPS Program; provides leadership in helping establish the 'Diversabilities' Employee Resource Group to promote and support disability inclusion, highlight best practices and provide education to The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center by bringing employees and resources together to provide support for individuals with disabilities, allies and their caregivers.

 
 

2/8/2021

Great Cartoon Giveaway!

In collaboration with UVM Libraries, CDCI is proud to announce the Great Cartoon Giveaway! The Center for Digital Initiatives now holds the complete set of cartoons created by Dr. Michael Giangreco with the assistance of artist Kevin Ruelle. This collection, titled Absurdities and Realities of Special Education has more than 300 cartoons, including some of the pair's most recognized works

 
 

2/8/2021

HDI recieves Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Grant

A team of HDI staff including Dr. Chithra Adams, Jason Jones, Lindsey Mullis and Abby Marsh have received $50,000 through Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundations 2020 COVID-19 Quality of Life grants program, funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living. Their proposal, Recharging Resiliency Together-Virtual Retreat will help people with paralysis recharge their resilience and provide the necessary connections and supports that are needed to navigate in a COVID-19 environment.

 
 

2/8/2021

Holly Roberts, PhD, Takes Part in National HHS Panel

by John Keenan, UNMC Strategic Communications

Holly Roberts, PhD, associate professor at the Munroe-Meyer Institute's Department of Psychology, was an invited panelist in a national Health and Human Services Telehealth Innovation Summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in late December. In its invitation, HHS told Dr. Roberts that the summit was designed for leaders in the telehealth community to share what they have learned and to discuss challenges and opportunities in reimbursement, best practices, public-private partnerships, health care resilience, biosecurity and the future of telehealth.

 
 

2/8/2021

Self-Care for Caregivers

Wendy Spoon, Oklahoma LEND Trainee, Parent/Family Discipline

Caregiving can be hard. Being a caregiver to a child, friend, or family member with a disability or a chronic illness can be stressful at times. I am sure that you've heard the old adage that, "You must take care of yourself before you can take care of someone else." Easier said than done, right? It may sound like an out dated platitude, but as caregivers, we need to carve out time for ourselves. It can be as little as five minutes in your day to do something to boost your spirits so that you don't feel overwhelmed.

 
 

2/8/2021

Working Well with a Disability Workshop Added to Healthy Community Living

Working Well with a Disability has been added to the Healthy Community Living program, alongside the existing workshops and trainings Living Well in the Community, Community Living Skills, and the Facilitating Groups training. Healthy Community Living is a program that is facilitated by staff from disability service organizations, such as Centers for Independent Living. HCL licenses are $500 per year and give access to up to five facilitators.

 
 

2/8/2021

Working Well with a Disability Workshop Added to Healthy Community Living

Working Well with a Disability has been added to the Healthy Community Living program, alongside the existing workshops and trainings Living Well in the Community, Community Living Skills, and the Facilitating Groups training. Healthy Community Living is a program that is facilitated by staff from disability service organizations, such as Centers for Independent Living. HCL licenses are $500 per year and give access to up to five facilitators.

 
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