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12/3/2019

AUCD for All Gala - Celebration Leadership in Arts & Culture

Join the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) on April 22, 2020, for our annual AUCD for All Gala to celebrate leadership in arts and culture and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The AUCD for All celebration brings together leaders from all sectors who are tireless advocates for people with disabilities and their families. On this night we honor those who stand up for inclusive arts and culture and lead the way for all.

 
 

12/3/2019

Tuesdays with Liz: Neil Romano on the National Council on Disability (NCD)eil Romano on the National Council on Disability (NCD)

Chairman of the National Council On Disability (NDC) Neil Romano discusses the role of the Council and its impact on people with disabilities.

 
 

12/2/2019

Watch the AUCD2019 Opening Plenary

Over 1,100 people from around the country joined us at the 2019 AUCD Conference in Washington, DC, as we explored the many ways AUCD network members, partners, and people with disabilities are all leading change together. During the opening plenary of our largest conference yet, next-generation leaders discussed the future of disability rights and ways that our network can help them lead and have an impact. Watch their exciting discussion.

 
 

11/26/2019

HHS Seeks Nominations for IACC Public Membership

The Office of the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking nominations of individuals to serve as public members on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). Nominations will be accepted between Tuesday, November 19, 2019 and Friday, January 24, 2020

 
 

11/26/2019

Tuesdays with Liz: Live from Georgetown University

Liz Weintraub interviewed Claudia Gordon, who is the first Deaf African American female lawyer to graduate from law school in the United States. Claudia has dedicated her professional career to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and the Deaf community. This episode is sponsored by GUCEDD and GU Program for Disability Studies

 
 

11/25/2019

Betsy Humphreys, Ph.D. Appointed as NH-ME LEND Program Director

The NH-ME LEND Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Betsy Humphreys, Ph.D. as Program Director. Dr. Humphreys joined the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire in 2010 as Training Director. Dr. Humphreys is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at UNH and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She has worked extensively throughout early education settings in New Hampshire since 1985 and has collaborated with public education, Head Start, state partners, and childcare programs.

 
 

11/25/2019

Brown DBP Team at SDBP 2019 (RI UCEDD/LEND)

Faculty and trainees from the department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) at Hasbro Children's Hospital attended the annual meeting of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) held in Washington DC from September 16th to 19th.

 
 

11/25/2019

Dr. George Gotto Named Director of Missouri UCEDD

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has appointed George S. Gotto, IV, Ph.D., to serve as director of the UMKC Institute for Human Development (MO-UCEDD). Gotto has served as interim director of UMKC IHD since August 2018. He joined the Institute in 2009 and was named Associate Director of Research in 2016. He has also served as a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the UMKC School of Medicine since 2017.

 
 

11/25/2019

IHDD hosts 5th Annual Georgia Disability History Symposium

On October 30th, the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Disability History Alliance presented the 5th Annual Disability History Symposium. The symposium was titled: Power of Presence; From Segregation to Innovation: Inclusive Education for Georgia's Children. Judy Heumann, Internationally Known Disability Rights Activist, was the keynote speaker at this event. Over 140 people were in attendance including people with disabilities, advocates, educators, and family members. All attendees joined together to share stories, insights and lessons learned from the past several decades of educational history.

 
 

11/25/2019

Kansas LEND: Working for Better Health Care for Persons with I/DD

Although 1 in 6 persons in the United States has an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD), as a population they are an under-served community. Research shows that people with IDD have a hard time finding competent medical providers, have a higher rate of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, and are less likely to receive routine health screenings.

 
 

11/20/2019

Amy Grattan Named Director of Sherlock Center (RI UCEDD)

Amy Grattan, an expert in special education with a focus on early childhood, has been appointed director of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College. Grattan "brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in the field of disability and special education," according to a Sherlock Center statement on her appointment.

 
 

11/18/2019

Celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month in Mississippi (MS UCEDD)

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) hosted a series of activities in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October.

 
 

11/18/2019

Dr. Avila (VT LEND) Wins 2 Awards

2019 Maternal and Child Health Bureau Director's Award and 2019 Sister Elizabeth Candon Distinguished Service Award from Vermont Women in Higher Education

The MCHB Director's Award in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is presented to an individual who has noteworthy national level contributions to the health of infants, mothers, children, adolescents and children with special health care needs (CSHCN). This prestigious award is a well-deserved recognition of Dr. Avila contribution to the MCH field.

 
 

11/18/2019

Kentucky UCEDD Collaboration at ASHG

Staff representing University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities collaborated to deliver a presentation at the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Houston, TX on October 18. Dr. Kara Ayers, Associate Director of the University of Cincinnati UCEDD, and Stephanie Meredith, Medical Outreach Director at The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute joined Dr. John Constantino, Director of the Washington University in St. Louis Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Dr. Igna Van den Veyver a leading Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist from Baylor College of Medicine; Katie Stoll, Executive Director of the Genetic Support Foundation; and Dr. Marsha Michie, an anthropologist from Case Western Reserve University to address the intersection of disability and genetics. This presentation was made possible by ASHG, in collaboration with the Association of University Centers and NICHD.

 
 

11/18/2019

Mailman Center Director Named Senior Associate Dean for Child Health (FL UCEDD/LEND)

Dr. Daniel Armstrong has been named senior associate dean for child health, responsible for leading and coordinating the expansion of child health for the Miller School and UHealth, including opportunities for development of a South Florida Child Health Network.

 
 

11/18/2019

The Rural Institute Publishes Fact Sheet: The Least Restrictive Approaches to Supporting Individuals as Decision Makers (MT UCEDD)

The Rural Institute has worked on issues surrounding guardianship for many years. In the late 2000s, Rural Institute staff members Marsha Katz and Ellen Condon, and Theresa Baldry, who was working for PLUK (Parents, Let's Unite for Kids) at the time, collaborated with various community partners and created tools and resources focused on alternatives to guardianship.

 
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