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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.

 
 
Plan Your Vote 2020

9/23/2020

Plan Your Vote 2020

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. Use this Plain Language guide prepared by the National Coalition for Accessible Voting to Plan Your Vote in the 2020 Elections.

 
 

5/4/2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 2.0 Re: COVID-19

You can find the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Re: COVID-19 on the UCEDD Resource Center. Information in this Frequently Asked Question document is here to help you continue UCEDD core functions during the COVID-19 pandemic. AUCD and the UCEDD Resource Center will continue to update this document as needed.

 
 

5/1/2020

Voting By Mail

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.

 
 

4/28/2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Re: COVID-19

Information in this Frequently Asked Question document is here to help you continue UCEDD core functions during the COVID-19 pandemic. AUCD and the UCEDD Resource Center will continue to update this document as needed.

pdf File FAQ Re Covid 19.pdf [download]
 
 

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.

 
 

1/24/2020

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan for the UCEDD National Network

The UCEDD network has the capacity to reduce disparities, improve outcomes, and promote a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families from historically underserved groups. This Action Plan identifies four areas of focus with objectives and action steps for network members to address: (1) workforce diversity, (2) cultural and linguistic competence, (3) state/local impact, and (4) crosscutting considerations that apply to all efforts.

 
 

1/23/2020

AUCD Annual Report 2019

AUCD is pleased to present our annual report for FY 2019. Learn about the individuals and initiatives that make AUCD such a force for people with disabilities and their families around the world.

 
 

11/19/2019

Innovations and Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS)

Two new documents from AUCD

The movement to MLTSS is gaining momentum across states and new and pioneering models are emerging. With this shift, stakeholders need to understand how these changes can impact service delivery and also understand that they can help states design quality MLTSS programs.
Two new documents written by Sarah Swanson of the Munroe Meyer Institute and published by AUCD provide specific examples of new programs developed through this systems change, highlight states that are implementing quality programming in their LTSS programs, and outline ways that disability stakeholders can be involved.

 
 

10/21/2019

UCEDD Network Engagement in ABLE Act Implementation Efforts

A wide range of UCEDDs have engaged in the implementation of the ABLE Act at the national, state, and local levels. UCEDDs are both developing new initiatives and resources specific to the ABLE Act and incorporating content on the ABLE Act into existing programs and projects.

 
 
The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act

9/3/2019

The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act

The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act clearly supports that vision by phasing out Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and thoughtfully provides the resources necessary to allow for the transition to a competitive integrated employment business model. This bill represents tangible, life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.

 
 

8/12/2019

Congressional Recess Guide

A Congressional Recess is an opportunity for you to be able actually to meet with your members in your community when they are less busy. A recess is a good time to talk to members or their staff.

 
 

5/9/2019

Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs

A Whitepaper from AUCD's Family Discipline Workgroup

This white paper approaches family involvement from the perspective of the family discipline itself, and the ongoing paradigm shift in family-centered care--from fringe to fabric. This document includes a summary of the history of family involvement in the LEND network and a series of 8 individual handouts which detail the definition, need, benefits, resources and strategies associated with each type of family involvement.

 
 

3/6/2019

Charting Your Course AUCD Toolkit

A Toolkit for New Directors of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

This toolkit contains a series of concepts and exercises designed to help early stage UCEDD directors begin well in their roles. This toolkit is a complementary resource to the AUCD's UCEDD Resource Center (URC). The URC contains a treasure trove of resources for UCEDD Directors to learn and grow in their leadership. Most of the available resources provide guidance on many of the technical and regulatory issues related to the work of the UCEDD. This toolkit is designed to provide concepts, frameworks and tools that build that capacity of UCEDD directors for organizational and systems leadership.

 
 

1/30/2019

Education and Advocacy: Know the Difference

A guide for trainees

As experts with lived experience and knowledge gained from training, research, and direct practice, we have a responsibility to engage in policy education and systems change. It is important to understand the ways you can engage as a representative of a federally-funded training program and which actions should be reserved to your roles as private citizen.

 
 

1/24/2019

Keeping All Students Safe Act

America's schools should be places where every child is safe and protected. The practice of seclusion and restraint in schools exposes students to physical, developmental and emotional harm.

 
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