Publications

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8/25/2021

2021 Report on UCEDD-University Relationships and Agreements

This new report explores the relationships between UCEDDS and their home university by analyzing responses to a fall 2020 survey on UCEDD-university relationships and shared Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) or other official agreements. It explores commonalities and unique features of these relationships and offers some guidance for UCEDDs revisiting their agreements or relationships.

 
 

4/16/2021

Creating an Accessible Vaccine Experience for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

A coalition of aging and disability groups, including AUCD, partnered to develop a guide to making vaccination sites fully accessible to older adults and people with disabilities. The recommendations included in the guide address significant gaps in accessibility of vaccine administration sites and can go a long way toward increasing vaccination rates in these vulnerable populations.

 
 

3/18/2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic and People with Disabilities: Primary Concerns, the AUCD Network Response, and Needs for the Future

While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how individuals worldwide live, work, communicate, and receive medical care and education, it has further illustrated the disproportionate gaps that exist for people with disabilities to receive these same resources and services necessary for survival and quality of life. The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has identified, responded to, advocated for, and addressed the needs of people with disabilities throughout the pandemic.

 
 

1/25/2021

UCEDD Tip Sheets

Tip Sheets are intended to provide guidance and share peer practices of specific aspects of UCEDD operations, grant management, and core grant application development. Tip sheets clarify requirements outlined in the DD Act, related federal regulations, and/or AIDD's Quality Review System processes as appropriate; and also share experiences and recommendations from network peers.

 
 

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.

 
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