National Training Directors Council (NTDC)

 

Purpose

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The purpose of the National Training Directors Council (NTDC) is to serve as a focus and forum for the identification and discussion of issues related to preservice and in-service interdisciplinary training; function as a representative voice of preservice interdisciplinary training interests and concerns within the AUCD network; influence the development and implementation of national training policies and initiatives, and share best practices and exemplary resources developed and used by UCEDDs and LENDs across the nation.

 
 

How NTDC Relates to Center Work

The National Training Director Council works for and with training directors and responds to their and the network's needs. Current areas of support include:

  • The development of culturally competent interdisciplinary preservice training for individuals enrolled in network training programs
  • Developing curriculum and training for self-advocates and family members; and
  • Incorporating community members and practicing professionals in their training programs in a manner which promotes diversity and inclusion.
  • The NTDC also supports and mentors training directors in their own development as leaders who build the capacity of the network to affect change at the local, state, and national levels.

 
 

How to Get Involved

Membership. The Council is composed of one representative from each AUCD network member who is the Preservice Education Coordinator and/or Training Director/ Coordinator or a designee who best represents the overall training interests of that program. The full Council meets once a year in conjunction with the AUCD Conference. The NTDC Steering Committee and the Council's task force/ad hoc committees also meet in person once a year and as needed during the year through conference calls.

 
 

2020 Focus Areas

  • Strengthen connection among AUCD, Councils, and SIGs
    • Support AUCD Strategic Map
    • Increase inclusion and utilization of Trainees
  • Increase engagement and support of Training Directors
    • Host three webinars focused on recruitment, retention, and mentorship
    • Develop best practices protocol for mentoring new Training Directors
    • Develop Training Directors toolkit
 
 

NTDC Leadership

  • Chair: Eileen McGrath, PhD
    Email: [email protected]
  • Vice Chair: Jenny Miller, DrPH, MS, MPH
  • Secretary: Jessica Schuttler, PhD

 

 
 

Resources

 
 

Upcoming Events of Interest to NTDC Members

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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.

 
 

2/23/2021

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.

 
 

2/22/2021

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.

 
 

2/8/2021

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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