AUCD Weekly

 

AUCD Weekly - Updates every Wednesday for the AUCD Network.

September 20, 2023

 

 Announcements

 

AUCD 2023: You're Invited to the Awards Ceremony

Join us on the evening of Tuesday, November 7 as we come together to celebrate this year’s AUCD Award Recipients. At the annual Awards Ceremony, we recognize people, programs, and organizations for their leadership and contributions. AUCD awardees offer an outstanding example in leadership, advocacy, research, policy, and practice. Their work creates more diverse and inclusive communities for people with disabilities and their families. Awards are given in 10 categories and honor individuals in the AUCD Network, and local, state, and federal partners. Please RSVP when registering for the Conference to save your seat.

Applied Positive Psychology Virtual Course Begins October 4 Program

Register now for Applied Positive Psychology: Learning to Help People with IDD-MH Through Theory, Practice, & Technique with Dan Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP hosted by the National Center for START Services at the University of New Hampshire. This 6-week live, virtual course (October 4 to November 8 on Wednesdays 3:00-4:45 ET) will provide attendees with the skills and tools needed to implement foundational positive psychology approaches within their respective practice settings. This course is open to masters-level professionals (or those with 3+ years of experience) who work within developmental and/or mental health settings.

11th Annual JFK Partners Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference

Friday, October 6, 2023, 8:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET, Offered in-person and Virtually
Join us for the 11th Annual JFK Partners Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference! This hybrid conference will be offered in-person and virtually through Zoom. It will be held on October 6th from 8:00am - 4:00pm and is intended for clinicians, school personnel, community providers, parents and individuals with ASD or other developmental disabilities. The speaker is Vanessa H. Bal, PhD, Karmazin & Lillard Chair in Adult Autism, Rutgers University. Enjoy presentations on:Assessment of Autism in Adults: Ongoing understanding of adults and first-time diagnosis Mental Health and Autism: A tiered approach to promoting quality of life and well-being. The conference presentations will include a panel discussion between self-advocates, parents/caregivers and providers. The deadline to register is 9/22/2023 so don't delay!

24th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care 

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
24th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care will be Thursday, October 26, 2023- Friday, October 27, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time, at Texas Medical Center Houston, Texas. In partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, AUCD is happy to offer all network members discounts on registration for the October 26-27 virtual conference. Please contact the ITAC Team at [email protected] for questions about the conference.

AIR-P Presents: IDD Curricula in the Health Professions: Current State and Future Directions

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
While most medical students report that they want to learn more about seeing patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and feel underprepared to serve these patients when they graduate from their programs, the actual amount and quality of IDD-focused curricular content in medical and dental school curricula greatly varies between institutions. This webinar will present data from a recent WITH-funded research project examining the development of inclusive IDD curricula at medical and dental schools, and will also introduce an AADMD initiative, NICHE medical, that coordinates and supports medical schools who are working to develop innovative, community-engaged IDD curricula.

All of Us: Mental Health Survey

1 in 5 adults experience mental health conditions. The All of Us Research Program is helping researchers explore how mental health affects overall well-being. They want to hear about experiences from participants. Log in to the All of us Research Program participant portal to access the new survey. Or sign up today at bit.ly/AllofUsInclusion-FB.

Employment Opportunities Across the Network

The AUCD Employment page focuses on job and fellowship opportunities at AUCD, within our Network, and at organizations affiliated with AUCD. If you think your organization is an affiliated partner, please contact Anna Costalas. Positions will remain on the website for 90 days.

View the full list of Announcements.

 

 Funding

 

NCBDDD and ASPHN - WIC Developmental Monitoring Project

Deadline: October 2, 2023
Award Ceiling: TBD
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits proposals for research projects that will apply computational approaches to develop parametrically detailed behavioral assays across mental-health relevant domains of function. These projects should focus on behavior in humans and test computational models in healthy subjects. For future applications, NIMH is particularly interested in behavioral measures, models, and parameters that have the potential for back-translation from humans to animals, especially for pre-clinical therapeutics development. NIMH is also interested in models that can be extended to clinical populations in the future.

National Association of School Nurses (NASN) - Research Grants

Deadline: October 2, 2023
Award Ceiling: $30,000
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) aims to optimize student health and learning by advancing school nursing practice. To that end, NASN invites applications for its research grants program, which was established to encourage and support research regarding school nursing and the health of school-age children and advance and fund quality school nursing practice and school-affiliated health care delivery. The principal investigator or a member of the research team who participates in the entire process, including the proposal, design, and implementation of the research project, must be a school nurse(s) engaged in the practice or leadership of school nursing as well as a current member of NASN. 

National Institutes of Health - Computational Approaches for Validating Dimensional Constructs of Relevance to Psychopathology (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: November 1, 2023
Award Ceiling: $500,000
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks research that addresses the following questions: do the different domains of behavior segregate from each other? How much do they rely on distinct vs. overlapping neural circuits? What are the relationships between domains, constructs and subordinate subconstructs, both in terms of their correlational structure and their underlying neural circuitry? By answering these questions, proposals will test integrative models of functioning and identify dysregulation in psychopathology-related mechanisms that may cut across traditional diagnostic categories and may change over time.

National Institutes of Health - Computationally-Defined Behaviors in Psychiatry (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: November 1, 2023
Award Ceiling: $275,000
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits proposals for research projects that will apply computational approaches to develop parametrically detailed behavioral assays across mental-health relevant domains of function. These projects should focus on behavior in humans and test computational models in healthy subjects. For future applications, NIMH is particularly interested in behavioral measures, models, and parameters that have the potential for back-translation from humans to animals, especially for pre-clinical therapeutics development. NIMH is also interested in models that can be extended to clinical populations in the future.

National Institutes of Health - Broadening Opportunities for Computational Genomics and Data Science Education (UE5 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: November 8, 2023
Award Ceiling: $TBD
The NIH Research Education Program (UE5) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this UE5 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in computational genomics and data science research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this NOFO will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on: Courses for Skills Development Specifically, this UE5 program will support faculty members at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to create undergraduate or masters degree courses in computational genomics, data science, or a combination of these topics. Support for this activity will be provided by the Educational Hub for Enhancing Diversity in Computational Genomics and Data Science, created through RFA-HG-22-002. 

Health Resources and Services Administration - State Primary Care Offices

Deadline: December 14, 2023
Award Ceiling: $550,500
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the State Primary Care Offices (PCOs) Program. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support states and territories in undertaking the following overarching efforts:
Statewide Primary Care Needs Assessment, Technical Assistance and Collaboration. Shortage Designation Coordination The funding will facilitate the coordination of activities within a state or territory that assess the need for primary care services and providers, promote the recruitment and retention of health care providers to help meet identified needs, and help reduce shortages of health care providers. These activities include working with other state or territorial agencies and organizations whose policies affect and are impacted by the availability of health care services.

 

 Resources

 

Researchers to Identify Key Brain and Behavioral Changes in Aging Women with Premtuations of the Fragile X Gene, FMR1

First documented two decades ago among a small group of men who had grandchildren with Fragile X Syndrome, Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) has more recently been identified in women. Researchers at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute, Kansas IDDRC, and colleagues now are working to learn more about its effects in women. 

CDC Bridge Access Program

The Bridge Access Program provides access to COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to adults without health insurance and those whose insurance does not cover all COVID-19 costs through December of 2024. The program also comes with communication resources and a communications toolkit for partners to use throughout vaccine outreach. Learn more and spread the word!

COVID-19 and Flu Shot Updates

It's recommended that everyone aged 6 months and older get the updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness. The updated COVID-19 shot protects against the current kind of COVID-19 that is making people sick, and continual vaccination strengthens overall protection. Seasonal flu vaccines are also now available. Go to vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/ to find a flu or COVID-19 shot location near you.

HHS Takes the Most Significant Action in a Decade to Make Care for Older Adults & People with Disabilities More Affordable and Accessible

In their continued efforts to improve access to health care and lower costs for millions of Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), today finalized a rule to streamline enrollment in the Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs), making coverage more affordable for an estimated 860,000 people.  CMS estimates today’s improvements will save older adults and people with disabilities nearly 19 million hours in paperwork each year and reduce state administrative burden by over 2 million hours annually. All told, this action, together with the historic progress made under the President’s prescription drug law will help an estimated 1.2 million older adults and people with disabilities with limited income afford their Medicare coverage and health care costs. 

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Promoting Health and Well-being

This course is a virtual accredited healthcare provider training for promoting health and increasing uptake, access, and confidence of all vaccines—including the COVID-19 vaccine—among individuals with disabilities and their families. If you have questions about enrollment, please email [email protected] or call (310) 794-2620.

View Online
 

Weekly news items may be submitted for consideration via the AUCD Promotion Request Form.
Submissions are due on Monday each week.

 

AUCD | 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000 | Silver Spring, MD 20910

Fb Tw Ig Yt In