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November 24, 2021

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AUCD2021 Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored, exhibited, and presented at #AUCD2021! We are so glad you joined us for Learning Together: Connecting Research and Lived Experience. View this recap of the different bills that Members of Congress mentioned during the Closing Plenary. Attendees: If you haven’t already, please complete the Conference Evaluation

AIR-P Webinar: Utilizing a Cross-system Framework to Guide Research on Autism and Criminal Justice Intersections: Implications for Physical Health Outcomes
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET
Research demonstrates that autistic individuals interact with the criminal justice system at high rates. These interactions consequently are risk factors to physical, behavioral, and mental health, as well as the overall wellbeing of autistic individuals. This webinar will focus on the development of the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) and its utility for galvanizing new, interdisciplinary research and spurring improved health outcomes for autistic individuals.

Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Events - Conference Registration Not Required
December 1, 2 & 8
AUCD's Emerging Leaders Community will be hosting several events for trainees following the AUCD 2021 Virtual Conference, including a networking session and two skill-building workshops. Learn more about the events and how to register. For questions, contact Maureen Johnson at [email protected] 

Coordinated and Integrated Data System for the Early Identification (CIDSEI) of Young Children with Developmental Delays or Disabilities
Whe Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has expanded its National Center on Disability in Public Health efforts with a one-year project to identify states or territories with coordinated and integrated data systems for the early identification (CIDSEI) of young children with developmental delays or disabilities and to use this information to develop and pilot tools, materials, and resources to support additional states and territories in the development of a CIDSEI.

Admin Essentials: Professional Development and Succession Planning
Monday, December 13, 2021, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on professional development and succession planning. We will be joined by content experts Molly Tucker (Training and Advocacy Manager, Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability) and Derrick Willis (Director, University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development). The call will start with Molly Tucker summarizing the new AUCD Leadership Map and Technical Assistance Plan developed by the Georgia State University UCEDD. The content experts will then facilitate a conversation on creative strategies and promising practices for developing future UCEDD leaders. 

Employment Opportunities within the AUCD Network
Looking to make a job change? There's a wide range of employment opportunities across the AUCD network. Explore the openings listed on AUCD's employment page

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American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) - Evaluation Services for AAPD Summer Internship Program
Deadline: December 17, 2021
Award Ceiling: $75,000
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking the services of a highly qualified contractor with expertise on disability and preparedness topics to provide support to ASTHO's disability and preparedness specialists, and the jurisdictions that they serve. The selected contractor should have a deep understanding of the field of public health preparedness, including familiarity with evaluating and updating Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) to ensure that they comprehensively include people with access and function needs. Under this contract, the contractor will coordinate with ASTHO to lead jurisdictions through a review and update of their EOPs and offer technical assistance on various other projects.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) - Competitive Bid: Disability and Preparedness Expert Consultant
Deadline: December 17, 2021
Award Ceiling: $75,000
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking the services of a highly qualified contractor with expertise on disability and preparedness topics to provide support to ASTHO's disability and preparedness specialists, and the jurisdictions that they serve. The selected contractor should have a deep understanding of the field of public health preparedness, including familiarity with evaluating and updating Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) to ensure that they comprehensively include people with access and function needs. Under this contract, the contractor will coordinate with ASTHO to lead jurisdictions through a review and update of their EOPs and offer technical assistance on various other projects.

Minnesota HCBS Employment Provider
Deadline: January 4, 2022
Award Ceiling: TBD
Minnesota Department of Human Services is seeking proposals from qualified responders to design and deliver technical assistance to help HCBS Employment Provider Reinvention grantees transform their business models and end their use of subminimum wages.  

Administration for Community Living - Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Programs
Community Living and Participation 
Employment
Health and Function
Minority Serving Institutions 
Deadline: January 18, 2022
Award Ceiling: $200,000
The purpose of NIDILRR's ARRT program is to provide advanced research training and experience to individuals with doctorates, or similar advanced degrees, who have clinical or other relevant experience. ARRT projects train rehabilitation researchers, including researchers with disabilities, with particular attention to research areas that support the implementation and objectives of the Rehabilitation Act, and that improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.  

Department of Labor - YouthBuild
Deadline: January 21, 2022
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
The purpose of this program is to fund organizations to provide a pre-apprenticeship program model that encompasses education, occupational skills training, leadership development, and high-quality post-program placement opportunities to opportunity youth. YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who left high school prior to graduation that also have other risk factors, including being an adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, migrant farmworker youth, youth experiencing housing instability, and other disadvantaged youth populations. The YouthBuild program simultaneously addresses multiple core issues important to youth in low-income communities: affordable housing, leadership development, education, and employment opportunities in in-demand industries and apprenticeship pathways. 

Administration for Community Living - 2022 Empowering Communities to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs
Deadline: January 25, 2022
Award Ceiling: $600,000
Through this funding opportunity, the Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), plans to award 6 to 8 cooperative agreements with a three-year project period, subject to availabilty of funds. It is designed to help communities reduce falls through the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs with two goals: Goal 1: Develop or expand capacity to significantly increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities, particularly those in underserved areas/populations, who participate in evidence-based falls prevention programs to empower them to reduce their risk of falls. Goal 2: Enhance the sustainability of evidence-based falls prevention programs through the implementation of one or more robust sustainability strategies..

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College - Dissertation Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2022
Award Ceiling: $28,000
The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is inviting applications for its annual Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement or disability research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement or disability issues. Individuals from historically underserved or underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Health Resources and Services Administration - National Fetal, Infant, and Child Death Review Center 
Deadline: February 16, 2022
Award Ceiling: $2,449,996
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the National Fetal, Infant, and Child Death Review Center (FICDR) program, which aims to increase the capacity of community and state Child Death Review (CDR) and Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) teams to collect high-quality uniform data, translate data into action at the community, state, and national levels, and expand fetal, infant, and child death reviews to additional states, territories and tribes. This program will support coordinated leadership and technical assistance to state and community fetal, infant, and child fatality review teams on the fatality review processes to ensure a standardized and coordinated approach for quality data collection, team reviews, and dissemination of findings to inform practice and prevention strategies.

Health Resources and Services Administration - National Fetal, Infant, and Child Death Review Center 
Deadline: February 16, 2022
Award Ceiling: $2,449,996
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the National Fetal, Infant, and Child Death Review Center (FICDR) program, which aims to increase the capacity of community and state Child Death Review (CDR) and Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) teams to collect high-quality uniform data, translate data into action at the community, state, and national levels, and expand fetal, infant, and child death reviews to additional states, territories and tribes. This program will support coordinated leadership and technical assistance to state and community fetal, infant, and child fatality review teams on the fatality review processes to ensure a standardized and coordinated approach for quality data collection, team reviews, and dissemination of findings to inform practice and prevention strategies.

National Institute of Health - Home and Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions to Improve the Health of Wheelchair Users 
Deadline: March 30, 2022
Award Ceiling: TBD
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to request applications to develop, adapt, and/or test physical activity interventions for individuals who use wheelchairs due to physical disability. The goal of the proposed interventions should be to safely prevent, or reverse chronic conditions associated with low physical activity such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Inclusion criteria must be based on functional status rather than the primary condition leading to disability. Interventions that could be applied or easily adapted to large populations of wheelchair users and used in multiple settings are a priority.

 Resources
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AUCD2021 Virtual Conference Closing Plenary Cheat Sheet
Did you enjoy hearing from Members of Congress during the Closing Plenary? We did! Here's a recap of the different bills that the Congressional speakers addressed.

AUCD Network Narratives Podcast - Episode 3: Leading Change in a Multicultrual Environment
In this episode of AUCD Network Narratives, Jeiri sits down with Kiriko Takahashi to have a conversation about navigating and supporting a multicultural and diverse space. Kiriko shares her experiences in creating a mutually beneficial space in Hawai'i, covering projects in many different regions with many different cultures. 

AUCD's "Friends and Family" Campaign
As we move into the fall and winter, we'll see our friends and families on special occasions. Our "Friends and Family" Campaign shares tools on how to keep encouraging vaccine confidence in non-judgmental ways. Ask a friend or a family member that you may have who is in a local community or civic group and reach out together to listen to any questions or concerns and share information in a kind way.

Introducing BoggsCast: A Podcast by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities 
Introducing BoggsCast: A Podcast by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities (NJ UCEDD/LEND) The Boggs Center is excited to introduce BoggsCast, a podcast where faculty and staff explore best practice, showcase success stories, and help listeners envision possibilities for innovation through interviews with state and national experts.

AT3 Issue Brief: Assistive Technology and Long COVID
A new issue brief from the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center describes how AT Act programs are helping individuals experiencing long-term effects from COVID-19 and provides examples of common assistive technology solutions. Use this tool to find the AT Act program in your state or territorys.

Charting the LifeCourse Nexus Ambassador Badge Academy
AsThe Ambassador Badge Academy courses are now available to all certified Charting the LifeCourse Ambassadors. Charting the LifeCourse uses a person-centered framework and tools to help people with disabilities make decisions and live the lives they want to live. The person-centered framework - and the related tools - have multiple uses. 

 

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