Trainees

 

AUCD encourages trainees to be involved in the national network of LEND, UCEDD, and IDDRC programs and has created a number of opportunities for trainee involvement.

An AUCD Trainee is any individual who is enrolled in one of AUCD's LEND, UCEDD, or IDDRC programs. A trainee might be an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student in a discipline such as audiology or social work; a trainee might be a fellow in pediatrics or psychology; a trainee might be a research assistant working on a genetic disorder or a family member learning about leadership. All trainees have a common desire to continue learning about helping and working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
  There are over 4,000 AUCD trainees enrolled in the nation's LEND, UCEDD, and IDDRC programs. By being a trainee at an AUCD-member program, individuals are also members of AUCD. These AUCD trainees form a network and can learn from each other by discussing and sharing their common interests and unique experiences.
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Trainee News

 

5/17/2017

IN LEND and LEAH Programs Host Trainee Poster Session

The Riley Child Development Center (IN LEND) hosted the 7th annual MCH Poster session and professional networking reception on Friday, April 21, 2017. Trainees from both the IN LEND and LEAH programs shared their research and leadership projects. The posters were well received, with good discussions and future connections made!

 
 

5/10/2017

Position Opening: Virtual Trainee

For the 2017-2018 academic year

As a part of AUCD's initiative to increase trainee involvement across the network and build future leaders, AUCD is seeing the next Virtual Trainee for the 2017-2018 academic year! This is a paid leadership opportunity with AUCD.

 
 

5/2/2017

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) CAC Chair at the Disability Policy Seminar

My name is John Shouse. I am the chair of the Community Advisory Council for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND). I count myself very fortunate to have been able to attend the annual Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., again this year, March 20-22, and to make visits to our Tennessee Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill. As we chanted at the Seminar: "This is what democracy looks like."

 
 
 

Upcoming Trainee Events

Policy Education and Systems Change Advocacy as a Federally Funded Program

Policy Education and Systems Change Advocacy as a Federally Funded Program  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

In this time of heightened civic engagement, political activity, and significant policy changes at the federal and state levels, AUCD network programs increasingly find themselves in a politically precarious position - balancing requirements around trainee and community education against limitations put on federally funded programs. In this webinar, AUCD technical assistance staff will review a summary of federal guidance on how UCEDD, LEND, and DBP programs should and should not engage in advocacy on behalf of and in partnership with people with disabilities and their families. They will use the federal guidance to outline a spectrum of systems change activities possible for individuals and centers/programs. A veteran director will then discuss how his center/program has operationalized this guidance, with attention to potential pitfalls.

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18th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

18th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Location: Online Broadcast

AUCD is proud to support the online broadcast of the Baylor College of Medicine's: 18th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care. All MCH Training Programs and UCEDDs are invited and encouraged to participate remotely. Host a live stream of this conference for trainees, faculty, staff, families, and others at your center or program. Eligible broadcast sites include MCH training programs, UCEDDs, and Title V programs.

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Past Trainee Events

AUCD Trainee  End of the Year Webinar

AUCD Trainee End of the Year Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This live webinar will be discussing: How to leverage your experiences in your traineeship for personal and professional endeavors. Providing resources and opportunities for involvement.

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Making Lifelong Connections 2017

Making Lifelong Connections 2017  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Friday, April 7, 2017
Location: Seattle, WA

MCH trainees (LEND, DBP, and more) are invited to attend and build leadership skills, meet other current and former MCH trainees, and enhance their career development.

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Access Resources Developed by Pediatric Audiology Trainees

 
 

Trainee Tools

Early Career Professionals (ECP)

Early Career Professionals (ECP)
AUCD has created this innovative national resource for professionals who have received interdisciplinary training in developmental disabilities to further. develop their leadership.

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Self-Assessment Tool

Self-Assessment Tool
The self assessment tool was developed to look at Personal Knowledge and Skills, Working with Others and Working in Systems.

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Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources
The Place to be When You Want to Know More
AUCD have developed resource search tool for you to use after you have taken the "self assessment" test (you can also use it if you haven't done a self assessment too!).

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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
AUCD Employment section includes job opportunities within the AUCD Network and at other organizations within the disability community.