Trainees & Early Career Professionals

 

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.
   Are you an AUCD trainee?

 
 

As you begin your journey with AUCD, these three Trainee Orientation Modules will help you learn, connect, get involved, and grow as part of the network. Each includes videos and links to related resources. They were created with input and support from a range of leaders, including recent trainees. The information is sequenced so you can gradually build your understanding, but feel free to jump in wherever and whenever you are ready to start!

LEARN, view videos CONNECT, view webinar GROW, view video

 
 

Trainee & Early Career Professional News

 

4/1/2021

April 2021: Autism Acceptance Month

April is widely recognized as Autism Acceptance Month. AUCD, our members, and partners have used this as an opportunity to share information relating to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

 
 

3/24/2021

2021 AUCD Emerging Leaders Map Nomination Survey is Open!

Deadline: April 12, 2021

AUCD is excited to announce that recruitment is now open for the 2021 AUCD Emerging Leaders Map! This year's theme is "Promoting Health Equity: Identifying Access Barriers and Protecting Rights to Services for People with Disabilities."

 
 

2/9/2021

AUCD Policy Fellowship 2021

The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide significant experiences in national level activities related to policy and legislative development, advocacy, program development, technical assistance, and AUCD administration. The Fellowship in Disability Policy is envisioned as a mutually beneficial arrangement between the Fellow, the Fellows community, and the AUCD central office.

 
 
 

Past Trainee Events

Social Media: An Essential Tool in the Democratization of Knowledge Dissemination and Engagement

Social Media: An Essential Tool in the Democratization of Knowledge Dissemination and Engagement  Copy to Calendar

Friday, March 26, 2021
2:00 - 3:00pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Social media has a track record of spreading misinformation, yet it can also be one of the most democratic resources we have. The open-access format can reach many in the disability community and enable their voices to be heard, which mainstream media cannot do. The webinar will take a practical approach, highlighting how social media can amplify the voices and knowledge of our community for broader dissemination and engagement.

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2021 Post-EHDI LEND Workshop

2021 Post-EHDI LEND Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, March 18, 2021
7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
Location: Virtual

This workshop will introduce LEND pediatric audiology trainees to the various challenges associated with effectively serving children with hearing loss (including those with additional disabilities) and their families. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country. This year's focus is on telehealth.

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AUCD Emerging Leaders Map

The AUCD Emgerging Leaders Map

 
 

Tools


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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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Employment Opportunities

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