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

 

8/22/2022

2022-2024 AUCD Emerging Leader Board Member

Position Description and Selection

The AUCD Board of Directors is seeking nominations from the network's Emerging Leader community to fill the newly created Emerging Leader Board Member voting position on the Board. The Emerging Leader Board Member will be a voting member on AUCD's national Board of Directors and serve as a representative of the Association and broader AUCD network. This position will bring the voice and perspective of the AUCD Emerging Leader Community, including but not limited to trainees and early career professionals in the network.

 
 

7/22/2022

2022 AUCD Board Elections: Nominations Requested

Deadline: September 9, 2022

AUCD is currently seeking nominations to the AUCD Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in November 2022.

 
 
 

Upcoming Trainee Events

2022 Emerging Leaders Welcome Webinar

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Friday, September 30, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Location: Zoom

Welcome (or welcome back) to the AUCD network, emerging leaders! Join us to learn about the Emerging Leaders Community and how you fit within the AUCD Network. Presenters will share resources and opportunities to help you make the most of your traineeship! Former trainees or fellows are also encouraged to attend.

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Strategies for Writing Manuscript for Peer Review

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Monday, October 31, 2022
4:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

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AIR-P Research Day at AUCD 2022 Conference

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Sunday, November 13, 2022 - Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Location: 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

This in-person, semi-annual event is an opportunity to highlight innovative life course intervention research  supported by the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). This event is part of the AUCD 2022 Conference.

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Past Trainee Events

AIR-P Presents: Involving Community Partners in Autism Research

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
4:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

This presentation by Dr. Lisa Croen and Dr. Maria Massolo from Kaiser Permanente will: -review the principles of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) -discuss its late arrival to the field of autism research highlighting the ongoing contributions of AASPIRE -review US government support of patient centered research through PCORI funding. They will illustrate the benefits of collaborating with community partners by presenting a project in which a team of researchers and a team of autistic community advocates are co-producing autism research.

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AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES 2022

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
2:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

This virtual, semi-annual event is an opportunity to highlight innovative life course intervention research  supported by the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P).

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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.