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

 

6/24/2019

The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD/LEND) Celebrates the Graduation of the 2018-2019 NJLEND Fellows at the 3rd Annual Maternal and Child Health Leadership Symposium

On May 10th, 2019, The Boggs Center celebrated the graduation of the 2018-2019 NJLEND Fellows at the New Jersey Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NJLEND) program's 3rd annual Maternal and Child Health Leadership Symposium. Held in New Brunswick at Children's Specialized Hospital, the event featured a keynote address, Life Course Research and Community Engagement to Improve Autism Outcomes, from Paul T. Shattuck, PhD, Associate Professor at Drexel University's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and was attended by those from the Rutgers community, New Jersey's Department of Children and Families, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, and other state and community organizations. During the NJLEND Leadership Projects Poster Session, attendees had the opportunity to learn from each Fellow about the leadership project they conducted over the course of the academic year.

 
 
 

Past Trainee Events

2019 AUCD Trainee End of the Year Webinar: Maximizing Your Training Experience

2019 AUCD Trainee End of the Year Webinar: Maximizing Your Training Experience  Copy to Calendar

Friday, April 19, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

Before you wrap up your training and/or coursework, please come join us for the webinar led by AUCD's Emerging Leaders Interns, Shayla and Nell. They will provide prompts for you to reflect on the importance of your LEND, UCEDD, DBP or IDDRC traineeship; share practical tips for how to stay connected with the AUCD network no matter what your next steps are; and, most importantly, how you can use what you've learned over the past year to advance your professional goals.

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Making Lifelong Connections 2019

Making Lifelong Connections 2019  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019
Location: Madison, WI

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the Making Lifelong Connections Planning Committee would like to invite trainees to participate in a unique opportunity to build leadership skills, meet other current and former MCHB trainees and enhance their career development.

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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.