AUCD Events and Webinars

 

Below are lists of both Upcoming and Recently Archived events held or sponsored by AUCD. If you have an event you would like considered for this page, please contact AUCD.
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Upcoming Events

Supporting Teachers' Use of Assistive Technology in Early Childhood: Lessons Learned in a Post-Pandemic World

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

In this webinar, presenters will discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to modify a professional development program designed to support early childhood educators in using assistive technology with young children with disabilities. Following a brief overview of the core features of our coaching model, presenters will discuss responsiveness to the needs of both parents and educators as they pivoted to using AT for remote learning. The presentation will highlight unique challenges, unexpected benefits, key takeaways, and implications for the future of AT training in a virtual world.

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Opportunities with the National COVID Cohort Collaborative

Opportunities with the National COVID Cohort Collaborative  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Location: Zoom

This informational session about the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) will discuss the largest limited electronic health record data set in the US and opportunities for collaborative research within the AUCD network as part of the Lifespan Disability Domain. The N3C aims to improve the efficiency and accessibility of analyses using a very large patient-level COVID-19 clinical dataset and demonstrate a novel approach for collaborative pandemic data sharing.

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#VaccinateByADA: Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities

#VaccinateByADA: Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

We invite you to join the AUCD Public Health Team for a webinar on Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities. Members of the COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence Among People with Disabilities Initiative Community of Practice will share outreach strategies, lessons learned, and continuing barriers in the goal of vaccinating all eligible persons with disabilities by the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26th. ASL and CART captioning will be provided.

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Meet the Coaches: Implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan

Meet the Coaches: Implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

In this webinar, expert coaches will share their experiences implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan. They will share some of the challenges they've faced and strategies they've used to make meaningful progress on the action steps outlined in the plan. In addition to the panel discussion, learn more about the coaches' areas of expertise since these coaches are available through the end of September for individualized coaching opportunities.

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The Prepared4ALL Playbook: Strategies for Disability Inclusion in Public Health

The Prepared4ALL Playbook: Strategies for Disability Inclusion in Public Health  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Location: Zoom

Building local partnerships between disability organizations and emergency preparedness planners is essential for improving outcomes for people with disabilities during emergencies, disasters and pandemics. But how can we build these partnerships? AUCD's Prepared4ALL project has pulled together strategies that work. This webinar will introduce the playbook and show how you can use it in your local community.

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2021 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting: Committing to Health Equity Across the Lifespan

2021 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting: Committing to Health Equity Across the Lifespan  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

This virtual event is an opportunity for HRSA-funded CARES grantees (representing research, training, and state systems) to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration. This event includes both asynchronous and synchronous elements.

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AIR-P Presents: Priority Setting to Improve Health Outcomes: Autistic Adults and Other Stakeholders Engage Together

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Thursday, July 22, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

In this presentation, participants will identify key features of authentic autistic engagement used to promote autistic ownership of the research narrative in a stakeholder-driven priority setting project. Priorities of the autistic adult community related to mental health, access to care, and gender and sexual health will be discussed.

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AUCD 2021 - Learning Together: Connecting Research and Lived Experience

AUCD 2021 - Learning Together: Connecting Research and Lived Experience  Copy to Calendar

Monday, November 15, 2021 - Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Virtual

With the theme of "Learning Together: Connecting Research and Lived Experience" AUCD2021 will continue to serve as a forum for meaningful collaborations around important topics, best practices, and issues that affect the disability community, our network and beyond. AUCD is also excited to continue 50th anniversary celebrations during the virtual conference.

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AUCD Events Archive

AIR-P Presents: Lifestyle Interventions: Moving from the Clinic to the Community

AIR-P Presents: Lifestyle Interventions: Moving from the Clinic to the Community  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This webinar will introduce the audience to how Lifestyle and Preventive Medicine approaches health and well-being in the clinical setting. It will walk the audience through the vision of translating the work from a clinical setting to a community-based intervention.

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Prepared4ALL: Whole Community Inclusive Emergency Planning Online Training Course

Prepared4ALL: Whole Community Inclusive Emergency Planning Online Training Course  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Online

This course will increase your knowledge about whole community emergency planning, including COVID-19 planning, as well as provide basic information needed to connect with your own local emergency planners, public health professionals, and community.

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Professional Fellows Alumni Webinar: Creating Sustainable U.S. - East Africa Partnerships for Disability Inclusion

Professional Fellows Alumni Webinar: Creating Sustainable U.S. - East Africa Partnerships for Disability Inclusion  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, May 27, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

AUCD, ICI-UMass Boston, and Humanity & Inclusion (HI) invite you to join a Professional Fellows alumni webinar on how university centers, DPOs, and other disability rights groups in the United States and East Africa can create independent, sustainable partnerships that promote inclusive employment and education in lasting ways.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #9: Sexual Self-Advocacy

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #9: Sexual Self-Advocacy  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group for our final Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #9: Sexual Self-Advocacy on May 26, 2021, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET. Our expert hosts of sexuality educators and self-advocates have invited a panel to discuss questions and topics related to advocating for ones right to have relationships and sexuality as well as how to advocate for oneself within relationships. This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. This series is a great learning opportunity for self-advocates, professionals, and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to understand sexual health needs better.

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Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 4: Family Members as Trainees and Participants in Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 4: Family Members as Trainees and Participants in Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
4:00 pm ET - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

This is the final in a four-part webinar series that breaks down the eight different types of family involvement detailed in the LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN)'s 2019 white paper titled "Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs." In this webinar, a family professional will discuss the definition, needs, benefits, resources, and strategies associated with the following types of family involvement: trainees and program planners, implementors, and evaluators.

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Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 3: Family-Focused Topics and Family Members as Board Members, Research Participants, and Consultants

Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 3: Family-Focused Topics and Family Members as Board Members, Research Participants, and Consultants  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 24, 2021
1:00 pm ET - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

This is the third of a four-part webinar series that breaks down the eight different types of family involvement detailed in the LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN)'s 2019 white paper titled "Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs." In this webinar, two family professionals will discuss the definition, needs, benefits, resources, and strategies associated with different types of family involvement: board members, research participants, consultants, and family-focused topics.

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An Update from the Act Early Response to COVID-19

An Update from the Act Early Response to COVID-19  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 24, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

"Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) is a CDC program that promotes collaboration among early childhood programs in states and territories so children with autism or other developmental delays and disabilities can be identified early and referred to appropriate services and supports. This past year the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded 43 states and territories to focus on early childhood state systems to support recovery and strengthen resilience skills, behaviors, and resources of children, families, and communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This webinar will provide an overview of LTSAE, the purpose and scope of the Act Early Response to COVID-19 and include a high-level overview of findings from the Act Early/COVID-19 Response Team needs assessment process.

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RFP Info Session: UCEDD Leadership Development Project

RFP Info Session: UCEDD Leadership Development Project  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 24, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: zoom meeting

This information session will review the Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new technical assistance (TA) initiative to support the development of a UCEDD Leadership Map and TA Plan. The UCEDD Resource Center is seeking proposals from the UCEDD network to be a part of this TA initiative. Please join us to learn more about RFP and how to submit a proposal. A question and answer period will follow a brief presentation.

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AIR-P Presents - Brain and Body in Motion: Understanding and supporting motor dysfunction in Autism

AIR-P Presents - Brain and Body in Motion: Understanding and supporting motor dysfunction in Autism  Copy to Calendar

Friday, May 21, 2021
4:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Motor dysfunction are prevalent and pervasive in autistic individuals. However, due to the heterogeneity of motor dysfunction and the categorization in DSM-5 as an associated deficit, this condition often goes undetected and undertreated. Improving our understanding of motor dysfunction in autism is important so that we can adequately screen for these difficulties and ultimately provide the best interventions.

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Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 2: Family Members as Faculty, Staff, Presenters, and Panelists

Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 2: Family Members as Faculty, Staff, Presenters, and Panelists  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
3:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

This is the second of a four-part webinar series that breaks down the eight different types of family involvement detailed in the LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN)'s 2019 white paper titled "Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs." In this webinar, a family professional will discuss the definition, needs, benefits, resources, and strategies associated with two types of family involvement: faculty/staff and presenters/panelists.

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Prepared4ALL: Including Disability in Local Emergency Planning

Prepared4ALL: Including Disability in Local Emergency Planning  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Prepared4ALL, an inclusive emergency planning program offered by AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health, is fully up and running! We offer a FREE online training, a thriving online community for local disability organizations, and a practicum opportunity open to all AUCD trainees. This webinar will provide an exclusive expanded look at the online training and you'll hear from local disability organizations and AUCD trainees about their work with Prepared4ALL. This webinar will have an ASL interpreter and Real-time Captions.

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Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series

Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 10, 2021 - Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: Zoom

The LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN), in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC), is sponsoring a four-part webinar series during the month of May. Topics are based on the LFDN's 2019 white paper, "Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs." This white paper approaches family involvement from the perspective of the family discipline itself, and the ongoing paradigm shift in family-centered care--from fringe to fabric.

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Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 1: Family Members as Mentors and Supports in Clinical Settings

Fabric not Fringe Webinar Series Part 1: Family Members as Mentors and Supports in Clinical Settings  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 10, 2021
12:30 pm ET - 1:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom

This is the first of a four-part webinar series that breaks down the eight different types of family involvement detailed in the LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN)'s 2019 white paper titled "Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs." In this webinar, two family professionals will discuss the definition, needs, benefits, resources, and strategies associated with two types of family involvement: mentors and clinical supports.

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2021 AUCD Emerging Leaders End of the Year Webinar

2021 AUCD Emerging Leaders End of the Year Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Friday, May 7, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join AUCD's Emerging Leaders Interns, Kiki Oyetunji and Jessica Huddleston, to celebrate the end of the academic year! Trainees can expect to learn how to use their training experience to achieve professional growth. The Interns will also cover the importance of staying connected to AUCD and the Emerging Leaders Community.

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AUCD Autism Special Interest Group Open House

AUCD Autism Special Interest Group Open House  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 29, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

Join Autism Special Interest Group co-chairs, Brian Be and Dr. Laura Carpenter for this opportunity to learn more about the SIG's activities, network with other members, and share ideas.

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Caregiver Coaching through Telehealth: Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities

Caregiver Coaching through Telehealth: Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

We will provide a discussion of caregiver coaching strategies over telehealth using two different Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs) and consider options for multiple formats (synchronous and asynchronous). Benefits and challenges to using telehealth technology for caregiver coaching will be explored. A parent of a young child with autism who participated in coaching, both in-person and through telehealth, will share her experiences.

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Learning to Face Fears from Home: Unexpected Benefits and Discoveries

Learning to Face Fears from Home: Unexpected Benefits and Discoveries  Copy to Calendar

Friday, April 23, 2021
2:00 - 3:00pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

The purpose of this webinar will be to describe an evidence-based, manualized group cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) program for youth with ASD and anxiety, called Facing Your Fears (FYF). Following a brief description of FYF, we will discuss specific ways that FYF has been adapted for virtual delivery, including successes and challenges. Presenters include clinicians who co-facilitate the FYF virtual groups, as well as parent of a teen with ASD and anxiety who participated in the FYF groups.

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Admin Essentials: Matching Funds or Cost Sharing

Admin Essentials: Matching Funds or Cost Sharing  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

The Admin Essentials Series is a series of virtual round table discussions on pressing administrative questions. It's perfect for UCEDD Directors and Business Managers who are interested in an action-oriented discussion space to problem solve through tough administrative challenges. Each installment will include content from seasoned experts. A tip sheet of resources, strategies, and lessons learned will be developed and disseminated following each discussion. This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on matching funds and how to properly include them in grant applications. We will explore creative strategies and promising practices across the AUCD network.

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AIR-P and ARRB Present: Conducting Quality Participatory Autism Research

AIR-P and ARRB Present: Conducting Quality Participatory Autism Research  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

In this webinar, the AIR-P Autistic Researcher Review Board (ARRB) will discuss how autism researchers can respect and include the autistic community in their work from participants to co-researchers. ARRB researchers will discuss autistic experiences with participatory research approaches that include diverse autistic people from across the autism spectrum as members of research teams. Furthermore, ARRB researchers will present concrete recommendations about how participatory research practices can be implemented. Considerations around appropriate and respectful autism terminology will be addressed.

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The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center: Improving the Healthcare Experience for Patients with Autism

The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center: Improving the Healthcare Experience for Patients with Autism  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This webinar will introduce participants to the work of the Autism Friendly Initiative, and to strategies of care optimization that are tailorable to any kind of healthcare practice. At the end of this webinar, participants will understand more about the specific challenges that face patients with ASD when seeking healthcare and will feel more prepared in determining how to address those challenges at their respective practices.

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AUCD pre-DPS 2021:Orientation

AUCD pre-DPS 2021:Orientation  Copy to Calendar

Friday, April 16, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

Join us to plan to engage effectively with virtual event and to navigate the ways to frame policy priorities for effective impact.

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UCEDD Network: CDC Vaccine Money Coordination

UCEDD Network: CDC Vaccine Money Coordination  Copy to Calendar

Friday, April 16, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

This call provides an opportunity for UCEDDs to share ideas or collaborate about using the new CDC COVID Funds.

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How Can Telehealth Enhance Early Identification and Service?

How Can Telehealth Enhance Early Identification and Service?  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 15, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

In this panel discussion, providers from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (VKC/TRIAD) will review recent work using tele-mediatied assessment, service, and capacity building paradigms for early detection and intervention.

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Implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan: A TA Initiative for the UCEDD Network

Implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan: A TA Initiative for the UCEDD Network  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 12, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This webinar introduces a new technical assistance (TA) initiative to support the implementation of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan. The UCEDD Resource Center is accepting applications for coaches and implementors from the UCEDD network to be a part of this TA initiative. Please join us to learn more about the call for coaches and implementors and how to apply. A question and answer period will follow a brief presentation on the TA plans.

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Prioritization: Promising practices for educating others about the importance of disability prioritizing in state vaccination plans

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Thursday, April 8, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join our organizations, state-level jurisdictions, and CDC guests to hear about promising practices on how states are reaching people with disabilities. This webinar addressed Prioritization: Promising practices for educating others about the importance of disability prioritizing in state vaccination plans.

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Communication: Promising practices for reducing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and disseminating accessible messages

Communication: Promising practices for reducing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and disseminating accessible messages  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join our organizations, state-level jurisdictions, and CDC guests to hear about promising practices on how states are reaching people with disabilities. This webinar addressed promising practices in communication for reducing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and disseminating accessible messages.

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Consideration: Promising practices for vaccinating family members of PWD and those who are homebound

Consideration: Promising practices for vaccinating family members of PWD and those who are homebound  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join our organizations, state-level jurisdictions, and CDC guests to hear about promising practices on how states are reaching people with disabilities. This webinar addressed Consideration: Promising practices for vaccinating family members of PWD and those who are homebound

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Navigation: Promising practices for scheduling and transporting PWD to COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Navigation: Promising practices for scheduling and transporting PWD to COVID-19 vaccination appointments  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join our organizations, state-level jurisdictions, and CDC guests to hear about promising practices on how states are reaching people with disabilities. This webinar addressed Navigation: Promising practices for scheduling and transporting PWD to COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

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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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UCEDD FY 2021 Continuation Application Submission Demonstration

UCEDD FY 2021 Continuation Application Submission Demonstration  Copy to Calendar

Friday, March 26, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 ET
Location: Zoom

This informational session/demonstration is designed to clarify the submission requirements and demonstrate the submission process for Continuation Applications. The audience should include members of your staff who are designated to submit applications and have access to GrantSolutions. The informational package will be distributed ahead of the presentation date.

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2021 TA Institute

2021 TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: Zoom

The TA Institute provides an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.

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AUCD pre-DPS 2021: Policy Education 101

AUCD pre-DPS 2021: Policy Education 101  Copy to Calendar

Friday, March 19, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join us to review basics of federal government and consider ways to educate members and connect real experience and expertise to policy.

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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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Introduction to Data Visualization and Infographic Development

Introduction to Data Visualization and Infographic Development  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
4pm - 5pm ET
Location: Zoom

This interactive workshop introduces data visualization, including a step-by-step process and tips to creating an accessible infographic. Participants will gain basic skills and understand the utility of infographics to make data more accessible. Participants are encouraged to bring infographics to contribute to discussion. After the presentation, participants should be able to apply their knowledge by synthesizing data into a simple narrative and design their own infographic.

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AIR-P Presents: Using Autism Research to Inform Policy: Successes, Lessons, and Challenges

AIR-P Presents: Using Autism Research to Inform Policy: Successes, Lessons, and Challenges  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 15, 2021
4:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

This webinar presents results and lessons learned from nearly a decade of autism research aimed at informing policy to improve the lives of youth and adults on the autism spectrum. We will discuss how the work of the Life Course Outcomes Research Program and the Policy and Analytics Center at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute have informed policy at the local, state, national and international levels. We will also outline the process and considerations necessary for creating effective information dissemination environments and partnerships, provide examples of useful tools for designing for dissemination, and guide a discussion of continued challenges.

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NIDILRR Current and Upcoming Funding Opportunities

NIDILRR Current and Upcoming Funding Opportunities  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This webinar, sponsored by AUCD's Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE) was organized for those interested in the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) funding opportunities. It is the first of a series of CORE webinars to strengthen knowledge of research funding opportunities across the AUCD network.Phil Beatty, Director of the Office of Research Sciences, NIDILRR will provide insights into the range of NIDILRR current and upcoming funding opportunities. Bring your questions for a Q&A session at the end of his presentation.

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"Learn the Signs. Act Early." as a Tool to Strengthen Early Childhood Systems  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: Zoom

This quarter's Act Early Network Webinar will feature the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) alongside four states representing the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (ECCS CoIIN). ECCS CoIIN is a multiyear initiative to improve early childhood systems in twelve states to increase age-appropriate developmental skills among 3-year-old children and reduce developmental disparities.

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Disability Inclusion and Emergency Preparedness: AUCD, ASTHO and NACCHO Partnership and Collaboration

Disability Inclusion and Emergency Preparedness: AUCD, ASTHO and NACCHO Partnership and Collaboration  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 25, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join this webinar to hear from three CDC sister grantees that are coordinating to include people with disabilities in emergency preparedness! The webinar will feature updates from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)'s Prepared4ALL initiative of the National Center on Disability Inclusion and Emergency Preparedness, along with strategies for connecting with state and local public health officials in the COVID-19 response and beyond. Partners from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will share updates on disability inclusion efforts, including regional and local approaches.

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Midwest Inclusive Post Secondary Alliance: Policy Updates from AUCD and Think College

Midwest Inclusive Post Secondary Alliance: Policy Updates from AUCD and Think College  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - Tuesday, February 23, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Online Event

The Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) partners with the Think College National Coordinating Center to support their work in state and federal policy related to inclusive postsecondary education. In this webinar, join the policy team from AUCD to hear more about what is happening in the policy world on inclusive postsecondary education in the states and Washington DC and how program staff and students can be involved.

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2021 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

2021 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 18, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with AUCD Leadership Academy faculty. The webinar will feature a brief overview of the 2021 Academy curriculum and timeline.

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AIR-P Presents: COVID-19 Vaccine, I/DD Populations, and the Needle Anxiety Program at UCLA

AIR-P Presents: COVID-19 Vaccine, I/DD Populations, and the Needle Anxiety Program at UCLA  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Immunizations are crucial to protect all people from vaccine-preventable illnesses. Some studies suggest that autistic individuals have lower rates of immunizations, for reasons that are not entirely clear. Multiple organizations have called for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be prioritized in COVID-19 vaccination distribution. Vaccine hesitancy and needle phobia are two likely contributors towards lower vaccination rates. One of the initial intervention projects from the AIR-P focuses on reducing needle anxiety and improving immunization rates among autistic individuals. This intervention was developed as a pilot to address needle anxiety in conjunction with Pfizer and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for use in an Improving Pediatric Immunization Care collaborative but has not been widely implemented. The AIR-P network provides an opportunity to implement this needle anxiety intervention in multiple sites. Measures of success for this intervention would include vaccination rates among autistic individuals and satisfaction with the vaccine administration process.

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Increasing Engagement with Underserved Communities: AUCD partners with Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (MSM NCRN)

Increasing Engagement with Underserved Communities: AUCD partners with Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (MSM NCRN)  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (MSM NCRN) coordinates a strategic and structured national network of local, state/territorial/tribal, national, and community-based organizations that will mitigate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority, and rural populations. This project is supported by a $40 million award from the U.S. Department of Human and Health Services Office of Minority Health as part of the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC). The MSM NCRN is in partnership with community-based organizations, corporate companies, academic institutions, healthcare centers, hospital systems, faith-based organizations, and federal agencies.

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Services and Supports for Adults with FASD

Services and Supports for Adults with FASD  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

When children with disabilities become adults, there is a significant reduction in services and supports available. For individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), however, that loss of services is even more dramatic. A three-person panel will discuss the current state of services and supports, identifying options and describing how certain states have achieved successes in developing new services. This webinar is an essential event for the developmental disabilities community, including clinicians, service providers, individuals with FASD, families, local and state agencies, and advocates.

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Prepared4ALL Town Hall: AUCD Training Directors and Trainees

Prepared4ALL Town Hall: AUCD Training Directors and Trainees  Copy to Calendar

Friday, January 29, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Calling all AUCD Training Directors and Trainees! Are you interested in learning about disability inclusion in local emergency and pandemic planning? Join us for a Prepared4ALL town hall meeting on January 29th, 2021 from 3-4pm ET. You'll learn more about Prepared4ALL, an innovative approach to coalition-building among local disability organizations and emergency planning agencies.

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Prepared4ALL Town Hall

Prepared4ALL Town Hall  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This informal virtual meeting will give interested disability organizations an opportunity to meet the team and learn about the toolkit created to assist with local emergency preparedness outreach efforts. This will become an optional monthly meeting with which organizations can choose to join in order to receive support from AUCD's Technical Assistance and Training Center, learn about new resources, and collaboratively problem-solve with others when making inroads with local emergency preparedness efforts.

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UCEDD Directors Meeting

UCEDD Directors Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
4:00 - 6:00 pm E.T.
Location: Zoom

The UCEDD Directors meeting on January 27th was an opportunity for UCEDD Directors to have an overview of TA provided by the URC, a panel discussion on COVID vaccine considerations, an overview of transition activities happening at executive branch agencies under the new administration, and breakout discussion groups on a range of operational topics relevant for UCEDD leadership.

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Crisis Standards of Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Is It Ever OK to Discriminate?

Crisis Standards of Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Is It Ever OK to Discriminate?  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual Zoom Platform

The Covid-19 pandemic has threatened to overwhelm health care resources, leading to discussions about how to deploy life-saving interventions such as ventilators. Crisis standards of care policies have been criticized as discriminating against people with disabilities and older Americans. The goal of this webinar is to facilitate discussion, clarify concepts, and explore the best strategies for protecting the rights of people with disabilities in a health care crisis.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #8: Parenting

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #8: Parenting  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - Tuesday, January 26, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #8: Parenting on January 26, 2021, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET. Our expert hosts of sexuality educators and self-advocates have invited a panel to discuss questions and topics related to having children and parenting for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. This series is a great learning opportunity for self-advocates, professionals, and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to understand sexual health needs better.

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AIR-P Presents: The National Autism Indicators Report on Health and Health Care

AIR-P Presents: The National Autism Indicators Report on Health and Health Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, January 21, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This webinar presents findings from the recent National Autism Indicators Report: Health and Health Care. This report, the sixth in the National Autism Indicators Report Series produced from the Life Course Outcomes Research Program area at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, reports indicators of health and health care for autistic people across the lifespan.

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Admin Essentials: Setting Targets and Evaluating Performance of Grant Professionals

Admin Essentials: Setting Targets and Evaluating Performance of Grant Professionals  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Are you looking for guidance on how to set up an effective grant office within your center? This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will provide a facilitated roundtable discussion of how to integrate grant professionals into your UCEDD.

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Emerging Leaders Networking Event: Cultivate & Amplify Your Network

Emerging Leaders Networking Event: Cultivate & Amplify Your Network  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 pm ET
Location: Virtual

This event is tailored for current trainees, alumni/former trainees, early career professionals in the Emerging Leaders Community. This is a chance for Emerging Leaders to expand their network by connecting with established professionals in the AUCD Network.

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Introduction to the AIR-P

Introduction to the AIR-P  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join us for an introduction to the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). Learn more about the network, our Autistic Researchers Review Board (ARRB), and ways other researchers across the AUCD network can get involved.

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2020 AUCD Leadership Academy

2020 AUCD Leadership Academy  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, December 13, 2020 - Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Virtual

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a year-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services. The Leadership Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and their disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will engage with their cohort, Academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the months before and the year following the experience. The Academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.

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AUCD 2020: Leading the Way in the Next Decade

AUCD 2020: Leading the Way in the Next Decade  Copy to Calendar

Monday, December 7, 2020 - Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Virtual

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Fire-side Chat with Leaders in Health, Disability & Emergency Preparedness

Fire-side Chat with Leaders in Health, Disability & Emergency Preparedness  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Location: Webinar

The Emergency Preparedness SIG and the Health and Disability SIG met together this year on Thursday, December 3, 12:30pm-2:30pmET, in a special pre-conference session, "Fire-side Chat with Leaders in Health, Disability & Emergency Preparedness."

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Orientation for Charting Your Course: A Toolkit for New UCEDD Directors

Orientation for Charting Your Course: A Toolkit for New UCEDD Directors  Copy to Calendar

Friday, November 20, 2020
3:00 - 4:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

Join Matthew Wesley Williams, Author of AUCD's Charting Your Course: A Toolkit for New Directors of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for a walkthrough of this robust resource. Williams will model and contextualize each section and its modules suited for the current educational landscape. This toolkit contains a series of concepts and exercises designed to help early-stage UCEDD directors begin well in their roles. It is designed to provide concepts, frameworks, and tools that build the capacity of UCEDD directors for organizational and systems leadership.

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Own My Health Record Twitter Chat - Follow up discussio

Own My Health Record Twitter Chat - Follow up discussio  Copy to Calendar

Friday, November 20, 2020
Location: Webinar

 

Creating Effective Partnerships to Improve Early Identification:  IDEA Early Intervention and Early Childhood Programs and LTSAE Ambassadors

Creating Effective Partnerships to Improve Early Identification: IDEA Early Intervention and Early Childhood Programs and LTSAE Ambassadors  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - Tuesday, November 17, 2020
3:00 p.m. ET - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

Attend this interactive Act Early Network Quarterly webinar to learn more about Rhode Island's Early Intervention partnership with their Act Early Ambassador to educate and train professionals in home visiting programs including Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home visiting (MECHV) Program professionals and early care and education professionals (such as Parents as Teachers) on the use of "Learn The Signs. Act Early."(LTSAE) developmental milestone resources to support earlier identification.

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Post-Election Analysis and Discussion with AUCD  Copy to Calendar

Friday, November 13, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join AUCD's Policy Team as we break down the tentative results of the November 3rd elections and consider what they could mean for the disability community.

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 Early Childhood Personnel Center Annual Workshop: Assuring a Quality Workforce Through Personnel Standards

Early Childhood Personnel Center Annual Workshop: Assuring a Quality Workforce Through Personnel Standards  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, November 12, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

The purpose of this meeting is to update early childhood intervention (ECI) stakeholders from across the AUCD network to learn about: The NEW national personnel standards: Initial Practice-Based Professional Preparation Standards Early Interventionists/Early Childhood Special Educators (EI/ECSE). Learn new ECPC resources and tools that have been developed to support the use of the NEW standards

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Pre-Conference Orientation for Trainees

Pre-Conference Orientation for Trainees  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, November 12, 2020
5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Webinar

This event will orient new and returning trainees to the AUCD 2020 Conference. Presenters will highlight concurrent and poster sessions relevant to trainees' disciplines and professional interests. Presenters will outline AUCD Special Interest Groups (SIG), AUCD Councils, and AUCD workgroup meetings open for trainee participation.

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21st Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

21st Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - Friday, October 30, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Zoom Virtual Platform

The 12th Annual Health Care Transition Research Consortium Symposium features research presentations in the emerging field of healthcare transition (HCT). A variety of research topics of interest to researchers, clinicians, policymakers, parents, youth, and emerging adults are presented.

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 Faculty Diversity: Recruitment, Retention, and Planning for New Leadership

Faculty Diversity: Recruitment, Retention, and Planning for New Leadership  Copy to Calendar

Friday, October 23, 2020
3:00 - 4:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

This panel of experts will describe the process used for recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and the challenges and barriers each faced throughout their experiences.

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 Sexuality in Education Settings for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Sexuality in Education Settings for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

People with disabilities want friendships and relationships as much as anyone else. Unfortunately, there is a lack of appropriate education out there to support safe and healthy relationships. The rate of sexual assault is 7 times higher for individuals with intellectual disabilities than for those without. The Sexual Health SIG is hosting Katie Thune from Mad Hatter Wellness and the author of Sexuality for All Abilities to talk about how we can work together to lower that statistic by supporting the sexual health for this population through conversations, education and awareness.

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Admin Essentials: Managing Staff and Volunteers with Guardians

Admin Essentials: Managing Staff and Volunteers with Guardians  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 15, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Virtual

This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on the topic of hiring and managing staff and volunteers who are under guardianship. We will discuss practices, policies, and resources about employment of people under guardianship. We will be joined by Cathy Costanzo and Anna Krieger from the Center for Public Representation, who will speak on the basics of guardianship nationally, how it applies to the employment of people with disabilities, and where to look in your state for more information.

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Promoting Accessibility in a Virtual Conference: Students Leading the Way on Accessibility in APHA 2020  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

APHA 2020 is virtual and aims to be the most accessible conference to people with disabilities to date. This webinar is designed to support accessibility across poster presentations, oral presentations, and social networking.

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2020 MCH Workforce Development Virtual Grantee Meeting:

2020 MCH Workforce Development Virtual Grantee Meeting: "Building a Resilient MCH Workforce"  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern
Location: Virtual Zoom Platform

This annual meeting is an opportunity for the Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) grantees to convene around a cross-cutting topic of interest. The meeting is hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC).

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2020 Emerging Leaders Welcome Webinar

2020 Emerging Leaders Welcome Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

Welcome to the AUCD network, 2020-2021 Trainees! On Tuesday, September 29, you will learn more about how you could get connect and get involved with the AUCD network. The AUCD Emerging Leaders Interns, Kiki and Jessica, are excited to actively engage with you all to share resources and opportunities to help you make the most out of your traineeship!

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Making Accessible Academic Posters

Making Accessible Academic Posters  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Achieving inclusive communities includes having research accessible for all individuals. Through the work of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) and our partners at Tools for Life Georgia's AT Act program, and disABILITY Link, a Center for Independent Living, we are developing accessible posters.

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Admin Essentials: Meaningfully Engaging Your CAC

Admin Essentials: Meaningfully Engaging Your CAC  Copy to Calendar

Friday, September 11, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 am ET
Location: Virtual

The Admin Essentials Series is a series of virtual round table discussions on pressing administrative questions. It's perfect for UCEDD Directors and Business Managers who are interested in an action-oriented discussion space to problem solve through tough administrative challenges. Each installment will include content from seasoned experts. A tip sheet of resources, strategies, and lessons learned will be developed and disseminated following each discussion. This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on the topic of meaningfully engaging your Community Advisory Council (CAC). We will explore creative strategies and promising practices across the AUCD network.

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Voter Rights and Accessibility

Voter Rights and Accessibility  Copy to Calendar

Friday, September 11, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Explore the power of the disability vote; 31.7% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities voted in 2016 compared to 61.4% of all Americas; This year 35 million eligible voters are people with disabilities ; Understand how the COVID 19 Emergency will impact voting and Get connected to tools that help empower persons with disabilities and their families.

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Admin Essentials: How and When to Create a Business Manager Role

Admin Essentials: How and When to Create a Business Manager Role  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:00 - 5:00pm ET
Location: Virtual

This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on the how and the when of developing a business manager role. We will explore topics including the tasks and responsibilities of business managers, funding a business manager role, and navigating grant management and the fiscal environment within the complex context and spheres of the university.

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Developing UCEDD Core Functions Plans

Developing UCEDD Core Functions Plans  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, August 27, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the requirements for UCEDDs to develop core function plans. This is the ninth and final installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs (Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Rochester & North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University) highlighting innovative approaches to how their UCEDD created plans for carrying out the UCEDD core functions.

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NIRS FY21 Rollout Webinar

NIRS FY21 Rollout Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, August 13, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar introduces UCEDD, LEND, DBP, PPC, and LEAH Directors and Data Coordinators to the changes made in the FY 2021 iteration of NIRS. During the webinar, participants will be provided live demonstrations of all recently updated features and will have opportunities to ask questions.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #7: Marriage

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #7: Marriage  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #7: Marriage on August 12, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:30pm EST. Our expert hosts of sexuality educators and self-advocates have invited a panel to discuss questions and topics related to marriage for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality.

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Educational Strategies for Working with Students with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Educational Strategies for Working with Students with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Location: Webinar

In this webinar the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) SIG will be discuss working with students who have a FASD be challenging for parents, educators, and others providing services and supports to the students in the educational setting. This session will discuss effective educational strategies and available resources for working with students with a FASD.

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Supporting Families in the Post-COVID World: Using Technology to Maximize Reach and Remain Connected

Supporting Families in the Post-COVID World: Using Technology to Maximize Reach and Remain Connected  Copy to Calendar

Monday, August 3, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

During this webinar, speakers from two large rural states will describe approaches they've used to stay connected and support families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their use of distance technology will be highlighted as a means of reducing exposure to COVID-19 and in maximizing the reach of their efforts. The programs featured are the University of Wyoming's ECHO for Families and the Autism Family Support Program at the University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities.

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2020 LEND Directors Meeting

2020 LEND Directors Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Monday, August 3, 2020 - Tuesday, August 4, 2020
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern
Location: Virtual Zoom Platform

Meeting Description: The 2020 LEND Directors Meeting was held virtually from August 3-4 on Zoom. It was an opportunity for leaders in the LEND network (LEND Directors, Associate Directors, Training Directors, ITAC and MCHB staff, etc.) to identify new and emerging technical assistance needs, share information and best practices, engage in MCHB strategic planning, and facilitate meaningful collaboration.

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UCEDD Product Development and Information Dissemination

UCEDD Product Development and Information Dissemination  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, July 23, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Product Development and Information Dissemination UCEDD core functions. This is the eighth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs (Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University & Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute) highlighting innovative product development and information dissemination.

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Marking a Milestone for CDC's Milestone Tracker App

Marking a Milestone for CDC's Milestone Tracker App  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

During this webinar, CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) program will provide an in-depth update on the current status of its unique developmental monitoring tool, CDC's Milestone Tracker app. LTSAE aims to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, by promoting developmental monitoring so children and their families can get the services and support they need.

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Curriculum Design Assistance for AUCD Network Members: The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Core Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Design Assistance for AUCD Network Members: The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Core Curriculum Resources  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for a discussion about the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Core Curriculum Resources! Originally developed to support LEND curriculum development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Resources are moving to AUCD in Summer of 2020 in part to extend their reach across the AUCD network and will be relevant for (and available to) all network members engaged in pre-service training activities.

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National Disability Voter Registration Week

National Disability Voter Registration Week  Copy to Calendar

Monday, July 13, 2020 - Friday, July 17, 2020
Location: Online

In 2020, over 35 million eligible voters will be people with disabilities, according to Rutgers University. That figure jumps to over 62 million eligible voters when you add in family members in the same household. Millions of others are connected to disability in work and community. AUCD is excited to join partners across the disability community working to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting folks registered to vote. This National Disability Voter Registration Week is part of our plans to continuously share information and resources up to Election Day 2020.

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The Role of Cultural Diversity in Mentoring

The Role of Cultural Diversity in Mentoring  Copy to Calendar

Friday, June 26, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar

Mentoring is fundamental to growth and success. Therefore, it is incumbent for mentors to have the ability to discuss challenges faced by culturally diverse individuals and, ultimately, have a repertoire of mentoring strategies to develop talents and skills in mentees from underrepresented backgrounds in LEND programs. This webinar will present mentoring theories so mentors will have a basic understanding of the mentoring process and provide strategies that promote communication and trust between mentor and mentee.

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Strategies for Addressing Anxiety Related to COVID-19

Strategies for Addressing Anxiety Related to COVID-19  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Anxiety is a common co-occurring concern for many people with IDD (including ASD). In this time of COVID, everyone is experiencing heightened anxiety. For this population in particular we need to be aware of this underlying anxiety and provide strategies to help people manage their symptoms. This panel presentation will describe how anxiety may present in people with IDD and demonstrate effective strategies to address these anxieties.

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The Cogswell-Macy Act: Training Teachers of the Deafblind & Deafblind Interveners

The Cogswell-Macy Act: Training Teachers of the Deafblind & Deafblind Interveners  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please consider joining a special presentation by Linda Alsop of Utah State University as we celebrate DEAFBLIND AWARENESS WEEK - June 21-27, 2020. Linda's presentation will be held Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. (CDST). All are invited to hear about the Cogswell-Macy Act, training of teachers of the deafblind and training of the deafblind interveners.

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