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

2020 Emerging Leaders Welcome Webinar

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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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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 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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 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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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 Events Archive

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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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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NIRS FY21 Rollout Webinar

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Resources for Building and Strengthening FASD Initiatives

Resources for Building and Strengthening FASD Initiatives  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

In this webinar, members of the FASD SIG will present resources for increasing your knowledge about FASD, training others, and supporting individuals with lived experience and their families. Attendees are encouraged to share resources they find helpful. Following the presentation and discussion, participants will have a general conversation about strategies for building a strong network of programs serving individuals with FASD.

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Family Leaders: What They are Saying, and how UCEDDs and LENDs can help

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar

As a follow up to the webinar: Families: What They are Saying, and how UCEDDs and LENDs can help. We have invited 3 family leaders from the ECPC/DEC Family Cohort to bring their perspectives to the conversation. Disparities, access to technology, food, housing, job security and appropriate bi-lingual services including adequate support to teach at home have been identified as barriers. This panel of family members will join Ann and Rud Turnbull to discuss their perspectives on these challenges and how the UCEDDs can help.

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AUCD Disability in Public Health COVID-19 Town Hall

AUCD Disability in Public Health COVID-19 Town Hall  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join AUCD's Town Hall on Disability Integration with Public Health and Emergency Response as a space for sharing health related programs and projects across the Network. With our small group breakout time, we'll also stigma towards disability during COVID-19 response and the need for more social awareness that 1 in 4 Americans has a disability. Strategies for addressing barriers in reaching out to public health, medical care, and emergency management to be a resource on disability inclusion will be explored.

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Innovations and Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: An Opportunity for the AUCD Network

Innovations and Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: An Opportunity for the AUCD Network  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, May 28, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Based on a 2019 AUCD policy brief written by Sarah Swanson of the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the accompanying paper, Stakeholder Guide to Understand and Have Involvement in MLTSS, the Webinar is designed to network members and individuals with disabilities and their families understand this sometimes complex topic so they can be engaged in this policy change. The Webinar will look at some specific examples of new programs, trends and innovations arising since the paper was completed.

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Families: What They are Saying, and how UCEDDs and LENDs can help

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Families are facing many challenges during this Covid-19 Public Health Crisis. If a family has a child with a disability, these challenges are magnified. This webinar will share information collected from surveys of families with children with disabilities from around the country as they cope with Covid 19. A panel of family leaders will then discuss what UCEDDS and LENDs can do to help families and their children now, and in the near future.

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Calling All Minority-Serving Research Centers within the AUCD Network!

Calling All Minority-Serving Research Centers within the AUCD Network!  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center will use the study findings to highlight the visibility of high-quality research created through MSI-based research centers. The LU-RRTC will also use study findings to make recommendations to policymakers, NIDILRR, and other federal research funding agencies, and other stakeholders on how to address identified challenges.

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2020 AUCD Emerging Leaders End of the Year Webinar: Launching Your Life After Training

2020 AUCD Emerging Leaders End of the Year Webinar: Launching Your Life After Training  Copy to Calendar

Friday, May 15, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for a celebration of your achievements and a lesson on launching your life after training! AUCD's Emerging Leaders Interns, Meghan and Jazmin will demonstrate how to market your LEND, UCEDD, DBP or IDDR training for professional growth, stress the importance of staying connected with the EL Community, and share ways to get involved with the AUCD network-your professional home!

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Maintaining Relationship Status: An Open Discussion

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the AUCD Sexual Health SIG for an open discussion to talk about ways to maintain relationships while social distancing. This conversation will begin with a discussion of potential ideas and strategies to help individuals connect during this time. Attendees are encouraged to share and discuss challenges faced along with successful tips and strategies used in their communities.

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COVID-19: How UCEDDS and LEND programs can partner with state and local special education systems during this, and future pandemics

COVID-19: How UCEDDS and LEND programs can partner with state and local special education systems during this, and future pandemics  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

John Eisenberg, Executive Director of The National Association of State Directors of Special Education will highlight what is currently happening across the country to support students with disabilities in schools, and he will discuss recommendations on how UCEDD and LEND Programs can be instrumental in helping state and local systems deal with the many obstacles faced by service providers. He will also provide some tips and strategies that participants can use immediately and in the future.

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COVID-19 and the UCEDD Responses Across the Network

COVID-19 and the UCEDD Responses Across the Network  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, May 7, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The AUCD Emergency Preparedness SIG and the Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC) are hosting a network share of products, resources, programs, and services that UCEDDs have developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support people with disabilities and disability-related organizations.

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Session 4: Advice on Your Questions

Session 4: Advice on Your Questions  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 30, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join this webinar for an Open Question and Answer Session, with a panel of representatives from the medical field, self-advocates, caregivers and federal partners.

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Adaptations of CBT for people with ASD

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will focus on the technique of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for people with ASD, as well as research findings related to efficacy. Current efforts to implement and disseminate CBT practices for youth with ASD will be emphasized.

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Advice from People who have a Disability on Dealing with COVID-19

Advice from People who have a Disability on Dealing with COVID-19  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Hear from self-advocates and allies on how to deal with COVID-19 as they share tips and strategies on hand washing, mental health, nutrition, and exercise. Steps on how to work with personal care attendants and direct support providers will be reviewed. Be safe in your relationships - what does social distancing mean in your friendships and relationships.

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COVID-19: How UCEDDS and  LEND programs can partner  with state and local early intervention and special education systems during this, and future pandemics

COVID-19: How UCEDDS and LEND programs can partner with state and local early intervention and special education systems during this, and future pandemics  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Maureen Greer, Executive Director of the IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association, will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities state Part C systems are experiencing, and alternative methodologies being used to deliver services. AUCD need to use their knowledge, expertise and resources to assist both during the crisis and after states experience what may be a new normal.

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Family Navigation to Reduce Disparities in ASD

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Monday, April 27, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is under-diagnosed and under-treated in young children, particularly minority and disadvantaged children. Even with routine ASD screening, many screen-positive children fail to receive appropriate referral, evaluation, or services. Patient navigation, originally developed to address healthcare disparities, could facilitate referral, evaluation, and linkage to early intervention (EI) services. This project evaluated the effect of family navigation for children with positive ASD screening on referral, evaluation and linkage to EI services.

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Advice from Family Members and Caregivers on Dealing with COVID-19

Advice from Family Members and Caregivers on Dealing with COVID-19  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Learn tips and strategies from caregivers and family members on how to organize daily life of caring for someone who has ID/DD and planning what to do if you get sick. Hear thoughts on balancing needs of taking care of children/adults with disability with caregiver's needs. Ideas on how to help address/relieve anxiety, stay calm and carry on will be shared.

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NIRS Import/Export Feature

NIRS Import/Export Feature  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 16, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will feature the new and improved Import/Export in NIRS. Demo will be provided as well as Q & A SesThis webinar will feature the new and improved Import/Export in NIRS. Demo will be provided as well as Q & A Session. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing.sion. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing.

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Project ImPACT Evidence Based Parent Training in ASD

Project ImPACT Evidence Based Parent Training in ASD  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Project ImPACT is an evidenced-based parent-training curriculum that has been used to improve social communication skills in young children with ASD. This webinar will describe the program, and will review the challenges and triumphs of moving from therapist-directed intervention models to parent-engaged models of care.

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Advice from Medical Providers

Advice from Medical Providers  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Hear from experts on steps to prevent COVID-19 for people across the lifespan who have a disability. Discussion will include staying safe and receiving community-based services and supports, as well as tips for wellness and what to do in case someone with a disability becomes ill.

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Research by UCEDDs

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Research UCEDD core function. This is the seventh installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features three UCEDDs (Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, and the Waisman Center) conducting innovative research work.

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Community Engagement Science in ASD

Community Engagement Science in ASD  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 13, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will describe community engagement science (CES), and why CES can be valuable to you and your work with people with ASD and beyond. Your and our applications of CES will be discussed. This is a participatory-webinar; bring ideas, questions and share your story. Let's co-create safe, brave space to spark meaningful engagement. Thus grows curiosity, skills & conversations beyond today, into our target population, task or project - and engaging community!

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Embracing Diversity in Recruitment of Trainees, Faculty and Staff

Embracing Diversity in Recruitment of Trainees, Faculty and Staff  Copy to Calendar

Friday, March 27, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The goals of this presentation are to share the strategies the UCEDD uses to sustain the Interdisciplinary Training Program as an online model, and, encourage discussion among other training directors, coordinators, and staff about innovative strategies to recruit, engage, retain, and effectively train a diverse pool of trainees.

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The Impact of Social Media

The Impact of Social Media  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, March 26, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The AUCD Council for Community Education and Dissemination and Communications SIG are co-hosting a webinar on the impact of Social Media for UCEDDs with guests Matt Gianino from the Institute on Disability of University of New Hampshire and Mark Crenshaw from the Center for Leadership at Georgia State University. The will discuss how to use social media within the context of a UCEDD, why social media is important, how impact is made and how to measure use, especially for NIRS.

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National Virtual Hill Day  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Location: Virtural

#DPS2020 is upon us! While we aren't meeting in-person this year, YOU can make an impact by contacting your members of Congress and being apart of our National Virtual Hill Day. Learn how to contact your members and educate them on the impact of the policy on the lives of people with disabilities. Our guide below is to support you in having your Hill visits virtually and continue to build relationships with your Members of Congress. If you have questions or need support during our National Virtual Hill Day, please contact AUCD at _______

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AUCD Offers 3 Virtual Policy Events

AUCD Offers 3 Virtual Policy Events  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 23, 2020 - Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Location: Virtual

Are you an Emerging Leader or new to policy advocacy and education? Are you interested in talking more about what's happening in federal policy? Are you ready to connect with your Members of Congress? AUCD is offering 3 virtual policy events, register today!

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2020 UCEDD Directors' Retreat and TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Online

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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2020 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

2020 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, March 8, 2020
2:00pm CT - 5:00pm CT
Location: Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

This workshop will introduce LEND pediatric audiology trainees to the various challenges associated with effectively serving deaf/hard of hearing children (including those with additional disabilities) from clinical practice and systems perspectives. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country. The focus will be on shared decision making and journeying with families during transitions.

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Demonstration Services by UCEDDs

Demonstration Services by UCEDDs  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Demonstration Services UCEDD core function. This is the sixth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs, the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University and the University of Southern California UCEDD at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, doing innovative work around Demonstration Services.

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NIDILRR Research Grant Program Overview

NIDILRR Research Grant Program Overview  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 20, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is part of the federal Administration on Community Living and is a primary funder of applied research impacting individuals with disabilities. Learn about NIDILRR's research agenda, unique funding mechanisms, and programs, and understand the pathway from research idea to research funding from NIDILRR.

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2020 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

2020 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 13, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with AUCD Leadership Academy faculty and alumni. The webinar will feature a brief overview of the 2020 Academy curriculum and timeline. This will be followed by reflections from alumni about the benefits they gained from participation in the week-long academy and the follow-up activities.

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The Active Ingredients in Home Visiting: Using The Home Visit Rating Scales (HOVRS) To Engage Families and Improve Outcomes  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Providing home visiting services to families can be challenging work. Families with the greatest needs can sometime be difficult to engage in the home visiting process. The Home Visit Rating Scales were developed based on research examining the practices of home visitors that lead to better family engagement and child outcomes. The Home Visit Rating Scales are in use by programs nationally and internationally with the goal of improving the home visiting process and related outcomes. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Home Visit Rating Scales including: how it aligns with DEC Recommended Practices, an overview of the measure, research supporting its use, and information on how it is being used in practice.

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The Current State of Service Coordination Across the Country

The Current State of Service Coordination Across the Country  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The national status of service coordination under Part C of IDEA for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families will be described using data from surveys and case studies. The presenters will describe three data sets collected to measure aspects of service coordination, and discuss the challenges facing service coordinators and families as reported in the data.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates #6

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates #6  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m ET
Location: Webinar

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, and professionals and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better understand sexual health needs.

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AUCD 2019: Leading Change Together

AUCD 2019: Leading Change Together  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

The world is an ever-changing place of ideas, trends and economic and political forces. The AUCD 2019 Conference reflects the work being done throughout the disability community on research, policy, practice, and advocacy that impacts the broad spectrum of disability. With more than 1,000 attendees from across the US and Territories, this event attracts a diverse national audience of leaders from multiple disciplines, researchers, scientists, advocates, and policy experts. Join us at this year's exciting AUCD Conference to exchange ideas and celebrate accomplishments in how we can all lead change together.

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New Leadership Opportunity: Council Trainee Representative

New Leadership Opportunity: Council Trainee Representative  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Calling all IDDRC, LEND, and UCEDD trainees! Join this webinar to learn about a NEW leadership opportunity! AUCD includes 5 Councils that address emerging trends and issues to facilitate communication across and beyond the AUCD network, including community education, leadership and advocacy, research and evaluation, diversity and inclusion, and interdisciplinary training. This year, one trainee per Council will be selected as a Council Trainee Representative and act as a liaison between the Emerging Leaders Community and the Council.

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IDefineMyWellness

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join AUCD's Mental Health Aspects of ID/DD SIG and the Wellness and Mental Health Learning Group, formed by AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health, to hear updates on how people living with disabilities define wellness. Timed in conjunction with Mental Health Month, AUCD hosted a Twitter chat, IDefineMyWellness, to solicit input from people with disabilities on what wellness and mental health means to them. Lessons learned and experiences from facilitating this learning group, as well as the resource developed will be showcased.

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Model Services by UCEDDs

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Monday, October 28, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Model Services UCEDD core function. This is the fifth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs doing innovative work around Model Services, classified in NIRS as Direct/Model Services and Direct Clinical Services.

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Newborn Screening for Fragile X Syndrome and Other Developmental Disabilities

Newborn Screening for Fragile X Syndrome and Other Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Most professional believe that early intervention (EI) is essential to improving outcomes for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. But how early is "early?" Should screening identify newborns with IDD, even before symptoms appear? Is there value in "pre-symptomatic" EI for children or families? Are pre-symptomatic treatments powerful enough to alter developmental trajectories in meaningful ways? Using fragile X syndrome to exemplify these issues, this presentation describes Early Check, a research program in which screening newborns for several disorders is offered to 120,000 families per year.

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2019 MCH Workforce Development Grantee Virtual Meeting: Working with Communities and Systems

2019 MCH Workforce Development Grantee Virtual Meeting: Working with Communities and Systems  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 3, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

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

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Aligning Apprenticeship Ecosystems with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Aligning Apprenticeship Ecosystems with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 3, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

As part of an ongoing formal Alliance between AUCD and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), AUCD is cohosting a webinar with ODEP and the Office on Apprenticeship at the Department of Labor on ODEPs new apprenticeship initiatives. AUCD is helping to share this information broadly and envisioning how this work can fit into other activities AUCD and its member network are engaged in including services to transition-aged youth, inclusive postsecondary, competitive integrated employment, interactions with employers, and employment research.

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2019 Welcome Webinar: Connect and Get Involved with AUCD!

2019 Welcome Webinar: Connect and Get Involved with AUCD!  Copy to Calendar

Friday, September 27, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Welcome to the AUCD network, 2019 -2020 Trainees! On Friday, September 27th, we learned more about how you can connect and get involved with the AUCD network. The two AUCD Emerging Leaders Interns, Meghan and Jazmin, were excited to actively engage with you all to share resources and opportunities to help you make the most out of your traineeship! They look forward to getting to know everyone this upcoming year.

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Violence and Mental Illness: The Real Story

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The stigma associated with mental illness is based in lack of understanding and fear. It has persisted despite increased knowledge about the underlying nature of disorders. Recent events have led to further stigmatization by suggesting a direct link between mental illness and mass gun violence. This presentation will review history of stigma, describe facts on the relationship between mental illness and violence, identify underlying risk factors for gun violence, and suggest rational approaches to prevention.

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