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

Community Engagement Science in ASD

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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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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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Project ImPACT Evidence Based Parent Training in ASD

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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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NIRS Import/Export Feature

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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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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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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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Step Up Assistive Technology to Promote Early Literacy

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

Join Michelle Schladant, PhD, ATP for a discussion on the importance of assistive technology (AT) for early literacy development. Dr. Schladant will provide an overview of the use of AT in early childhood, the current best practices as well as where we are headed in the field. She will explain the current IDEA policies related to AT at the level of state programs and school districts and highlight the tools and resources available to families. Dr. Schladant will share about the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs funded project, Step Up AT for Early Literacy. Step Up AT is a teacher coaching and professional development program and is one solution for encouraging the adoption of AT practices in the early childhood classroom environment. Outcomes from this program will be discussed.

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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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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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2020 AUCD Leadership Academy

2020 AUCD Leadership Academy  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - Friday, June 26, 2020
Location: Atlanta, GA

Apply for the 2020 AUCD Leadership Academy! 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

Embracing Diversity in Recruitment of Trainees, Faculty and Staff

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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

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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

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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

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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

Violence and Mental Illness: The Real Story  Copy to Calendar

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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NEW EI/ECSE Standards- Why? When? Next Steps

NEW EI/ECSE Standards- Why? When? Next Steps  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children is in the process of developing the first ever, stand alone, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Personnel Preparation Standards. Learn more about the standards,what led to this important step forward for the EI/ECSE workforce and what it means to the Early Childhood Field/Systems. We will share opportunities to provide feedback to the DEC Standards Development Task Force.

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Continuing Education Seminar Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference

Continuing Education Seminar Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference "Ensuring Enclusion"  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Baltimore, MD

Each year the Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training organizes the Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency. The conference brings national speakers to present on the latest research and practice related to addressing and reducing socially determined health disparities.

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Including the AUCD Trainee Orientation Modules in your Curriculum

Including the AUCD Trainee Orientation Modules in your Curriculum  Copy to Calendar

Monday, August 26, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

As the new academic year begins, many programs/centers are beginning to think about how to orient their trainees to the AUCD network. Developed in 2017, the AUCD Trainee Orientation Modules provide information about the structure and purpose of AUCD, how trainees "fit" in the network, connecting with experts from across the country, getting involved by contributing their experiences, and growing as leaders.

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FY 2020 NIRS Roll-out Webinar

FY 2020 NIRS Roll-out Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 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 2020 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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APHA Disability Section Webinar: Disability and Measurement

APHA Disability Section Webinar: Disability and Measurement  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The conceptualization of disability has grown recently and with that, what how we measure different constructs related to individuals with disabilities has grown as well. This webinar gives an overview of disability and measurement as it relates to health and provides some new avenues to explore.

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2019 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting

2019 Autism CARES Grantee Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

The Autism CARES Network will meet in 2019 for an in-person event in Washington, DC on July 18-19. This will be an opportunity for MCHB-funded CARES legislation grantees (representing research, training, and state systems change stakeholders) to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration to address this challenging issue. These activities are hosted by ITAC, in collaboration with SPHARC and HRSA-MCHB.

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ADA Anniversary Update: 29 Years Burning Down the Road - Featuring Andy Imparato

ADA Anniversary Update: 29 Years Burning Down the Road - Featuring Andy Imparato  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The Great Lakes ADA Center in collaboration with the ADA National Network invites you to attend the July ADA Audio Conference Series session titled "ADA Anniversary Update: 29 Years Burning Down the Road". The session will feature Andy Imparato, Executive Director, AUCD.

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Technical Assistance Provided by UCEDDs

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Technical Assistance UCEDD core function. This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

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2019 AUCD Leadership Academy

2019 AUCD Leadership Academy  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019
Location: Atlanta GA

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a week-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 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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@AUCDNews Twitter chat #HealthyTeeth4all

@AUCDNews Twitter chat #HealthyTeeth4all  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Twitter Chat

This Twitter chat will engage the overall disability community in a conversation on oral health and encourage sharing of helpful resources. Based on what is shared, AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health will create a brief, which will be available by the ADA Anniversary at the end of July.

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Taking Charge of My Health Care

Taking Charge of My Health Care  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PM
Location: Webinar

The Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities is excited to share their newly released, free on-line toolkit, called "Taking Charge of My Health Care".

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#IDefineMyWellness Twitter Chat

#IDefineMyWellness Twitter Chat  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, May 30, 2019
2:00pmET - 3:00pmET
Location: Twitter

How do you define #wellness? Join @AUCDnews for a Twitter chat on May 30 at 2pmET! As #MentalHealthMonth closes, connect with chat guests @AndyAUCD, @mcCrenshaw, and @CornerstoneMoCo as we talk #disability, #wellness, #mentalhealth, and share resources. #IDefineMyWellness #MHM2019

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UCEDD Program Performance Reporting

UCEDD Program Performance Reporting  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

All UCEDD Program Performance Reports (PPRs) are due to AIDD on July 30 annually. This webinar provides the opportunity for UCEDDs to review and discuss (1) AIDD's annual reporting requirements for UCEDDs, (2) how AUCD's National Information Reporting System (NIRS) supports PPR development, and (3) how AIDD reviews and scores each PPR.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #5

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #5  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, May 16, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #5. This webinar focuses on birth control and contraception 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, and professionals and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better understand sexual health needs.

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Power to the Profession

Power to the Profession  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinars

There are more than 40 million children birth through age 8 in America. One of the best things our country can do to support and improve outcomes for these children and their families is to make significant, substantial, and sustained investments in high-quality early childhood education. And because positive relationships are at the core of quality, investing specifically in early childhood educators is the best thing we can do to improve early childhood education. That is why Power to the Profession is focused on equitably advancing an effective, diverse, and well-compensated early childhood education profession across states and settings. Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards and compensation. Learn more about this powerful initiative and how you can be involved!

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Importance of Sexual Health for Individuals with IDD

Importance of Sexual Health for Individuals with IDD  Copy to Calendar

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

Sexual health is an important topic for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Unfortunately, conversations related to sexual health are often not fully addressed or are pushed aside because of fear, lack of comfort with the topic, or lack of information. Join us for a webinar on the importance of sexual health for individuals with IDD. Participants will hear from Joe Shapiro from NPR and Barbara Thomas from the Tall Institute as they discuss why this sensitive topic needs to be addressed.

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Policy Post Session: A Webinar for AUCD Emerging Leaders who attended DPS2019

Policy Post Session: A Webinar for AUCD Emerging Leaders who attended DPS2019  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 25, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

Join us to learn about next steps after attending the 2019 Disability Policy Seminar. You'll get tips about how to follow up with your policymakers.

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Join the "Healthcare Transition 4ALL! - Taking Action Together" National Learning Group  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Kick Off Call

Join our national learning group! This group will meet monthly for the next 12-18 months to develop a network-wide strategy for implementing healthcare transition efforts that include people with disabilities and families.

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Live Webcast - Improving the Trajectories for Youth with Disabilities and Families Living in Poverty: Systems Change in 11 PROMISE States

Live Webcast - Improving the Trajectories for Youth with Disabilities and Families Living in Poverty: Systems Change in 11 PROMISE States  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Live Webcast

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Social Security Administration, funded six model demonstration projects to improve the education and career outcomes of low income children with disabilities receiving SSI and their families. Findings from the implementation of these projects will be presented in this session.

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Graphic Recording and Facilitation with Inky Brittany

Graphic Recording and Facilitation with Inky Brittany  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Graphic recording and facilitation is the use of large scale imagery to lead groups and individuals towards a goal. The method is used in various processes such as meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences.

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

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

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

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

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Hearing our Voices: Treatment Needs of Young Adults with IDD and Mental Health Conditions

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The Intellectual and Developmental Disability Mental Health (IDD-MH) Research Partnership identified eight priority topic areas for young adults with IDD-MH that will be reviewed in this webinar. These priorities highlight the importance of community-based options, choice, autonomy, and control for young adults with IDD-MH. We will also share our recommendations to advance research, policy, and practice in areas important to young adults with IDD-MH.

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Disability Policy Seminar 2019 and AUCD Policy Forum

Disability Policy Seminar 2019 and AUCD Policy Forum  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Location: Washington, D.C.

The Disability Policy Seminar hosted by The Arc, UCP, AUCD, AAIDD, NACDD, and SABE is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For 40 years, this unique platform has offered the opportunity to come together with passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to learn about key issues. All AUCD Emerging Leaders, including Trainees, are invited to a pre-DPS Policy Forum on Sunday afternoon. Attendees will have exclusive access to Hill staffers and former trainees now working in policy, and learn from the experts how to best craft your message for Wednesday's Hill visits.

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2019 AUCD Policy Forum

2019 AUCD Policy Forum  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, April 7, 2019
2:30pm
Location: Washington, D.C.

On Sunday evening immediately before the Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD is hosting a special Policy Forum! Attendees will have exclusive access to Hill staffers and former trainees now working in policy, and learn from the experts how to best craft your message for Wednesday's Hill visits. An evening reception will provide a comfortable background for trainees to meet and network with over 200 peers from around the country.

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Community Engagement Science in ASD  Copy to Calendar
Monday, April 13, 2020

Research by UCEDDs  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Advice from Medical Providers  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Project ImPACT Evidence Based Parent Training in ASD  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NIRS Import/Export Feature  Copy to Calendar
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Advice from Family Members and Caregivers on Dealing with COVID-19  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Step Up Assistive Technology to Promote Early Literacy  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Advice from People who have a Disability on Dealing with COVID-19  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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