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

Inclusive Public Health Communication Workshop Series: Content Development for Social Media

Inclusive Public Health Communication Workshop Series: Content Development for Social Media  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 6, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

Content Development for Social Media will help participants plan messaging campaigns for social media to promote & disseminate public health communications during and post-COVID-19. Content will focus specifically on reaching neurodivergent populations and those with multiple intersectional marginalized identities.

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AIR-P Presents: Autism in Girls and Women

AIR-P Presents: Autism in Girls and Women  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
4pm ET - 5pm ET
Location: Zoom

In this webinar, Dr. Christine Wu Nordahl will provide an overview of current research focused on understanding autism in girls and women. Topics will include biological and clinical theories about: -the difference in the sex ratio of autism -current insights into neurobiological sex differences in autism -unique challenges faced by autistic girls and women

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AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES 2022

AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES 2022  Copy to Calendar

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

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

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AUCD Events Archive

2022 Emerging Leaders End of Year Webinar

2022 Emerging Leaders End of Year Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
3:00 - 4:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

This webinar is to celebrate the end of the academic year and share professional development tips with outgoing and continuing trainees in the Emerging Leaders Community, including advice on staying engaged with the AUCD network. Participants can also expect to hear from alumni trainees on how their training experience has helped them achieve professional and personal goals.

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Identifying the Red and Green Flags of Social Media Use: Promoting Social Media Skills and Safety for Individuals with Disabilities

Identifying the Red and Green Flags of Social Media Use: Promoting Social Media Skills and Safety for Individuals with Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
2:00 p.m. ET - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: webinar zoom

Join the Sexual Health SIG for a webinar discussing Social Media use and safety. Social media use has many benefits and risks that individuals with disabilities can experience. In this presentation, strategies to assist individuals with disabilities with the identification of dangerous and safe online situations will be presented. The strategies presented will cover the concepts of identifying and addressing predators (including catfishers/posers) and cyberbullying; creating and maintaining a good online reputation; gaining and receiving online consent, and keeping private information private. In the final portion of this webinar, a panel of self-advocates will discuss their use of social media, as well as strategies they use to ensure their online safety.

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Introduction to the LEND Program Quality Improvement (LPQI) Network

Introduction to the LEND Program Quality Improvement (LPQI) Network  Copy to Calendar

Friday, May 20, 2022
3:00pm ET - 4:30pm ET
Location: Zoom

Join the LEND Program Quality Improvement (LPQI) Network and AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Friday, May 20th for an interactive discussion about LPQI, a national quality improvement (QI) initiative for interdisciplinary training programs.

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 AIR-P Presents: Tele-therapy for autism during COVID-19: A survey of parents in Southern California

AIR-P Presents: Tele-therapy for autism during COVID-19: A survey of parents in Southern California  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom

In this webinar, Dr. Kristen Choi will discuss emerging evidence on using telehealth to deliver therapy to children with autism spectrum disorder (e.g., speech therapy, occupational therapy, applied behavior analysis). Using data from a recent survey of parents in Southern California, the mental health impact of the pandemic on parents and their children will be discussed, as well as how COVID-related stress affected perceptions of telehealth.

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Life After LEND Panel: Engaging Families, Self-Advocates, Former Trainees and Faculty in Collaborative Efforts

Life After LEND Panel: Engaging Families, Self-Advocates, Former Trainees and Faculty in Collaborative Efforts  Copy to Calendar

Friday, May 13, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

Join us for an interactive discussion exploring alumni trainee engagement strategies. The panel will feature former trainees currently serving as LEND program faculty/staff.

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Pathways to Inclusion: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Students Across the Age Span

Pathways to Inclusion: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Students Across the Age Span  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, May 5, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: zoom

Featuring AUCD/CDC's Children's Mental Health Champions, this 90-minute webinar will be to identify specific strategies that address the mental health needs of students across the age span, including the needs of neurodiverse learners. Mental health challenges can be a barrier to inclusion and addressing these challenges can enhance opportunities for participation in educational activities. Our four presenters will touch on topics such as the impact of early stressors on the mental health of young children (preschoolers), working with school providers to address the social/emotional needs of underserved children (early elementary age) post-pandemic, and supporting school personnel to address the mental health needs of neurodiverse learners, with a focus on autistic students (school-aged) with anxiety. The final presentation will focus on supporting transition for adolescents with emotional/behavioral challenges through an introduction to the RENEW Model. This webinar is recommended for K-12 educators, including administrators, school specialists, mental health personnel, community mental health providers, and family members.

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Inclusive Public Health Communication Workshop Series: Understanding and Reaching Your Audience

Inclusive Public Health Communication Workshop Series: Understanding and Reaching Your Audience  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 2, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

Understanding and Reaching your Audience-will help participants identify and reach their target audience in their public health communication efforts during and post-COVID-19. Content will focus specifically on reaching neurodivergent populations and those with multiple intersectional marginalized identities.

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Warning Signs of Suicide and Crisis Supports for Autistic People

Warning Signs of Suicide and Crisis Supports for Autistic People  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 28, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

Suicide is a leading cause of death in autistic people. Autistic people have significantly higher rates of suicidal thoughts, suicidal behaviors, and deaths by suicide than the general public. Warning signs of imminent suicidal behavior in the general public do not represent the unique needs of the autism community. Misunderstanding a suicide warning sign in an autistic individual can have devastating consequences. The presenters will describe warning signs of suicide for autistic people based on the latest research findings and expert consensus. They will also share information about crisis supports for this population.

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2022 UCEDD TA Institute

2022 UCEDD TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - Wednesday, May 4, 2022
3:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

This year's TA Institute will be a virtual event over 4 sessions. Attendees will have an opportunity to network, hear from our federal partners, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD Programs.

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What You Need to Know About Autism, Health Insurance, and Mental Health Parity Law

What You Need to Know About Autism, Health Insurance, and Mental Health Parity Law  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

Join us for a practical legal discussion tailored for the autism community on the protections offered by mental health parity laws. Learn what insurance practices are prohibited and what you should do if you encounter such prohibited practices.

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AIR-P Presents: Autism Acceptance Month Double Webinar

AIR-P Presents: Autism Acceptance Month Double Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom

This month, AIR-P celebrated Autism Acceptance Month with two webinar presentations! We held a back-to-back webinar session as follows. 12-1pm PT / 3-4pm ET: The Intersection of Autism, Health, Poverty and Racial Equity (2022 National Autism Indicators Report (NAIR)). This presentation will be provided by Dr. Lindsay Shea and Dr. Kristy Anderson from Drexel Autism Institute. 1-2pm PT / 4-5pm ET: Why Studying Puberty in Autism Research Matters. This presentation will be provided by Dr. Jenny Mai Phan, postdoctoral fellow at University of Wisconsin Madison.

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Your Personal Haven: Building a Sensory Lifestyle

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Friday, April 15, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

This presentation blends first-person experiences with practical techniques to help identify and problem-solve for addressing sensory needs in a variety of contexts. Discuss how to develop low-tech, low-cost pre-emptive strategies and contingency plans for sensory needs!

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Measuring Outcomes of People with Disabilities: An International Forum

Measuring Outcomes of People with Disabilities: An International Forum  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 11, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

Global approaches for using outcome measures to enhance the human and civil rights of people with disabilities will be presented April 11 at a live and virtual forum co-sponsored by the MN UCEDD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living.

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Building a Lifespan Socialization Curriculum

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

This presentation will discuss clinical and research approaches for developmentally anchored social skills supports across the lifespan. The growing literature on social skills suggests promising clinical and socio-cultural approaches with the potential to improve relationships and reduce the impact of accumulated social disability and isolation across development. We will briefly review the literature and present clinical applications that integrate recent discoveries on social cognitive, pragmatic language, and implementation sciences.

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Inclusive Public Health Communication Workshop Series: Public Health Communication 101

Inclusive Public Health Communication Workshop Series: Public Health Communication 101  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 4, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

Now more than ever it is critical to be an effective public health messenger. As a member of AUCD's network, you are invited to attend a four-part monthly virtual workshop series (April-July 2022) led by a joint collaboration between researchers at UCLA Health and the Hood Medicine Initiative, sponsored by AUCD through a cooperative agreement with CDC.

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2022 Post-EHDI LEND Workshop: Adaptability in an Ever-Changing EHDI Environment   Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 4, 2022
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual

This workshop will introduce LEND pediatric audiology trainees to the various challenges of effectively serving children with hearing loss (including those with additional disabilities) and their families.

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A Discussion on FEMA's National Advisory Council and Disability Efforts

A Discussion on FEMA's National Advisory Council and Disability Efforts  Copy to Calendar

Friday, April 1, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Webinar

In this webinar, AUCD's Emergency Preparedness SIG will meet with Dr. Carol Salas Pagan, Psy.D., a FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) member. Dr. Pagan will discuss her work with the Council, which advises the FEMA Administrator about emergency management, including preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other manmade disasters. In addition, she will give an overview of current FEMA initiatives related to disabilities. An interactive question and answer session among AUCD network members will take place after her presentation.

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Disability Policy Seminar 2022

Disability Policy Seminar 2022  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 28, 2022 - Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Location: Hybrid Event

The Disability Policy Seminar is a three-day annual federal legislative conference co-sponsored by The Arc, Autism Society, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, United Cerebral Palsy, and Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (the partners). The Disability Policy Seminar strengthens our federal advocacy efforts by having people from across the country come to Washington, DC to receive training and updates and visit their Members of Congress.

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Bringing Together Disability & Race: COVID-19 Strategies and Intersectionality

Bringing Together Disability & Race: COVID-19 Strategies and Intersectionality  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, March 24, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual

The National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NRCN) in partnership with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) will be leading this conversation to identify and engage disproportionately impacted communities on the topic of COVID-19 through a national virtual event.

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2022 Disability Policy Seminar Orientation & Policy Education 101

2022 Disability Policy Seminar Orientation & Policy Education 101  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual

This webinar will prepare participants to attend the 2022 Disability Policy Seminar. AUCD's policy team will review the basics of how the federal government operates, provide tips for meeting with policymakers, and how to frame policy priorities for effective impact.

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Assessing Family Needs by Going Through Their Day... and Their Worries and Desires for Change

Assessing Family Needs by Going Through Their Day... and Their Worries and Desires for Change  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

Family assessment is required in IDEA Part C but is important throughout childhood and youth. A unique way to determine family needs is a Routines-Based Intervention, especially if it involves asking about time for yourself, what you worry about, and what you'd like to change in your life. This intervention leads to outcomes/goals meaningful to families and functional for children.

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AIR-P Presents: A to Zzzzs of Sleep and Autism

AIR-P Presents: A to Zzzzs of Sleep and Autism  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom

Dr. Rujuta B. Wilson provided education on sleep difficulties in autism in this webinar. The following areas were addressed: (1) prevalence and diagnosis of sleep difficulties in autism, (2) the current knowledge in the field of why sleep difficulties occur in autism, and (3) behavioral and pharmacologic treatment for sleep difficulties.

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Act Early Forum Webinar Series: The 4 Steps to Early Identification in a Special Population: Leveraging Project SCOPE to Support Families of Young Children

Act Early Forum Webinar Series: The 4 Steps to Early Identification in a Special Population: Leveraging Project SCOPE to Support Families of Young Children  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 7, 2022
1:00 p.m. ET - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will highlight the work of the Project SCOPE (Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic) National Training Initiative to integrate "Learn the Signs. Act Early." resources and tools into the curriculum used in 14 states. Project SCOPE uses the ECHO model to increase the knowledge and skills of interdisciplinary audiences (e.g., early childhood educators, early interventionists, therapists, public health professionals) who work with children with prenatal opioid exposure and other related trauma exposures and their caregivers.

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2022 Texas Transition Conference

2022 Texas Transition Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Friday, February 25, 2022
Location: Virtual and In-Person

This year, we are offering the option to attend a live conference or online. We will be limiting the number of people who attend live to 360. This will allow for social distancing. TTC 2022 will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.

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AIR-P Presents: How can we use an understanding of the neurodiversity movement to develop socially valid supports for autistic people?

AIR-P Presents: How can we use an understanding of the neurodiversity movement to develop socially valid supports for autistic people?  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom

After introducing common aims and controversies surrounding the neurodiversity movement, this presentation will empirically examine how support for the neurodiversity movement intersects with perspectives about socially valid "intervention" goal among autistic and non-autistic stakeholders.

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 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Round-up

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Round-up  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Location: Webinar

The fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) SIG invites you to join them for a review of current research that you might use in your work building or expanding your program of services and supports for individuals with FASD. Dr. Christie L. M. Petrenko, Ph.D. (Research Associate at the University of Rochester) and Dr. Edward Riley, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology, College of Sciences, San Diego State University) will join the FASD SIG to discuss current research focused on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.

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The Social Media Life Cycle: The Why, What, and How of a Post

The Social Media Life Cycle: The Why, What, and How of a Post  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

This webinar will discuss how to intentionally use social media to boost outreach to policy members, stakeholders, advocates, and people with disabilities, how to encourage engagement with social media posts, ensuring that accessible post design is top of mind, and how to track and use social media analytics to make communication decisions to your social media platforms.

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Reflecting UCEDD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitments in the Core Grant Application

Reflecting UCEDD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitments in the Core Grant Application  Copy to Calendar

Friday, January 21, 2022
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

AUCD hosted a webinar in September 2021 on incorporating the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Action Plan into the UCEDD five-year plans. In this follow-up virtual workshop, UCEDD leaders will discuss strategies for demonstrating their ED&I commitments in the needs, evaluation, organizational capacity, and leveraging sections of the core grant application.

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AIR-P Presents: Bolstering Autistic College Students' Mental Health and Wellness

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom

Drawing on findings from his dissertation research, Nachman discusses how autistic college students make sense of and reconcile challenges related to their mental health and wellness. He describes the influence of an autism-specific college support program in enabling students to think through emergent issues and determine solutions that support their well-being. Nachman will relay study insights and practical recommendations for colleges to implement.

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2022 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

2022 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with the AUCD Leadership Academy faculty. The webinar will feature a brief overview of the 2022 Academy curriculum and timeline. This will be followed by a time for questions from potential applicants to the 2022 AUCD Leadership Academy. In addition, alumni will share their reflections about the benefits they gained from participation in the week-long academy.

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Preventing the Mismeasure of Young Children

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

This webinar will help to prepare interdisciplinary professionals to become important team members and crucial partners to parents and teachers in the early childhood intervention field (e.g., teachers, speech/language pathologists; occupational therapists, physical therapists; early behavior specialists; and social workers).

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AIR-P Presents: What's Medicaid Got to Do with It? National Research and State Innovation to Improve Health Outcomes

AIR-P Presents: What's Medicaid Got to Do with It? National Research and State Innovation to Improve Health Outcomes  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join us for updates on how the latest national research indicates autistic individuals are gaining, maintaining, and using Medicaid that point toward areas for policy and program change. Experiences from Pennsylvania, a state with two of the first and only Medicaid programs to serve autistic adults, will describe how practice is unfolding on the ground and where research is needed to improve health outcomes.

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2021 Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Workshop: Storytelling

2021 Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Workshop: Storytelling  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom

Storytelling is an empowering technique to share one's stories and deliver messages. Individuals with disabilities, families, and allies often use storytelling to amplify their voices. This strategy uses audio, images, or video to engage with an audience creatively. Workshop participants will learn and apply skills in digital storytelling to communicate their unique experiences as trainees. This workshop was an AUCD 2021 Post-Conference event for emerging leaders.

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2021 Emerging Leaders Networking Session

2021 Emerging Leaders Networking Session  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, December 2, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom

Are you attending the AUCD 2021 virtual conference? Interested in connecting with other emerging leaders? Join us for our annual networking event for current trainees, alumni/former trainees, and early career professionals!

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2021 Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Workshop: Networking

2021 Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Workshop: Networking  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Networking is a necessary skill for emerging leaders to expand their professional circle. Networking skills are especially needed for professional growth on platforms like LinkedIn. This workshop will teach trainees how to build relationships within the AUCD Network and beyond.

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AIR-P Presents: Utilizing a Cross-system Framework to Guide Research on Autism and Criminal Justice Intersections: Implications for Physical Health Outcomes

AIR-P Presents: Utilizing a Cross-system Framework to Guide Research on Autism and Criminal Justice Intersections: Implications for Physical Health Outcomes  Copy to Calendar

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

Research demonstrates that autistic individuals interact with the criminal justice system at high rates. These interactions consequently are risk factors to physical, behavioral, and mental health, as well as the overall wellbeing of autistic individuals. The Global Autism and Criminal Justice Consortium was developed to address this issue and respond to calls from the autism community to prioritize criminal justice concerns.

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2021 AUCD Virtual Hill Day

2021 AUCD Virtual Hill Day  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Virtual

AUCD's Hill Day was virtual again this year! Reach out to your Members of Congress and schedule a meeting for a time that works for you. You can schedule meetings for anytime between now and the end of December

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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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AUCD2021 Annual Communications SIG Meeting

AUCD2021 Annual Communications SIG Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, November 11, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Virtual

The Communications Special Interest Group (SIG) provides an opportunity for network members working in communications to collaborate, problem-solve, and share strategies around the dissemination and amplification of messages important to the work of the network.

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Autism Special Interest Group Meeting at AUCD 2021 Conference  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: Zoom

Please join the AUCD autism SIG meeting on November 9. This session will focus on mental health issues in autism, including assessment of psychiatric comorbidities, access to quality mental health care, suicidality, and more. The session will include brief talks and time for networking and resource sharing. Participants will help to guide development of our SIG's April Autism Acceptance Webinar Series which will focus on mental health in Autism.

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2021 LEND Directors Meeting

2021 LEND Directors Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Location: Virtual Zoom Platform

Meeting Description: The 2021 LEND Directors Meeting will be held virtually on November 3rd from 2-5pm ET via Zoom. There will be an optional happy hour at 5pm ET. The meeting is an opportunity for leaders in the LEND network (LEND Directors, Associate Directors, Training Directors, etc.) to discuss new and emerging technical assistance needs, share information and best practices, and facilitate meaningful collaboration. For questions, please contact Jackie Czyzia at [email protected]

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AIR-P Research Day at AUCD2021 Conference

AIR-P Research Day at AUCD2021 Conference  Copy to Calendar

Monday, November 1, 2021
2:00 - 5:00 pm eastern
Location: Zoom

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

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AUCD/ECPC Early Childhood Annual Pre-Conference

AUCD/ECPC Early Childhood Annual Pre-Conference  Copy to Calendar

Monday, November 1, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Zoom

UCEDDs are a critical partner to state teams developing an Early Childhood Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD).Please come and hear about how you can help build your state workforce for infants and young children with disabilities and their families. Representatives from UCEDDs and LENDs who have been working with states that are developing CSPDs will share their experiences and advice.

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Data Coordinators Quarterly + Annual Meeting

Data Coordinators Quarterly + Annual Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 PM ET
Location: Zoom

NIRS Data Coordinators from all Centers and Programs meet quarterly and also have an annual meeting in conjunction with the annual conference. This October 2021 meeting will serve as both the quarterly and annual Data Coordinators meeting and will cover topics of interest to all NIRS users.

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AIR-P Presents: Epilepsy in Autism

AIR-P Presents: Epilepsy in Autism  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This presentation will provide an overview of the incidence and pathophysiology of epilepsy in patients with autism spectrum disorders, as well as special considerations in treatment.

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2021 Emerging Leaders Welcome Webinar and  Pre-Conference Orientation

2021 Emerging Leaders Welcome Webinar and Pre-Conference Orientation  Copy to Calendar

Friday, October 15, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 PM ET
Location: Zoom

Welcome (or welcome back) to the AUCD network, 2021-2022 emerging leaders! Join us on Friday, October 15th to learn more about the Emerging Leaders Community and how you fit within the AUCD Network. Presenters will share resources and opportunities to help you make the most out of your traineeship!

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Admin Essentials: UCEDD (Re)Organization

Admin Essentials: UCEDD (Re)Organization  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

This session of the Admin Essentials Series will discuss UCEDD organization and how to approach reorganizing centers. It is our hope that this discussion will assist UCEDDs who are considering how to operate most efficiently and effectively for conducting the four core functions. This conversation is timed to coincide with the release of an updated AUCD Library of UCEDD organizational charts.

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Self-Advocacy Training Series for LEND Programs

Self-Advocacy Training Series for LEND Programs  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - Thursday, October 21, 2021
Location: Virtual

AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, in partnership with The Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, is hosting a series of virtual trainings for LEND Programs in October 2021 related to self-advocacy. While the intended audience is LEND leadership and faculty, all are welcome. Trainings will be conducted virtually and recorded and archived for those unable to attend the live sessions.

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The LEND Family Discipline Network (LFDN) Presents: 2021 Family Discipline Summit  Copy to Calendar

Monday, September 27, 2021 - Tuesday, September 28, 2021
3:00 - 6:00 pm ET
Location: Virtual

The LFDN, with support from AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, is hosting a series of facilitated workshops and conversations for leaders and trainees in the field of Family Support to discuss critical questions and share best practices for addressing equity for families within their programs and in life beyond their traineeship.

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Lessons Learned from AUCD's Language and Communications Access Plan

Lessons Learned from AUCD's Language and Communications Access Plan  Copy to Calendar

Monday, September 27, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

In this webinar, we will share about AUCD's Language and Communications Access Plan and lessons learned from the first two years of implementation. From 2019-2021, the UCEDD Resource Center (URC) supported a pilot implementing the plan, with the creation of the Plain Language Advisory Group and Spanish Language Caucus. Join us to learn about the work of both groups, what the URC has learned in its efforts to improve the language and communications accessibility of its technical assistance, and how this might apply to the work at your center or program.

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AIR-P Presents: Genetics Care in Adults and Children with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

AIR-P Presents: Genetics Care in Adults and Children with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Friday, September 24, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Current advances in our knowledge of the genetic contributions to physical health and its integration into medical care have generated both opportunities for advancing healthcare and critical gaps in knowledge on its impact. We will introduce the landscape of genetic advances for individuals with neurodevelopmental differences, from diagnostics to ancestry and predictive risk. We will also explore the current state of genetics within healthcare, the role of early diagnosis on outcomes, opportunities for implementation of individualized interventions, and discuss future directions for this advancing field.

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CEDC Webinar: The Art of Storytelling

CEDC Webinar: The Art of Storytelling  Copy to Calendar

Monday, September 20, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

The AUCD Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC) invites you to join us on Monday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m. ET for a webinar on The Art of Storytelling, presented by Dr. Paula Rabidoux from the Nisonger Center.

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Accessibility and the COVID-19 Vaccine Experience for People with Disabilities

Accessibility and the COVID-19 Vaccine Experience for People with Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Monday, September 13, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

Thank you for joining the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) for a webinar on strategies and tools for accessibility in the COVID-19 vaccine experience. Persons with disabilities experience difficult barriers in getting the COVID-19 vaccine such as having accessible formats of COVID-19 vaccine information and materials and providing reasonable accommodations.

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Incorporating the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Action Plan into the UCEDD 5-Year Plan

Incorporating the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Action Plan into the UCEDD 5-Year Plan  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Action Plan calls for UCEDDs to work with their Consumer Advisory Committees (CACs) to incorporate specific goals, objectives, and actions steps to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion into their five-year plans. In this virtual workshop, UCEDD leaders and staff will explore how to effectively accomplish this priority within and across the UCEDD core functions.

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Twitter Chat on Accessibility and Universal Design

Twitter Chat on Accessibility and Universal Design  Copy to Calendar

Monday, August 30, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm. ET
Location: Twitter Chat

The AUCD Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC) invites you to join us on Monday, August 30, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat on Accessibility and Universal Design! We will be taking over the @AUCDNews Twitter handle to share insight and resources from our network. This is an easy way to share and gather resources on improving accessibility and implementing Universal Design where we live, work, and play.

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Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Neurodivergent Communities: Lessons Learned from Stakeholder Engagement and Social Media Outreach

Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Neurodivergent Communities: Lessons Learned from Stakeholder Engagement and Social Media Outreach  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, August 26, 2021
2:00 p.m. ET - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

This webinar will present lessons learned from a project that seeks to promote vaccine confidence in the disability community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this student-driven project, supported by an AUCD-CDC Dissemination Innovation Mini-grant, students and trainees from UCLA and LA COVID volunteers conducted a stakeholder engagement strategy to inform communication and dissemination efforts to promote vaccine confidence.

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Information Session - AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility Funding Program

Information Session - AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility Funding Program  Copy to Calendar

Monday, August 23, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual

This is an information session for the Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) application for the AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility funding program.The goal of the program is to launch the next generation of researchers seeking to promote the health and well-being of autistic individuals across the lifespan.The session will include an overview of the applications requirements along with time for Q&A.

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"Learn the Signs. Act Early." in Health Center Settings  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This quarter's Act Early Network Webinar will highlight the work of pediatricians to integrate "Learn the Signs. Act Early." resources and tools into their surveillance and screening practices within Federally Qualified Health Center settings. Federally Qualified Health Centers are community-based health providers that receive funds from the Human Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas.

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AIR-P Presents: Addressing Reproductive Health and Obstetrics/Gynecology Health Care in Autistic Adults

AIR-P Presents: Addressing Reproductive Health and Obstetrics/Gynecology Health Care in Autistic Adults  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Dr. Jennifer Ames from the AIR-P Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health Research Node, will describe ongoing research examining reproductive health and obstetrics/gynecology health care gaps for autistic people, inclusive of female, transgender, and gender-diverse identities. The presentation will focus on topics such OB/GYN clinic visits, cervical cancer screenings, and use of hormonal contraception, with particular attention to differences across sociodemographic characteristics. Future work investigating obstetric care quality and pregnancy experiences will also be discussed.

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Admin Essentials: MOUs and University-UCEDD Relationships

Admin Essentials: MOUs and University-UCEDD Relationships  Copy to Calendar

Monday, August 16, 2021
4:00 - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

Recognizing that 42 UCEDDs are reapplying for the UCEDD core grant in the coming year, this installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on MOUs and the relationships between universities and UCEDDs. The session will start by reviewing findings from the upcoming URC report on MOUs and University-UCEDD relationships (report to be released early August) and then open up for a conversation on strategies, promising practices, and considerations.

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

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

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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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

The 2021 Autism CARES Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 21st from 2 PM - 5 PM ET via 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. The meeting includes both panels and roundtable discussions.

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Disability and Health Data System (DHDS): Using Data to Take Action

Disability and Health Data System (DHDS): Using Data to Take Action  Copy to Calendar

Monday, July 19, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join Dr. Qi Cheng, a lead analyst from CDC/NCBDDD as she shares the 2021 Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) release. State examples on how they are using DHDS will be highlighted from Florida and Ohio. Attendees will hear a brief introduction of the DHDS database and a summary key findings in the 2019 DHDS update. Just in time to spruce up your ADA Anniversary communications with these data!

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AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES

AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm eastern
Location: Zoom

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

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

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

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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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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