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4/16/2018

AUCD2018: You're Invited

Colleagues, I am excited to invite you to join me in Washington, DC, on November 11-14 for the 2018 AUCD Conference - We ALL Belong Here! Achieving Inclusive Communities. This year's theme has a strong message of belonging and inclusion. I cannot think of a time in my life when it was more important to remember, celebrate, and remind others that all human beings have value, and a right to be included in their communities. This means opportunity, access, and equity in education, housing, employment, healthcare, faith communities, transportation, activities, and all aspects of community living. I am very much ...

 
 

4/16/2018

Submit a Proposal for AUCD 2018 Today

Deadline: June 15

The AUCD Conference is one of the nation's premier places to highlight your work. Over 200 different presentations will be accepted to the conference in several different types of sessions, formatted for maximum visibility and interaction with attendees. Proposals are encouraged from students, self-advocates, family leaders, clinicians, and researchers in over 25 topics. Don't miss your chance: submit a proposal today!

 
 

3/7/2018

Autism CARES/LEND Act Funding Alert

The President's FY 2019 Budget Request eliminates funding for the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Autism CARES Act programs. This $47 million cut includes the $31.3 million appropriation for LEND programs. The national network of LEND programs would be eliminated. LEND directors, health professionals, trainees, families and allies must educate their Members of Congress about why this training program is important and why it must not be eliminated.

 
 

3/7/2018

UCEDD Funding Alert

The President's FY 2019 Budget Request cuts the funding for UCEDDs by $6 million from $39 to $33 million, or more than 15%. In fact, a $5.5 million increase over the expected FY 2018 level is needed to meet the growth of scope of work as related to assisting states to effectively implement recently enacted Federal laws, and the growth of need around autism, Zika, and neonatal abstinence syndrome. UCEDD directors, health professionals, trainees, families, and allies must educate their Members of Congress about why this training program is important, how it serves your state, and why increased funding is needed.

 
 

3/1/2018

Spread the Word to End the Word

Join us on March 7

The R-word hurts. It's offensive. It's derogatory. This worldwide campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions. Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language.

 
 
 

About CTIIS

The AUCD Board of Directors has established a number of Councils and Committees that are made up of experts in the field to help the Board address emerging trends and issues, and to facilitate communication across and beyond the AUCD network.

The mission of the CTIIS is to identify the mutual needs and issues of UCEDDs, LENDs and IDDRCs providing services and promote collaborative actions across the network in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of Service delivery. Services may include a variety of direct Services, supports, and assistance for individuals with disabilities and/or other related disorders or special health care needs and their families. Services may be provided by professionals, paraprofessionals, direct care workers, students, or other personnel. Included in the category of Services are both direct clinical Services and community-based client consults/contacts.

 


Mission

The mission of the Council on Technology and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Service is to:

  1. Identify the mutual needs, issues and effective use of technology and innovative practices in UCEDDs, LENDs and IDDRCs providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  2. Promote collaborative actions across the network in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of service delivery through the use of technology and innovative practices.

Within the AUCD network interdisciplinary services may include a variety of direct services, supports, and assistance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Services provided through the network can be provided by professionals, paraprofessionals, direct support professionals, students, or other personnel in a wide variety of settings and related to various topics. These services could be related to a wide array of areas, such as early intervention, education, childcare, health, employment, housing, community living, social inclusion, self-determination, self-advocacy, transportation, recreation, independence and other areas. Included in the category of Services are both direct clinical Services and community-based intervention.

Goals of the CTIIS are to:

  • Serve as an assembly and forum that provides for the identification and discussion of issues pertaining to the use of technology and innovative practices in service delivery.
  • Function as a representative voice for service providers, and disciplines seeking to improve Services and Service delivery systems, within the AUCD network through the use of technology and innovative practices.
  • Share resources and exemplary service programs and innovative practices related to the use of technology developed and used by UCEDDs, LENDs and IDDRCs  across the nation.
  • Influence service development by identifying best-practice and/or research/evidence based practices.

Composition

The CTIIS's composition shall be as follows:

  1. The Council on Technology and Innovation In Service shall be composed of representatives from each AUCD member program in good standing. CTIIS members are designated by that Center Director and people who best represent the overall interests of that Center related to technology and innovation in services.

2.  The delegate will be a member of the CTIIS for as long as they are the designated as       such by their Center Director

 

 
 

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Council on Technology and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Service (CTIIS) SharingPoint Portal is password protected collaborative space.  Account required to access a portal.

 
 

CTIIS Blog

Learn how the network utilizes distance and online technology in their interdisciplinary services and/or training.