Council on Technology and Innovation In Interdisciplinary Service (CTIIS)

 

New on the CTIIS Web Pages

 

7/9/2018

AUCD Strongly Opposes Decision to Let Electric Shock Treatments Continue

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) stands with many other national disability organizations in strongly opposing the recent decision by a Probate and Family Court judge to allow a school in Canton, Massachusetts, to continue administering electric shocks to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 
 

5/17/2018

Nominate a Deserving Individual for an AUCD Award

Deadline: July 31, 2018

The annual AUCD Awards gives us an opportunity to recognize individuals, programs, and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions. Comprised of 10 categories, the AUCD awards represent the 'best of the best' within our network, and local, state, and federal partners. We know the depth, breadth, and expertise of our trainees, advocates, professionals, and partners is extraordinary and deserving of recognition. In preparation for this year's conference, we invite you to nominate someone who truly inspires you.

 
 

7/10/2018

Voting

Voting is one of the most important rights of a US citizen. It allows people to choose leaders they feel will best represent their needs on the local, state, and federal levels. You can make real change by being an educated voter in your community.

 
 

6/20/2018

AUCD Strongly Opposes Family Separation at Borders, Calls on Lawmakers and the Administration to Take Action

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a diverse, interdisciplinary leadership, research, training, and service network which includes the nation's leading experts on child development, family-centered care, and trauma. Those perspectives and our shared humanity provide the foundation to unequivocally oppose the separation of families as they enter America.

 
 
 

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

 

 
 

CTIIS SharePoint Portal

AUCD SharePoint Portals icon

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.