Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC)

 

Purpose

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CEDC serves as a focus for the identification and discussion of issues regarding community education and information dissemination; serves as a representative voice of the community education interests and concerns within the network; and influence the development and implementation of national community education and information dissemination policies and initiatives.

 
 

How CEDC Relates to AUCD and Its Work

CEDC works for and with AUCD network members who educate, disseminate information to, and otherwise engage with community members. CEDC fulfills its purpose and the mission of AUCD and its constituent membership by serving as a conduit for technical assistance, providing input into policy, and engaging in other support activities deemed necessary to advance the mandate for community education and dissemination. The Council helps the association to:

  • Set and accomplish knowledge-sharing goals specified in the AUCD Strategic Map
  • Carry out training activities to inform Network members on important and emerging community education and dissemination topics
  • Develop the capacity of network members to conduct quality education and dissemination activities
  • Identify topics of common interests to network members and develop recommendations to the AUCD Board
  • Lead the network in involving people with disabilities from diverse cultures to participate in community education and dissemination activities
 
 

Membership

The Council is composed of not more than two representatives from each AUCD member program who is the Community Education and/or Dissemination Director/Coordinator or a designee who best represents the overall community education and information dissemination interests of that center or program.

 
 

Membership Expectations

The full Council meets face-to-face once a year in conjunction with the AUCD Conference. The CEDC Steering Committee and the Council's other working Committees also meet in person once a year and at least three additional times during the year through conference calls.

 
 

2018 Focus Areas

  • Strengthen connection among AUCD, Councils, and SIGs
    • Supporting AUCD Strategic Map
    • Inclusion and utilization of Trainees
    • Developing "Best Practices" & database to support network
  • Develop and host webinars related to accessibility
  • Supporting accessibility for AUCD Conference
 
 

CEDC Leadership

Chair: Meagan Orsag, PhD

Email: meagansumbera@tamu.edu

 
 

Upcoming Events of Interest to CEDC Members

Transition in Autism Spectrum Disorders  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Success Conference: Redefining Transition (TX UCEDD)  Copy to Calendar
Saturday, March 2, 2019

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NEW ON THE CEDC
WEB PAGES

 

12/7/2018

HRSA's MCHB Announces Phase 1 Winners of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge!

HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has selected 10 winners from Phase 1 of the Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families and Communities Challenge. Henry Ford Health System's submission, "5-2-1-0 Go App!" is a collaboration with Michigan's LEND program and the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State University. The project proposes to enhance an app targeting kids ages 9-13 with four mini games based on 5-2-1-0. The overall aim of the app is to promote healthy food choices, identify community food resources, and provide exercise activities - which will be made adaptable for children with disabilities.

 
 

1/2/2019

Fact Sheets Created From Disabled Parenting Project (OH UCEDD/LEND)

These fact sheets were created as part of our Cincinnati LEND Seminars in Evidence-Based Medicine project. A team of LEND trainees and faculty members conducted research on best practices while also consulting with stakeholders, including women with disabilities who have experienced pregnancy and prenatal care as well as medical providers.

 
 

1/2/2019

Working to Improve the Patient Experience (AL LEND)

Each year, LEND Trainees at the Civitan-Sparks Clinics in Birmingham, Alabama develop a project that will aid in improving the experience of our patients. As an interdisciplinary clinic, families who come into the Civitan-Sparks Clinics see a wide variety of professionals, including Speech/Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, Pediatrics, Audiology, Psychology, and Dental. As such, many parents are unsure of what to expect from a visit with each of these disciplines, particularly when they are new to our clinic. Additionally, while the range of areas of concerns that families come in with is broad, visits to each of our disciplines are largely the same clinic to clinic.

 
 

12/21/2018

Georgia LEND hosts David Satcher Lecture on Leadership on the Elimination of Health Disparities

Georgia State University's (GSU) Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) Program - housed within the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) - has had a partnership with the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine extending back to 2010. GaLEND recruits a fellow who participates in the Health Leadership Policy Fellowship at Morehouse School of Medicine and GaLEND at GSU concurrently. In 2015, GaLEND and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute created a partnership with Emory's Center for Excellence in Maternal Child Health (MCH). These three institutions offer the MCH Leadership Collaborative each Fall semester which draws students and faculty from across the three institutions to prepare for leadership in a rapidly changing world.

 
 

12/21/2018

he Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training at Kennedy Krieger 2019 Center Activities (MD UCEDD/LEND)

The Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training at Kennedy Krieger Institute provides innovative and real-world experiential learning for diverse undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate school scholars interested in maternal and child, public health, and eliminating health disparities.

 
 

12/21/2018

Michigan Development Disabilities Institute (UCEDD-MI) Awarded Nearly $1 Million Grant from Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Awards will support older adult caregiver programs

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has awarded nearly $1 million to two Wayne State University programs that protect and enhance the well-being of our area's older adults and caregivers. The Health Fund granted $413,903 to Dr. Peter Lichtenberg's program, SAFE: Caregiver Empowerment, and $500,000 to the Michigan Development Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) for its program, Michigan Older Caregivers of Emerging Adults with Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (MI-OCEAN) Family Support Project.

 
 

12/21/2018

New Toolkit from the Council on Quality and Leadership: Building the Framework for IDD Quality Measures

The report 'Building The Framework For IDD Quality Measurement' provides a roadmap for the key measures which would support people with IDD to receive high quality services and supports. It serves as one of many steps towards quality value-based services for people with IDD.

 
 

12/21/2018

Organization for Autism Research: Request for Applications

Since 2002, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) has spent more than $3.7 million in support of autism research. OAR invites researchers to submit pre-proposals to the 2019 Applied Research Competition. Applications are due Monday, March 25, 2019.

 
 

12/21/2018

Organization for Autism Research: Request for Applications

Since 2002, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) has spent more than $3.7 million in support of autism research. OAR invites researchers to submit pre-proposals to the 2019 Applied Research Competition. Applications are due Monday, March 25, 2019.

 
 

12/21/2018

Organization for Autism Research: Request for Applications

Since 2002, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) has spent more than $3.7 million in support of autism research. OAR invites researchers to submit pre-proposals to the 2019 Applied Research Competition. Applications are due Monday, March 25, 2019.

 

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