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: [email protected]

 
 

Upcoming Events of Interest to CEDC Members

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

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

Session 4: Advice on Your Questions  Copy to Calendar
Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 START National Training Institute  Copy to Calendar
Monday, May 4, 2020 - Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Institute on Theology & Disability  Copy to Calendar
Monday, May 18, 2020 - Thursday, May 21, 2020

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NEW ON THE CEDC
WEB PAGES

 

4/1/2020

Autism Acceptance Month Webinar Series

AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) is sponsoring a series of four webinars for Autism Acceptance Month. Topics will range from parent training to reducing disparities to treating mental health issues in people with ASD. We will also sponsor a special webinar aimed at the engagement of autism stakeholders in research and service initiatives.

 
 

3/17/2020

Jennifer Rabalais Awarded Scholarship from CVS Health Foundation

Jennifer Rabalais, Co-Director of the Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) was awarded a scholarship from the CVS Health Foundation to attend the 2020 American Society on Aging (ASA) Leadership Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. She received this honor for her regional and national leadership in the aging arena.

 

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