Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC)

 

Purpose

Download this one page flyer about CEDC to print or share.               

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

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NEW ON THE CEDC
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.

 
 

7/11/2018

NEW One Page Informational Flyers for AUCD Councils

The AUCD Board of Directors has established a number of committees and councils made up of experts in the field to help the leadership address emerging trends and issues, and to facilitate communication across and beyond the AUCD network. AUCD has five councils which are open to any AUCD member interested in learning more about these issues. Recently AUCD council chairs created an easy to share resource to describe what each council does. Below are links to each council one-page flyer. Please feel free to share these resources with faculty, staff, and trainees within your center and encourage their participation in council activities with peers across AUCD's national network.

 
 

6/25/2018

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) Provides Educators with Mindfulness Tools and Techniques

Special educators have demanding jobs: long hours, few breaks, and countless responsibilities throughout the school day teaching students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The work can be stressful, and that stress and can take its toll if it is not addressed in a timely manner. The need for self-care was the impetus behind the mindfulness training offered through the Spring 2018 Britt Henderson Training Series for Educators at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND).

 
 

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.

 
 

6/18/2018

Mailman Center Collaborates with Special Olympics on Youth Leadership Summit (FL UCEDD/LEND)

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Mailman Center for Child Development collaborated with Special Olympics in a youth leadership summit, which took place June 3 at UM's Donna E. Shalala Student Center. The purpose of the summit was to highlight the Unified Champion Schools program, which incorporates Special Olympics' sports, leadership and related activities that empower youth to be change agents in their communities.

 

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