Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC)

 

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2/20/2018

President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Analysis of Impact on People with Disabilities

President Donald Trump on February 12 released his budget proposal to Congress for Fiscal Year 2019, which will cover October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019 (FY19). The entire budget can be found on the White House homepage. In general, President Trum's budget, titled "Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget," would dramatically impact Americans with disabilities, with cuts far deeper than any ever enacted. The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) examines the budget's cuts to the national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs, key disability programs, research, and a broad set of public services critical to the lives of people with disabilities.

 
 

2/14/2018

PCPID Releases Report on Direct Support Workforce

President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) chaired by and includes several AUCD members

The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) has released its 2017 report, America's Direct Support Workforce Crisis: Effects on People with Intellectual Disabilities, Families, Communities and the U.S. Economy. Direct support professionals (DSPs) provide services and supports that empower people with intellectual disabilities to live in the community. In the report, PCPID notes that DSPs promote participation in the U.S. economy "by helping people with an (intellectual disability) get jobs and by enabling family members to work." The report describes the current state of the DSP workforce as a "crisis," noting that the average DSP wage is $10.72, most work two or three jobs, and the average annual DSP turnover rate is 45%.

 
 
Performers Marcus Ramey, left, and Walter Watson in

1/30/2018

Camp Munroe Theater 'Flawless' (NE UCEDD/LEND)

"Fractured Fairy Tales," held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Hall in Omaha, was the culmination of a three-day theater workshop for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 23 participants, ranging in age from 6 to 30, also created the sets and some of the props for a skewed look at some classic children's tales.

 
 

1/8/2018

Indiana Debuts Disability History Website (IN UCEDD)

Through a collection of oral history interviews and related digital material, the website documents and preserves the memories and experiences of people with disabilities, family members, professional service providers, educators, and public officials. The site's growing collection highlights the history of advocacy for disability rights in Indiana, and features over 80 fully-captioned videos.

 
 
 

About CEDC

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.

Two core functions of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) are to offer community service activities (that include community education and technical assistance) and information dissemination activities for or with individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, professionals, paraprofessionals, students and volunteers.

The Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC) strives to identify the mutual needs of community education and information dissemination staff from the UCEDDs. In addition, the CEDC also serves to meet any community education and dissemination needs and promote collaboration with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). The Council is composed of one or more representative member/s from each UCEDD who is either the Community Education Director/Coordinator, Information Dissemination Coordinator, or a designee who best represents the overall community education and information dissemination interests of the LEND or IDDRC partners in the AUCD network.

 

Mission

    The mission of the Council is to address the community education, technical assistance and information dissemination interests and concerns of members and to promote collaborative actions to improve the effectiveness of interdisciplinary training. The Community Education and Dissemination Council was established to accomplish the following:

  • Serve as a focus and forum for the identification and discussion of issues of community education, technical assistance and information dissemination.
  • Function as a representative voice of community education and information dissemination interests and concerns within the UCEDD network.
  • Influence the development and implementation of national community education and information dissemination policies and initiatives.
  • Share resources, exemplary community education programs, and information dissemination practices developed and used by UCEDDs across the nation.

Download the CEDC Fact Sheet (pdf) 

CEDC Officers (2015-2018)

Chairperson

Jerry R. Alliston, Ph.D., Coordinator for Community Inclusion and Volunteer Service University of Southern Mississippi, Institute for Disability Studies
(601) 266-5979 or jerry.alliston@usm.edu

   
 

Vice Chairperson

Sandra Horne, M.A., M.A., Coordinator for Community Engagement
University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
(207) 581-1236 or sandra.horne@maine.edu

   
 

Secretary

Melina Danko, M.S., Dissemination/Public Relations Manager
West Virginia University, Center for Excellence in Disabilities
(304) 293-4692 or mdanko@hsc.wvu.edu



 
 

Upcoming Events of Interest to CEDC Members

Getting it Right 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Friday, May 25, 2018

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