SIGs

 

AUCD Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are made up of individuals that have common topical interest such as emergency prep, family support, assistive technology, and so on. SIGs, which are open to anyone in the network as well as external partners and stakeholders, serve as a mechanism for sharing information, engaging in respectful dialogue, and generating new ideas. SIGs are led by one or more individuals from the network; they typically meet in person at our conference and may share information via email, conference call, or webinars throughout the year. Occasionally AUCD leadership may request SIGs to provide evidence-based knowledge and information to policymakers, should the SIG topic be of current interest in federal legislative or executive branch efforts. Because SIGs are driven by the interests of the AUCD membership, new SIGs may emerge while ones that have run their course may disband.

Current SIGs in operation (as of 01/2019) are:

Aging

Assistive Technology

Autism

Collaborative on Faith and Disability

Communications

Deaf, Blind, and Deafblind

Disability Studies

Early Childhood

Emergency Preparedness

Employment

Family Discipline Network

Family Support

Health and Disability

Mental Health Aspects of I/DD

Nutrition 

Postsecondary Education

Sexual Health

Victims of Crime/Abuse & Neglect