Autism CARES 2019: The time is now!

Autism CARES 2019: The time is now!

The Autism CARES hearing is set: June 25th at 10am! https://bit.ly/2KY1hGS.

 
 

News

 

6/21/2019

AUCD Celebrates the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

"Olmstead sent a clear message that people with disabilities have a right to thrive in their own homes, and that self-determination and community integration are not just aspirational goals, but a fundamental human right," said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

 
 

6/24/2019

New Factsheet on Survivor Justice Is Disability Justice

Schools Must Protect Students with Disabilities from Sexual Harassment.

The National Womens Law Center (NWLC), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are excited to release our joint fact sheet in honor of the 47th anniversary of Title IX.

 
 

6/24/2019

Alabama CIL Uses RTC:Rural Advocacy Toolkit to teach youth

Disability Rights & Resources, a Center for Independent Living in Birmingham, Alabama, is using RTC:Rural's Advocacy Skill Building Toolkit to introduce and teach advocacy skills to youth with disabilities by conducting workshops across Alabama. With assistance from a grant from the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights & Resources was able to hire a Community Empowerment Specialist to organize the advocacy workshops.

 
 

6/24/2019

MMI Receives a Two-year Grant from NIH to Explore How Children with Cerebral Palsy Perceive Pain

Max Kurz, Ph.D., an associate professor of physical therapy at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, received a two-year grant for more than $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health to explore how children with cerebral palsy perceive pain. The grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which Dr. Kurz described as a "high-risk, high-reward" grant, will let him and his collaborators examine how the brains of children with cerebral palsy process sensory information.

 
 

6/24/2019

The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD/LEND) Celebrates the Graduation of the 2018-2019 NJLEND Fellows at the 3rd Annual Maternal and Child Health Leadership Symposium

On May 10th, 2019, The Boggs Center celebrated the graduation of the 2018-2019 NJLEND Fellows at the New Jersey Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NJLEND) program's 3rd annual Maternal and Child Health Leadership Symposium. Held in New Brunswick at Children's Specialized Hospital, the event featured a keynote address, Life Course Research and Community Engagement to Improve Autism Outcomes, from Paul T. Shattuck, PhD, Associate Professor at Drexel University's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and was attended by those from the Rutgers community, New Jersey's Department of Children and Families, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, and other state and community organizations. During the NJLEND Leadership Projects Poster Session, attendees had the opportunity to learn from each Fellow about the leadership project they conducted over the course of the academic year.

 
 

6/24/2019

Tracy Glass, PATHS Program Director is Prepared to Give All to the Program (TX UCEDD)

Tracy Glass, the PATHS Program Director, is devoted to the PATHS Program and has been working to improve the program. The PATHS Program allows students with or without disabilities the opportunity to a human service career tract as well as the skills to live independently. This program has changed the lives of many students with disabilities that did not have a career direction or the ability to live independently.

 
 

6/17/2019

Ohio UCEDD Program Director Supports Employment Transition Project in Africa

AUCD network members and international alumni of the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) are creating lasting progress for inclusive employment in Africa! Dr. Margo Izzo, Program Director at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, visited Tanzania to promote transition models with PFP-IDE alum Gwaliwa Mashaka, a deaf social entrepreneur who champions education and employment of women and girls with disabilities in science.

 
 

6/17/2019

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) SENSE Theatre enriches performances with Musical Talent from Artist on the Autism Spectrum

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) investigator Blythe Corbett and participants of the Winter 2019 SENSE Theatre program recently performed the original musical "The Makeover" to appreciative audiences. Their performances were the culmination of practice and hard work put in by young actors with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), typically developing peer actors, and, new this year, a new musician who is also on the spectrum.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Technical Assistance Provided by UCEDDs

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Technical Assistance UCEDD core function. This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

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Public Policy

 

Tuesdays with Liz: 'Mondays with Martha' Crossover Special 2

Liz is once again joined by Martha of 'Mondays with Martha' in this crossover special. They chat about how they view their own disabilities, and how they define disability and advocacy. https://youtu.be/mNARkP7Syl8

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Lisa Carey on Applying Research to Classrooms

Liz chats with Lisa Carey, Assistant Director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, about applying brain research in educational settings to better enable students with disabilities to learn.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Andy Arias on Diversity in the Disability Movement

Liz chats with actor-advocate Andy Arias, a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor, about his different identities and the importance of diversity in leadership in the disability movement.

 
 
 

Events

AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

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Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
Location: Twin Cities, MN

The 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and advocates to learn about innovations in our field that are being translated and implemented on a grander scale. Through knowledge translation we can change practices and policies through effectively communicating our research and creating change at all levels. In a political climate that is complex and dynamic, it is important to remain relevant through the thoughtful translation of our knowledge.

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Technical Assistance Provided by UCEDDs

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Technical Assistance UCEDD core function. This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

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AUCD 2019 Conference

AUCD 2019 Conference: Leading Change Together

 
 

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