AUCD Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of
the Americans with Disabilities Act 
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The ADA affects everyone, which is why we celebrate the anniversary of its signing every year. We ask the AUCD network to share what you are doing to honor the ADA anniversary this year. Read more... 

 
 

News

 

1/27/2020

Iowa's Money Follows the Person Program Ranked Third in Nation for I/DD Transitions (IA UCEDD)

There are now 761 great reasons Money Follows the Person (MFP) is on display at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa's UCEDD. Since the launch of the MFP program in Iowa, 761 individuals with disabilities have made the transition from facilities to community living, and that number keeps growing. A total of 649 individuals have completed the 365 days of support, and made the transition to the Intellectual Disabilities Waiver or Brain Injury Waiver.

 
 

1/24/2020

AUCD Policy Fellowship 2020

The Policy Fellowship is an opportunity for an advanced network member to live and work in Washington, DC for one year, learning about AUCD, current legislation affecting people with disabilities and their families, and exercising leadership skills. The Fellow's responsibilities will be developed based on the needs of the Association and the interest and experience of the Fellow. Deadline: March 31; start date: September 2014.

 
 
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1/23/2020

2020 EHDI Meeting Scholarships for LEND Audiology Trainees

Application deadline: February 14, 2020

AUCD has made available six (6) scholarships of up to $500 each to support LEND audiology trainees in attending the in Early Hearing Detect8-10, 2020 in Kansas City, MO. All current LEND audiology trainees, including those in their externship year, are eligible to apply. However, priority will be given to trainees from programs that do not currently receive supplemental funding and trainees that have not attended the EHDI Meeting in previous years. Application deadline: February 14, 2020.

 
 

1/23/2020

NJLEND Culture and Family Panel

On December 6, 2019, the New Jersey Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NJLEND) program at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities held a didactic seminar focused on cultural competency. The didactic seminar session included a family panel comprised of three parents representing the following cultural backgrounds: West African, Hispanic/Latino, and South Asian.

 
 

1/20/2020

1Health Adds MN LEND

The MNLEND fellowship program was accepted as a designated 1Health Interprofessional Activity, the University of Minnesota's interprofessional education curriculum initiative that brings together students from a wide range of health-related disciplines. 1Health challenges medical, dental, social work, public health and other students to cultivate skills in teamwork, communication, and collaborative care. These skills are integral to the medical community's "triple aim" of improving patient outcomes, advancing population health, and reducing costs. In selecting MNLEND, 1Health's Interprofessional Education Team considered the program's mix of learners from different professions, its explicit focus on interprofessional learning and the authenticity of its learning activities.

 
 

1/20/2020

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Introduces Genetic Counseling to its LEND Curriculum, Welcomes First Trainee from Inaugural Genetic Counseling Master's Program

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Consortium LEND has seen a lot of change this year, including the installment of a new director, new program staff members, and growth within its cohort at East Tennessee State University. Among the changes is the addition of the genetic counseling discipline to LEND's Care Navigation practicum, thanks to LEND faculty member Laura Duncan, M.S., CGC, as well as its first long-term trainee from Vanderbilt's inaugural Master of Genetic Counseling program, Gianna Petrelli

 
 
 

Public Policy

 

Tuesdays with Liz: Self Advocacy and Civil Rights with Rachel Mueller

"The ADA says that I can live my life just like everybody else. And civil rights, I learned that from Martin Luther King, Jr!" --Rachel Mueller, advocate with a disability The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes sure that legally, people with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else. Leading up to the ADA's 30th anniversary, Rachel Mueller, someone born after the ADA was made a law, tells Liz about how the ADA impacts her life.

 
 

Speaking Up with 2019 AUCD Video Contest Winner Taylor Carley

Sometimes it takes awhile to find your voice. Winner of the 2019 AUCD Video Contest, Taylor Carley, talks about his YouTube series, Chit Chat Thursdays with Taylor, which he started after seeing Tuesdays with Liz! Taylor is an Emerging Leader from the Mississippi UCEDD, the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS).

 
 

Good Luck to Andy Imparato, AUCD Executive Director for 6 Years

AUCD is the network for anyone in the disability community. Former Executive Director of AUCD, Andy Imparato, speaks with Liz about what he accomplished during his time here, how he sees the future of Tuesdays with Liz, and what's up next.

 
 
 

Events

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

Join the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) for the release of the 2020 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. Participants are invited to join the event either in-person or online. The event will be archived for later viewing.

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PacRim2020

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Monday, March 2, 2020 - Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Honolulu, HI

The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies, in the College of Education, is accepting presentation proposals to be featured at the 35th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity at the Hawaii Convention Center, March 2-3, 2020. Submissions are being accepted from June 1, 2019-December 1, 2019 at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu.

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2020 UCEDD Directors' Retreat and TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: The Crowne Plaza : Crystal City-Washington, D.C.

The TA Institute provides an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.

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Learn about AUCD

 
 

AUCD for All Gala

AUCD for All Gala - Celebration Leadership in Arts & Culture

April 22, 2020
Washington, DC

 
 

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