Image of closing plenary speakers with text Closing Plenary: Leading Change Together! Engaging with Congress on Pressing Issues Facing the Disability Community

With the goal of hearing from a broad spectrum of congressional leaders, AUCD is holding the closing plenary on Capitol Hill. Join us to hear from legislative champions about their priorities and policies. View more... 

 
 

News

 

11/4/2019

Pre-Registration for AUCD 2019 is Closed

You are Welcome to Register In Person

Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues and peers. Online pre-registration has closed, but that does not mean your chance to attend this exciting event has passed. Make plans to join us for part or all of the AUCD Conference and register in person.

 
 

11/4/2019

CDC-AUCD Leadership Opportunity: Act Early Ambassadors-State or Territorial Liaisons to CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), announce a funding opportunity for Act Early Ambassadors to work with CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) program to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism. Applicants from the following states are eligible to apply for two available Ambassadorships: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, West Virginia.

 
 
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11/12/2019

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Investigator Discovers One More Piece to the Autism Puzzle

Mutations in a subunit of a receptor that binds the major inhibitory neurotransmitter GABAA in the brain have been linked, through a common mechanism, to epilepsy, autism and intellectual disability, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues report. Jing-Qiong "Katty" Kang, M.D., Ph.D. "This work represents a critical piece in the whole puzzle we are working on, the impaired GABAergic pathway in epilepsy, autism and intellectual disability," said the paper's corresponding author, Jing-Qiong "Katty" Kang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Neurology and Pharmacology and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) investigator.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates #6

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. This series is a great learning opportunity for self-advocates, and professionals and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better understand sexual health needs.

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Public Policy

 

Tuesdays with Liz: Beyond the Data - Addressing Gaps in Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

How has life improved for people living with intellectual disabilities? What needs to improve? Liz Weintraub shares her views as a person with an intellectual disability in her interview with Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Autism and Employment with Walmart's JP McCory

JP McCory is a Senior Program Analyst on the Retail Technology team at Walmart. He was diagnosed with autism as an adult. In this interview he shares his thoughts on feeling valued in the workplace and speaking publicly about his experience with autism.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Employment with Walmart's Aaron Combs

Aaron Combs is a Resolution Specialist for Walmart's Central Operations team. Aaron has a disability, but says his disability does not define him. He shares what his experience of being a young professional has been like with Walmart, and offers advice to other young professionals with disabilities.

 
 
 

Events

Inclusive Supported Employment: International Learning Series

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Location: Webinar

The National Competence Center on Developmental Disabilities (NAKU) of Norway and the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) of North Dakota, USA are pleased to announce an international opportunity for learning and discussion on Inclusive Supported Employment (also known as Customized Employment). We invite our international colleagues to present on their work on Inclusive Supported Employment, and to attend online sessions and presentations about this important topic. It will culminate in a focused pre-conference on Inclusive Supported Employment in Washington, DC in the fall of 2020.

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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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