National Voter Registration Campaign, 2016, #PWDreg2vote





FIT FOCUS Video Library Launched! (NM UCEDD)

The New Mexico Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program and the Early Childhood Learning Network of the University of New Mexico's Center for Development and Disability have launched a new FIT FOCUS Video Library to provide illustrations of evidence-based and recommended early intervention practices in New Mexico.



New Assistive Technology Data Brief Available from ICI MA UCEDD/LEND

New from the Institute for Community Inclusion. The Assistive Technology Data Brief is a national summary of State Assistive Technology Programs' FY 2015 data featuring customer success stories and highlighting the return on investment AT programs have generated nationwide.



New Autism Data Portal From The Child And Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative

Compiling the research from four national surveys, this portal provides easy access to data on the health and well-being of children and families with autism. In addition to helping people learn about family experiences, the portal can be used as an advocacy tool. It also allows you to see how others are using autism data.



New Video: Being Amy's Sister - On Having a Sibling with a Disability (CO UCEDD/LEND)

This video has important messages for family members of children with disabilities, especially sisters and brothers, as well as providers who offer support for families. This video is a companion to the video A Reunion with Amy (see below) in JFK Partners' ENRICH Early Intervention Reunion Videos.

Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC) trainers Sarah McConnell (left) and Elizabeth


Suicide Interventions: A Tribal & University Partnership between the Tanana Chief's Conference & the Alaska Training Cooperative (AK UCEDD)

The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC_ is part of the Alaska UCEDD Center for Human Development at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The AKTC is a statewide effort to develop coordinated and accessible opportunities for professionals working with Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include people with: mental illness; developmental disabilities; chronic alcoholism and other substance related disorders; Alzheimer's disease and related dementia; and traumatic brain injuries. The AKTC is dedicated to collaborating with Alaskan communities to train rural behavioral health care providers by blending traditional wisdom with evidence-based practices.


Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Policy to Practice: HealthMatters for People with IDD: Building Communities of Practice for Health  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Friendships & Dating Program: A Curriculum for Supporting the Relationships and Sexuality of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar
Thursday, October 20, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar


Public Policy


AUCD Statement on Zika Virus

Given that the Zika virus is now spreading locally in the US, a whole cohort of babies may now be born with this virus. "There is an urgent need to educate public health practitioners on developmental monitoring, screening, early identification of issues, and how to speak sensitively with families about their concerns," said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).


AUCD Statement on the Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Increasing Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities delivered their final report to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today. AUCD thanks the Advisory Committee for their hard work and supports the recommendations of the Committee.


Tuesdays with Liz - Joe Caldwell

During this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Joe Caldwell about the Money Follows the Person (MFP) grants. In case you missed last week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviewed Kelly Ethridge her experiences in the Post-Secondary Education Program at Texas A&M University.




#PWDreg2vote  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, September 29, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Online

The AUCD Communications Special Interest Group invites you to join us in observing National Voter Registration Week! From September 26-30, we will be launching a national nonpartisan social media campaign to drive voter registration by sharing information, resources and individual experiences.

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2016 Joint Training Meeting:

2016 Joint Training Meeting: "From Intention to Action: Responding to Diversity through a Change Lens"  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
1:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET
Location: Online

This annual meeting is an opportunity for Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) grantees to come together around topics of mutual relevance and increase their knowledge of innovative training methods. It is hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC).

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2016 Southwest Conference on Disability

2016 Southwest Conference on Disability  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Friday, October 7, 2016
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Join us in Albuquerque for the 2016 Southwest Conference on Disability, October 4 - 7, 2016 during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The conference theme for 2016 is: Reducing Disparities For People With Disabilities Through Systems Change.

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