AUCD Strategic Map 2014

Comments Welcome Through September 2

The AUCD Strategic Map is intended as a high level view of the vision, focus, and priorities of our organization and network over the next 2-3 years. This map can serve as a guide for our collective work and mission. Your feedback is welcomed through September 2, 2014.



AUCD Unleashed: The Power of Engagement

The 2014 AUCD Conference theme reflects our goal of achieving an elevated level of engagement with our respective and collective communities, networks, and well beyond in order to better inform, enhance, and enrich the work we all do to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Ink your calendars, and make travel plans accordingly to participate in this engaging event that will serve in keeping our work relevant and our vision strong.



2014 AUCD Award Nominations

Deadline: September 8

Who do you know that deserves recognition? Nominate an outstanding individual, group, or program today for an AUCD award.



Disability Disclosure in/and Higher Education: Call for Papers

Co-editors: Kerschbaum, Jones, Eisenman, Univ of Delaware

This collection thus seeks to explore the richness of disability disclosure. Building on and extending the work of the "Disability Disclosure in/and Higher Education" conference, this work will explore questions about disability disclosures in all corners of higher education, from a variety of theoretical, methodological, conceptual, and (multi)(inter)disciplinary perspectives. By providing wide-ranging explorations of disability disclosure, this collection will highlight how disability in higher education is not an issue relevant only to those who have disabilities, but one which has far-reaching consequences across higher education. Deadline for Submissions: October 15, 2014



Introducing Melody Imoh: New AUCD Program Assistant

AUCD warmly welcomes Melody Imoh to our staff as a Program Assistant! Melody brings a wealth of experience and will provide programmatic and operations support across all of AUCD's programs and departments.



SD Center for Disabilities Announces Eric Kurtz, PhD as New LEND Director

Kurtz has previously served as the Center's Clinical Operations director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Program director, Discipline Head for Autism and Related Disorders with LEND, and is assistant professor of pediatrics. He has several years of clinical experience providing specialized psychological services in clinical, school, and forensic settings. He succeeds Dr. Joanne Van Osdel, who retired in July.



UCEDDs Take Part in a Thank You Video for Senator Harkin for his Dedication of People with Disabilities

On July 16, 2014, the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) presented this " Thank You to Senator Harkin! " video in recognition of the Senator's work on the developing and sustaining this national network. More than a dozen UCEDDs are lead entities on the implementation of the AT Act in their state.


Upcoming Webinars

Monday, July 28, 2014

2014 CAAI Virtual Poster Symposium  Copy to Calendar
Monday, July 28, 2014 - Tuesday, July 29, 2014
3:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
Location: webinar

Thursday, July 31, 2014

MCHB Division of MCH Workforce Development Orientation  Copy to Calendar
Thursday, July 31, 2014
1:00pmET - 2:00pmET
Location: webinar

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Multicultural Council Presents: Supporting Former Refugee Families with Children with Disabilities in LEND Programs  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
Location: webinar


Public Policy


Autism CARES Act

AUCD Summary and Status

The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2014 or the Autism CARES Act (H.R. 4631; S. 2449) will reauthorize the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 for five years.


AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers the Disability Treaty, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Autism CARES Act, Community Living Policy, and Avonte's Law


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Passes House 415-6

Bill will help the next generation of young people with disabilities take their rightful place in the competitive workforce

"Yesterday evening's vote of 415-6 is a testament to the strong bipartisan support for this important bill that modernizes the vocational rehabilitation system and strengthens the Administration for Community Living by moving independent living and disability research programs there," said Andrew Imparato, AUCD Executive Director.



2014 CAAI Virtual Poster Symposium

2014 CAAI Virtual Poster Symposium  Copy to Calendar

Monday, July 28, 2014 - Tuesday, July 29, 2014
3:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
Location: webinar

CAAI grantees are cordially invited to present at and participate in our first CAAI Virtual Poster Symposium! A virtual poster symposium expands the concept of a poster presentation beyond the walls of a conference hall. This event will share a wide variety of successes CAAI grantees have experienced in the identification, assessment, diagnosis, and services to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and their families.

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Reinventing Quality 2014: Ensuring Quality in Rapidly Changing Times

Reinventing Quality 2014: Ensuring Quality in Rapidly Changing Times  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Location: Baltimore, MD

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AACPDM 2014: 68th Annual Meeting

AACPDM 2014: 68th Annual Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Saturday, September 13, 2014
Location: San Diego, CA

Are you ready "To Boldy Go..."? You're invited to the AACPDM 68th Annual Meeting, held in San Diego, CA. The meeting will provide bold opportunities throughout the program for you to explore new frontiers, both academically and socially.

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