There is still time to apply! Call for Applications - 2015-2016 Virtual Trainee

Applications Due May 29, 2015

The AUCD Virtual Trainee will use leadership skills to build relationships and communications among trainees throughout the nationwide AUCD network of UCEDDs and LENDs.



AUCD2015: Calling Awards Nominations

Deadline: September 11, 2015

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



Mobile App in Delaware Empowers Young Adults with Special Healthcare Needs (DE UCEDD)

Healthy Transitions is a new mobile application designed by the University of Delaware's Center for Disabilities Studies to help young adults with special healthcare needs build skills needed to gain independence and manage their own healthcare. The app features videos that explain how to handle real life scenarios and an interactive game to reinforce the ideas presented in the videos. The videos are categorized into four sections; healthcare, insurance, healthy lifestyles and relationships.



Vermont LEND has a New Name!

The Vermont LEND is proud to announce that on May 1, 2015, they have officially changed their program's name from Vermont Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals (VT-ILEHP) to Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (VT LEND).


Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HHS/ED Joint Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs and the Role of UCEDDs  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AIRS Conference and National Aging and Disability  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Saturday, May 30, 2015
Location: Dallas, TX


Public Policy


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

Child welfare budget proposals; Rules related to speech generated devices; briefing on people with ID/DD who wander; early childhood policy changes and more.


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

AUCD pushing for a strong ESEA bill; NICHD Hill Day; Older Americans Act reauthorization; new White House Disability Liason; technology rules


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

Update on ESEA reauthorization; budget resolution advances; AUCD submits testimony on funding; CHIP funding secured advances; and NIH research initiative



International Society on Early Intervention Conference

International Society on Early Intervention Conference  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 8, 2015 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Ulf Janson, to whom this conference is dedicated, devoted much of his professional life to promoting the rights of young children with disabilities, understanding the nature of social inclusion, and advocating for the full inclusion of all children and their families. In this conference, early intervention is proposed as a basic right of all vulnerable children, and will be explored from many perspectives.

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Think College Northeast Regional Capacity Building Institute (MA UCEDD)

Think College Northeast Regional Capacity Building Institute (MA UCEDD)  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 15, 2015 - Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Location: Boston, MA

This event will focus on offering strategies and resources to support the growth and development of inclusive postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities. Presentations will be offered in strands: Program Development, Employment Outcomes, Inclusive Academics, and Policy/Legislation/Research.

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BIS 6th International Conference on Disabilities: Unity and Diversity in Action (USC CA UCEDD/LEND)

BIS 6th International Conference on Disabilities: Unity and Diversity in Action (USC CA UCEDD/LEND)  Copy to Calendar

Monday, July 6, 2015 - Thursday, July 9, 2015
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

The conference will take place at a time when we are witnessing a positive shift into the language of human rights, strengthened by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which enhances the concept of equal opportunities for all. The conference will enable us to discuss and share different models of implementation and enterprises for turning these declarations into possible actions.For the first time, the USC UCEDD/LEND at Children's Hospital Los Angeles will be a partner in organizing and sponsoring the conference.

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