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Dr. Antosh speaks at the Congressional Autism Caucus Briefing on April 23, 2015

4/24/2015

Rhode Island UCEDD Director Dr. Anthony Antosh Speaks at Congressional Autism Caucus Briefing

On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, Congressmen Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Mike Doyle (D-PA), Co-Chairs of the Coalition for Autism Research and Education, hosted a congressional Hill briefing on "Autism and the Aging Out Crisis." The briefing was held to shine a spotlight on the need for increased federal support for improved transition services for the youth and young adults with autism and their families.

 
 

4/23/2015

MN LEND Brief on ASD and Culture Released

The latest edition in the bi-annual LEND Brief series provides information about how diverse communities view, understand, and experience Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. It showcases projects and programs that recognize dimensions of culture, socioeconomics, and language through the services and supports they deliver to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and families.

 
 

4/22/2015

AUCD Now Accepting Applications for 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.

 
 
 

Upcoming Webinars

Monday, April 27, 2015

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children's Mental Health  Copy to Calendar
Monday, April 27, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Location: Webinar

Monday, May 4, 2015

Trainee Webinar: Leadership After Graduation  Copy to Calendar
Monday, May 4, 2015
3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Location: Webinar

Monday, May 11, 2015

Community Conversation: A time for open dialogue and learning about diversity and inclusion  Copy to Calendar
Monday, May 11, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual Discussion Forum

 
 

Public Policy

 
Dr. Antosh speaks at the Congressional Autism Caucus Briefing on April 23, 2015

Rhode Island UCEDD Director Dr. Anthony Antosh Speaks at Congressional Autism Caucus Briefing

On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, Congressmen Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Mike Doyle (D-PA), Co-Chairs of the Coalition for Autism Research and Education, hosted a congressional Hill briefing on "Autism and the Aging Out Crisis." The briefing was held to shine a spotlight on the need for increased federal support for improved transition services for the youth and young adults with autism and their families.

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

A bipartisan proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is expected this week, with a mark up the week of April 13.

 
 

Press Release: "Tuesdays with Liz" featuring Taryn Williams, Associate Director of White House Office of Public Engagement

Liz interviews Taryn Williams, Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement. Taryn Williams serves as the White House's liaison to the disability community. The interview covers a variety of topics including the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class initiative, access to post-secondary education, and the upcoming anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

pdf File Press Release Tuesdays with Liz T Williams FINAL.pdf [download]
 
 
 

Events

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 18, 2015 - Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Location: Honolulu, HI:

The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most 'diverse' gatherings in the world, encourages and respects voices from diverse perspective across numerous areas.

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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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