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Center for Disabilities and Development Host Two Inclusive Family Events (IA UCEDD)

The Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities hosted two inclusive family events in early June. Both events allowed children of all abilities and their siblings to come together to enjoy the outdoors. Fish Day was a joint effort between CDD, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and CAST for Kids Foundation. Families spent the day fishing; the DNR stocked the pond so everyone was able to catch a fish or two. Easter Seals provided adaptive fishing equipment to meet all participants' needs.



Diversity & Inclusion Funding and Leadership Opportunities Available from AUCD

AUCD is pleased to announce new opportunities to continue the effort begun with the Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit.


Upcoming Webinars

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with IDD Who Have Experienced Trauma  Copy to Calendar
Friday, July 29, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Policy to Practice: Falls in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Writing Competitive Grants to the Institute of Education Sciences  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar


Public Policy


Tuesdays with Liz - Senator Casey

During this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Senator Casey (D-PA) about the ABLE Act and the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; Long-Term Services and Supports Expenditures Report; House version of the Transition to Independence bill introduced; Final meeting for Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment; Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act passed; Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act passed;


Tuesdays with Liz - Nicole LeBlanc

This week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Nicole Leblanc from Green Mountain Self Advocate about the ABLE act and other policy issues.



Reinventing Quality 2016

Reinventing Quality 2016  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD

The 2016 Reinventing Quality Conference is jointly hosted by the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota, Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), University of Delaware National Leadership Consortium, American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and TASH.

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MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Friday, August 5, 2016
Location: UC Davis Conference Center, Davis California

The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities.

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2016 Joint Training Meeting

2016 Joint Training Meeting  Copy to Calendar

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

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