National Training Directors Council (NTDC)
New on the NTDC Web Pages
Items: Steering Committee Membership and Transition plan, New Business, Monthly Executive officers calls Quarterly meeting of Steering Committee Meeting structure and schedule,
AUCD strongly supports the agenda of equality and opportunity that the President laid out in the State of the Union address last night. While the President did not mention people with disabilities specifically, his agenda includes policies that the disability community has long championed and we believe that when he says everyone he means everyone.
The Early Childhood Personnel Center serves as a national resource on personnel standards, competencies, and recommended practices, and assists States in aligning personnel standards to national professional organization standards for personnel who serve children with disabilities and their families. In January 2014 ECPC released a searchable data base of all personnel standards for professional disciplines serving infants and young children (age birth to five) and their families.
The Science of Health and Wellness for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MT UCEDD)
University of Montana Rural Institute researchers are helping to set a national agenda on health and disability. Dr. Kathleen Humphries, a nutrition researcher at the Rural Institute and the UM School of Public and Community Health Sciences, is among national leaders identifying what we know and what we need to know to reduce health disparities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Items: Steering Committee Membership and Transition plan, Old Business, Ideas for next three years, New Business/Next Steps, Meeting structure and schedule.
The AUCD Board of Directors has established a number of Councils and Committees that are made up of experts in the field to help the Board address emerging trends and issues, and to facilitate communication across and beyond the AUCD network.
The National Training Directors Council serves as a focus and form for the identification, discussion, and resolution of problems and issues regarding pre-service interdisciplinary training; to function as a representative voice of the pre-service interdisciplinary training interests and concerns within the network, and to influence the development of and assist in the implementation of established national training policies.
The National Training Directors' Council (NTDC) was established in 1978 as an integral part of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, formally American Association of University Affiliated Programs.
The mission of the Council is to identify the mutual needs of training directors from the UCEDD and LEND networks and to promote collaborative actions to improve the effectiveness of interdisciplinary training.
Goals & Objectives
The Council fulfills this mission to the Association and its constituent membership by pursuing the following goals and objectives:
- To serve as a forum for the identification, discussion, and resolution of issues affecting interdisciplinary training.
- To serve as a representative voice of the training concerns within the AUCD network, and as such, to influence overall policies and procedures that affect training.
- To act as a communication vehicle for the implementation of national training policies through liaison with other groups.