AUCD encourages trainees to be involved in the national network of LEND, UCEDD, and IDDRC programs and has created a number of opportunities for trainee involvement.
An AUCD Trainee is any individual who is enrolled in one of AUCD's LEND, UCEDD, or IDDRC programs. A trainee might be an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student in a discipline such as audiology or social work; a trainee might be a fellow in pediatrics or psychology; a trainee might be a research assistant working on a genetic disorder or a family member learning about leadership. All trainees have a common desire to continue learning about helping and working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
There are over 4,000 AUCD trainees enrolled in the nation's LEND, UCEDD, and IDDRC programs. By being a trainee at an AUCD-member program, individuals are also members of AUCD. These AUCD trainees form a network and can learn from each other by discussing and sharing their common interests and unique experiences.
Are you an AUCD trainee?
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.
Employment Opportunity: Program Manager, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Silver Spring, MD
AUCD is currently seeking a dynamic individual to serve as a Program Manager working under the supervision of the Director, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Technical Assistance. The individual filling this position will manage technical assistance activities of AUCD's cooperative agreement with the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland is pleased to host an education policy and management trainee this summer.
Upcoming Trainee Events
This year, CAAI grantees have an opportunity to share their successes and discuss topics of mutual interest in a virtual environment. Activities will begin during Autism Awareness Month (April) and will end with an interactive poster symposium in late July.
The Multicultural Council Presents: Supporting Former Refugee Families with Children with Disabilities in LEND ProgramsTuesday, August 26, 2014
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
This presentation will discuss recruitment of former refugees to the Vermont LEND. Specifics will be presented on cultural and linguistic competence professional development for faculty, staff, trainees, as well as mentorship. A Vermont LEND trainee and former refugee from Somalia will present her vision and work in the Medical Home wing as it relates to culturally responsive care coordination. Steps for advocacy and systems change will also be discussed.
Location: Washington, DC
The 2014 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.
Past Trainee Events
1:00pmET - 2:30pmET
Join senior officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a celebration of the Olmstead decision which required states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and ensure they receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate.
Location: The Ray & Joan Kroc Center
Idahos Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) are partnering to offer another exciting training opportunity for audiologists. This instruction will enhance knowledge and skills in the assessment for hearing loss in infants and toddlers. In addition, this training will provide strategies to ensure appropriate intervention is provided to children with hearing loss. The educational opportunity combines 5 weeks of online preparation with a two-day, on-site workshop emphasizing clinical procedures and hands-on practicum.