Trainees

 

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.
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Trainee News

 

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.

 
 
Va-LEND Trainees

4/22/2015

Va-LEND Trainee Poster Presentations

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) held its annual Research Poster Fair at the Kontos Medical Science Building at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical Campus. Fourteen LEND trainees representing Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Genetics, Nursing, Education, Social Work and Family disciplines presented posters based on original research or a literature review on a selected topic related to childhood disabilities.

 
 
Dr. David Wacker & Dr. Alyssa Suess (former ILEND trainee) discussing telehealth case

4/13/2015

University of Iowa Telehealth Project Brings Behavioral Treatment for Autism to Rural Areas

The intent of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of conducting behavioral treatment for autism through telehealth to reach underserved areas of a rural state. The study is testing whether functional analysis and functional communication training, conducted through telehealth, are effective in reducing disruptive behavior and increasing positive social behaviors in young children with autism spectrum disorders.

 
 
 

Upcoming Trainee Events

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children's Mental Health  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 27, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Location: Webinar

The Autism SIG will host a webinar which focuses on autism and co-morbid mental health conditions in children. We will focus on the challenges families face in accessing comprehensive services, as well as community and school based interventions.

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Trainee Webinar: Leadership After Graduation  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 4, 2015
3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Location: Webinar

We will explore how trainees alumni create meaningful change in their communities - from early career moves (finding a job) to goals and lifelong professional development. AUCD offers ongoing support to trainee alumni through activities and as a resource as trainees begin their careers through job postings and early career professional development. Learn strategies to continue your leadership once class is dismissed and your diploma is hanging up on the wall.

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Past Trainee Events

2015 Disability Policy Seminar

2015 Disability Policy Seminar  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 13, 2015 - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

The 2015 Disability Policy Seminar is your best opportunity to cultivate new champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This unique event offers you the opportunity to come together for two days with other advocates, individuals with I/DD, experts and professionals in the field and learn about the issues. On the third day, take the valuable information covered during the Seminar to Capitol Hill and speak directly with your representatives about the issues that are important to you. Early bird registration and discounted pricing ends March 13!

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2015 Trainee Policy Summit

2015 Trainee Policy Summit  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, April 12, 2015
2:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Washington, DC

On Sunday evening immediately before the Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD is hosting a special Trainee Policy Summit! Attendees will have exclusive access to Hill staffers and former trainees now working in policy, and learn from the experts how to best craft your message for Wednesday's Hill visits. An evening reception sponsored by JPMorgan Chase will provide a comfortable background for trainees to meet and network with over 200 peers from around the country.

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Access Resources Developed by Pediatric Audiology Trainees

 
 

Trainee Tools

Early Career Professionals (ECP)

Early Career Professionals (ECP)
AUCD has created this innovative national resource for professionals who have received interdisciplinary training in developmental disabilities to further. develop their leadership.

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Self-Assessment Tool

Self-Assessment Tool
The self assessment tool was developed to look at Personal Knowledge and Skills, Working with Others and Working in Systems.

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Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources
The Place to be When You Want to Know More
AUCD have developed resource search tool for you to use after you have taken the "self assessment" test (you can also use it if you haven't done a self assessment too!).

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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
AUCD Employment section includes job opportunities within the AUCD Network and at other organizations within the disability community.