AUCD Events and Webinars

 

Below are lists of both Upcoming and Recently Archived events held or sponsored by AUCD. If you have an event you would like considered for this page, please contact AUCD.
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Upcoming Events

Emerging Populations: Challenges for the Early Childhood System

Emerging Populations: Challenges for the Early Childhood System  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

As a result of the opioid epidemic impacting many states, the early childhood system will be challenged to appropriately identify and serve very young children who have been exposed to prenatal substance use. Part C and preschool special education programs will have new and different issues in meeting child and family needs. Understanding and meeting the needs of the eligible population will require partnering with other early childhood programs as well as providing training and support for the professionals who will serve the family.

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Research to Policy Brief: Obesity and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Research to Policy Brief: Obesity and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will highlight the current state of obesity research related to individuals with IDD, provide resources for behavioral weight management for individuals with IDD, and provide policy recommendations for future weight management and individual

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Lifting Your Voice Through Leadership and Advocacy: Building Community Capacity Through Training and Education

Lifting Your Voice Through Leadership and Advocacy: Building Community Capacity Through Training and Education  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

People with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) experience the full range of mental health conditions as the general population. Yet, they are often underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed due to lack of understanding of the factors that influence effective assessment and treatment. The underlying deficits in IDD can create misunderstanding of signs and symptoms. This presentation will focus on some of the most common challenges associated with assessing and diagnosing mental health conditions for individuals with ID including the role of biopsychosocial factors.

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18th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Location: Online Broadcast

AUCD is proud to support the online broadcast of the Baylor College of Medicine's: 18th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care. All MCH Training Programs and UCEDDs are invited and encouraged to participate remotely. Host a live stream of this conference for trainees, faculty, staff, families, and others at your center or program. Eligible broadcast sites include MCH training programs, UCEDDs, and Title V programs.

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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity  Copy to Calendar

Monday, October 9, 2017 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.

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Mental Health Diagnosis in IDD: Bio-psycho-social Approach

Mental Health Diagnosis in IDD: Bio-psycho-social Approach  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

People with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) experience the full range of mental health conditions as the general population. Yet, they are often underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed due to lack of understanding of the factors that influence effective assessment and treatment. The underlying deficits in IDD can create misunderstanding of signs and symptoms. This presentation will focus on some of the most common challenges associated with assessing and diagnosing mental health conditions for individuals with ID including the role of biopsychosocial factors.

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Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD

Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Behavioral interventions have been critical for improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Notable achievements include the improved numbers of children with optimal outcomes, and the larger number of children accessing the regular curriculum. Despite these gains, standard behavioral methods have had the least success in social communication outcomes. We continue to find nearly half of all children entering school without fluent, socially related communication skills. This talk will focus on the core social communication impairment in children with ASD, evaluations of this core domain and recently developed, effective interventions.

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AUCD 2017: Lift Your Voice

AUCD 2017: Lift Your Voice  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

The power of our collective voices working together to sustain vital supports and services for people with disabilities and their families cannot be denied. The AUCD Conference brings us together to discuss the strategies, innovations, and systems that will allow us to continue to move the needle forward. Join us at the 2017 AUCD Conference as we celebrate successes, learn from past efforts, seek opportunities in the present, and innovate for the future.

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The Role of UCEDDs and LENDs in Workforce Development: Cross Disciplinary Competencies & Personnel Standards

The Role of UCEDDs and LENDs in Workforce Development: Cross Disciplinary Competencies & Personnel Standards  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: DC Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Early Childhood/Intervention Special Interest Group (EC SIG) of AUCD have joined with The National Early Childhood Personnel Technical Assistance Center (ECPC), funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education (OSEP), to host the Second Annual Summit on Early Childhood Personnel at AUCD's 2017 Conference.

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AUCD Events Archive

The Power of the Network: Get Connected and Involved with AUCD!

The Power of the Network: Get Connected and Involved with AUCD!  Copy to Calendar

Friday, September 15, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Welcome to the AUCD network, 2017-2018 Trainees! Join us on Friday, September 15 to learn more about how you can get connected and involved with the AUCD network. The Virtual Trainee shared leadership opportunities and resources to help you make the most out of your traineeship!

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Strengthening Family Involvement in LEND Training Programs

Strengthening Family Involvement in LEND Training Programs  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide a forum for discussing issues related to the inclusion of family in MCH Training programs. Panelists will discuss existing resources to strengthen the family discipline and strategies for program leaders and family faculty to build their programs by broadening and deepening the involvement of families.

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Considerations for Cultural and Linguistic Differences in Community Education and Information Dissemination

Considerations for Cultural and Linguistic Differences in Community Education and Information Dissemination  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide a forum for discussing issues related to cultural diversity in dissemination activities and focus on strategies for taking into consideration cultural and linguistic differences when engaging in community service, education and information dissemination activities for individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, and community members from underserved populations.

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School-based Supports for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

School-based Supports for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) is a research-based, person-centered framework focused on decreasing problem behaviors and increasing quality of life in individuals across the lifespan. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is the three-tiered model for PBS implementation in school settings as a means to prevent and promote positive behaviors for ALL children and intervene with children with challenging behaviors.

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FY 2018 NIRS Roll-out Webinar

FY 2018 NIRS Roll-out Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar

This webinar will introduce participants to the changes made in the FY 2018 iteration of NIRS. During the webinar, participants will be provided live demonstrations of all recently updated features and have opportunities to ask questions.

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2017 Autism CARES Meeting: Pathways to Progress

2017 Autism CARES Meeting: Pathways to Progress  Copy to Calendar

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Location: Bethesda, MD

This bi-annual meeting was an opportunity for MCHB-funded Autism CARES legislation grant recipients representing research, training, and state systems change stakeholders to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration.

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Health Promotion for Adults with Disabilities

Health Promotion for Adults with Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The APHA Disability Section will be conducting their first webinar in this series! The purpose of these webinars is to promote learning and to provide an opportunity for students and Disability Section members to share their research throughout the year!

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Managing the Anxious Behaviors of Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Managing the Anxious Behaviors of Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinars

This talk will provide an overview of a cognitive behavioral treatment (Facing Your Fears) to reduce anxiety in children/adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We will carefully review the child and parent components of the treatment so that by the end of the webinar, participants would be familiar with specific strategies to reduce anxiety symptoms in this population. We will also describe how the program is currently being adapted for adolescents with ASD/IDD.

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AUCD Leadership Academy

AUCD Leadership Academy  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the inaugural AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. The academy will be held on the downtown GSU campus in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25-30, 2017.

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Emergency Preparedness Webinar: Disability Inclusion Training Tips

Emergency Preparedness Webinar: Disability Inclusion Training Tips  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join this webinar to learn disability inclusion tips and strategies developed by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)'s center in AZ, The University of Arizona, as well as national disability resources. This webinar is focused on emergency preparedness for individuals with intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities and their extended family network. This webinar is divided into two parts. Part one will include descriptions of different emergencies, importance of preparing, and specific resources. Part two will include simulated emergency scenarios, with a demonstration of the use of equipment and techniques to address a wide variety of emergencies. This webinar will be used for public health practitioners and planners, as well as emergency preparedness professionals.

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State Implementation Strategies for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

State Implementation Strategies for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, June 15, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Disability advocates Candace Cortiella and Ricki Sabia will provide an overview of key ESSA provisions important to ensuring equity for students with disabilities, share issues identified in their analyses of Consolidated State Plans to date and offer tips on how AUCD network members can be more involved in state plan development.

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Policy Education and Systems Change Advocacy as a Federally Funded Program

Policy Education and Systems Change Advocacy as a Federally Funded Program  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

In this time of heightened civic engagement, political activity, and significant policy changes at the federal and state levels, AUCD network programs increasingly find themselves in a politically precarious position - balancing requirements around trainee and community education against limitations put on federally funded programs. In this webinar, AUCD technical assistance staff will review a summary of federal guidance on how UCEDD, LEND, and DBP programs should and should not engage in advocacy on behalf of and in partnership with people with disabilities and their families. They will use the federal guidance to outline a spectrum of systems change activities possible for individuals and centers/programs. A veteran director will then discuss how his center/program has operationalized this guidance, with attention to potential pitfalls.

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Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, May 18, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

One of the most difficult times for youth and young adults with ASD is the transition from school to adulthood. In fact, young adults with ASD typically experience low rates of employment, independent living, and connection to community. This session will review the research regarding employment outcomes for youth with ASD as well as review 3 important pathways to employment. These pathways are internships, supported employment and customized employment. Additionally, the presenters will provide specific examples regarding the supports youth and adults with ASD used to acquire and maintain employment in community-based integrated environments.

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AUCD Trainee  End of the Year Webinar

AUCD Trainee End of the Year Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This live webinar will be discussing: How to leverage your experiences in your traineeship for personal and professional endeavors. Providing resources and opportunities for involvement.

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#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Employment of People with Autism

#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Employment of People with Autism  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 24, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Twitter Chat

Featuring V. R. Ferose, Senior Vice President of Globalization Services at SAP, who founded the company's global "Autism at Work" initiative after the diagnosis of his son.

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2017 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Friday, April 21, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

The 2017 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute provide an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.

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#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Autism in Academia

#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Autism in Academia  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Twitter Chat

Featuring Timotheus Gordon, Jr., Research Assistant at University of Illinois at Chicago

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#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Disability Entrepreneurship

#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Disability Entrepreneurship  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Twitter Chat

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A Webinar from AUCD's Sexual Health Special Interest Group (SIG)

A Webinar from AUCD's Sexual Health Special Interest Group (SIG)  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The purpose of the Sexual Health special interest group (SIG) is to connect people in the AUCD network to each other, and to resources about disability and sexuality. This webinar will introduce the Sexual Health SIG webpage, and highlight several resources from within the network, including: videos (Illinois UCEDD); a resource collection (Wyoming UCEDD); and a library portal (Alaska UCEDD). We will also introduce two upcoming surveys: Sex Talk for Self-Advocates; and Sexual Health Projects in the UCEDD Network.

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Early Childhood Inclusion: Peer Competence as a Core Element

Early Childhood Inclusion: Peer Competence as a Core Element  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Major goals of preschool inclusion consist of access, accommodations, developmental progress, and social integration. Emphasized in this webinar is the significance of children's peer-related social competence to the latter two goals. The association between peer-related social competence and children's peer relationships and friendships is discussed along with current research designed to enhance the peer competence of young children with developmental delays. A broad array of family-peer linkages is considered.

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AUCD for All 2017 Gala: Celebrating Leadership in Employment

AUCD for All 2017 Gala: Celebrating Leadership in Employment  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:00pm - 10:00pmET
Location: Carnegie Library: 801 K Street, NW, Washington, DC

Join the Association of University Centers on Disabilities as we celebrate and elevate leadership that expands inclusive employment for people with disabilities. For more than five decades, AUCD's network of Centers in every state and territory has invested, through research, training, and advocacy, in improving the lives of millions of individuals with disabilities, their families, and communities. The 'AUCD for All' celebration brings together leaders inside and outside our network who develop and sustain inclusive employment opportunities at the community, state and federal levels to foster long-term partnerships and collaborations in support of people disabilities achieving meaningful employment.

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Disability Policy Seminar 2017 and Trainee Summit

Disability Policy Seminar 2017 and Trainee Summit  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 20, 2017 - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

The Disability Policy Seminar is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join AUCD, the Arc, AAIDD, NACDD, SABE, and UCP as we learn about and advocate for access to health care and community living supports, and bedrock civil rights protections. The first 100 days of any new Administration and Congress are key to setting the agenda, and this year, more than ever, we need you in Washington, DC.

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#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Disability Employment Statistics

#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Disability Employment Statistics  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Twitter Chat

Featuring Andrew Houtenville, Research Director at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability.

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2017 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, February 26, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)

This workshop will introduce trainees to the various challenges associated with assessing, monitoring, and effectively serving deaf / hard of hearing children who have additional disabilities from a systems perspective. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country.

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Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Infection and their Families

Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Infection and their Families  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the Zika virus infection, updated case numbers for infants with congenital Zika virus infection, and useful resources for families and EI professionals. Findings on the potential clinical manifestations of congenital Zika virus infections will be discussed as well as the still evolving clinical, policy, and research implications for early intervention professionals.

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Developmental Surveillance & Screening in Practices Initiatives at the American Academy of Pediatrics

Developmental Surveillance & Screening in Practices Initiatives at the American Academy of Pediatrics  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 16, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Christina Boothby, the Manager of Medical Homes Initiatives at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will present the implementation and findings of the developmental surveillance and screening project that is support by the CDC. Attendees will learn about a messaging campaign and a quality improvement project focusing on improving developmental surveillance and screening among pediatricians. Laura Frankel DeStigter, Manager of Screening in Practices Initiative at the AAP will present the planning and early implementation of the Screening in Practices Initiative. e screening, referral, and follow-up for developmental milestones.

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AUCD Leadership Academy

AUCD Leadership Academy  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a weeklong program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network in building coalitions that will improve systems of supports and services. The AUCD Leadership Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and their disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will continue to engage with their cohort, academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the year following the experience. The academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.

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 The Health Care Policy Debate: Why Does it Matter?  What is Your Role?

The Health Care Policy Debate: Why Does it Matter? What is Your Role?  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Learn about the current health care policy debate and what policies are important to children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their families. Strategies for successful health care advocacy will also be discussed. This webinar is specifically designed for AUCD network trainees.

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Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar

People with disabilities are more likely to experience chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease as compared to people without disabilities. There is a clear need for public health efforts to reduce health disparities among people with disabilities. The Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies were created for the public health workforce to provide basic knowledge on the relationship between disability and public health programs, and increase the capacity of public health practitioners to include people with disabilities in their public health efforts.

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UCEDD Grants Management Series: Negotiating UCEDD-University Agreements

UCEDD Grants Management Series: Negotiating UCEDD-University Agreements  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, January 19, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The UCEDD core grant application must include documentation that the UCEDD has a written agreement, MOU, or charter with the university; this is noted in the scoring criteria section of the UCEDD core grant application guidance. This webinar will present results of a network-wide survey of how MOUs are negotiated, the Sonoran UCEDD's experience in developing their MOU, and will provide ample opportunity for discussion about strategies and recommendations regarding development of MOUs.

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AUCD 2016 Conference: Navigating Change, Building Our Future Together

AUCD 2016 Conference: Navigating Change, Building Our Future Together  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.

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2016 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

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Don't Keep it on the Shelf: Developing and Disseminating Information in Practical Ways

Don't Keep it on the Shelf: Developing and Disseminating Information in Practical Ways  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

As UCEDDs, LENDs, and IDDRCs, we have an obligation/are required to share the information we glean from our research and model services with a wide array of audiences. Although publishing information in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at professional conferences are important dissemination tools, those strategies alone can make information inaccessible to those outside academia (and often even to those within). This webinar will include examples of practical products as well as dissemination strategies, goals, and procedures used by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) for sharing research and model services with diverse audiences.

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ADA International Fellowship Program Webinar

ADA International Fellowship Program Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Friday, November 18, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Learn about AUCD's new ADA International Fellowship Program, a new professional exchange initiative that promotes inclusive education. 20 competitively selected Fellows from Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil and Peru will study U.S. disability policy and best practices for inclusive education in the U.S. for a four-week period in 2017 (preferably at an AUCD member Center or Program). Host site members will also have an opportunity to travel overseas to help a Fellow implement an inclusive education project in his/her home country. Join this webinar to learn more about the program, how to apply to be a host, and how to engage your international partners in Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil, and Peru in recruiting Fellows!

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2016 PROMISE Grantee Meeting

2016 PROMISE Grantee Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

The PROMISE grantee meeting is for the leadership and staff of the six PROMISE Model Demonstration Projects (MDP). The PROMISE MDP staff will have the opportunity to discuss issues important to the continued implementation of the projects and to share aspects of their projects with one another and Department of Education personnel and their Federal partners.

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Research to Practice: HealthMatters for People with IDD: Building Communities of Practice for Health

Research to Practice: HealthMatters for People with IDD: Building Communities of Practice for Health  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The importance of accessible health promotion initiatives continues to be an issue within the IDD populations as age-related problems and lack of environmental control impacts their health needs. These challenges show the need for the scaling up of evidence-based programs and health promotion efforts into the communities where people with IDD live, work, and play.

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Nothing About Us Without Us: Including People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Research

Nothing About Us Without Us: Including People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Research  Copy to Calendar

Monday, October 24, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar is the result of a collaboration between the AUCD Research and Evaluation and Community Advocacy Councils. The focus of the presenters will be on research methods and models that are inclusive; that is, research practices that include individuals with disabilities and/or family members as contributing members of the research team. Both presenters have extensive experience in disability research utilizing these approaches."

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The Friendships & Dating Program: A Curriculum for Supporting the  Relationships and Sexuality  of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Friendships & Dating Program: A Curriculum for Supporting the Relationships and Sexuality of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 20, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Training and support of professionals, direct care providers, and parents is needed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to enact their rights to sexual health and sexuality. This webinar will examine an evidence-based curricular intervention, the Friendships & Dating Program (FDP) from the Alaska UCEDD. Friendships & Dating is designed to teach social skills necessary to develop healthy, meaningful relationships, and to prevent violence in relationships for individuals with I/DD. This webinar will present and illustrate information on curricular components, program delivery, and outcomes of the Friendships & Dating Program.

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Inclusion Works: For Business, Opportunity, Innovation, and Health

Inclusion Works: For Business, Opportunity, Innovation, and Health  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM). This panel presentation will focus on competitive, integrated employment and the link between employment for people with disabilities and health. Offering perspectives from people with disabilities, employers, and health care experts, the session will focus on employment data for people with disabilities, recognition of the skills and talents workers with disabilities bring to our workplaces and how innovations in business and health can enhance these contributions. The theme of the event is "Inclusion Works" (#Inclusionworks).

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Health Promotion and Women Living with a Disability

Health Promotion and Women Living with a Disability  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to learn more about the importance of reducing barriers to health promotion for women living with a disability. Join this webinar to learn more about great resources offered by the FDA Office of Women's Health and their Pink Ribbon Sunday Program, the Friends of NCBDDD focus area of "Improving Health of People with Disabilities," the American Association on Health and Disability, breast health awareness resources, the National Breast Health Coalition for Women with Disabilities and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Public Health is for Everyone resources.

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Suicide Screening and Prevention in the Autism Community: New Developments, New Perspectives

Suicide Screening and Prevention in the Autism Community: New Developments, New Perspectives  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
11:30 p.m - 1:00 p.m
Location: Webinar

An expanding body of research into suicidality and autism documents that individuals with ASD are at a significantly increased risk of suicide. Furthermore, traditional screening tools and mental health interventions have limited use in working with individuals with ASD. This webinar began with an understanding of the issue from the perspective of the autistic self-advocacy community, exploring the challenges to screening and prevention within the mental health service system as it is today. We also reviewed the epidemiological background of suicide as a national and international public health crisis and what we know about how it impacts the ASD/ID population. We heard about a NIMH study underway aimed at developing a suicide risk screening tool for youth and adults with ASD/ID/DD. Finally, we reviewed specific interventions to address suicidality in autistic children and adults followed by strategies for promoting positive mental health for individuals with ASD who are at risk.

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2016 Joint Training Meeting:

2016 Joint Training Meeting: "From Intention to Action: Responding to Diversity through a Change Lens"  Copy to Calendar

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

This annual meeting was an opportunity for Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) grantees to come together around topics of mutual relevance and increase their knowledge of innovative training methods. It was hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC).

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The Power of the Network: Building our Future Together

The Power of the Network: Building our Future Together  Copy to Calendar

Friday, September 30, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the 2016 Trainee Welcome Webinar to learn more about the AUCD network, how you fit in as a LEND, DBP or UCEDD trainee, and steps you can take to leverage the power of your new AUCD membership.

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#PWDreg2vote

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Online

The AUCD Communications Special Interest Group invites you to join us in observing National Voter Registration Week! From September 26-30, we will be launching a national nonpartisan social media campaign to drive voter registration by sharing information, resources and individual experiences.

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Cultural Competency in Developmental Monitoring

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Tuesday, September 27, 2016
3pm ET - 4pm ET
Location: Webinar

Jennifer Hall-Lande, Psychologist and Research Associate at the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota will present on how the Minnesota Act Early Team and MN Department of Health developed the "Minnesota Act Early Delegate Project". The MN Act Early Delegate Project developed a network of parent community leaders in diverse communities to engage families around the importance of regular parent developmental monitoring, early developmental screening, and early identification of developmental delays and disabilities using "Learn the Signs. Act Early." materials.

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