Council for Interdisciplinary Service (CIS)
New on the CIS Web Pages
Applications Due May 31st
The AUCD Virtual Trainee will use leadership skills to build relationships and communications among trainees throughout the nationwide AUCD network of UCEDDs and LENDs.
Deadline: May 31, 2013
The AUCD Conference provides a special opportunity to share your interests, talents, and perspectives in a range of disability related topics with others in the network and our partners.
Promoting Inclusion in an Increasingly Diverse World
This Conference theme promotes our network values of inclusion of all persons with developmental and other disabilities in community life and engages the network in conversation and practices to ensure our work reflects the changing cultural and linguistic landscape in our Centers and States.
We're wishing a happy birthday to ending discrimination against people with disabilities in health plans, ending yearly and lifetime caps on benefits and ending the exclusion of people with pre-existing conditions!
The mission of the Council for Interdisciplinary Service is to help meet the special needs, problems, and potential of persons with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities by:
- Providing a forum and other resources for collectively examining and advancing the interdisciplinary mission and program of training, service, research, and community program development.
- Defining and promoting the concept of interdisciplinary in training, service, research, and community program development.
- Advising the AUCD Board of Directors on matters pertaining to interdisciplinary practice in training, service, research, and community program development.
The Council for Interdisciplinary Service is unique among councils of AUCD in that the membership of the Council for Interdisciplinary Service consists of representatives from disciplines within University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilties (UCEDDs) and/or Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilties (LENDs) .
The Council for Interdisciplinary Service shall be composed of representatives from each UCEDD/LEND in good standing, designated by that Center Director as "The Interdisciplinary Exemplary Service Director". If no such position exists, a designee who best represents the overall interdisciplinary service interests of that Center shall be designated to the Council by the Program Director. The delegate will be a member of the CIS for as long as they hold the position of the Interdisciplinary Exemplary Service Director at the home Center or as long as they are the designee.