Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC)
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Center for Leadership in Disability Partners with Georgia Tech's Center on Advanced Communications Policy (GA UCEDD/LEND)
The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University has partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) on a recently awarded $4.625 million grant to support research and development of wireless devices and technologies for people with disabilities.
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.
Two core functions of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) are to offer community service activities (that include community education and technical assistance) and information dissemination activities for or with individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, professionals, paraprofessionals, students and volunteers.
The Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC) strives to identify the mutual needs of community education and information dissemination staff from the UCEDDs. In addition, the CEDC also serves to meet any community education and dissemination needs and promote collaboration with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). The Council is composed of one or more representative member/s from each UCEDD who is either the Community Education Director/Coordinator, Information Dissemination Coordinator, or a designee who best represents the overall community education and information dissemination interests of the LEND or IDDRC partners in the AUCD network.
The mission of the Council is to address the community education, technical assistance and information dissemination interests and concerns of members and to promote collaborative actions to improve the effectiveness of interdisciplinary training. The Community Education and Dissemination Council was established to accomplish the following:
- Serve as a focus and forum for the identification and discussion of issues of community education, technical assistance and information dissemination.
- Function as a representative voice of community education and information dissemination interests and concerns within the UCEDD network.
- Influence the development and implementation of national community education and information dissemination policies and initiatives.
- Share resources, exemplary community education programs, and information dissemination practices developed and used by UCEDDs across the nation.
CEDC Officers (2015-2018)
Chairperson Jerry R. Alliston, Ph.D., Coordinator for Community Inclusion and Volunteer Service University of Southern Mississippi, Institute for Disability Studies Vice Chairperson Sandra Horne, M.A., M.A., Coordinator for Community Engagement Secretary Melina Danko, M.S., Dissemination/Public Relations Manager
(601) 266-5979 or firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
(207) 581-1236 or email@example.com
West Virginia University, Center for Excellence in Disabilities
(304) 293-4692 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry R. Alliston, Ph.D., Coordinator for Community Inclusion and Volunteer Service University of Southern Mississippi, Institute for Disability Studies
Sandra Horne, M.A., M.A., Coordinator for Community Engagement
Melina Danko, M.S., Dissemination/Public Relations Manager