LEND Programs are interdisciplinary leadership training programs federally funded through HRSA's Maternal Child Health Bureau. View more information about individual LEND disciplines by clicking on the menu at left.
Comments Welcome Through September 2
The AUCD Strategic Map is intended as a high level view of the vision, focus, and priorities of our organization and network over the next 2-3 years. This map can serve as a guide for our collective work and mission. Your feedback is welcomed through September 2, 2014.
AUCD Conference Proposal Notifications
Everyone who submitted a proposal to present at AUCD 2014 Conference has been sent a notification. If you have not received yours, please contact Laura Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately. Any modifications to the proposals are due 09/26.
The Emerging Leader Scholarship provides a travel scholarship and free registration for the AUCD Conference out of the newly created Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund.
Eighteen LEND faculty from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota met in Kansas City on July 16-17 for an "Effective Adult Learning" workshop, facilitated by Alexis Petri, EdD, the Director of Interdisciplinary Training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute for Human Development. The first day of the workshop focused on the characteristics of the adult learner, including adult learning theories, motivation, barriers to participation and the implications for teaching adults in college classroom and professional development settings.
Global developmental delay and intellectual disability are relatively common pediatric conditions. This report describes the recommended clinical genetics diagnostic approach. The report is based on a review of published reports, most consisting of medium to large case series of diagnostic tests used, and the proportion of those that led to a diagnosis in such patients.
Capacity of Local Health Departments to Track, Administer, and Promote Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations for Pregnant Women, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, and Adults with Disabilities
This research brief highlights the extent to which local health departments (LHDs) provide and have the capacity to track, administer, and promote influenza (flu) vaccination for pregnant women, children with special health care needs, and adults with disabilities
W. Ben Jackson III is currently serving as the AUCD Disability Policy Fellow for 2014-2015. He graduated from The Dickinson School of Law at The Pennsylvania State University in May of 2104. Prior to joining the AUCD he worked with Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute as a law clerk. As a law clerk with Project HEAL he was responsible for researching and drafting memorandums on special education law. He directly advocated for clients by drafting complaints for the Maryland State Department of Education for alleged violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004). He also worked to ensure his clients had appropriate accommodations and placements by advocating during Individualized Education Program meetings.