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News

 

12/7/2018

AUCD'S UCEDD Resource Center Announces Awardee for Training Initiative Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome for the National Network of UCEDDs

The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) sought a lead UCEDD to build the capacity of the national network of UCEDDs to address the impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) through collaborative implementation of best and promising practices across federally-funded networks to support child, caregiver, and family outcomes in the local communities. Federally-funded networks include those funded by AIDD, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 
 

12/7/2018

HRSA's MCHB Announces Phase 1 Winners of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge!

HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has selected 10 winners from Phase 1 of the Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families and Communities Challenge. Henry Ford Health System's submission, "5-2-1-0 Go App!" is a collaboration with Michigan's LEND program and the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State University. The project proposes to enhance an app targeting kids ages 9-13 with four mini games based on 5-2-1-0. The overall aim of the app is to promote healthy food choices, identify community food resources, and provide exercise activities - which will be made adaptable for children with disabilities.

 
 

1/21/2019

Iowa University Center for Excellence in Disabilities in Singapore (IA UCEDD)

Brenda Bassingthwaite, PhD, BCBA, Program Manager for Education at Iowa's UCEDD and David Wacker, PhD, Emeritus Faculty in Pediatrics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, presented their work training Iowa school-based behavior teams in functional behavior assessment and behavior assessment and interventions in homes in-person and via telehealth at the --- conference at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. Currently, there is not an applied behavior analysis (ABA) program in Singapore; thus, there is limited application of ABA.

 
 

1/21/2019

United Nations Flagship Report on Disability and Development 2018 (NH UCEDD)

Disability and poverty research led by Dr. Debra L. Brucker was cited multiple times in the recently released United Nations Flagship Report on Disability and Development 2018. The research highlighted the high rates of poverty experienced by working-age individuals with disabilities in the U.S., comparing poverty rates calculated using four different measures of poverty and deprivation.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

National Center on Disability in Public Health Series

National Center on Disability in Public Health Series  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join this three-part webinar series to launch AUCD's new National Center on Disability in Public Health. All webinars will be at 12 pm ET and last 60 mins.

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Transition in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Please join us to hear about national work and discuss issues pertinent to the topic of supporting autistic individuals as they transition to adulthood. Dr. Eric Moody from Wyoming Institute for Disabilities will moderate a three expert panel presentation and facilitate questions and comments from webinar participants.

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All of Us Includes Disability

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for this 1-hour webinar on the NIH All of Us Research Program and precision medicine, being supported by the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), in partnership with the American Association on Health Disability (AAHD) as AAHD presents on the outreach it is doing to insure people with disabilities are included in this initiative. You'll also hear what two UCEDDs are doing in their states to reach the disability community.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #4

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #4  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

It is well documented meaningful relationships are connected to better health, social, and quality of life outcomes for all people, including people with disabilities. Relationships can help to create a greater sense of identity, self-worth, and belonging. Relationships are important, but they can look different for all of us. Join us to hear from self-advocates as they talk about their experiences being married, dating, partnered, and single. Sex Talk #4, Relationship Experiences, will focus on the personal relationship experiences of self-advocates as they join our panel of sexual health educators.

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2019 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

2019 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 14, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with AUCD Leadership Academy faculty and alumni. The webinar will feature a brief overview of the 2019 Academy curriculum and timeline. This will be followed by reflections from alumni about the benefits they gained from participation in the week-long academy and the follow-up activities.

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Public Policy

 

Tuesdays with Liz: Remembering History and Early Disability Advocates

Tune in as Liz sits down with Deborah Spitalnik to talk about how the history of disability advocacy has shaped the disability rights movement today and some of the major leaders who spearheaded the movement.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Welcome to the 116th United States Congress!

With the 116th Congress in session as of January 3, 2019, Liz wants YOU to know there is no reason to be scared of contacting your Congressperson! Here, she reminds you to feel comfortable about sharing your story and advocating yourself, and how you can contact your Congressperson.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Fav Five of 2018

Happy Holidays from Liz and AUCD! Join us as Liz shares her favorite five Tuesdays with Liz of 2018.

 
 
 

Events

EPM-RRTC State of the Science and Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Event

EPM-RRTC State of the Science and Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Event  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

Registration is FREE. The EPM-RRTC State of the Science and Annual Disability Statistics Compendium offers both in-person and webcast participation options. Please register if you plan to attend in-person or via webcast. The agenda, presenters, and logon procedures (for web viewers) will be emailed to you as they become available.

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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 4, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Location: Honolulu, HI

PacRim has been bringing people together for more than 30 years. And PacRim 2019 is no exception. We want individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers, researchers, educators, employers, deep thinkers, change agents, policy makers and entrepreneurs to join us in March 2019. Only by coming together and sharing can we offer individuals with disabilities a better future.

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The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XLI: Disorders of Higher Cortical Function in School: Learning, Attention, and Socialization

The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XLI: Disorders of Higher Cortical Function in School: Learning, Attention, and Socialization  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 18, 2019 - Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location: Baltimore, MD

The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities LI: Disorders of Higher Cognitive Function in School: Learning, Attention, Socialization will be held March 18-20, 2019 at the Turner Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Among the guest speakers for this interdisciplinary conference will beJennifer Accardo, MD, Pasquale Accardo, MD, Priscila Cascola, PhD, Thomas Challman, MD, Jason Chow, PhD, Laurie Cutting, PhD, Guinevere Eden, PhD, James Kaufman, EdD, Thomas Lock, MD, Beatrix Luna, PhD, Lauren McGrath, PhD, Mary Morningstar, PhD, Scott Myers, MD, Sue Swenson, MBA, Daniel Willingham, PhD, Patrick Wolf, PhD, Frank Zelko, PhD.

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