Have you registered to vote? The #RevUP campaign from @aapd offers an online voter registration tool powered by @RockTheVote to get you registered and prepared to cast a ballot this November. Check it out!

Are you ready to #REVUP for National Disability Voter Registration Week?

AUCD is proud to be a part of the #REVUP Campaign to increase
the political power of the disability community! 





Support AUCD while Shopping on AmazonSmile

When you shop on AmazonSmile (the same thing as Amazon) and select AUCD as your charitable donation of choice, AUCD receives donations to fund Conference Scholarships for growing network leaders.For all eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your selected charitable organization, at no cost to you!



AUCD Strongly Opposes Decision to Let Electric Shock Treatments Continue

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) stands with many other national disability organizations in strongly opposing the recent decision by a Probate and Family Court judge to allow a school in Canton, Massachusetts, to continue administering electric shocks to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



Nominate a Deserving Individual for an AUCD Award

Deadline: July 31, 2018

The annual AUCD Awards gives us an opportunity to recognize individuals, programs, and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions. Comprised of 10 categories, the AUCD awards represent the 'best of the best' within our network, and local, state, and federal partners. We know the depth, breadth, and expertise of our trainees, advocates, professionals, and partners is extraordinary and deserving of recognition. In preparation for this year's conference, we invite you to nominate someone who truly inspires you.



Eight Participants Graduate from University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Project SEARCH (NY UCEDD/LEND)

Project SEARCH, an international program with over 400 sites worldwide, helps young adults with developmental disabilities secure employment by providing employment training and education through on-site internships at various local organizations and businesses. Over 70 percent of interns find competitive employment after participating.



NEW One Page Informational Flyers for AUCD Councils

The AUCD Board of Directors has established a number of committees and councils made up of experts in the field to help the leadership address emerging trends and issues, and to facilitate communication across and beyond the AUCD network. AUCD has five councils which are open to any AUCD member interested in learning more about these issues. Recently AUCD council chairs created an easy to share resource to describe what each council does. Below are links to each council one-page flyer. Please feel free to share these resources with faculty, staff, and trainees within your center and encourage their participation in council activities with peers across AUCD's national network.


Public Policy


Tuesdays with Liz - Voting

In this week's Tuesdays with Liz, Liz discusses the importance of voting for all Americans, especially people with disabilities. Liz introduces AUCD's new Voting Tool Guide.


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Mondayouse Appropriations Full Committee Markup of FY19; Trump Administration announced $25 million in cuts to the Navigator program; Medicaid LTSS Expenditures Webinar; Supreme Court Nomination; and more


Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All - AUCD's Executive Director, Andy Imparato

Supreme Court decisions affect EVERYONE, which is why Liz thought this week, in response to President Trump's nomination of a new Justice, it would be helpful to look back at her interview with AUCD Executive Director Andy Imparato from the last time a Court spot needed to be filled. Also see previous In Brief for background on Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.



Attachment, Neurodevelopment & Psychopathology Conference

Attachment, Neurodevelopment & Psychopathology Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Friday, September 21, 2018
Location: Iowa City, IA

This 3-day course covers the development, prevention, and treatment of psychological disorder. It weaves together theory, human development, assessment, case examples, and treatment applications to reframe maladpative behavior in terms of strategies for self-protection. The course covers development from infancy to adulthood, emphasizing the process of adaptation and developmental pathways that carry risk for psychopathology.

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2018 Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology

2018 Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Location: Broomfield, CO

REGISTRATION for the 2018 Coleman Conference is now open. For more information about this year's conference and to register, please visit: www.colemaninstitute.org

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AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting

AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

The 2018 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) will take place October 9-13, 2018 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. "Transformative Journeys" is the theme for the meeting.

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