AUCD Events and Webinars

 

Below are lists of both Upcoming and Recently Archived events held or sponsored by AUCD. If you have an event you would like considered for this page, please contact AUCD.
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Upcoming Events

Continuing Education for UCEDDs

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Continuing Education UCEDD core function. This is the second installment of the eight-part Coffee and TA series, addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

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2018 Autism CARES Grantee Virtual Activities

2018 Autism CARES Grantee Virtual Activities  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - Monday, October 29, 2018
2:00pm ET
Location: Online

AUCD's ITAC hosts a bi-annual opportunity for MCHB-funded Autism CARES legislation grant recipients representing research, training, and state systems change stakeholders to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration. In 2018, the CARES Network activity will be a series of three virtual events exploring the topic of ableism.

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Best Practices in Accessibility for Training and Dissemination

Best Practices in Accessibility for Training and Dissemination  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will offer practical suggestions for addressing CEDC's priority of delivering accessible presentations. Presenters will outline considerations for preparing and presenting material designed to accommodate individuals experiencing a wide range of disabilities.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates #2

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Monday, September 17, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #2. Using real self-advocate questions from a survey, three professional sexuality educators will answer questions about relationships and sexuality.

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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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19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Friday, October 26, 2018
Location: Online Broadcast

AUCD is proud to support the online broadcast of the Baylor College of Medicine's: 19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care. All MCH Training Programs, UCEDDs, and their collaborators (Title V, clinical partner sites, etc.) are invited and encouraged to participate remotely. Host a live stream of this conference for trainees, faculty, staff, families, and others at your center or program. Eligible broadcast sites include MCH training programs, UCEDDs, and Title V programs.

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AUCD Events Archive

FY 2019 NIRS Roll-out Webinar

FY 2019 NIRS Roll-out Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Monday, August 6, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar introduced UCEDD, LEND, DBP, PPC, and LEAH Directors and Data Coordinators to the changes made in the FY 2019 iteration of NIRS. During the webinar, participants were provided live demonstrations of all recently updated features and had opportunities to ask questions.

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Disability Inclusion: NIH All of Us Research Program

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join the Friends of NCBDDD for this webinar to inform disability and health organizations, researchers, public health practitioners and key influencers about the All of US Research Program, as well as the importance of including people with disabilities in this large inclusive research program. The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is partnering with NIH to increase awareness about this important and inclusive national research program. The webinar will include information about ways the disability community can be engaged in this national effort across communities in the United States.

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Cross-disciplinary Competencies: Serving the whole child

Cross-disciplinary Competencies: Serving the whole child  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Traditionally, professionals have been trained in a single discipline usually corresponds to an area of development Additionally, most disciplines are trained to be able to offer services and intervene across a broad age range: the lifespan of an individual. Upon completion of a program of study in a discipline, an individual is then licensed in a discipline to provide services to persons across the lifespan. These training and licensing practices create two challenges to providing effective early childhood intervention to infants and young children and their families: 1) interventions may be focused to specific areas of development by discipline specific interventionists (e.g. an occupational therapist provides specific motor intervention and does not incorporate any other areas of development into her therapy/intervention); and 2) interventions may be provided by a person who does not have any specific experience or competence in infancy or early childhood

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AUCD Leadership Academy

AUCD Leadership Academy  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a week-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network in building coalitions that will improve systems of supports and services. Participation is open to individuals from Self Advocacy Organizations, UCEDDs, LENDs, IDDRCs, CILs, DD Councils, Disability Rights, community based disability organizations, and other disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will continue to engage with their cohort, academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the year following the experience. The academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.

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 How Think College

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

During this webinar, participants will learn different methods of knowledge translation that Think College uses, how we identify what data gets passed to which audiences and by what means, and how to know if information is getting to the intended audience. I will also be sharing some general information about Knowledge Translation.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #1

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #1  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 18, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us for our first Sex Talk for Self-Advocates webinar! Using real self-advocate questions from a survey, we will have three professional sexuality educators answering questions about sexual relationships. The sexuality educators will talk about questions from the survey like: How do I meet someone? How do you know if someone is your boyfriend or girlfriend? What exactly does consent mean? How do I talk with my partner? Is a non-disabled partner at risk for having sex with a disabled partner? How to be gay?

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Positive Psychology In Practice

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Friday, June 15, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The goal of this training is to provide an introduction to the art and science of positive psychology and its application to strengths-based practice with People with IDD/DD.

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Social Determinants of Health among Individuals with Functional Impairments

Social Determinants of Health among Individuals with Functional Impairments  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, June 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The APHA Disability Section will be hosting a webinar featuring three outstanding presenters! The purpose of these webinars is to promote learning and to provide an opportunity for students and Disability Section members to share their research throughout the year. This webinar will focus on Social Influences of Health and Wellbeing among Individuals with Functional Impairments. The moderator of this webinar is Erica Twardzik, MS. Erica is a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, where she works to advance health equity for adults with disabilities through research, education, and leadership.

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 Interdisciplinary Pre-Service Preparation for UCEDDs without a LEND or Training Grant

Interdisciplinary Pre-Service Preparation for UCEDDs without a LEND or Training Grant  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, June 14, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and will be focusing on universities without a LEND programs. This is the first installment of the eight-part Coffee and TA series, addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

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2018 LEND Directors Meeting

2018 LEND Directors Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Friday, June 8, 2018
Location: Bethesda, MD

This was the first of two meetings (the other held in conjunction with the AUCD Conference) for LEND Directors in 2018. The goal was to create opportunities for LEND Directors to network, learn from one another, and engage in collaborative work on topics of mutual interest. The meeting was hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC), with funding support from MCHB. All LEND Directors (i.e. PIs / PDs) were highly encouraged to attend.

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Administration on Community Living (ACL): Overview of Programs

Administration on Community Living (ACL): Overview of Programs  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This live webinar will provide an overview of the programs administered under the Administration on Community Living (ACL). A question and answer portion will follow the overview of programs, giving participants an opportunity to gain more information from key staff within ACL.

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Sensory Modulation: An Underutilized Tool for Reducing Anxiety in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Sensory Modulation: An Underutilized Tool for Reducing Anxiety in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

In this presentation, the nature and extent of anxiety related challenges that impact individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) will be briefly reviewed. How anxiety can be a major influence on the manifestation of externalizing behaviors will also be discussed. The relationship between atypical sensory profiles and anxiety, with a particular focus on over-arousal states, will be explored. Ways in which some simple and easy to use sensory modulation tactics and tools may be employed to help individuals with ASD and other IDD who present with significant anxiety and challenging behaviors will be shared.

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The SHEIDD Project: Building Community Capacity to Support the Sexual Health of Youth Experiencing I/DD

The SHEIDD Project: Building Community Capacity to Support the Sexual Health of Youth Experiencing I/DD  Copy to Calendar

Friday, May 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Multnomah County, located in Oregon and includes the Portland Metro Area, developed the Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (SHEIDD) project in collaboration with several partners including the UCEDD at Oregon Health & Science University. The SHEIDD builds community capacity to provide holistic sexual health education and support to young people (age 14-21) experiencing I/DD so they can make informed decisions, stay safe, and experience healthy relationships.

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Latest Findings on Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder and that Children receiving Developmental Monitoring and Developmental Screening Together are more likely to receive Early Intervention

Latest Findings on Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder and that Children receiving Developmental Monitoring and Developmental Screening Together are more likely to receive Early Intervention  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 21, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Daisy Christensen, Epidemiologist at NCBDDD at CDC, will present on the recent "Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2014" data release. The latest findings from the ADDM Network provide evidence that the prevalence of ASD is higher than previously reported estimates and continues to vary among certain racial/ethnic groups and communities. With prevalence of ASD ranging from 13.1 to 29.3 per 1,000 children aged 8 years in different communities throughout the United States, the need for behavioral, educational, residential, and occupational services remains high, as does the need for increased research on both genetic and nongenetic risk factors for ASD. During the latter half of the webinar, Rebecca Wolf, Team Lead, "Learn the Signs. Act Early." at CDC, and Brian Barger, Director of Research and Evaluation at GSU's UCEDD, will present on the study and findings of, "Better Together: Developmental Screening and Monitoring Best Identify Children who need Early Intervention".

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Promoting a Partnership Between Interpreter Services and Providers Conducting Interdisciplinary Developmental Assessments

Promoting a Partnership Between Interpreter Services and Providers Conducting Interdisciplinary Developmental Assessments  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Ensuring that linguistically diverse children receive valid developmental assessment for neurodevelopmental disorders requires medical interpreters and interdisciplinary providers work as partners. The UW LEND developed a training curriculum for medical interpreters supporting providers conducting developmental assessments. This webinar describes the curriculum and training designed by the UW LEND for medical interpreters working in pediatric settings.

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Screening and Linkage to Services for Autism (SaLSA): Study of Patient Navigation for Low Income Families

Screening and Linkage to Services for Autism (SaLSA): Study of Patient Navigation for Low Income Families  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is under-diagnosed and under-treated in young children, particularly in disadvantaged populations. Children from minority and low-income populations receive referral, diagnosis and treatment later and less often, and report having less information about how to obtain care, more problems obtaining care, and fewer support services to connect them to care. This webinar will provide an overview of the Screening and Linkage to Services for Autism (SaLSA) study, which aims to evaluate an autism patient navigator program for low income families with young children who screen positive for ASD. Preliminary results of the study, including individual and system barriers to obtaining screening, referral, early intervention evaluation and services will be described.

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Disability Policy Seminar 2018 and Trainee Summit

Disability Policy Seminar 2018 and Trainee Summit  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

The Disability Policy Seminar hosted by The Arc, UCP, AUCD, AAIDD, NACDD, and SABE is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For 40 years, this unique platform has offered the opportunity to come together with passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to learn about key issues. The event is packed with informative sessions from experts in the field, and opportunities to discuss key issues with others from your state. Armed with valuable information, the event culminates with the attendees converging on Capitol Hill to speak directly to their representatives about the high-priority issues that affect them most. All AUCD trainees are invited to a pre-DPS Trainee Summit on Sunday afternoon. Attendees will have exclusive access to Hill staffers and former trainees now working in policy, and learn from the experts how to best craft your message for Wednesday's Hill visits. An evening reception will provide a comfortable background for trainees to meet and network with over 200 peers from around the country.

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2018 AUCD Trainee Summit  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Washington, DC

On Sunday evening immediately before the Disability Policy Seminar, AUCD is hosting a special Trainee Policy Summit! Attendees will have exclusive access to Hill staffers and former trainees now working in policy, and learn from the experts how to best craft your message for Wednesday's Hill visits. An evening reception will provide a comfortable background for trainees to meet and network with over 200 peers from around the country.

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2018 AUCD Trainee End of the Year Webinar

2018 AUCD Trainee End of the Year Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This live webinar will discuss the importance of staying connected with AUCD and the practical steps on how to make that happen, even after you graduate form your Program or Center!

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Policy Prep Session: A Webinar for AUCD Trainees attending DPS2018

Policy Prep Session: A Webinar for AUCD Trainees attending DPS2018  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 2, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for a chance to learn about what to expect during the 2018 AUCD Trainee Summit and the Disability Policy Seminar. You'll get tips around setting up your Hill visits, and hear first hand from a previous attendee who is also a trainee! Lastly, we'll be available to answer any questions you may have as you prepare to join us in Washington, D.C.

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2018 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute

2018 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
Location: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University

The TA Institute provides an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs. Registration Deadline for the 2018 TA Institute and UCEDD Directors' Retreat is March 13

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2018 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

2018 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, March 18, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Denver, CO), Mineral F/G

This workshop will introduce trainees to the various challenges associated with assessing, monitoring, and effectively serving deaf / hard of hearing children who have additional disabilities from a systems perspective. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country. This workshop's focus is on intersectionality of culture and diversity.

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Preventing, Identifying, & Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Webinar Series

Preventing, Identifying, & Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Webinar Series  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Recent surveillance studies funded by the NIAAA found the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) to be as high as one in twenty students in schools in four states. Less than one percent of the actual cases were diagnosed. Persons with FASD are over represented in child welfare and criminal justice systems, making the condition one of the largest public health issues as well as the greatest cause of preventable intellectual disabilities. The AUCD network is positioned to provide leadership in preventing and intervening with FASD. This webinar will provide knowledge about FASD and tools to become involved, including connections with others in the network who are providing leadership and with national resources.

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An Introduction to Embedding Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for UCEDD Curricula and Training Activities

An Introduction to Embedding Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for UCEDD Curricula and Training Activities  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will: (1) introduce the Embedding Project to the members of the NTDC; and (2) share the array of resources and tools designed to build the capacity of network programs to embed widely accepted Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CLC) policies, structures, and practices across the four UCEDD core functions of interdisciplinary pre-service training and continuing education, community services, research and evaluation, and information dissemination.

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Early Intervention and Preschool Child Outcomes Evaluation: A Closer Look

Early Intervention and Preschool Child Outcomes Evaluation: A Closer Look  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Each year, states are required to report on child outcomes of their early intervention (EI) and preK programs for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities. This webinar will examine the approach to evaluating child outcomes developed by the Office of Special Education Programs(OSEP) for the purpose of accountability reporting.

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Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: State Systems Grantees Share Their Success Stories

Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: State Systems Grantees Share Their Success Stories  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 22, 2018
2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us on Thursday, February 22 from 2-3p ET for our Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: State Systems Grantees Share Their Success Stories! Act Early State Systems Grantees from Guam, California, Georgia, and Montana will all join us on the line to share with us how they are using their funding to strengthen systems of early identification and improve the coordination of early intervention services for children at the state and local level. Grantees are actively engaged in public awareness, education and training, collaboration, and advocacy efforts that will be of interest to a broad audience. The Act Early Program is a collaborative initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) to further advance the CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program.

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2018 AUCD Leadership Academy Pre-Application Webinar

2018 AUCD Leadership Academy Pre-Application Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, February 15, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with Academy faculty and alumni.

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Autism Town Hall: Partnering with Primary Care Pediatricians, Meaningful Inclusion, and Gender Differences

Autism Town Hall: Partnering with Primary Care Pediatricians, Meaningful Inclusion, and Gender Differences  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Saturday, February 10, 2018
Location: AMCHP Annual Conference (Arlington, VA)

The "Autism Town Hall" event, hosted by SPHARC and ITAC, was held at the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference in Arlington, VA. It provided a platform for current and former Autism CARES grantees, as well as those working at the state systems level and other community members, to dialogue with national partner organizations and each other about priorities and ideas for how to make progress toward a coordinated, comprehensive system of services for autistic individuals. The event was an opportunity to hear from groups working on ASD/DD issues and discuss ways to promote alignment with existing efforts.

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2018 DD Awareness Month Campaign Kickoff Webinar

2018 DD Awareness Month Campaign Kickoff Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This is an informational webinar for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month where we will reveal the theme, give social media tips and general campaign information. Each March, NACDD, AUCD and NDRN come together to plan a social media campaign for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness about people with and without disabilities living their lives, side by side. The resources and ideas that NACDD provides are not mandatory for your use, but more of way to plan your own campaign and utilize our resources if you wish. For all DD Awareness Month social media posts, please use and spread #DDAwareness18.

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Facebook Live with Dr. Jennifer Burt  Copy to Calendar

Monday, December 11, 2017
12:00pm - 12:20pm
Location: Facebook

Do you have a child between 0 and 5? Do you have questions about how you can help them meet their developmental milestones? Please join me for a Facebook Live with pediatric psychologist, mom of three, and ambassador to CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early. program, Dr. Jennifer Burt, to discuss how you can support and promote your child's development through a solution-focused approach.

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 Guidance for UCEDD Carryover Requests and No-Cost Extensions

Guidance for UCEDD Carryover Requests and No-Cost Extensions  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

ACL grant management specialist LaDeva Harris will present and discuss guidance for UCEDDs requesting carryover of funds into a subsequent budget year. Celia Feinstein, Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and AUCD Board of Directors Immediate Past-President, will address common errors and pitfalls in carryover request submissions.

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CDC's New Milestone Tracker: There's an App for That!

CDC's New Milestone Tracker: There's an App for That!  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
3:00PM Eastern - 4:00PM Eastern
Location: Webinar

Health Communications Experts from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined us on the line for an overview of CDC's FREE, new Milestone Tracker app. During this webinar participants will learn more about the app's unique features, receive tips on how to use the app to boost family engagement around developmental monitoring and screening, and get ideas for how to help promote the app in their communities. CDC developed the Milestone Tracker app to offer a fun and easy way to engage parents and other care providers in the important activity of monitoring children's early development.

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Intersections Between Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health and Autism: Identification and Intervention

Intersections Between Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health and Autism: Identification and Intervention  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Infants and young children develop across intersecting domains, and effective assessments and interventions recognize and embrace these complexities. This webinar will focus on the intersection between infant and early childhood mental health and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in young children, with a focus on clinical practice. We will explore a model for interdisciplinary assessment and diagnosis of ASD in young children within an infant mental health framework.

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Customized Employment - Opening Doors for People on the Autism Spectrum

Customized Employment - Opening Doors for People on the Autism Spectrum  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the customized employment process including its utility in facilitating competitive, integrated employment outcomes for people with complex disabilities such as autism. Success stories and information about integration of customized employment strategies into vocational rehabilitation systems will be presented.

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AUCD 2017: Lift Your Voice

AUCD 2017: Lift Your Voice  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

The power of our collective voices working together to sustain vital supports and services for people with disabilities and their families cannot be denied. The AUCD Conference brings us together to discuss the strategies, innovations, and systems that will allow us to continue to move the needle forward. Join us at the 2017 AUCD Conference as we celebrate successes, learn from past efforts, seek opportunities in the present, and innovate for the future.

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The Role of UCEDDs and LENDs in Workforce Development: Cross Disciplinary Competencies & Personnel Standards

The Role of UCEDDs and LENDs in Workforce Development: Cross Disciplinary Competencies & Personnel Standards  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: DC Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Early Childhood/Intervention Special Interest Group (EC SIG) of AUCD have joined with The National Early Childhood Personnel Technical Assistance Center (ECPC), funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education (OSEP), to host the Second Annual Summit on Early Childhood Personnel at AUCD's 2017 Conference.

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Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD

Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Behavioral interventions have been critical for improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Notable achievements include the improved numbers of children with optimal outcomes, and the larger number of children accessing the regular curriculum. Despite these gains, standard behavioral methods have had the least success in social communication outcomes. We continue to find nearly half of all children entering school without fluent, socially related communication skills. This talk will focus on the core social communication impairment in children with ASD, evaluations of this core domain and recently developed, effective interventions.

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Mental Health Diagnosis in IDD: Bio-psycho-social Approach

Mental Health Diagnosis in IDD: Bio-psycho-social Approach  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

People with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) experience the full range of mental health conditions as the general population. Yet, they are often underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed due to lack of understanding of the factors that influence effective assessment and treatment. The underlying deficits in IDD can create misunderstanding of signs and symptoms. This presentation will focus on some of the most common challenges associated with assessing and diagnosing mental health conditions for individuals with ID including the role of biopsychosocial factors.

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Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies with Dr. Adriane Griffen

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies with Dr. Adriane Griffen  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Location: Webinar

Dr. Adriane Griffen from the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) talks about how public health can improve the health, employment and participation of Montanans with disabilities, specifically the Inclusion of People with Disabilities - Public Health Workforce Competencies, designed to increase the capacity of public health providers to include people with disabilities in their public health plans and efforts.

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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity  Copy to Calendar

Monday, October 9, 2017 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Location: Honolulu, HI

The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most 'diverse gatherings' in the world, encourages and respects voices from "diverse" perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.

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18th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Location: Online Broadcast

AUCD is proud to support the online broadcast of the Baylor College of Medicine's: 18th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care. All MCH Training Programs and UCEDDs are invited and encouraged to participate remotely. Host a live stream of this conference for trainees, faculty, staff, families, and others at your center or program. Eligible broadcast sites include MCH training programs, UCEDDs, and Title V programs.

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Lifting Your Voice Through Leadership and Advocacy: Building Community Capacity Through Training and Education

Lifting Your Voice Through Leadership and Advocacy: Building Community Capacity Through Training and Education  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

People with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) experience the full range of mental health conditions as the general population. Yet, they are often underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed due to lack of understanding of the factors that influence effective assessment and treatment. The underlying deficits in IDD can create misunderstanding of signs and symptoms. This presentation will focus on some of the most common challenges associated with assessing and diagnosing mental health conditions for individuals with ID including the role of biopsychosocial factors.

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Research to Policy Brief: Obesity and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Research to Policy Brief: Obesity and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will highlight the current state of obesity research related to individuals with IDD, provide resources for behavioral weight management for individuals with IDD, and provide policy recommendations for future weight management and individual

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Emerging Populations: Challenges for the Early Childhood System

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

As a result of the opioid epidemic impacting many states, the early childhood system will be challenged to appropriately identify and serve very young children who have been exposed to prenatal substance use. Part C and preschool special education programs will have new and different issues in meeting child and family needs. Understanding and meeting the needs of the eligible population will require partnering with other early childhood programs as well as providing training and support for the professionals who will serve the family.

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The Power of the Network: Get Connected and Involved with AUCD!

The Power of the Network: Get Connected and Involved with AUCD!  Copy to Calendar

Friday, September 15, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Welcome to the AUCD network, 2017-2018 Trainees! Join us on Friday, September 15 to learn more about how you can get connected and involved with the AUCD network. The Virtual Trainee shared leadership opportunities and resources to help you make the most out of your traineeship!

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Strengthening Family Involvement in LEND Training Programs

Strengthening Family Involvement in LEND Training Programs  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide a forum for discussing issues related to the inclusion of family in MCH Training programs. Panelists will discuss existing resources to strengthen the family discipline and strategies for program leaders and family faculty to build their programs by broadening and deepening the involvement of families.

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Considerations for Cultural and Linguistic Differences in Community Education and Information Dissemination

Considerations for Cultural and Linguistic Differences in Community Education and Information Dissemination  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide a forum for discussing issues related to cultural diversity in dissemination activities and focus on strategies for taking into consideration cultural and linguistic differences when engaging in community service, education and information dissemination activities for individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, and community members from underserved populations.

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School-based Supports for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

School-based Supports for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) is a research-based, person-centered framework focused on decreasing problem behaviors and increasing quality of life in individuals across the lifespan. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is the three-tiered model for PBS implementation in school settings as a means to prevent and promote positive behaviors for ALL children and intervene with children with challenging behaviors.

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