AUCD is Hiring: Director of Public Policy

Applications now being accepted

AUCD is seeking a Director of Public Policy: a creative, collaborative, & highly-skilled policy professional who seeks to play a role in empowering people with disabilities while raising the agency's profile in the federal policy making process.



AUCD is Hiring: bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Specialist

Applications now being accepted

This early career position will contribute to the full range of AUCD TA initiatives, with specific emphases on monitoring scholarly research, supporting efforts to identify and address gaps in disability research relevant to underrepresented groups, and developing content for communications emphasizing the impact of AUCD.



Professional Fellows Program for Inclusive Disability Employment

The deadline for host applications is January 12.

AUCD is excited to announce that the host application for the International Professional Fellows Program for Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) is now open. PFP-IDE is a new U.S. Department of State professional exchange program that will enable 20 emerging leaders in inclusive employment from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to participate in a five-week Fellowship in the U.S. where they will learn about disability rights and inclusive employment.



2018 EHDI Meeting Scholarships for LEND Audiology Trainees

Application deadline: January 21, 2018.

AUCD has made available six (6) scholarships of up to $500 each to support LEND audiology trainees in attending the in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting on March 18-20, 2018 in Denver, CO. All current LEND audiology trainees, including those in their externship year, are eligible to apply. However, priority will be given to trainees from programs that do not currently receive supplemental funding and trainees that have not attended the EHDI Meeting in previous years.



National Survey Provides New Directions for Expanding Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace (NH UCEDD/LEND)

Kessler Foundation released the results of a new national survey that shows that employers are striving to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities, and reveals areas of opportunity for even greater successes in the workplace. The 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives is the first survey to look at the effectiveness of these practices from the perspective of supervisors of employees with and without disabilities. Results of the 2017 Survey, which was commissioned by Kessler Foundation and conducted by the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD), were presented by experts today on Capitol Hill.



Partnership Spotlight: Iowa's UCEDD and Title V CYSHCN Program

The Iowa UCEDD has a long history of collaboration with the Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC), which administers Iowa's Title V Maternal and Child Health Program for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health. Being co-located for many years has enabled the UCEDD and CHSC to forge formal and informal partnerships from collaborating on grants to convening informal brown bag lunches to discuss emerging state and federal policy issues.



Tips, Trust, and Humor: Connecting with Indiana Teachers and Employment Specialists

What do taking your accounting department to lunch, baking cookies, and Julie Andrews have to do with audience outreach? Each of those notions were components of messages delivered this past year to Indiana employment professionals.



Using Dance To Build A Community (TX UCEDD)

Written by: Ashley Green

Movement is a form of communication. For Courtney Kalaher, using that movement to create relationships and community among people with disabilities is critical. Kalaher joined the Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) Program in 2014. She brought her skills in dance and developed the Communication Through Movement course. Through the course, students develop paths of inquiry and response approaches to learning and cognitive development. "Movement is such a powerful form of communication.


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Tuesdays with Liz: Amina Shaaban and Angie Stone MacDonald Discuss Disability in Tanzania

In this week's edition of 'Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All,' Liz interviews Amina Shaaban who is a ADA Professional Fellow from Tanzania, about her work in Tanzania with the Save the Children, along with Angie Stone-MacDonald, Amina's project mentor at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts-Boston .


Concerns with the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act

Higher Ed Reauthorization
pdf File AUCD Statement on PROSPER.pdf [download]

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayContinuign Resolution; Tax Reform; Higher Ed Reauthoriztion; ABLE; Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries; nominations; and more


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