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4/16/2018

Submit a Proposal for AUCD 2018 Today

Deadline: June 15

The AUCD Conference is one of the nation's premier places to highlight your work. Over 200 different presentations will be accepted to the conference in several different types of sessions, formatted for maximum visibility and interaction with attendees. Proposals are encouraged from students, self-advocates, family leaders, clinicians, and researchers in over 25 topics. Don't miss your chance: submit a proposal today!

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

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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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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Positive Psychology In Practice

Positive Psychology In Practice  Copy to Calendar

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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 How Think College

How Think College "does" Knowledge Translation  Copy to Calendar

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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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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Public Policy

 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongressional Recess; FY 2019 302(b) allocations; Introduction of HEAA; �Right to Try�; DIA; Farm Bill Update; and more

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayMedicaid Equal Access; Opioid bills; EVV guidance; Career and Technical Education udpate; Farm Bill Update; and more

 
 

Family First Prevention Services Act Thank You Letter

Enacted as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

Thank you letter

pdf File FFPSA Thank You Letter FINAL.pdf [download]
 
 
 

Events

2018 National Self Advocacy Conferencethe Next Steps

2018 National Self Advocacy Conferencethe Next Steps  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Saturday, June 9, 2018
Location: Birmingham, AL

The self-advocates on the conference committee chose the artwork picturing Lady Justice to represent the theme of the 2018 National Self Advocacy Conference: "Let's Make It Happen! Disability Rights are Civil Rights." The logo and theme emphasizes that People with Disabilities want to pursue freedom just like everyone else. It is a right that belongs to all Americans with a disability. The National Self-Advocacy Conference has always been a great place for people to learn, grow and advocate with their peers and allies who truly support civil rights.

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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 is the first of two meetings (the other held in conjunction with the AUCD Conference) for LEND Directors in 2018. It will be a valuable opportunity for LEND Directors to network, learn from one another, and engage in collaborative work on topics of mutual interest. The meeting is 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) are highly encouraged to attend.

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The 2018 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

The 2018 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 11, 2018 - Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: Raleigh, NC

The Ninth Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is taking place this year at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, June 11-14, hosted by the church in collaboration with Duke Divinity School.

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