Disability Policy Seminar 2018 and Trainee Summit

Disability Policy Seminar 2018 and Trainee Summit
April 22-25,2018 - Washington, DC





April 2018: Autism Awareness & Acceptance

Autism Acceptance: AUCD envisions a future in which all people - including those living with autism and related developmental disabilities - are fully included, participating members of their communities. Autism Awareness: We advocate for equitable access to supports and services that lead to self-determination, independence, productivity, and a healthy and satisfying quality of life.



AUCD2018: You're Invited

Colleagues, I am excited to invite you to join me in Washington, DC, on November 11-14 for the 2018 AUCD Conference - We ALL Belong Here! Achieving Inclusive Communities. This year's theme has a strong message of belonging and inclusion. I cannot think of a time in my life when it was more important to remember, celebrate, and remind others that all human beings have value, and a right to be included in their communities. This means opportunity, access, and equity in education, housing, employment, healthcare, faith communities, transportation, activities, and all aspects of community living. I am very much ...



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

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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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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Public Policy


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayRescission package; Autism Cares; Food Security; Higher Ed Reauthorization; Disability Policy Seminar; and more


2018 Congressional Autism Caucus

Learn about the members of the Autism Caucus, which was founded by Representatives Mike Doyle (PA) and Chris Smith (NJ) who also Co-Chair the Coalition for Autism Research and Education (�CARE� or �Autism Caucus�), the first-ever Congressional Membership Organization dedicated to autism advocacy on Capitol Hill.


Your Role in Policy Advocacy as a Federally-Funded Program



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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START National Training Institute

START National Training Institute  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 7, 2018 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Location: Boston, MA

The 2018 START National Training Institute (SNTI) will be held May 7-9, 2018 in Boston, MA. The annual event is provided by the Center for START Services, a non-profit, national initiative based at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disabtiliy/UCED.

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Getting it Right 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference

Getting it Right 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Friday, May 25, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

The focus of Getting it Right is on expanding our shared commitment to achieving and maintaining disability inclusive whole community emergency preparedness, community resilience, response, recovery and mitigation before, during and after disasters.

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