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Welcome Spring 2017 ADA International Fellows & Program Hosts

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' Professional Fellows Division, this program supports 20 mid-career professionals from Brazil, Kenya, Peru, and Tanzania, selected through a competitive process, to participate in a five-week intensive fellowship program at a university-based research and education center for disabilities in the U.S. The program is focused on inclusive education and seeks to strengthen education access for people with disabilities globally.



Accessibility for all Aggies (TX UCEDD)

Students weigh in on lack of accessibility

For the majority of college students getting to their classes is a feasible everyday routine. However, some members of the Aggie family who are physically disabled face a larger challenge. Jordan Cox, environmental design and Spanish senior who has a disability, said after her disability progressed freshman year she began receiving services but did not necessarily feel comfortable using her wheelchair on campus.



RTC:Rural Researchers Featured in The Conversation Article Highlighting Rural/Urban Divide (MT UCEDD/LEND)

The Conversation featured the work of RTC:Rural's geography project in the article "Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America." Lillie Greiman, M.A., and Andrew Myers, M.A., RTC:Rural Research Associates, with Christiane von Reichert, Ph.D., Professor of Geography at the University of Montana, contributed to an article about the rural/urban divide that was recently published on The Conversation. The article was a collaboration among the UM researchers and sociologists, economists, and historians at universities around the country



AgrAbility Receives USDA Grant to Educate Vets, New Farmers (TX UCEDD)

By Rachel Knight, The Battalion

Texas AgrAbility, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, received a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help educate 725 military veterans and first-time farmers about how to start farming.



Johnson and Thurlow (MN UCEDD) Among Authors of New NLTS2012 Report

Director David R. Johnson and Martha Thurlow of the Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD) are among the authors of the newly-released report of findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012). The NLTS 2012, which is part of the congressionally-mandated National Assessment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, is based at Mathematica Policy Research, and the research team for the study consisted of key staff from Mathematica and from the Institute on Community Integration.


Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, April 27, 2017

AUCD Trainee End of the Year Webinar  Copy to Calendar
Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar


Public Policy


FY 2018 Letter to Appropriators

CDC Coalition
pdf File FY2018 CDCCoaltion.pdf [download]

Tuesdays with Liz: Why Medicaid is Important

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Evan Nodvin about why Medicaid is important in his life. In case you missed it last week, Liz interviewed Timotheus Gordon, LEND fellow in Illinois, about the development of an online study that he developed about people with Autism and who are also people with color.


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongress on Recess; Possible Continuing Resolution; Funding Crisis for Public Health; Market Stabilization Final Rule; ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017; and more



Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, May 18, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

One of the most difficult times for youth and young adults with ASD is the transition from school to adulthood. In fact, young adults with ASD typically experience low rates of employment, independent living, and connection to community. This session will review the research regarding employment outcomes for youth with ASD as well as review 3 important pathways to employment. These pathways are internships, supported employment and customized employment. Additionally, the presenters will provide specific examples regarding the supports youth and adults with ASD used to acquire and maintain employment in community-based integrated environments.

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2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 5, 2017 - Thursday, June 8, 2017
Location: Azusa, California

The 2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability will be held in Azusa, California, June 5-8, 2017 at Azusa Pacific University. The Institute brings together academics, theologians and others to explore the inclusive intersections of faith and disabilities.

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AUCD Leadership Academy - Deadline Extended

AUCD Leadership Academy - Deadline Extended  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the inaugural AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. The academy will be held on the downtown GSU campus in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25-30, 2017.

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