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News

 

2/19/2019

The Center for Leadership in Disability Co-Hosts 11th Annual Georgia Positive Behavior Support Conference (GA UCEDD)

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD), housed within the School of Public Health at Georgia State University (GSU), co-hosted the 11th-annual Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support (GAPBS) conference on December 5-6, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The 2018 GAPBS conference had over 1,500 attendees, representing over 103 Georgia school districts. GAPBS is a network state under the national Association for Positive Behavior Support (www.apbs.org). According to the Association for Positive Behavior Support, positive behavior support is defined as "a set of research-based strategies used to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior by teaching new skills and making changes in a person's environment."

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Monday, February 25, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us to hear about national work and discuss issues pertinent to the topic of early identification of autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Alacia Stainbrook from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will moderate a three expert panel presentation and facilitate questions and comments from webinar participants.

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Policy Prep Session: A Webinar for AUCD Emerging Leaders attending DPS2019

Policy Prep Session: A Webinar for AUCD Emerging Leaders attending DPS2019  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, March 14, 2019
3:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for a chance to learn about what to expect during the 2019 AUCD Policy Forum and the Disability Policy Seminar. You'll get tips around setting up your Hill visits! 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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Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 18, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us to hear about national work and discuss issues pertinent to diversity issues in autism spectrum disorder. Brian Be, an artist, self-advocate, peer mentor and LEND fellow with The University of Colorado will moderate a three expert panel presentation and facilitate questions and comments from webinar participants.

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Public Policy

 

Tuesdays with Liz: Culture and Diversity with Tawara Goode

Liz chats with Tawara Goode, director of the Georgetown UCEDD, about what culture and diversity mean, how culture influences perceptions and beliefs about disability, and cultural considerations in healthcare.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Couples with Disabilities and the Marriage Penalty

Liz chats with Teresa Moore and John Britton, a couple who have been together for eighteen years and both have disabilities, about the risks that getting married carry for people with disabilities.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Advocate Everywhere featuring Graphic Facilitation by Inky Brittany

You don't have to be in D.C. to advocate! As Liz explains how you can advocate from wherever you are, Inky Brittany provides graphic facilitation of Liz's advocating tips.

 
 
 

Events

2019 pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

2019 pre-EHDI LEND Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, March 3, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency O'Hare (Chicago, IL), Intl D/E

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 form a systems perspective. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country. This workshop will focus on strategies for facilitating early diagnosis and reducing loss to follow up.

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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 4, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Location: Honolulu, HI

PacRim has been bringing people together for more than 30 years. And PacRim 2019 is no exception. We want individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers, researchers, educators, employers, deep thinkers, change agents, policy makers and entrepreneurs to join us in March 2019. Only by coming together and sharing can we offer individuals with disabilities a better future.

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The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XLI: Disorders of Higher Cortical Function in School: Learning, Attention, and Socialization

The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XLI: Disorders of Higher Cortical Function in School: Learning, Attention, and Socialization  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 18, 2019 - Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location: Baltimore, MD

The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities LI: Disorders of Higher Cognitive Function in School: Learning, Attention, Socialization will be held March 18-20, 2019 at the Turner Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Among the guest speakers for this interdisciplinary conference will beJennifer Accardo, MD, Pasquale Accardo, MD, Priscila Cascola, PhD, Thomas Challman, MD, Jason Chow, PhD, Laurie Cutting, PhD, Guinevere Eden, PhD, James Kaufman, EdD, Thomas Lock, MD, Beatrix Luna, PhD, Lauren McGrath, PhD, Mary Morningstar, PhD, Scott Myers, MD, Sue Swenson, MBA, Daniel Willingham, PhD, Patrick Wolf, PhD, Frank Zelko, PhD.

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AUCD for All 2019 Gala

AUCD for All 2019 Gala

 
 

AUCD Annual Report 2018

AUCD 2018 Annual Report

 
 

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