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Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayRescission of funds; Healthcare updates; MFP; and more


Distance Learning Technology Resources: Tools for Interdisciplinary Training Programs

New AUCD Resource Helps Programs Leverage Technology to Support Training

Technology can be a powerful tool for training healthcare professionals across multiple locations, enabling the exchange of ideas and practices that can benefit communities - including those that have been traditionally underserved. This new package of resources supports the increased use and effectiveness of distance learning technologies across AUCD network training programs and in the healthcare field more broadly. Included are a series of tables that break down the types of distance learning tools programs/centers are (or could potentially be) using across the spectrum of training activities. Users can access information about the software, tools, platforms, etc. which support specific functionalities, such as: ease of use, typical costs, reported use by programs, and accessibility features.


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongress on Recess; Recess Action Alert; Proposed Rule to Increase Patients� Health Insurance Choices; IDEA Website; Cabinet members; Call for Advocates; and more


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayJudiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing regarding a bill that would weaken Title III of the ADA; Department of Labor released the final Overtime rule; Department of Education issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement provisions of the new ESSA; introduction of Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act; FDA is extending the comment period for the proposed rule to ban electrical stimulation devices; and more


The Purposeful Inclusion and Support of People with Disabilities in LEND Training

Challenges, Strategies, and Guidance

This document briefly describes the major challenges associated with the inclusion and support of people with disabilities in the interdisciplinary training context, offers strategies that programs are currently implementing to address the identified challenges, and identifies some of the themes that emerged from successful LEND programs' experiences across four topic areas.


Preparing Fundable Grant Proposals: A Roadmap for Professionals

The purpose of this publication is to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals and graduate students who compete for federal grants. The material is designed for individuals with no or limited experience in seeking competitively-awarded, public funds from federal agencies. The multimedia module is self-instructional and allows a student or professional to work through the material at their own pace. It is most relevant to the fields of education, developmental disabilities, mental health, community psychology, and human and social services.




The Importance of Plain Language Summaries for Publications

An Early Career Professionals Guest Blog from Carli Friedman and Kate Caldwell of the University of Illinois at Chicago

In this blog, Kate and Carli share their goal of creating plain language summaries for research publications. This approach to knowledge translation is to break down complex concepts into the most essential form by using plain language and universal design so that the widest possible audience will be able to understand it -- including people with I/DD.


Trainee Handbook

The AUCD Trainee Handbook is intended to be used to support AUCD network trainees with a variety of learning goals. Created by AUCD and members of the National Training Directors Council, this document will provide a consistent approach to accessing information about the network, its history, our federal partners, and the rich resources available to trainees. This handbook is considered a supplement to Trainee Handbooks provided at local programs.


Life Course 101: Online Resources for MCH Training Programs

Resources found in this online library include a health equity quiz, case studies from multiple disciplines, a slide and webinar library and links to additional training materials that focus on using the life course model.


Disability Across the Life Course

New Book by Tamar Heller and Sarah Parker Harris, Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago

In addition to providing an overall theoretical and historical background, this book addresses disability across the life course through delineation of various age phases from prenatal periods to death. Cross-cutting issues highlighted are: family; health; policy, legislation, and service; and self-determination and participation.


Increasing Trainee Survey Responses: Best Practice Methods for Obtaining High Response Rates from Trainees

Obtaining high trainee response rates to the LEND and UCEDD 1, 5, and 10 year surveys can be difficult for programs to get. To assist Centers in potentially increasing their response rates, AUCD interviewed training directors and former trainees from the 5 UCEDDs and/or LENDs with the consistently highest response rates to understand their strategies for surveying former trainees. This report describes AUCD's interviews and the practices these Centers have found to be successful.


Legacy of a Leader Video Series

by Dr. Peter van Dyck

Before retiring as Associate Administrator for Maternal and Child Health at the Health Resources and Services Administration on July 29, 2011, Dr. Peter van Dyck offered three gifts to the MCH Community: three videotaped presentations that we call the "Legacy of a Leader" series. In each presentation he reflects on his life and his experiences as an MCH leader.


NTDC Trainee Linkage Survey 2009

Making connections and networking successfully are critical skills for young professionals and trainees. Connecting trainees will facilitate networking activities, augment educational and professional opportunities, provide information about experiences in other locations, expand interdisciplinary knowledge, enhance leadership skills and create a sense of community and shared learning among programs, students and faculty across the network. This survey attempted to better understand what types of linkage activities are currently in place and what types of linkage activities programs are considering.


Disability History Guide: From the National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth

Primarily for youth and emerging leaders with disabilities, this guide is can be used by anyone to assist those with and without disabilities to learn about the rich history of people with disabilities.


FY07 UCEDD/LEND Directory Expansion

Description of enhancements to the UCEDD/LEND directories, including new data elements, better public search capabilities, and new reports.

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Exemplary Outreach Training Summary 1992

pdf File exemplary outreach training summaries1992.pdf [download]

Exemplary Outreach Training Summary 1990

pdf File exemplary outreach training summaries1990.pdf [download]

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