AUCD encourages trainees to be involved in the national network of LEND, UCEDD, and IDDRC programs and has created a number of opportunities for trainee involvement.
An AUCD Trainee is any individual who is enrolled in one of AUCD's LEND, UCEDD, or IDDRC programs. A trainee might be an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student in a discipline such as audiology or social work; a trainee might be a fellow in pediatrics or psychology; a trainee might be a research assistant working on a genetic disorder or a family member learning about leadership. All trainees have a common desire to continue learning about helping and working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
There are over 4,000 AUCD trainees enrolled in the nation's LEND, UCEDD, and IDDRC programs. By being a trainee at an AUCD-member program, individuals are also members of AUCD. These AUCD trainees form a network and can learn from each other by discussing and sharing their common interests and unique experiences.
Are you an AUCD trainee?
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Lisa Latten, Family Advocacy Fellow at SCDD/LEND in Rochester NY recently spoke to Pediatric Dental students at University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center about the importance of including families in treatment plans. Lisa is the parent of a child with autism, and a Family Navigator at the Kirch Developmental Center at SCDD.
AUCD Trainee liaisons are volunteer trainees at LENDs, UCEDDs, and DBP programs who identify strategies to improve trainee networking and linkage within the AUCD network, and improve the exchange of information among trainees across the network using available technologies. Meet the 2016-2017 AUCD Trainee Liaisons!
Upcoming Trainee Events
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)
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 from a systems perspective. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country.
Location: San Antonio, TX
The Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the 1960's.
Location: Washington, DC
The Disability Policy Seminar is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join AUCD, the Arc, AAIDD, NACDD, SABE, and UCP as we learn about and advocate for access to health care and community living supports, and bedrock civil rights protections. The first 100 days of any new Administration and Congress are key to setting the agenda, and this year, more than ever, we need you in Washington, DC.
Location: Seattle, WA
MCH trainees (LEND, DBP, and more) are invited to attend and build leadership skills, meet other current and former MCH trainees, and enhance their career development.
Past Trainee Events
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Learn about the current health care policy debate and what policies are important to children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their families. Strategies for successful health care advocacy will also be discussed. This webinar is specifically designed for AUCD network trainees.
Location: Washington, DC
The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.