Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC)

 

Purpose

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CEDC serves as a focus for the identification and discussion of issues regarding community education and information dissemination; serves as a representative voice of the community education interests and concerns within the network; and influence the development and implementation of national community education and information dissemination policies and initiatives.

 
 

How CEDC Relates to AUCD and Its Work

CEDC works for and with AUCD network members who educate, disseminate information to, and otherwise engage with community members. CEDC fulfills its purpose and the mission of AUCD and its constituent membership by serving as a conduit for technical assistance, providing input into policy, and engaging in other support activities deemed necessary to advance the mandate for community education and dissemination. The Council helps the association to:

  • Set and accomplish knowledge-sharing goals specified in the AUCD Strategic Map
  • Carry out training activities to inform Network members on important and emerging community education and dissemination topics
  • Develop the capacity of network members to conduct quality education and dissemination activities
  • Identify topics of common interests to network members and develop recommendations to the AUCD Board
  • Lead the network in involving people with disabilities from diverse cultures to participate in community education and dissemination activities
 
 

Membership

The Council is composed of not more than two representatives from each AUCD member program who is the Community Education and/or Dissemination Director/Coordinator or a designee who best represents the overall community education and information dissemination interests of that center or program.

 
 

Membership Expectations

The full Council meets face-to-face once a year in conjunction with the AUCD Conference. The CEDC Steering Committee and the Council's other working Committees also meet in person once a year and at least three additional times during the year through conference calls.

 
 

2018 Focus Areas

  • Strengthen connection among AUCD, Councils, and SIGs
    • Supporting AUCD Strategic Map
    • Inclusion and utilization of Trainees
    • Developing "Best Practices" & database to support network
  • Develop and host webinars related to accessibility
  • Supporting accessibility for AUCD Conference
 
 

CEDC Leadership

Chair: Meagan Orsag, PhD

Email: meagansumbera@tamu.edu

 
 

Upcoming Events of Interest to CEDC Members

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NEW ON THE CEDC
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10/11/2019

AUCD Conference to Feature Verizon Media/Getty Images Photography Project

AUCD is excited to feature information about the "The Disability Collection", a growing collection of stock photography created by Getty Images, Verizon Media and the National Disability Leadership Alliance, that authentically portrays disability in everyday life. A display and information about the project will be available at the conference on Monday, November 18th in the registration area for attendees to learn more.

 
 

10/7/2019

Iowa LEND Trainees Begin the Year with a Poverty Simulation

What is it like to live without enough money to buy groceries for your family? Or pay for bus fare to get to the market? How do you find a job that provides a living wage? Or get to a job interview if you can't afford child care for your toddler? The new class of trainees from Iowa's LEND program encountered these issues and others, while participating in a poverty simulation to launch their training year.

 
 

10/7/2019

The Arc Minnesota's GetSet! Online Interest Tool

The thought of leaving school for the adult world is intimidating to most young adults, including those with disabilities. Making decisions about post-secondary opportunities, career paths, and living arrangements can be overwhelming. That's why The Arc Minnesota developed GetSet! This tool helps young people stay focused during challenges and decision-making. GetSet! is a quiz based on person-centered principles.

 
 

9/30/2019

MNLEND Fellow Becomes a Special Education Director at Minneapolis Public Schools Organization: Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD/LEND)

The Minneapolis Public Schools have chosen Deeqaifrah ("Deeqa") Hussein (MNLEND Fellow, 2017-18) as a Special Education Director. She credits many people and organizations for helping her get the position, including her husband Abdi Hussein (MNLEND Fellow, 2016-17) and family (she has two children with autism); the University of St. Thomas where she is earning her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Learning; her internship at the Minneapolis Public Schools with Rochelle Cox, Executive Director of Special Education and Health (and Hussein's new supervisor); and the student/family advocacy skills she learned as a MNLEND Fellow. Hussein spent the past two years as an Autism Itinerant Teacher, and for two years before that she was a High School Special Education Resource Teacher

 
 

9/23/2019

Local Partnership Leads to International Connections (MT UCEDD)

In the fall of 2018, the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at the University of Montana (UM) and Summit Independent Living Center hosted Ms. Nguyen Thi Van, from Hanoi, Vietnam, who was visiting Missoula, MT as a Mansfield Center Professional Fellow. Van represents two organizations that provide vocational training and independent living skills for people with disabilities in Vietnam.

 
 

9/23/2019

OHSU UCEDD CAC Awards Community Grants for Good (OR UCEDD)

The UCEDD in the Institute on Development and Disability at OHSU Community Advisory Committee, also known as the Community Partners Council (CPC), has been awarding small grants to the community for seven years now and has funded 32 community projects. At their most recent quarterly meeting, they voted to fund six projects this fiscal year through their Community Engagement Grant program.

 
 

9/23/2019

Step Up Program Helps High School Students with Autism Prepare for College (ME UCEDD)

The pilot program focused on high school juniors or seniors with an autism spectrum diagnosis who are also transition clients being served by the Maine Department of Labor's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. It was designed to help them gain skills and experience in a number of areas that are associated with postsecondary education success for students with disabilities. These areas included learning social skills, practicing self-determination, attending a college-level class, campus living, and paid employment.

 
 

9/23/2019

Vermont LEND Alumni and Staff's Refugee Stories Featured in New Book "Suddenly You Are Nobody"

This book features 30 former refugee individuals from 17 different countries of the world who made State of Vermont as their second home after being evicted from their original homelands.

 

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