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

 
 

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6/21/2019

AUCD Celebrates the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

"Olmstead sent a clear message that people with disabilities have a right to thrive in their own homes, and that self-determination and community integration are not just aspirational goals, but a fundamental human right," said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

 
 

6/17/2019

The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD/LEND) Celebrates Graduation of New Jersey Partners in Policymaking Class of 2018-2019

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities hosted a graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the New Jersey Partners in Policymaking Class of 2018-2019. New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is a leadership development and advocacy education program for adults with developmental disabilities and family members available through The Boggs Center with funding from the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities. This year's graduates included 10 self-advocates and 15 family members prepared to work toward meaningful change in our state.

 
 

6/17/2019

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) SENSE Theatre enriches performances with Musical Talent from Artist on the Autism Spectrum

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) investigator Blythe Corbett and participants of the Winter 2019 SENSE Theatre program recently performed the original musical "The Makeover" to appreciative audiences. Their performances were the culmination of practice and hard work put in by young actors with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), typically developing peer actors, and, new this year, a new musician who is also on the spectrum.

 
 

6/16/2019

Call for Proposals - CONNECT #PacRim2020

The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies, in the College of Education, is accepting presentation proposals to be featured at the 35th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity at the Hawaii Convention Center, March 2-3, 2020. Submissions are being accepted from June 1, 2019-December 1, 2019 at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu.

 
 

6/10/2019

WITH Foundation Awards $392,000 to Promote Comprehensive and Accessible Healthcare

AUCD was awarded funding to support the Turn up the HEAT On (Health is for Everyone Action Team). The project builds on successful efforts led by the AUCD to include Developmental Disabilities in medical education. The project will implement Developmental Disability (DD) competency in medical education by leveraging AUCD's network to build capacity and develop leadership of medical schools in a three- state pilot (West Virginia, Kentucky, and Alabama).

 
 
Somali parents with Marnie Morneault, April Fournier and Crystal Cron

6/6/2019

Parent Advocacy Training for Somali Parents of Children with Autism (ME UCEDD and NH-ME LEND)

Over the past two decades, Maine has experienced rapid growth of racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse populations. Although Maine's population is largely White (95%), children in Maine are disproportionately from minority populations; currently 9% of children in Maine are from a race other than White.

 
 

6/4/2019

AUCD Professional Fellow Alumni Wins Prestigious State Department Award

Maria Omare of Kenya (AUCD ProFellow 2017) is One of Four Winners

Maria Omare, an alumna of the ADA International Fellowship Program's Spring 2017 Cohort, has been selected for the prestigious Alumni Impact Award by the Professional Fellows Division of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

 
 

5/28/2019

54 Learn the Signs.Act Early. Ambassadors Complete Annual Training at NCBDDD/CDC

42 new Learn the Signs. Act Early. Ambassadors joined forces with a veteran cohort of 12 Ambassadors representing 48 states, 3 territories and the District of Columbia on the campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Annual Act Early Ambassador Training April 30-May 1, 2019 hosted by the Learn the Signs. Act Early.

 
 

5/28/2019

Intelligent Lives Comes to Moscow ID (ID UCEDD)

The Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD), in collaboration with the University of Idaho Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR), hosted a community screening of the documentary Intelligent Lives, created by Dan Habib. Preceding the event was a resource fair with different resources available on campus and within the Moscow community. Following the screening was a panel discussion addressing questions that were brought up within the film. CDHD brought this documentary to the university to broaden the understanding of intelligence testing and how people with intellectual disabilities are disproving assumptions made about them due to their IQ score.

 
 

5/27/2019

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Researcher Sutcliffe, Others Find High-risk Genes for Schizophrenia

Author: Bill Snyder

Using a unique computational framework they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute (VGI) has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia. One contributor is Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) member and Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences James Sutcliffe, Ph.D.

 

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