|June 30, 2010|
Volume 10, Issue #6
Riley Child Development Center (IN LEND) Celebrates 40 Years
The Riley Child Development Center
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program (RCDC-LEND)
celebrated its 40th Anniversary of leadership, service and training on
Thursday, June 17, 2010. A reception and poster session was held in the
afternoon, and was followed by the 2010 MCH Leadership Awards
presentation. Read more
AUCD 2010 Annual Meeting & ConferenceSunday, October 31, 2010 - Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Location: Crystal City, VA
"Going to Scale: Making What Works
Accessible to All"
Proposal deadline extended to July 7, 2010...
AUCD is currently seeking an individual to
serve as a Project Specialist working under the supervision of the LEND
Technical Assistance Project Director. |
AUCD is currently seeking an individual to
serve as a Project Manager working under the supervision of the LEND
Technical Assistance Director.
ManagerSeeking an individual to support, create, and coordinate capacity development activities and
technical assistance for participating sites.
AUCD Central Office News
NSIP intends to award up to 3 project
grants in three categories for an 18-month project period for UCEDD
and/or LEND programs in support the of NSIP project goals at the
statewide level. In addition, NSIP intends to award up to 3 fellowship opportunities,
also for an 18-month period. Applicants may apply for:
- 1. A project with a fellowship: Up to three (3) grants may be made with
a maximum award of $42,000.
- 2. A project without a fellowship: Up to three (3) grants may be made
with a maximum award of $32,000.
- 3. A fellowship alone: Up to three grants may be made with a
maximum award of $10,000.
- A teleconference will be held on July 7, 2010, 2:00pm Eastern Dial-in
Number: 1-866-951-1151, Conference Room Number: 8285998. This call will
be recorded and archived for 30 days. Read more...
From L to R - Mary Schuh, Klaleelah Hilliard, Bonnie Lai, Carol Tonge Mack, John Mabry & Joelle Ruby.
Mary Schuh, PhD, associate director of the UNH Institute on Disability, builds leadership opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families. Her work has taken her to the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom where she has consulted extensively. Read more...
Dr. Ludwik Szymanski, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director Emeritus of Psychiatry for the Institute for Community Inclusion, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (ICI/UCEDD) at the Children's Hospital Boston, was selected as the first recipient of the Leon Eisenberg Award. Read more...
Marc J. Tassť, PhD, director of The Ohio State University's Nisonger Center, has been elected to a progressive, four-year leadership term with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. In his first year, Tassť will serve as vice president, followed each subsequent year as president-elect, president and past president. Read more
The New England Genetics Collaborative (NEGC) at the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability is partnering with Global Vision Technologies (GVT) to create and deliver a new quality improvement patient registry to improve genetic health care quality and safety. The new quality improvement registry will enable the NEGC to collect data securely and rapidly from multiple centers," said George Ritacco, Executive Director of Client Services at GVT. Read more
Co-Edited by David Helm, PhD, LEND Director at the
Institute for Community Inclusion (MA UCEDD/LEND), and Sandra L. Friedman, MD, section head of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital in Denver, CO, and associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. This book provides a comprehensive framework to make timely and person-centered decisions regarding various ethical, medical, legal, and spiritual issues in palliative care for people with developmental disabilities. Listen to a podcast interview with Dr. Sandra Friedman.
The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD) has a new transition to adult health care guide. Being a Healthy Adult: How to Advocate for Your Health and Health Care was written to help young adults with disabilities learn how to become effective self-advocates for their own health and health care. This guide will also be very helpful for adults with disabilities of all ages who want to take a more active role in advocating for their health care. Free print copies and audio recordings of the guide are available in English and Spanish. For more information, email Kathy Roberson or call 732-235-931. Download the PDF and mp3 audio files.
News items may be submitted for consideration to Donunkwo@aucd.org.
Electronic copies of pictures are encouraged.
|This newsletter is
in part supported by the Association, Administration on Developmental
Disabilities (ADD) through a technical assistance contract for the URC,
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) through a technical assistance contract
for the ITAC, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a
National Professional Organization for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
The content of this
material does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of any federal
agency. No official support or endorsement by federal agencies is intended nor
should be inferred.
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