One in four Americans has a disability. Individuals with disabilities have less access to health, education, and other important resources. We seek to improve their access by empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and communities, and informing local, state, and federal policy.
Parent Academy trainers help parents and caregivers complete the Positive Behavior Support process to understand, prevent, and replace persistent challenging behaviors of children ages 3 – 5 years old. Please join us for the opportunity to bond with other families, learn valuable skills, and walk away with additional tools for your toolkit!
- Skill-building content, hands-on activities, discussion, and peer-to-peer support
- Understanding your child’s behavior
- Preventing challenging behaviors during daily routines
- Teaching your child new life and communication skills
- Creating and using visual supports
Zoom (Virtual Platform)
Tuesdays 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The group is for biological/foster parents, guardians, or caregivers, but we will prioritize families who have been served by Babies Can't Wait. Children do not need to be present.
Theme: Systems of Care in Georgia: Early Identification to Adulthood
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Science & Research
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Practice & Implementation
1:00pm - 5:00pm
This two-day conference will have both virtual and in-person components.
The Research Day will focus on the systems related research happening in Georgia from early identification, school age, transition to adulthood, and beyond.
The Cross-System Practice & Implementation Day will focus on facilitating cross-system connectivity to ensure that Georgians with autism and their families have optimal outcomes across the lifespan.
For each day there will be:
(1) Individual Oral Presentations
(2) Panel Discussions
(3) Poster Sessions
June 19-24, 2022
The AUCD Leadership Academy is a week-long online intensive experience, paired with a year of pre- and post-interactions designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from
disability networks to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services. The Leadership
Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and the wider community of disability partners
to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation,
and skill development.
Participants will engage with a diverse cohort of learners, academy faculty, and local coaches in the
year following the experience. The Academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and
commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in
building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional