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  • Responding to increasingly diverse communities across the country
    Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Hub

    The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Hub provides resources, examples, and action steps that help enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion and promote cultural humility and responsiveness. The hub brings together the variety of existing resources available in the AUCD network all in one place. It also shares stories of how network members are promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion at their centers and programs and how to engage with AUCD technical assistance initiatives.

    We welcome you to incorporate the resources and strategies available within this hub into the context of your organization!


Recent Podcast Episodes of AUCD Network Narratives

Logo AUCD Network Narratives: Real Stories from Our Members

Ep 4: Using Storytelling to Connect Research and Lived Experience

Jeiri is joined by Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, an educator, writer, public speaker, parent, global advocate, a professional and disabled non-binary woman of color, and daughter of immigrants. They are also a member of the Autistic Researcher Review Board for the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) project. Morénike joins the show to share their expertise on storytelling, especially when it comes to including lived experiences in research and writing. They share their knowledge on researching and how new researchers can frame their process. Jeiri and Morénike both tell their stories of being a young advocate as a bilingual person of color. They have an important discussion on the need for respectful, affirming, and accurate language and the difference between person-first language versus identity-first language.

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Social Inclusion as Social Justice

Preparing Trainees to Engage with Culturally Diverse Communities

Dr. Mirian Ofonedu, Director of Training at the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute takes on social inclusion as social justice.  View her two recent publications with practical strategies for social inclusion of children with disabilities as we continue to navigate the pandemic as well as strategies for equitable transition to in-person school activities.  As a Training Director, Dr. Ofonedu has also presented on preparing trainees to engage with and in diverse communities. View her presentation from the 2020 AUCD conference to learn of promising strategies for improving training programs.

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