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    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!

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TOOLKIT:

Recent Podcast Episodes of AUCD Network Narratives

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Ep 7: Growing Leaders in Self-Advocacy

Jairo Arana joins the AUCD Network Narratives podcast to share his advice on how we can improve self-advocacy curriculums within our programs. Jairo’s journey in self-advocacy began after being diagnosed late in life with autism and taking a three-day intensive pipeline leadership training program. This sparked his self-advocacy journey which eventually led him to become the full-time clinical program coordinator at the Mailman Center for Child Development. In this episode, Jairo shares his personal story of self-advocacy, leadership, and impact.  Jairo takes you behind the scenes of his leadership program and how finding his mentor impacted his work and self-advocacy journey.

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION in ACTION

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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