Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Magda Rivera-Dillon shares her project experience at 2016 AUCD Conference Diversity Fellowships Poster Symposia
Magda Rivera-Dillon, a Master of Science in Health Science graduate student, presented a poster at the annual Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) held in Washington D.C. on December 4-7, 2016.
AUCD is a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. The AUCD 2016 Conference titled "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlighted both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as the need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities.
Magda’s project poster title was LEND and Diversity & Disability Fellowship Programs - A Great Partnership for Building a Better Future Together in Appalachia”. At the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities, the Diversity and Disability Fellowship program works in collaboration with the West Virginia Maternal and Child Health LEND program. In her poster presentation, Magda described how this collaboration has greatly benefited the students in both programs by increasing opportunities for Diversity and Disability Fellows for training, clinic/observation experiences and leadership development and by increasing diversity and cultural competence for LEND Trainees.