Trainee News - Spring 2016
Maine Trainee, Carla White, attends Annual EHDI Meeting
On March 13-15 Maine Audiology Trainee, Carla White traveled to San Diego, CA, for the 15th annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting, organized jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The meeting supports implementation of comprehensive state-based EHDI programs which promote linguistic competence and literacy development for infants and young children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
NH LEND Trainees Attend Annual Disability Policy Seminar
From April 10-13, 2016 NH LEND trainees from NH and Maine traveled to Washington, DC. to participate in the the Disability Policy Seminar where they received intensive advocacy training and met with their elected officials and staff on Capitol Hill. Trainees attended the AUCD Trainee Summit where they met with LEND program trainees from across the country, AUCD leaders, and Hill staffers to prepare for the conference. View the AUCD’s photos from the event. This year's issue was Reauthorization of the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act. The Lifespan Respite Care Act (PL 114-38) provides critical support for families caring for loved ones at home. Family caregivers in the United States provide an estimated $470 billion worth of uncompensated care. According to the National Respite Coalition, access to respite care helps protect caregiver health, strengthens families, keeps marriages intact, and prevents the need for expensive institutional long-term care. Reauthorization of the Lifespan Respite Care Act is essential to the wellbeing of individuals in need of long-term care and their families affected by long-term health care needs.