The Prepared4ALL initiative, offered by AUCD’s new Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion in Emergency Preparedness, is excited to announce the launch of their online training, “Prepared4ALL: Whole Community Inclusive Emergency Planning”. This free self-paced online training aims to help disability organizations increase their knowledge about emergency planning so they can begin or continue to get involved in these efforts in their local community while also building sustainable partnerships with their local emergency and public health professionals. This training is centered around the Prepared4ALL process, a strength-based model which helps organizations creatively and flexibly navigate inclusion and accessibility issues. Visit to learn more and enroll today!

COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Dashboard

This dashboard was created as a partnership between the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center and the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities as a starting point for understanding how the disability community is prioritized in COVID-19 vaccine distribution and intends to help people with disabilities determine when they qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine in their state.

More about the tool here

More on the seven women who developed the tool here

Act Early Ohio Social Media Influencers: Spreading Awareness About Developmental Monitoring in a Virtual World

Act Early Ohio has leveraged social media platforms of Ohio caregivers to share material and information about the CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” campaign. Caregivers experienced in developmental monitoring were interviewed and selected to become our Act Early Ohio Social Media Influencers. Through the various recruitment methods, they have connected with caregivers to increase the reach across all 5 regions in Ohio. The influencers create posts using the Act Early materials and share Act Early Ohio posts.

The aim is to have the influencers share on their personal platforms so their already established network of friends and family may be more comfortable and willing to use the tools. During the holiday season, influencer’s coordinated with staff at The Cincinnati Zoo, and Santa’s reading of “Amazing Me: It’s Busy Being 3!” was published on the Act Early Ohio Facebook page where it had over 42,000 views! By having the influencers share and post to reach those within their own communities, we can encourage caregiver engagement in developmental monitoring!