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7/31/2014

Autism CARES Act Passes Senate

Late on July 31, the Senate passed the Autism CARES Act by unanimous consent. The bill now goes to the President for signature.

 
 

7/14/2014

AUCD Strategic Map 2014

Comments Welcome Through September 2

The AUCD Strategic Map is intended as a high level view of the vision, focus, and priorities of our organization and network over the next 2-3 years. This map can serve as a guide for our collective work and mission. Your feedback is welcomed through September 2, 2014.

 
 

4/14/2014

AUCD Unleashed: The Power of Engagement

The 2014 AUCD Conference theme reflects our goal of achieving an elevated level of engagement with our respective and collective communities, networks, and well beyond in order to better inform, enhance, and enrich the work we all do to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Ink your calendars, and make travel plans accordingly to participate in this engaging event that will serve in keeping our work relevant and our vision strong.

 
 

7/1/2014

2014 AUCD Award Nominations

Deadline: September 8

Who do you know that deserves recognition? Nominate an outstanding individual, group, or program today for an AUCD award.

 
 

8/1/2014

Employment Opportunity: Director of Development and Communications, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Silver Spring, MD

AUCD, a leading national disability organization, is currently seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Director of Development and Communications. AUCD has seen tremendous growth in the last 15 years and this position will help to build and strengthen existing capacity, visibility and impact by leading the overall development efforts of the association as well as assisting in the coordination of communications strategies and activities.

 
 

7/29/2014

Grant Writing and Grant Management Tool Kit For Self-Advocates

AUCD created this toolkit based on feedback from self-advocates who participated in these Self-Advocacy Organizational Development Grants, who expressed interest in writing grant applications. This toolkit is designed to help more self-advocacy organizations apply for grant in the future.

 
 

7/28/2014

The Health and Well-Being of Children, NSCH 2011-2012 Chartbook

Published by MCHB, the Health and Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2011-2012 (June 2014) reports that overall 73.2% of young children (aged 6 months-5 years) met all of the survey's criteria for flourishing.

 
 
 

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Whats in it for People with Disabilities and the AUCD Network  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Multicultural Council Presents: Supporting Former Refugee Families with Children with Disabilities in LEND Programs  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
Location: webinar

 
 

Public Policy

 

Autism CARES Act Passes Senate

Late on July 31, the Senate passed the Autism CARES Act by unanimous consent. The bill now goes to the President for signature.

 
 

AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue includes news on appropriations, the ADA, the Disability Treaty, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Autism, ABLE Act, accessibility, and Social Security

 
 

Autism CARES Act

AUCD Summary and Status

The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2014 or the Autism CARES Act (H.R. 4631; S. 2449) will reauthorize the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 for five years.

 
 
 

Events

Reinventing Quality 2014: Ensuring Quality in Rapidly Changing Times

Reinventing Quality 2014: Ensuring Quality in Rapidly Changing Times  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Location: Baltimore, MD

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Whats in it for People with Disabilities and the AUCD Network  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

Overview of disability related provisions in the new WIOA of 2014. This law reauthorizes, updates, and strengthens the Workforce Investment Act, including the creation of new supports and services for individuals with disabilities.

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AACPDM 2014: 68th Annual Meeting

AACPDM 2014: 68th Annual Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Saturday, September 13, 2014
Location: San Diego, CA

Are you ready "To Boldy Go..."? You're invited to the AACPDM 68th Annual Meeting, held in San Diego, CA. The meeting will provide bold opportunities throughout the program for you to explore new frontiers, both academically and socially.

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