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1/23/2017

Dr. Matthew Wappett Named New Director at CPD (UT UCEDD)

The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University welcomes Dr. Mathew Wappett as their new director on January 25. Wappett, an Alaskan native, received his doctorate in special education from the University of Utah. He began his career in education as a high school English teacher before climbing the collegiate ladder. Wappett's background in disability includes a stint as an associate director of the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho.

 
 
AUCD conference attendees share what they believe makes America great.

1/20/2017

AUCD Asks: What Makes America Great?

Today, Donald Trump is being inaugurated as President of the United States. His campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," has inspired many Americans. At our 2016 conference, we asked attendees: What makes America great? What inspires you?

 
 

1/19/2017

AUCD Expresses Serious Concerns Over Confirmation Hearing of Betsy DeVos

The HELP Committee is urged to postpone her confirmation vote pending additional information

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities expresses serious concerns with a number of the responses that Betsy DeVos provided at her confirmation hearing earlier this week, and to urges the Senate HELP Committeeto postpone any votes on her confirmation until Mrs. DeVos has clarified her support for the federal role in ensuring that every child with a disability receive a free, appropriate public education consistent with federal law.

 
 
Liz Weintraub shares an exchange with Senator Bob Casey, while Shawn Aelong looks on in the background.

1/19/2017

Building Our Future: Election Outcomes and What's Next

At our 2016 Annual Meeting, prominent members of Congress spoke about priorities for the coming years, as well a post-election debrief and ideas on the potential directions of the new Administration.

 
 

1/19/2017

Dr. Frederick B. Palmer Retired from Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities Universities of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Palmer retired from the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Tennessee Health Science Center on January 6, 2017 after 23 years as Director and Shainberg Professor of Pediatrics. The Boling Center is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) program. The center is administratively housed and supported in part through the Department of Pediatrics.

 
 

1/18/2017

Relive 'Building Our Future: Leveraging our Experience from Public Roles'

At the AUCD 2016 Conference, our moderator and panelists explored what's next for people with disabilities and families under the new Trump Administration and how families and people with disabilities have played and can continue to play a lead role in building bipartisan collaboration and advancing disability policy. This Storify contains social media posts that summarize the event.

 
 

1/17/2017

CT LEND has had an Exciting New Start this Year

The CT LEND has had an exciting new start this year. Nine UCONN graduate students from various disciplines, two Yale Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric fellows, four community trainees, and four Human Services/Family Studies students from Goodwin College fill our conference room at UCONN Health each Friday. We welcome family faculty and several UCEDD staff members to each weekly seminar as well.

 
 

1/17/2017

MNLEND Nov 2016 Forum Video Released

MNLEND invites the AUCD Network to view a 3-part video of the MNLEND November 2016 Forum: "Litigation: Advancing the Rights of People with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities," which features U.S. district court judge, The Honorable Donovan W. Frank, and a panel of legal experts. Over 100 people attended this event on November 17, 2016.

 
 
White House at Night

1/17/2017

Relive 'Building Our Future: Lessons from the Obama Years'

During the AUCD 2016 Conference, present and past members of the Obama Administration reflected on top priorities coming into their positions, most significant accomplishments, and lessons they learned to inform the new Trump Administration. This Storify summarizes the session using social media posts.

 
 

1/16/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongress begins process of repealing the Affordable Care Act; Supreme court hears IDEA FAPE case; Trump nominees get hearings; Tuesdays with Liz explains health care debat

 
 
 

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Implementing the Home and Community Based Setting Rule:
An Update for the New Year
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Thursday, February 2, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

 
 

Public Policy

 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongress begins process of repealing the Affordable Care Act; Supreme court hears IDEA FAPE case; Trump nominees get hearings; Tuesdays with Liz explains health care debate

 
 

AUCD Expresses Serious Concerns Over Confirmation Hearing of Betsy DeVos

The HELP Committee is urged to postpone her confirmation vote pending additional information

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities expresses serious concerns with a number of the responses that Betsy DeVos provided at her confirmation hearing earlier this week, and to urges the Senate HELP Committeeto postpone any votes on her confirmation until Mrs. DeVos has clarified her support for the federal role in ensuring that every child with a disability receive a free, appropriate public education consistent with federal law.

 
 

How People with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Benefit from the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Face Sheet on ACA

The ACA made significant progress in expanding access to health care for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Access to consistent and reliable healthcare is imperative for individuals with I/DD, and the ACA created much-needed reforms to health insurance, addressed systemic discrimination, and expanded coverage.

 
 
 

Events

2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium & State of the Science Conference

2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium & State of the Science Conference  Copy to Calendar

Monday, February 13, 2017 - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

This conference aims to bring together scientists, administrators, and staff from disability programs, and leaders from disability policy and advocacy communities to discuss the state of disability statistics and how to move the field forward.

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2017 AMCHP Annual Conference

2017 AMCHP Annual Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Location: Kansas City, MO

Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. The AMCHP 2017 Annual Conference will be held March 4-7, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.

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2017 Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

2017 Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - Friday, March 10, 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX

The Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the 1960's.

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