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Art Installation at Capitol Rotunda Features the Voices and Images of People with Disabilities (PA UCEDD)

Through image and audio interviews, Here. Stories from Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services invites viewers to meet 19 people with intellectual disabilities who live and work in Pennsylvania. The settings (a State center and a sheltered workshop) may be new to many viewers, but the exhibit offers insight into the lives of the "narrators" by way of 18 volunteer "interviewers" who visited them at the Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services in the spring of 2015.


Upcoming Webinars

Monday, December 7, 2015

Explore AUCD's Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit  Copy to Calendar
Monday, December 7, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
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Monday, December 14, 2015

APSE/AUCD/NACDD/ Webinar on Employment First  Copy to Calendar
Monday, December 14, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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Public Policy


Final ESEA

Every Student Succeeds Act
pdf File FINAL ESEA.pdf [download]

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

This past week (November 15-18) was the 2015 AUCD Annual Conference, On November 19 a conference committee passed a compromise bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), AUCD signed on to two letters supporting RAISE and Lifespan Respite Reauthorization Act, and more


AUCD and CPR Comments on ACA Section 1557

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (RIN 0945-AA02)

AUCD along with members of the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) provided comment on the proposed rule Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities to implement section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities.



Building Inclusive Communities: Neighborhoods to Nations Global Conference

Building Inclusive Communities: Neighborhoods to Nations Global Conference  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - Saturday, December 5, 2015
Location: Boston, MA

The Building Inclusive Communities conference brings together leaders across industries and disciplines to foster new strategies for increased inclusion. Our attendees and presenters are policymakers, educators, faith leaders, and entrepreneurs-as well as self-advocates who are making inclusion a reality in undeserved population.

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2016 AMCHP Annual Conference

2016 AMCHP Annual Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Location: Washington DC

The AMCHP Annual Conference is the ideal venue to present your ideas, research, innovative programming, best practices, and effective outreach strategies to MCH and other public health practitioners, directors of state programs, federal officials, advocates, family leaders, researchers, and healthcare providers.

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Education for All: An Evening with AUCD

Education for All: An Evening with AUCD  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Location: The Carnegie Library- 801 K Street, NW, Washington

Education for All: An Evening with AUCD will be the first of what will be an annual celebration honoring the AUCD network's accomplishments and, more importantly, the millions of people with disabilities who benefit from them. On March 2nd, we will shine the spotlight on our impact promoting inclusive disability policies and improving education outcomes for children and youth with disabilities.

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