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President Signs Autism CARES Act into Law

President Obama signed the Autism CARES Act into law on August 8. AUCD's Director of Public Policy wrote this blog post about the law.

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2014 AUCD Registration Open

Reserve your space today for the highly anticipated AUCD Conference. This year's 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.



AUCD Conference Proposals

Conference proposal acceptance notifications will go out
in a week of September 1st

The proposal process for the AUCD 2014 Conference is currently closed and teams of peer reviewers are scoring proposals. Notifications will be sent out to the primary submitting individual in a week of September 1st. Thank you for submitting, and we hope to see you at the Conference!



A Tribute to Senator James M. Jeffords, A True Public Servant

Jim Jeffords was a man of the people---a gentle, soft-spoken man, always seeking to do the right thing. He was a man of integrity, wit, and wisdom---with a twinkle in his eye. He was a humble man, always willing to take the first step to accomplish the goal---though often shunning the limelight and giving credit to others. His primary purpose was to serve the greater good. Often, when he met with constituents visiting his Senate office, as he was running out of the office for a floor vote or committee meeting...he would wave his hand in the air in a grand gesture and state "I am off to do good"...with a broad smile on his face. The truth is, he really meant it.



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.



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.


Public Policy


President Signs Autism CARES Act into Law

President Obama signed the Autism CARES Act into law on August 8. AUCD's Director of Public Policy wrote this blog post about the law.


AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers appropriations, employment, the Disability Treaty, ABA therapy, and ABLE Act.


AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Autism CARES Act, Disability Treaty, and Caring for Military Children with Developmental Disabilities Act.



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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The Roles of UCEDDs/LENDs in Advancing Thinking Practice and Policies that Support Families  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

UCEDD's and LEND's continue to play an important role in the self-advocacy, family and sibling movements. This webinar will update staff, faculty and students on how UCEDD/LEND are involved in supporting families work and provide examples of specific activities that are addressing the core functions. There will be time for discussions and other Family Support Special Interest Group and national updates. A Webinar from AUCD's Family Support SIG.

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The Arc's 2014 National Convention

The Arc's 2014 National Convention  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Thursday, October 2, 2014
Location: New Orleans, LA

You are invited to enjoy the classic Southern city of New Orleans with The Arc as we network, learn and lead the movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the future. The Arcs annual National Convention is set for September 30 through October 2 in New Orleans, LA with more than 600 people who share your passion for disability issues.

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