Now Archived: What to Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015

Now Archived: What to Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

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This webinar is now archived. To view the webinar and access materials, please visit:


This webinar, presented by Kim Musheno, Director of Public Policy at AUCD, offers students, trainees and early career professionals an orientation to the policy issues and current legislation one can expect to learn more about at the 2015 Disability Policy Seminar. Attendees will learn the basics of how to make an appointment to meet with Congressional representatives, and how to deliver a unified message about federally funded programs that benefit people with disabilities. Elaine Eisenbaum, MSW (AUCD Board Trainee Representative and Texas UCEDD trainee) will also share her experiences attending the Disability Policy Seminar, as well as provide tips on preparing for and making hill visits.

At the 2015 Seminar, hundreds of disability advocates from around the country will gather to discuss a wide range of public policy issues affecting people with disabilities and their families. We expect the following public policy issues will take center stage: Federal Funding, Medicaid and Community Living, Health Care, Social Security, Employment and Education, Autism CARES legislation, and Asset Development.

The webinar is intended for students, trainees, and early career professionals planning to attend the Seminar. To learn more about the 2015 Disability Policy Seminar please visit:


Photograph of Kim Musheno

Kim Musheno is the Director of Public Policy at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities where she works on federal policy and legislative issues that affect people with developmental disabilities and their families. She also provides leadership as Vice-Chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Board of Directors, a coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations. Kim co-chairs the CCD Task Forces working on fiscal policy, developmental disabilities, and Autism, and serves on the Education and Employment Task Forces.


Photo of Elaine Eiesenbaum, MSW

Elaine Eisenbaum is a fourth-year doctoral student in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas and a third-year UCEDD trainee at Texas Center for Disability Studies. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Elaine received her undergraduate degree in special education at the University of Texas and her Master's in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. After receiving her MSW, Elaine worked as a Program Director at L'Arche Greater Washington, DC, and as the Director of Advocacy and Operations at The Arc of Northern Virginia.


Please Note:

  • There is NO cost for this webinar.
  • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
  • For disability accommodations contact email Anna Costalas or call 301-588-8252 a minimum of five days in advance.
  • This webinar will be archived.

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