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6/15/2017

Stories Needed on the Impact of Potential Medicaid Cuts

Tell Congress your story

Personal stories have great power. They help to create a shared understanding of who we are and how we live our lives. They help us celebrate our successes and document our challenges. Stories bring policies to life.
Medicaid and health care for people with disabilities is currently under threat. AUCD is collecting stories from you to share with policy makers. Help us put a face on the issue and tell lawmakers about the devastating implications if Medicaid funding is cut or capped.

 
 

6/23/2017

Introducing AUCD's 2017 Summer Interns

AUCD is proud to welcome our summer interns to our team. We are excited to have them join us and contribute their skills and talents to the office and network.

 
 

6/22/2017

AUCD Celebrates the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Urges the Senate to Oppose any Bill that would threaten community-based services

Today is the 18th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision which declared that people with disabilities have a right to live and participate in their communities. Unfortunately, on the same day of the anniversary of this landmark decision, the Senate released a health care bill that threatens this right by fundamentally altering the Medicaid program.

 
 

6/20/2017

AUCD Welcomes Edward Suggs as Director of Finance and Grant Administration

Edward Suggs is the Director of Finance and Grant Administration at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). He manages the financial operations and plays a key role in developing the organization's budget and oversight of the year-end audit. Edward joined AUCD in June 2017.

 
 

6/19/2017

SELN Systematic Instruction Series: A three-part online series for employment specialists (MA UCEDD/LEND)

This spring, the State Employment Leadership Network hosted a 3-part online series on systematic instruction (SI) taught by nationally-known trainer, Teri Johnson. SI uses task analysis preparation, design, and strategies to help individuals with disabilities improve job performance and increase autonomy. Johnson shared original videos and stories to demonstrate the ways employment specialist can engage SI when the complexity of a task presents challenges to the learner.

 
 
 

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Health Promotion for Adults with Disabilities  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Managing the Anxious Behaviors of Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
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Public Policy

 

#DoNoHarm

The time to act is NOW

The US Senate majority leadership plans to hold a vote on the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as Trumpcare, as early as next week. It is imperative that we act now to speak out and make sure the Senate understands the devastating impact of proposed cuts and changes to Medicaid and the healthcare coverage of millions of our nation's men, women, children, and people with disabilities. We have precious few days to act.

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayThis week is an important week for Health and Long Term Care; Supremem Court decisions; Q&A regarding the ESSA consolidated state plans; DeVos speak to the elimination of the HEA; final approval of STP for Kentucky; and more

 
 

AUCD Celebrates the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Urges the Senate to Oppose any Bill that would threaten community-based services

Today is the 18th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision which declared that people with disabilities have a right to live and participate in their communities. Unfortunately, on the same day of the anniversary of this landmark decision, the Senate released a health care bill that threatens this right by fundamentally altering the Medicaid program.

 
 
 

Events

2017 AAIDD Conference

2017 AAIDD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Thursday, June 29, 2017
Location: Hartford, CT

The AAIDD Annual Meeting provides researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives.

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nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar Series - Episode #7

nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar Series - Episode #7  Copy to Calendar

Friday, July 7, 2017
12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

On the first Friday of every month, corresponding with the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, the Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation and Research Training Center will be offering a live broadcast via Zoom Webinar to share the results of the latest nTIDE findings. In addition, we will provide news and updates from the field of Disability Employment, as well as host an invited panelist who will discuss current disability related findings and events.

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2017 Autism CARES Meeting: Pathways to Progress

2017 Autism CARES Meeting: Pathways to Progress  Copy to Calendar

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Location: Bethesda, MD

This bi-annual meeting is an opportunity for MCHB-funded Autism CARES legislation grant recipients representing research, training, and state systems change stakeholders to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration.

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