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3/8/2017

AUCD Promotes Disability Employment during Developmental Disability and Autism Awareness Months

#jobs4all

This March and April, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is celebrating National Developmental Disability Month and National Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month by hosting a series of Twitter Chats about Employment: #Jobs4All. We will have chats from academic experts, business leaders, disabled entrepreneurs, and more.

 
 

3/20/2017

#SaveMedicaid: Urgent Action Items

UPDATED

The House of Representatives introduced the American Healthcare Act on March 6, 2017. If passed, this bill will have devastating effects on access to basic healthcare and Medicaid funded services and supports for America's most vulnerable populations: Children, people with disabilities, seniors, and low income Americans. The bill is moving through the House quickly and will reach the Senate soon. Join us to tell Congress that Medicaid cuts and caps are dangerous and unacceptable!

 
 

3/27/2017

Iowa LEND Trip to Puerto Rico

Last month six Iowa LEND trainees from Iowa's UCEDD flew to San Juan as part of a new collaborative partnership project with the University of Puerto Rico UCEDD to provide training and cultural exchange opportunities.

 
 

3/24/2017

Health Care Vote Cancelled!

Thank you for all your calls, tweets, and visits. They were the difference!

AUCD is thrilled to report that the vote on the American Health Care Act scheduled for today was cancelled. This means the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act and all of the provisions that protect all citizens' right to comprehensive, accessible, and affordable health care and community supports remains in effect.

 
 

3/24/2017

URGENT! Save our Health Care and Community Services

TODAY: Continue to contact your Members of Congress and tell them to oppose the American Health Care Act because the caps on Medicaid funding will be extremely damaging to people with disabilities and remove essential services! Use our sample tweets as talking points when communicating with your Representatives.

 
 

3/21/2017

Tuesdays with Liz: Federal Budget Part II

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Donna Meltzer (Executive Director of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities) for the second part of how the President's budget is implemented.

 
 
 

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Webinar from AUCD's Sexual Health Special Interest Group (SIG)  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Early Childhood Inclusion: Peer Competence as a Core Element  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webianr

#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Disability Entrepreneurship  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Twitter Chat

 
 

Public Policy

 

#SaveMedicaid: Urgent Action Items

UPDATED

The House of Representatives introduced the American Healthcare Act on March 6, 2017. If passed, this bill will have devastating effects on access to basic healthcare and Medicaid funded services and supports for America's most vulnerable populations: Children, people with disabilities, seniors, and low income Americans. The bill is moving through the House quickly and will reach the Senate soon. Join us to tell Congress that Medicaid cuts and caps are dangerous and unacceptable!

 
 

Health Care Vote Cancelled!

Thank you for all your calls, tweets, and visits. They were the difference!

AUCD is thrilled to report that the vote on the American Health Care Act scheduled for today was cancelled. This means the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act and all of the provisions that protect all citizens' right to comprehensive, accessible, and affordable health care and community supports remains in effect.

 
 

URGENT! Save our Health Care and Community Services

TODAY: Continue to contact your Members of Congress and tell them to oppose the American Health Care Act because the caps on Medicaid funding will be extremely damaging to people with disabilities and remove essential services! Use our sample tweets as talking points when communicating with your Representatives.

 
 
 

Events

Stepping Forward Together: Advancing Equity and Cultural Competency to Improve Population Health

Stepping Forward Together: Advancing Equity and Cultural Competency to Improve Population Health  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 27, 2017 - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Location: Burlington, VT

Join the Conversation! Vermont is not immune from the effects of racism and cultural blindness. Vermont Care Partners (VCP), representing 16 of the State"s Designated and Specialized Service Agencies is working closely together with the Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND) at the University of Vermont College of Medicine to develop this very important two day experience exploring diversity and health care.

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Making Lifelong Connections 2017

Making Lifelong Connections 2017  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Friday, April 7, 2017
Location: Seattle, WA

MCH trainees (LEND, DBP, and more) are invited to attend and build leadership skills, meet other current and former MCH trainees, and enhance their career development.

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2017 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Friday, April 21, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

The 2017 UCEDD Directors Retreat and TA Institute provide an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.

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