2014 AUCD Conference: The Best Yet!   Thank you all for an amazing and energizing AUCD 2014 Conference! The POWER of the speakers, the ENGAGEMENT of people both at the conference and via social media, and the amazing energy surrounding the whole event still have us on quite a high. The Board, staff, sponsors, presenters, hotel, and attendees all did an incredible job making this quite possibly the best AUCD Conference yet.

  #AUCD2014 Materials, Media, and Mentions  #AUCD2014 provided many memorable moments that were captured on film and social media. We continue to collect photos, videos, transcripts, slides, posters, and tweets about the event, but you can already view some of the photos and relive the excitement.





AUCD 2014 Awards Presented to Outstanding Individuals

18 awards were presented to network members and friends at the 2014 AUCD Conference. AUCD is incredibly proud to recognize those who have made exceptional contributions to the lives of people with disabilities and their families.



#AUCD2014: Please take a moment to complete the 2014 conference survey

Thank you all for an amazing and energizing AUCD 2014 Conference! If you haven't already, please take a moment to complete the 2014 conference survey and tell us what you loved, what you could do without, and how we can continue to improve and build on this year's conference.

Photo by Ann Hermes CSM Staff


Possibility unbound: 25 years of progress for those with disability - CSMonitor.com

Indiana UCEDD and AUCD headquarters quoted

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities act - which turns 25 next year - and a demanding and aging baby boom generation, the nation has fewer limits for those with physical impairments.



NCD Releases Annual Progress Report on National Disability Policy

The National Council on Disability (NCD) has released the 2014 edition of National Disability Policy: A Progress Report. The 2014 Progress Report focuses on seven key areas: the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), employment access and inclusion, subminimum wage, education outcomes, Medicaid managed care, mental health care, and data trends in disability policy. The report provides policy recommendations in each area with the goal of promoting a more inclusive environment.



10 new "SWIFT in 60" Mini-films Showing Inclusive Educational Practices (IOD NH UCEDD)

IOD Filmmaker Dan Habib just completed 10 mini-films for the SWIFT Center that show what inclusive school transformation looks like in five trailblazing schools across the country.



Position Opening: Assistant Virtual Trainee

AUCD is recruiting for a new position: Assistant Virtual Trainee. With AUCD member programs in every US state and territory as well as internationally, our trainees exist all across the world, and more support is needed! The Assistant Virtual Trainee will assist the current Virtual Trainee to continue to build a virtual network among these trainees at AUCD member programs. The Assistant Virtual Trainee will also be mentored by the Virtual Trainee to help them learn more about the AUCD Network, national issues, and trainee network. Deadline: December 19


Public Policy


AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers appropriations, communication devices and education, health care open enrollment, child care, housing, and family caregivers.


AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers the elections, budget and appropriations, wages for direct support staff, and the AUCD annual conference


AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers employment, school bullying, civil rights, the Disability Treaty, and transportation.



2014 TASH Conference - Be the Future

2014 TASH Conference - Be the Future  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

For more than 38 years, the TASH Conference has impacted the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders in the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.

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2015 LEND Directors and LEND/DBP Directors Strategic Thinking Meetings  Copy to Calendar

Friday, January 23, 2015
9:00amET - 4:30pmET
Location: Washington, DC

These meetings allow LEND & DBP Directors to exchange information and best practices; to identify and address specific interdisciplinary and disciplinary training needs; and to foster increased cross-program coordination and collaboration.

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2015 LEAH Directors Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Friday, January 23, 2015 - Sunday, January 25, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

This Friday/Sunday meeting brings together LEAH Directors and Fellows for information sharing and collaboration. Saturday will include a meeting with MCHB staff and other leadership training grantees.

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