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You're invited to AUCD2014; Submit a Proposal by June 2!
The 2014 AUCD Conference 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. Ink your calendars, get your submissions in, and make travel plans accordingly to participate in this engaging event that will serve in keeping our work relevant and our vision strong.
Andy Imparato, AUCD Executive Director, Speaks at Delaware Town Hall on How New HCBS Rule Would Change Options for People with Disabilities
More than a hundred people gathered at the Embassy Suites in Newark Monday morning to discuss a new federal rule that could dramatically change options in housing, employment and other basics for people with disabilities. "This is an issue that has divided the [disability] community," Imparato said. "But there is a consensus that everyone should have the opportunity for a competitive work environment at the start of their working lives."
The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and the Office of Autism Research Coordination are pleased to announce the release of the 2013 IACC Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research in conjunction with the celebration of National Autism Awareness Month. The 2013 IACC Summary of Advances is a collection of brief summaries of studies selected by the IACC as the twenty most significant biomedical and services research advances in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research in 2013.
Request for Information (RFI): Impact of DSM-5 Changes to Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) on Research and Services
NIH released a Request for Information (RFI) to seek input from the scientific community, health professionals, self-advocates, family members, and other community stakeholders on the biomedical and services research implications of recent changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Applied Behavior Analysis: Statewide Issues and Solutions Webinar
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
2014 CAAI Webinar: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Transition
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
3:00pm ET - 4:30pm ET
Thursday, May 1, 2014
CEDC Webinar: Web Accessibility: What it is and Why it is Important to Your UCEDD
Thursday, May 1, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
This issue of Legislative News In Brief covered the new 6 by 15 campaign, budget and appropriations, a DOJ settlement in Rhode Island, FDA meeting on aversive devices, health care for military connected children, and more!
Six organizations commit to six goals by the end of 2015
At the Disability Policy Seminar on Monday night, Senator Harkin announced a new campaign led by six national disability organizations to achieve six national goals by the end of 2015, marking major anniversaries of the ADA and IDEA.
CCD Statement in Response to the Release of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's FY2015 Budget Proposal
Ryan Budget Dangerous for People with Disabilities: CCD urges Congress to Reject the Ryan Budget
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of 113 organizations representing the needs of people with disabilities, believes that the budget resolution proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is dangerous for people with disabilities as it calls for deep cuts to Medicaid, deep spending cuts for non-defense discretionary programs that support the health and well being of people with disabilities, and would lead to tens of millions of Americans losing their health insurance or becoming underinsured.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Todd Weissenberger, University of Iowa Web Accessibility Coordinator, and Mike Hoenig, a program coordinator at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa UCEDD and an end user of assistive technology, will define Web accessibility from the legal and end user perspective, describe factors which lead to access barriers, define Web accessibility principles, outline the many reasons for incorporating accessibility into your Web design, and share pertinent resources.
Location: Honolulu, HI
Location: Newark, DE
After another successful year, the UCEDD Leadership Institute will be back in 2014 to help prepare the next generation of leaders. Please consider recommending your staff for the 2014 class of future UCEDD leaders representing the full diversity of the country.