CELEBRATING THOSE WHO ASKED,
"What if we could create a more inclusive world
Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities and
the ADA 25th Anniversary
As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the continued areas of discussion about services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been around residential supports. In this joint paper, AUCD and AAIDD provide an accessible summary of the research from the past 30 years and recommendations for residential services.
Alysa Vos is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and director of an organization that serves individuals with neurodevelopmental differences in Houston, TX. Alysa became a LoneStar LEND trainee in 2014 where she has worked towards building and sustaining interdisciplinary communication and collaboration and advocacy for persons with neurodevelopmental differences and special healthcare needs. As the Virtual Trianee, Alysa seeks to continue to strengthen the community of trainees within the network, and facilitate the engagement of trainees through information sharing, networking, social media, and other platforms.
NACDD Releases New On-line Publication on Self-Advocacy "The Art of Impact" Written by and for Individuals with Disabilities
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) during its Annual Conference near Reno, NV today released a new on-line publication on self-advocacy written by and for individuals with developmental disabilities. The publication, "The Art of Impact: A Handbook for Living a Self-Determined Life" was written by Dr. Scott Michael Robertson in conjunction with the Self-Advocate Leadership Circle of the NACDD. The publication is filled with resources, information and tips for successful advocacy.
The Senate passed its version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177) and AUCD staff joined the President to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA.
House passes Education bill and the Senate continues debate on the reauthorization of ESEA; 21st Century Cures Act passes authorizing more money for NIH research.
Today The US Supreme Court released a decision in the King v. Burwell case, which challenged a portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Location: Austin, TX
The 2015 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) will take place October 21-24, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The AACPDM Annual Meeting provides high-quality dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances as applied to persons with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. New Frontiers is the theme for the meeting.
Location: Boston, MA
The Ruderman Inclusion Summit will bring together all stakeholders in our community to foster strategic advocacy and awareness, peer to peer learning, best practice, networking and more. The Summit will feature internationally recognized leaders in the field, speaking and engaging with attendees on the critical issues of education, housing, employment, community and religious life.
Location: Washington, DC
The 2015 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.