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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Act Early Network Virtual Networking Event  Copy to Calendar
Thursday, April 23, 2015
3:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET
Location: Virtual Event using Adobe Connect

Monday, April 27, 2015

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children's Mental Health  Copy to Calendar
Monday, April 27, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Trainee Webinar: Leadership After Graduation  Copy to Calendar
Monday, May 4, 2015
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Public Policy


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

A bipartisan proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is expected this week, with a mark up the week of April 13.


Press Release: "Tuesdays with Liz" featuring Taryn Williams, Associate Director of White House Office of Public Engagement

Liz interviews Taryn Williams, Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement. Taryn Williams serves as the White House's liaison to the disability community. The interview covers a variety of topics including the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class initiative, access to post-secondary education, and the upcoming anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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CCD Urges Congress to Reject the House Budget

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of more than 100 organizations representing the needs of people with disabilities, opposes the budget resolution proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) because 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.



Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 18, 2015 - Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Location: Honolulu, HI:

The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most 'diverse' gatherings in the world, encourages and respects voices from diverse perspective across numerous areas.

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International Society on Early Intervention Conference

International Society on Early Intervention Conference  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 8, 2015 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Ulf Janson, to whom this conference is dedicated, devoted much of his professional life to promoting the rights of young children with disabilities, understanding the nature of social inclusion, and advocating for the full inclusion of all children and their families. In this conference, early intervention is proposed as a basic right of all vulnerable children, and will be explored from many perspectives.

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Think College Northeast Regional Capacity Building Institute (MA UCEDD)

Think College Northeast Regional Capacity Building Institute (MA UCEDD)  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 15, 2015 - Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Location: Boston, MA

This event will focus on offering strategies and resources to support the growth and development of inclusive postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities. Presentations will be offered in strands: Program Development, Employment Outcomes, Inclusive Academics, and Policy/Legislation/Research.

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