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10/16/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayPresident Trump signs Executive Order affecting health care; Senate is back and ready to take up its budget; RAISE Family Caregiver Act gaining momentum; highlights of public policy at AUCD conference

 
 

10/13/2017

AUCD Welcomes Jalyn Marks as Administrative Assistant

Jalyn Marks is the Administrative Assistant at AUCD. She provides a variety of supports for the office, as well as for specific departments, including the Operations and Development, Web Services, Finance & Grants, Marketing & Public Engagement, and Public Health & Leadership teams.

 
 

10/12/2017

Tuesdays with Liz - Lee Page

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Lee Page, Senior Associate Director of Advocacy at the Paralyzed Veterans of America. They discuss the American Disabilities Act Education Reform Act (HR 620).

 
 

10/12/2017

WI UCEDD Hosts National SOFT Conference

The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted part of the 31st annual Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 and Related Disorders (SOFT) conference. SOFT provides "support and understanding to families...surrounding the diagnosis and care in trisomy 18, 13 and other related chromosomal disorders." SOFT conferences include educational workshops, access to specialty health care providers, and an opportunity for parents and families of children diagnosed with these genetic conditions to engage in a variety of social activities.

 
 

10/11/2017

AUCD360 - October 2017

 
 

10/11/2017

Research Connections in Japan (MT UCEDD)

Dr. Sumi Kato, a Professor from Aomori Chuo Gakuin University and the Research Center for Child Mental Development at the Hirosaki University School of Medicine, visited the Montana and Idaho UCEDDs in September. She is seeking U.S. research partnerships to investigate the similarities and differences of linguistic behavior in autistic children and adults.

 
 
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10/11/2017

Unifying the TA System for Maine's Early Childhood Workforce (ME UCEDD)

Seventy technical assistance (TA) professionals from a wide range of disciplines who support Maine's diverse early childhood workforce recently gathered in Hallowell, ME for the rollout of Technical Assistance Competencies for Maine's Early Childhood Workforce: The Process, the Product and the Plan. A technical assistance professional is an individual who provides targeted and customized supports to recipients of TA services through specific strategies or approaches, such as mentoring, coaching, consultation and peer-to-peer networks. These TA professionals adhere to varying regulations and standards and work within multiple settings with early childhood practitioners throughout Maine.

 
 

10/10/2017

AUCD Welcomes Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester to AUCD2017

Lisa began her professional career as a problem-solver and an advocate. A caseworker for then-Congressman Tom Carper, Lisa helped people during challenging times with their Social Security benefits, disability insurance claims, IRS disputes and housing needs. She served in the cabinets of two Delaware governors as the first female African-American Secretary of Labor and the first African-American Deputy Secretary of Health and Social Services and State Personnel Director. Lisa once again made history in 2016 when she was elected to Congress. She was the first woman and the first person of color to represent The First State in such a role.

 
 

10/10/2017

AUCD Welcomes Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to AUCD2017

We are delighted to host the 27th US Secretary of Labor, R. Alexander Acosta. Acosta is the son of Cuban refugees, a native of Miami, and a first-generation college graduate with undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard. He served in three positions in the George W. Bush Administration, including as the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. In that role, he was a strong champion for increasing competitive employment for Americans with disabilities. He looks forward to using his new role as Secretary of Labor to accelerate progress in disability employment and elevate this issue in the national consciousness.

 
 

10/10/2017

AUCD Welcomes Senator Maggie Hassan to AUCD2017

AUCD is honored to have New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan as a guest speaker at our Tuesday evening AUCD Honors Celebration. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, Senator Hassan was drawn to public service as an advocate fighting to ensure that children like her son Ben, who experiences severe disabilities, would be fully included in their communities and have the same opportunities that all parents want for their children.

 
 

10/10/2017

Tuesdays with Liz - Liz King

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Liz King (Senior Policy Analyst and Director of Education policy at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights). They discussed race and disability.

 
 

10/9/2017

AUCD2017 Speakers: Upload Your Materials

The AUCD Conference will have over 900 attendees viewing over hundreds of presentations on all things disability. We are thrilled to have so many people with us in DC, however we don't want to limit the sharing and knowledge to just those individuals. Many more people are anxious to learn from what will be presented at the conference. We ask you to continue dissemination of your research and projects by posting your handouts, materials, and/or slides from the conference on the AUCD website using the instructions provided.

 
 

10/9/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayHouse adopted its fiscal 2018 budget resolution; Senate Budget Committee approved its version; Children's Health Insurance Program; REACH funding; and much more

 
 

10/9/2017

FCC - Communications Status Report for Areas Impacted by Hurricane Maria

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This report incorporates network outage data submitted by communications providers to the Federal Communications Commission's Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). DIRS is currently activated for all counties in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 
 

10/9/2017

RTS Event at the Cincinnati Zoo (OH UCEDD/LEND)

RTS (Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome) is a genetic multi-system disorder characterized by facial abnormalities, broad thumbs and great toes, and developmental disability. The condition was first described in 1963 by Dr. Jack Rubinstein and Dr. Hooshang Taybi and it is estimated that 1 out of 300,000 people have this syndrome

 
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