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9/26/2012

2012 Presidential Party Platforms: Comparison of Disability-Related Issues

This document, developed by the Arc's national office, is a side by side comparison of disability-related issues from both the Republican and Democrat Party Platforms. The issues are broken down into two categories: "Disability Mentions" and "Entitlements." This information is provided for individuals to use in making their own judgments and to inform their vote.

 
 

9/25/2012

2012 AUCD Conference Trainee Scholarships

Application Deadline: November 2, 2012

AUCD is pleased to announce the availability of 15 travel scholarships of up to $500 each AND 5 volunteer scholarships of up to $500 each to support AUCD Trainees in attending the 2012 AUCD Conference.

 
 

9/25/2012

CCD Promotes Presidential Forum on Disability

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Sending Representatives to Speak to Americans with Disabilities

Given the magnitude of issues involved in the 2012 Presidential race, it is imperative that people with disabilities and others who care about disability issues hear how each candidate will address the concerns of the disability community.

 
 

9/25/2012

Conference Plenary Announcement: Speaker Dr. Richard Davidson

Opening Plenary: Order and Disorder in the Developing Emotional Brain: Prospects for Cultivating Healthy Minds

Recent initiatives that are focused on training mindfulness and kindness in children and adolescents will be described and early evidence on the impact of such training on behavior and brain function will be presented. The presentation will underscore the need for a serious national research effort that is focused on cultivating social and emotional skills in children to foster the development of healthy minds.

 
 

9/25/2012

Glenn Hedman (Illinois UCEDD) Elected to RESNA Board

'Starting from a small group of a few dedicated members, RESNA has grown into the premier organization of professionals and researchers with the common mission of maximizing the health and well-being of people with disabilities through technology,' said President Alex Mihailidis. 'I look forward to working with the Board as we continue to move RESNA forward into the vastly growing international scene for assistive technology, and develop new strategies to continue to be leaders in this field beyond our borders.'

 
 

9/24/2012

AUCD Legislative News In Brief

 
 

9/24/2012

President Barack Obama, Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney Sending Representatives to Speak to Americans With Disabilities

Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, Jr., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) are speaking on behalf of their respective parties at the National Forum on Disability Issues (NFDI) to present their campaign's positions on matters relating to Americans with disabilities. The event takes place between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio.

 
 

9/21/2012

New Grants for Self-Advocacy Organizations

The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) is offering a small number of grants to self-advocacy organizations. The goal is to help self-advocacy organizations grow and become stronger.

 
 

9/21/2012

Project Search Arizona prepares disabled young adults to enter workforce (Sonoran UCEDD)

Project Search Arizona is part of a national program that prepares high school students and young adults with developmental disabilities to be competitive in the workforce by providing them with hands-on job experience.

 
 

9/20/2012

Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Student with Disabilities Research Initiative

 
 

9/20/2012

Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity Autism Idea Development Award

 
 

9/20/2012

Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity Autism Pilot Award

 
 

9/20/2012

Institute of Education Sciences Special Education Research

 
 

9/20/2012

Kaiser Releases New Brief on Coverage of Preventive Services for Adults in Medicaid

This brief highlights data from a survey of coverage of 42 recommended preventive services for adults in Medicaid fee-for-service programs as of October 2010. The survey, fielded by KCMU and Health Management Associates, found that preventive services were generally well-covered by state Medicaid programs in 2010. While there was some variation in which services were covered, each preventive service was covered by at least half if not two-thirds of states.

 
 

9/20/2012

Letter on Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

AUCD signed onto this letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to recommendations from the National Association of Medicaid Directors. The letter recommends that CMS exercise strong oversight of MLTSS programs, consumer engagement, and quality monitoring to ensure that consumers have the best possible care.

pdf File Medicaid Managed LTSS Letter [download]
 
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