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Relive the Harkin International Employment Summit

In its inaugural year, the Harkin Summit began a tradition of bringing together change agents to develop strategies for increasing disability employment around the world. Relive this important event through Storify!



AUCD Leadership Academy

Deadline: March 14th

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the inaugural AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. The academy will be held on the downtown GSU campus in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25-30, 2017.



What Is a Health Savings Account?



Now Archived: UCEDD Grants Management Series: Negotiating UCEDD-University Agreements

The UCEDD core grant application must include documentation that the UCEDD has a written agreement, MOU, or charter with the university; this is noted in the scoring criteria section of the UCEDD core grant application guidance. This webinar will present results of a network-wide survey of how MOUs are negotiated, the Sonoran UCEDD's experience in developing their MOU, and will provide ample opportunity for discussion about strategies and recommendations regarding development of MOUs.



Tuesdays with Liz: Affordable Care Act Part II

On this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Stephanie Meridith (Information and Dissemination Coordinator at the Kentucky UCEDD) about why the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") is so important to her family.



Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday45th president of the United States; the �Skinny Budget"; Nomination Hearings; Affordable Care Act Executive Order; Accessibility Requirements; Independence at Home Demonstration Performance Results; Zika; and more



Dr. Matthew Wappett Named New Director at CPD (UT UCEDD)

The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University welcomes Dr. Mathew Wappett as their new director on January 25. Wappett, an Alaskan native, received his doctorate in special education from the University of Utah. He began his career in education as a high school English teacher before climbing the collegiate ladder. Wappett's background in disability includes a stint as an associate director of the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho.

AUCD conference attendees share what they believe makes America great.


AUCD Asks: What Makes America Great?

Today, Donald Trump is being inaugurated as President of the United States. His campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," has inspired many Americans. At our 2016 conference, we asked attendees: What makes America great? What inspires you?



AUCD Expresses Serious Concerns Over Confirmation Hearing of Betsy DeVos

The HELP Committee is urged to postpone her confirmation vote pending additional information

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities expresses serious concerns with a number of the responses that Betsy DeVos provided at her confirmation hearing earlier this week, and to urges the Senate HELP Committeeto postpone any votes on her confirmation until Mrs. DeVos has clarified her support for the federal role in ensuring that every child with a disability receive a free, appropriate public education consistent with federal law.

Liz Weintraub shares an exchange with Senator Bob Casey, while Shawn Aelong looks on in the background.


Building Our Future: Election Outcomes and What's Next

At our 2016 Annual Meeting, prominent members of Congress spoke about priorities for the coming years, as well a post-election debrief and ideas on the potential directions of the new Administration.



Dr. Frederick B. Palmer Retired from Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities Universities of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Palmer retired from the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Tennessee Health Science Center on January 6, 2017 after 23 years as Director and Shainberg Professor of Pediatrics. The Boling Center is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) program. The center is administratively housed and supported in part through the Department of Pediatrics.



Letter to Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray

Nomination of Betsy DeVos

AUCD has expressed serious concerns with several of the responses to questions that Betsy DeVos provided at her confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of Education. As the Senate moves to vote on her nomination, AUCD calls upon Mrs. DeVos to clarify her support for the federal government's role in ensuring that every child with a disability receive a free, appropriate public education consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).



Caps on Federal Medicaid Funding Would Give States Flexibility to Cut, Stymie Innovation

President-elect Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Tom Price support radically changing Medicaids basic structure by converting the program to a block grant or what is known as a per capita cap and reducing federal funding for the program over time.



How People with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Benefit from the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Face Sheet on ACA

The ACA made significant progress in expanding access to health care for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Access to consistent and reliable healthcare is imperative for individuals with I/DD, and the ACA created much-needed reforms to health insurance, addressed systemic discrimination, and expanded coverage.



Letter from Governor Kasich (OH) to House Majority Leader McCarthy

Letter supporting a thoughtful strategy to repealing and replacing ACA

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