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2/14/2017

Tuesdays with Liz: Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

In celebration of Jewish Awareness and Inclusion Month, this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Rabbi Michael Safra, one of the rabbis at B'nai Israel congregation.

 
 

2/13/2017

AUCD Welcomes Intern Jules Schifferes

Juliana "Jules" Schifferes is an intern with AUCD for the Spring of 2017. She comes to us through Broad Futures, an organization designed to help young people with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum succeed in the workplace.

 
 

2/13/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCall for Health Care Advocates; EO Travel ban; New Appointments and Confirmations; FAMILY Act; Guidelines for State Assessment of Schools; and more

 
 

2/13/2017

Guidance on Section 504 and Restraint and Seclusion

The U.S. Department of Education released a set of guidance documents that provide information about the legal limitations on the use of restraint and seclusion with regard to students with disabilities. These include a new Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504, a Q & A sheet, and a Dear Colleague Letter issued by the Office for Civil Rights.

 
 

2/13/2017

New Guidance on Rights of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released a fact sheet on the rights of students with disabilities in charter schools. The document is intended to inform parents, students and the charter school community as to students' rights under Section 504 and IDEA.

 
 

2/10/2017

What are Per Capita Caps?

A Per-Capita Cap for Medicaid Would Hurt Seniors, People with Disabilities, and Families with Kids: A Per-Capita Cap Shares the Same Downsides as a Block Grant

 
 

2/8/2017

AUCD 360 - February 2017

 
 

2/7/2017

AUCD signed onto a Letter in Opposition of H.J. Res. 57

AUCD signed onto a letter from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights expressing opposition to H.J. Res. 57 and urging Congress to support continued implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
 

2/7/2017

Tuesdays with Liz: March of Dimes and ZAP Zika

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Jamie Vickery, Director of Federal Affair at March of Dimes, about the Zika virus and how to protect against it.

 
 

2/6/2017

Did you benefit from ACA?

Tells us your story
pdf File ACA Story Prompt Questions.pdf [download]
 
 

2/6/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayHealth Care Advocates and Stories needed!; Pres. Trump to address Congress on Feb 28; Trump Administration stated that the Fiscal 2018 President�s Budget will not be ready until April or May; numerous nomination and hearing updates; and more

 
 

2/6/2017

HDI's National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Resources: A Critical Time for Essential Information (KY UCEDD)

Given today's sociopolitical climate, now, perhaps more than any other time since the American eugenics movement, it's essential that there be conversations about personal and collective unconsciousness, the nature of prejudice, and scapegoating pertaining to citizens with disabilities. Much is at stake, including decisions made about the rightful place in society for people with disabilities - and in the minds of some, up to and including if there is such a place at all. While we need multiple ways of amplifying the voices of people with disabilities and their allies, accurate information about prenatal testing and its implications represents one critical dimension.

 
 

2/6/2017

Innovative Trainings in Deaf-Blindness (SD UCEDD)

Children who have deaf-blindness miss out on opportunities for learning that other children receive incidentally or naturally as those without sensory impairment have access to the many sights and sounds from their environment. These missed opportunities can result in a sense of isolation from others and problems in communication skill development, concept formation, and overall learning. In the school setting deaf-blindness is considered a disability of access to the visual and auditory information provided in educational environments.

 
 

2/6/2017

Talk with Pediatric Dental Students (NY UCEDD/LEND)

Lisa Latten, Family Advocacy Fellow at SCDD/LEND in Rochester NY recently spoke to Pediatric Dental students at University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center about the importance of including families in treatment plans. Lisa is the parent of a child with autism, and a Family Navigator at the Kirch Developmental Center at SCDD.

 
 

2/6/2017

Whats the name of your State Medicaid Program?

Find your state
pdf File State Medicaid Programs.pdf [download]
 
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