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AUCD's National Voter Registration Campaign

Join AUCD in observing National Voter Registration Week Sept 26-30, 2016. We urge everyone, especially people with disabilities, to make sure they're registered to vote for the upcoming local, state, and national elections. Learn how to spread the word, find resources, and register!



FIT FOCUS Video Library Launched (NM UCEDD/LEND)

The New Mexico Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program and the Early Childhood Learning Network of the University of New Mexico's Center for Development and Disability have launched a new FIT FOCUS Video Library to provide illustrations of evidence-based and recommended early intervention practices in New Mexico.



New Assistive Technology Data Brief Available from ICI MA UCEDD/LEND

New from the Institute for Community Inclusion. The Assistive Technology Data Brief is a national summary of State Assistive Technology Programs' FY 2015 data featuring customer success stories and highlighting the return on investment AT programs have generated nationwide.



New Autism Data Portal From The Child And Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative

Compiling the research from four national surveys, this portal provides easy access to data on the health and well-being of children and families with autism. In addition to helping people learn about family experiences, the portal can be used as an advocacy tool. It also allows you to see how others are using autism data.



AUCD Statement on the Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Increasing Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities delivered their final report to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today. AUCD thanks the Advisory Committee for their hard work and supports the recommendations of the Committee.



Tuesdays with Liz - Joe Caldwell

During this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Joe Caldwell about the Money Follows the Person (MFP) grants. In case you missed last week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviewed Kelly Ethridge her experiences in the Post-Secondary Education Program at Texas A&M University.



CCD Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Perkins Reauthorization

AUCD signed onto a letter from the co-chairs of the CCD Education Task Force to members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, expressing their concerns about provisions in the Perkins reauthorization bill that limit the power of Department of Education.



Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongressional Republicans and Democrats have not yet reached agreement on a continuing resolution; WIOA Advisory Committee delivered final report; House and Senate are both working on bills to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act; and more



New Video: Being Amy's Sister - On Having a Sibling with a Disability (CO UCEDD/LEND)

This video has important messages for family members of children with disabilities, especially sisters and brothers, as well as providers who offer support for families. This video is a companion to the video A Reunion with Amy (see below) in JFK Partners' ENRICH Early Intervention Reunion Videos.

Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC) trainers Sarah McConnell (left) and Elizabeth


Suicide Interventions: A Tribal & University Partnership between the Tanana Chief's Conference & the Alaska Training Cooperative (AK UCEDD)

The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC_ is part of the Alaska UCEDD Center for Human Development at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The AKTC is a statewide effort to develop coordinated and accessible opportunities for professionals working with Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include people with: mental illness; developmental disabilities; chronic alcoholism and other substance related disorders; Alzheimer's disease and related dementia; and traumatic brain injuries. The AKTC is dedicated to collaborating with Alaskan communities to train rural behavioral health care providers by blending traditional wisdom with evidence-based practices.



House GOP - A Better Way plan

Tax Cuts Would Overwhelmingly Benefit Top 1 Percent While Sharply Expanding Deficits

The policy agenda the House GOP issued this year includes a sweeping tax reform plan, which a new Tax Policy Center (TPC) analysis out today shows would overwhelmingly benefit the highest-income households.



Notice from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, FEMA Office of Equal Rights, and FEMA Office of Disability Integration & Coordination

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reminds its recipients of federal financial assistance that are engaged in emergency management (e.g., state and local emergency management agencies, other recipients) and their subrecipients of federal funds, of their obligations to ensure that individuals and communities affected by disasters do not face unlawful discrimination in the provision of federally assisted services to disaster survivors.



House of Representatives Approves Perkins Act Reauthorization - the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

The House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 5587 - the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes career and technical education (CTE) programs and increases student access to career development and employment training opportunities across all states.



Save the Dates: Fall 2016 AARC Webinars

Our monthly webinar series alternates autism research and care themes, and are available to all AS ATN/AIR-P network members, CAAI-sponsored programs, the entire LEND and DBP Fellowship networks, various other autism and pediatric organizations, collaborators, primary care providers as well as autism advocates. Research webinars feature current AIR-P research study principal investigators, while care focused themes cover hot topics in the field of autism, and promote idea generation for future research. We offer one continuing medical education credit for each eligible webinar attendee. Webinars are also recorded and available for viewing after the event. Please join us!



AUCD2016 Hotel Reservation System Now Open

Make your reservations today to stay at the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel, the official host hotel of the AUCD 2016 Conference! Online and phone reservations are now open at a rate of $239/night for single or double occupancy.

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