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Stephen Gilson Awarded University of Maine Trustee Professorship (ME UCEDD)

Stephen F. Gilson, Ph.D., Coordinator and Professor of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies and Professor of Social Work, has been awarded a University of Maine Trustee Professorship for 2017-2018.



Tuesdays with Liz - Amie Lulinski, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Amie Lulinski, Research and Development Coordinator at the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. Liz talks with Amie about the States of the States in Intellectual Disabilities.



Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondaySenate�s Budget Resolution; Senate Committee on Aging hearings; OSERS Regulatory Reform updates; Marketplace stabilization; and much more



OSERS Status Report on Regulations and Guidance

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OSERS is currently reviewing regulations and guidance in phases, which includes analyzing the input submitted by the public. The first phase involved reviewing guidance that OSERS has published on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehab. Act), as amended. Initially, we evaluated the guidance to determine those that were outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective. At this time, OSERS has a total of 72 guidance documents that have been rescinded due to being outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective�63 from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and 9 from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).



Alexander-Murray Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Bill

Bill Text and Section by Section


AUCD Summary and Analysis: Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publicly released a report to Congress focusing on young adults and transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as mandated by the Autism CARES Act of 2014. The report summarizes existing federal initiatives (across agencies) focused on transition and identifies gaps in research, programs, and services. AUCD has developed this abbreviated summary of key findings as a resource for the LEND and DBP networks.



Support Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Financial donations now being accepted

AUCD is currently accepting monetary donations to help support our Centers and DD networks in Puerto Rico (PR) and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to meet the needs of people with disabilities in their Territories in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. All contributions will be funneled directly to the Territory or Territories that you designate.



Disabilities expert David Mank Featured Speaker at Bipartisan Congressional Briefing (IN UCEDD)

David Mank, former Indiana Institute on Disability and Community director and Indiana University School of Education professor emeritus, was one of four featured speakers at a congressional briefing in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month held on Monday, October 2, 2017, in Washington D.C.



Project SALT Team Presents at Family Cafe 2017 (FL UCEDD/LEND)

The University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development sent six members from the Project Self-Advocate Leadership Training (SALT) Team to the Family Cafe, from June 16th to June 18th of 2017: Shelly Baer, LCSW and founder of Project SALT, Joanne Palenzuela, co-founder of SALT; Damian Gregory, advocate and speaker; Denise Prehay, advocate and SALT Trainer; Tracy Seaton, advocate, Special Olympics athlete and assistant SALT Trainer; and Jairo Arana, advocate and SALT Trainer.



Cash Counseling Model of Self-Directed LTC - DHJ

pdf File Cash Counseling Model of Self-Directed LTC - DHJ Oct 2017.pdf [download]


Disability Health Journal

pdf File Disability Health Journal - October 2017 TOC.pdf [download]


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



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.



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).



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.

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