Kaiser Health News - Running On Empty: CHIP Funding Could Run Out Jan. 19 For Some States

Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) despite spending approved by Congress in late December that was expected to keep the program running for three months, federal health officials said Friday.



Expert Autism Reviewers Needed

The National Clearinghouse for Autism Evidence & Practice, NCAEP) are launching the update to the 2011 systematic review on evidence-based practices for children and youth on the autism spectrum. Please consider serving as a reviewer as well as passing this email and flyer along to your colleagues and graduate students.



AUCD Welcomes Rylin Rodgers as Director of Public Policy

Both as a parent and as a professional, Rylin has extensive expertise on topics including maternal and child health, special education, public and private health care financing and family/professional partnerships. Her personal and professional experiences combine to provide a unique perspective on the impact of policy and of systems issues on the "end users."

Denise Prehay


Lifting My Voice: An Advocate Reflects on MLK Day

By Denise Prehay, Mailman Center LEND Trainee

Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement have taught us in the Disability Rights Movement to advocate. As a self-advocate trainee at the University of Miami's Mailman Center for Child Development's LEND program, I am lifting my voice, not only for myself, but for others.


Public Policy


Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All - Judy Huemann

This week on 'Tuesdays with Liz,' Liz sits down with Judy Heumann, a Senior Fellow at the Ford Foundation and a long-time disability advocate. She talks about her early educational experiences as someone with a disability, and the importance of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayContinuing resolution; new guidance on Medicaid work requirmenys; CHIP reauthorization; Social Security Advisory Board; and more


Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All - Dan Habib

This week, Liz interviews Dan Habib about the shortcomings of assessing intelligence through IQ tests and his upcoming film, 'Intelligent Lives.' Dan Habib is a documentary film director who focuses on disability-related topics and a Project Director at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire.



2018 DD Awareness Month Campaign Kickoff Webinar

2018 DD Awareness Month Campaign Kickoff Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This is an informational webinar for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month where we will reveal the theme, give social media tips and general campaign information. Each March, NACDD, AUCD and NDRN come together to plan a social media campaign for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness about people with and without disabilities living their lives, side by side. The resources and ideas that NACDD provides are not mandatory for your use, but more of way to plan your own campaign and utilize our resources if you wish. For all DD Awareness Month social media posts, please use and spread #DDAwareness18.

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AMCHP 2018

AMCHP 2018  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Location: Arlington, VA

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. The schedule of workshops and skills-building sessions for the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference has been posted online!

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7th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities (AACD)

7th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities (AACD)  Copy to Calendar

Friday, February 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Phoenix, AZ

ABILITY360, Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) and the Arizona Center for African American Resources (AzCAAR) are hosting a daylong conference that will focus on important and relevant topics for people with disabilities and family members in the African American community. The AACD is the only comprehensive conference that addresses the intersection of race and disability.

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