AUCD advocates for a number of legislative issues that are critical to individuals with disabilities and their families. Legislative priority issues are developed bi-annually by the AUCD Legislative Affairs Committee and Board of Directors. Priority issues are based on the Association's vision and mission as well as input from the entire Network, including individuals with disabilities and their families.
Please visit AUCD’s Health Reform Hub, an online gateway designed to provide technical assistance and information about implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
New in Policy
Opinion piece by Thomas J. Donohue president and chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Wade Henderson the president and chief executive of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
Bipartisan Bill from Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray
A bipartisan proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is expected this week, with a mark up the week of April 13.
Congress passes Budget Resolutions before heading to recess; Medicare "doc fix" bill will have to wait; education bills aimed at shaping ESEA introduced; more info on policy seminar
Press Release: "Tuesdays with Liz" featuring Taryn Williams, Associate Director of White House Office of Public Engagement
Liz interviews Taryn Williams, Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement. Taryn Williams serves as the White House's liaison to the disability community. The interview covers a variety of topics including the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class initiative, access to post-secondary education, and the upcoming anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities send this letter to President Obama regarding Affordable Care Act wellness programs and protections for workers with disabilities under the ADA.
Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Employers
A product of the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative
This resource was released at a White House Summit on Disability Employment. It is a product of the cross-agency Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative.
Summary of funding for disability programs in the final fiscal year 2015 omnibus appropriations bill.