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
AUCD signed on to a letter in support of greater funding for Congressional subcommittees that manage appropriations for programs in the Departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services.
As states look to release their respective plans for the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by the April 1 deadline, the Institute for Community Inclusion is tracking the status of each state's WIOA plan release for public comment.
CCD is encouraged that the Administration's Budget for FY 2017 maintains investments in many important programs that support the health and well-being of people with disabilities, preserves the structure of Medicaid, and recognizes the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction while calling for important investments in early childhood, employment for people with disabilities, caregiver supports, veterans services and health care. There are many exciting proposals in the budget that will result in greater independence for people with disabilities, and CCD will work with Congress to restore cuts to vital services and supports and to build on investments for improving the lives of people with disabilities.
President is expected to submit his budget request for the Fiscal Year 2017 to Congress tomorrow; Senate HELP Committee will hold a markup tomorrow of several health-related bills; On Wednesday, the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing on "Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control", and more
New White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, executive actions on solitary confinement, and more
WIOA Advisory Committee meetings; The Future of Restraints ad Seclusion; New report from NCD; HCBS Toolkit, and more
In response to the request issued by the Department of Education, the DD Network submitted the joint comments above concerning recommendations on regulations to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
State of the Union; Draft letter to issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace; Disability Integration Act; Kim Musheno elected chair of CCD, and more
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.