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
Committee on Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force of the Consortium for Citizen with Disabilities wrote a letter requesting support for the inclusion of $38 million in final FY 15 budget for the Assistive Technology Act
This issue covers long-term services and supports, public health, community engagement, and new AUCD policy staff!
I'm In To Hire: Social Media Champion Toolkit
I'M IN TO HIRE is purposed to promote the business benefits for hiring people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities* (IDD) and motivate employers across the globe to create a more inclusive workplace. Show your support by resharing any post from @ImInToHire. Thank you for supporting our campaign and weighing in on social media.
This issue cvers polling and the midterm elections, Social Security Disability Insurance, Long-Term Services and Supports, autism, and a new memorial for disabled american veterans.
This issue covers the ABLE Act, accessibility bills, Medicaid, the Department of Justice, Children's Health Insurance Program, durable medical equipment, and National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
This primer from the Kaiser Family Foundation describes LTSS delivery and financing in the U.S., highlighting covered services and supports, types of care providers and care settings, beneficiary subpopulations, costs and financing models, quality improvement efforts, and recent LTSS reform initiatives.
This analysis from the HELP committee summarizes the changes made to the Rehabilitation Act by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.
White House Council of Economic Advisors
This analysis, from the White House Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the economic and health consequences of states' decisions not to expand Medicaid.