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).
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Deadline: October 30
Registration is currently open for the AUCD Conference! We welcome network members, partners from outside the network, experts from across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and students to learn and grow together during this exciting event. Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues across the network and beyond.
AUCD wrote a Letter in support of Alternate Assessment Caps to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the HELP Committee
Three more countries ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) this week, House passed the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, President signed the CR, and more
A blog post by Andy Imparato, AUCD Executive Director
The interim report from the Department of Labor Advisory Committee offers important possibilities for the path out of segregation and poor wages for people with disabilities, and comes at a time of other significant events aimed at increasing competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities.
Congress is back working on funding bills and homeland security; The House passed the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Act; Veasey (TX) reintroduced H.R. 3475, the Grandparents Tax Credit Act, and more
The Grandparents Tax Credit of 2015 will provide tax relief for our grandparents with the many costs associated with child-rearing. Specifically, it will aim to alleviate many of the financial burdens placed upon the grandparent for the out-of-pocket expenses that are incurred when taking care of their children�s child.
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.