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.
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on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Jennifer Mathis, the director of programs, at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law delivered testimony on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on 'Employer Wellness Programs: Better Health Outcomes and Lower Costs'
This edition of In Brief reports on the State of the Union address, employment and pay disparities for people with disabilities, Senator Alexander's update to No Child Left Behind, a proposed balanced budget constitutional amendment, and Senate hearings for the President's nominee to be Attorney General
Letter from CCD to Senator Lamar Alexander opposing the Every Child Ready for College and Career Act of 2013 (ECRCCA)
The Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities wrote a letter on June 10, 2013 opposing the Every Child Ready for College and Career Act of 2013 (ECRCCA).
National Center for Learning Disabilities-- Assessment & Accountability: Students with Disabilities & The AA-AAS
NCLD believe in for high standards for all students with disabilities. The overwhelming majority of students with disabilities can take the general assessment with accommodations. Therefore, administration of the alternate assessment based on alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAS) needs to be appropriately limited to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in order to prevent misuse and overuse.
Shared Civil Rights Principles for the Re authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Shared statement of civil rights principles for the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
The Advocacy Institue's A Look back at Alternate Assessment on Modified Academic Achievement Standards
The Advocacy Institute analyzes the Alternate Assessment on Modified Academic Standards.
A letter written on behalf of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities to Chairman Alexander.
Letter to Chairman Lamar Alexander re: Re-authorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Letter to Chairman Alexander regarding the reauthorization of ESEA.
This issue of In Brief covers congressional leadership, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Social Security Disability Insurance, employment, fiscal policy and child abuse prevention.
an Obama Administration effort to increase equal employment opportunities and financial independence for individuals with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on individuals with significant disabilities
"Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All" is a brief weekly video spot produced by AUCD featuring policy staffer Liz Weintraub discussing current disability policy issues. These videos are a compliment to AUCD's popular written publication of "AUCD Disability Policy News In Brief" and are designed to make oftentimes complex policy issues more easy for everyone to understand.
Our new In Brief is easier to find, read, share, and subscribe! This issue covers the start of the 114th Congress and litigation on the Department of Labor's Home Care Rule.
Summary of funding for disability programs in the final fiscal year 2015 omnibus appropriations bill.
Issue Brief on the Keeping All Students Safe Act, comparing the House and Senate bills.
An issue brief from the Collaboration to Promote Self Determination about the current status of the ABLE Act.