Developmental Disabilities Act

 

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) is the highest priority in AUCD's public policy work. AUCD actively engages in the reauthorization of the DD Act and the administration of its programs through the Administration on Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). The law is authorized every four years and regulations and policy guidelines are developed based on the statute. The DD Act provides authorization for the 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities which comprise the base of the AUCD Network.

 
 

News

 

2/2/2015

President's Budget FY16: Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities

President Obama has just released his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request to the Congress. The budget includes many funding requests to expand opportunities for people with disabilities, including throughout the AUCD Network.

 
 
 

Legislation

 

8/25/2010

DD Act

Text of the Law
 
 
 

Resources

 

9/2/2010

DD Act Fact Sheet

From the 2010 Disability Policy Seminar
pdf File DD Act Fact Sheet 2010 [download]
 
 
 

Related Links

 

1/1/2007

CCD Ad Hoc Developmental Disabilities Task Force

This CCD task force monitors the Developmental Disabilities Bill of Rights Act and the administration of the program through the Administration on Developmental Disabilities

 
 
 

Latest In Brief

5/4/2015

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

Update on ESEA reauthorization; budget resolution advances; AUCD submits testimony on funding; CHIP funding secured advances; and NIH research initiative


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