Links to Related Resources
This site links visitors to other organizations and resources on information for individuals with developmental and other disabilities and their families. Please send AUCD any suggestions for additional links.
Accessible Event by Serotek
Company that makes meetings, lectures, and webinars and other events instantly accessible to the blind, deaf, and blind/deaf members of the audience, staff, or classroom.
Knowbility's employment program providing technology services to government agencies, schools, and businesses delivered by people with disabilities working from home or office.
Assistive Technology Journal
An applied, scientific publication in the multi-disciplinary field of technology for people with disabilities, whose purpose is to foster communication among individuals working in all aspects of the assistive technology arena.
- CCD Housing Task Force
- CCD Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force
Department of Housing and Urban Development
The AASPIRE Gateway Project
The Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE) Gateway Project is a collaboration between Oregon Health & Science University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Portland State University, and the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network. The Gateway Project aims to serve as a gateway to research that is committed to inclusion, respect, accessibility and relevance
Real People, Real Jobs
This new website from the Institute for Community Inclusion highlights the employment successes of people with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) who are working in paid jobs in their communities. Stories represent a variety of categories such as interagency collaboration, self-employment and job creation/negotiation.
rethink autism offers parents and professionals immediate access to effective and affordable Applied Behavior Analysis-based treatment tools for the growing population affected by autism spectrum disorders.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Access Board
- Administration for Children & Families (ACF)
Health Reform GPS
A project of the George Washington University Hirsch Health Law and Policy Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This website provides detailed analysis and commentary on health reform implementation updates including regulatory decisions.
Families USA: Health Reform Central
Families USA explains key implementation developments
The Catalyst Center: A Catalyst for Change
The Catalyst Center is a national center dedicated to improving health care insurance and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
Health reform information focused on children and youth with special health care needs.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population, with a special focus on Medicaid's role and coverage of the uninsured.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Information on CMS programs
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)
The CMS website provides an overview of Medicaid rules and policy for consumers.
National Society of Genetic Counselors
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communication. Local and national continuing education opportunities and the discussion of all issues relevant to human genetics and the genetic counseling profession are an integral part of membership in NSGC.
Dear Colleague Letter was sent to Chairman and Ranking Members
of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Senators Chris Murphy, Richard Blumenthal and Sherrod Brown signed on to a Dear Colleague letter to Chairman Roy Blunt and Ranking Member Patty Murray of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies in support of the funding level requests of the Protections and Advocacy Systems, DD Councils and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)FY16 Disabilities Council Sign On Letter.pdf [download]
Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ 4th District) sent a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agenceis
Representative Chris Smith, Cochairman of the Coalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE) wrote a letter requesting a $2million increase for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.FY16 LEND.UCEDD Approps.pdf [download]
- Ability Forum
American Association of Persons with Disabilities (AAPD)
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
Commission on Accredation of Rehabilitation Facilities
National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCQA is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, including health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Efforts include accreditation and performance measurement (report cards) of health care plans.
National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All of our programmatic efforts are aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.