Press Releases

 

 

2/3/2015

AUCD's "Tuesdays with Liz" Webcast Features Interview with House Democratic Leader of the ABLE Act

On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, AUCD policy advocate Liz Weintraub interviewed Congressman Chris Van Hollen (Maryland) for AUCD's weekly video policy newsletter Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All. This YouTube series provides cutting-edge policy news in a fun, accessible way to engage policy experts, constituents, students, and people with disabilities alike. This episode features Congressman Van Hollen, the lead House Democratic sponsor of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which President Obama signed into law in December 2014.

 
 
Sara Wolff speaks in support of the ABLE Act (credit: ICSNY.org)

12/17/2014

Congress Passes ABLE Act

Bill Promotes Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities

"The bipartisan votes for the ABLE Act, coupled with similar votes for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, are a good reminder that Republicans and Democrats in Congress want to see improvements in policy and practice that will result in more Americans realizing the vision of the Americans with Disabilities Act and become full participants in the lives of their communities," said Andrew J. Imparato, AUCD Executive Director.

 
 

3/27/2014

New Prevalence Data Finds 1 in 68 Children Have Autism Spectrum Disorders

Numbers represent a 30% increase from previous estimates

This new estimate is based on the CDC's evaluation of health and educational records of all 8-year-old children in communities from 11 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin.

 
 
 

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Executive Director

Andy Imparato, JD
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Director of Legislative Affairs

Kim Musheno
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President

Leslie Cohen, JD
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