Abuse and Neglect
Click below or at left to learn more about the abuse and neglect issues AUCD follows. Visit AUCD's Action Center and click on "Current Legislation" to see the latest bills related to abuse and neglect.
Restraint and Seclusion
AUCD advocates for legislation that aims to reduce and prevent the use of restraint, seclusion and other aversive behavioral interventions for students with disabilities and increase the use of positive behavioral supports.
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment
AUCD advocates for legislation aimed at preventing the abuse and neglect of children with disabilities. AUCD works on the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and advocates for the funding of CAPTA programs.
Crime Victims with Disabilities
AUCD advocates for legislation aimed at preventing crimes against people with disabilities including the Crime Victims with Disabilities Act and the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which was signed into law on October 28, 2009.