Family Support SIG
The purpose of the AUCD Family Support SIG is to engage the AUCD network, including UCEDD and LEND members, in playing key roles in moving Family Support and Leadership forward at the national and state level and in advancing leadership in supporting families as part of the core work and values within the UCEDD and LEND programs.
Looking for Family Support policy? Visit the Family Support Policy page for information on recent legislation and advocacy news.
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.
The US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights released this joint dear colleague letter regarding the Olmstead obligations of state implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act as it relates to home care workers.
Committee now has record number of people with disabilities and many AUCD network members
The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities held their 2014 meeting September 3-5. The committee how has significantly more members with intellectual disabilities and strong representation from the AUCD network.
New Tool from Community Catalyst to Assess and Improve Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
A new tool from Community Catalyst can help advocates promote more consumer-focused Medicaid managed long-term services and supports by making it easier to identify weaknesses and promote better practices.
President Obama signed the omnibus appropriations bill to fund the remainder of fiscal year 2014. AUCD has prepared this issue brief on the funding for programs important to the AUCD Network and people with disabilities.
This resource aims to help civilian nonprofit organizations understand the challenges faced by service members and their families, the support available through the military community, how to link military families to existing resources, and how organizations can best support military families.