Kim E. Musheno
Director of Public Policy
Kim Musheno is the Director of Legislative Affairs at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities where she works on federal policy and legislative issues that affect people with developmental disabilities and their families. She also provides leadership as Vice-Chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Board of Directors, a coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations. Kim co-chairs the CCD Task Forces working on fiscal policy, developmental disabilities, and Autism, and serves on the Education and Employment Task Forces.
Prior to working at AUCD, Kim was a communications specialist at The Arc of the United States Governmental Affairs Office and research assistant at the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD).
During her approximately 20 years working in the field of disability policy, Kim has monitored or worked on nearly every major piece of legislation that affects people with developmental disabilities and their families, including the Developmental Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Work Incentives Improvement Act, Combating Autism Act, and legislation to reform Medicaid such as the Family Opportunity Act, Money Follows the Person Act, Community First Choice Act, and most recently, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
During the winter of 2009-10, Musheno joined the University of Delaware as an adjunct professor for an around-the-world comparative and interdisciplinary study of how disability affects the way people live, learn, work, and play. The program travelled with 21 students to Ghana, the United Arab Emirates, Nepal, and Thailand.
Kim was recently presented with a Special Recognition Award for her work advancing national disability policies by the AUCD during the 2011 Conference.
Kim earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in political science and German.