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doc File Public Policy Committee Agenda (359KB) [download]

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doc File Policy Preparation Document 1 (84KB) [download]

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doc File Policy Preparation Document 2 (81KB) [download]

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doc File Disability and Ethics Brief (64KB) [download]

pdf File PDF of Disability and Ethics Brief (201KB) [download]

doc File Driving Health Outcomes Brief (271KB) [download]

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doc File Leading Change Transportation Brief (71KB) [download]

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Sunday, November 17, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Mount Vernon A

Session Description

AUCD's Public Policy Committee works to build the capacity of the AUCD office and network for legislative advocacy, promote collaboration with the disability community to advance public policy, and develop new opportunities for member programs to promote the independence, productivity, and full participation of people with developmental and other disabilities. This meeting is open to all members of the Public Policy Committee, and to all attendees interested in policy and advocacy for people with disabilities.

Pre-Conference NotesAs you begin to prepare for your time in DC at AUCD's Annual Conference, here are some ways to start engaging in disability policy.

Updates on what's happening in Congress:

Learn broadly about policy topics that interest you:
  • How are you being funded? UCEDDs, LENDS, and IDDRCs are federally funded programs. Learn more about the foundation policies related to your center.
  • Education advocate? Learn more about the polices around Education and Higher Education.
  • Fighting for competitive integrated employment? Learn more about the policies around Employment.
  • Don't know the historical policies for disability rights? Learn more about the policies around Civil Rights.


  • New to disability policy? No problem! Disability Policy News In Brief is a weekly newsletter that highlights the most pressing policy updates related to the disability community. You will find In Brief particularly helpful when trying to understand how current legislation (being written, debated, or implemented) is relevant to your work. The newsletter also shares what AUCD network is doing on the advocacy front and offers step-by-step instructions for how to get involved at the state and local levels.
  • Looking for policy in plain language? "Tuesdays with Liz" is a weekly video series highlighting current issues related to disability policy, breaking down complicated concepts and in way that is more easily understood by all. These videos are usually no more than five minutes long, hosted by Liz Weintraub (a long-time disability advocate and AUCD staff member) and produced by AUCD. Sign up to be on the listserv today!
  • Overwhelmed by policy and legislation? Members of the AUCD Network have a Congressional mandate to educate policy makers. Read this "Quick Start Guide to Educating Policy Makers". This guide describes the processes involved in legislation and provides suggestions for maximizing the effectiveness of your interactions with policymakers.   

AgendaThe agenda is posted at right.

ContactFor more information about this meeting, contact AUCD's Director of Public Policy, Rylin Rodgers.

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