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Disability Policy Seminar 2022

The Disability Policy Seminar is a three-day annual federal legislative conference co-sponsored by The Arc, Autism Society, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, United Cerebral Palsy, and Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (the partners). The Disability Policy Seminar strengthens our federal advocacy efforts by having people from across the country come to Washington, DC to receive training and updates and visit their Members of Congress.


Post-Election Analysis and Discussion with AUCD

Join AUCD's Policy Team as we break down the tentative results of the November 3rd elections and consider what they could mean for the disability community.
pdf File 2020 Virtual Hill Day Policy Toolkit [download]


National Disability Voter Registration Week

In 2020, over 35 million eligible voters will be people with disabilities, according to Rutgers University. That figure jumps to over 62 million eligible voters when you add in family members in the same household. Millions of others are connected to disability in work and community. AUCD is excited to join partners across the disability community working to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting folks registered to vote. This National Disability Voter Registration Week is part of our plans to continuously share information and resources up to Election Day 2020.


National Virtual Hill Day

#DPS2020 is upon us! While we aren't meeting in-person this year, YOU can make an impact by contacting your members of Congress and being apart of our National Virtual Hill Day. Learn how to contact your members and educate them on the impact of the policy on the lives of people with disabilities. Our guide below is to support you in having your Hill visits virtually and continue to build relationships with your Members of Congress. If you have questions or need support during our National Virtual Hill Day, please contact AUCD at _______


Disability Policy Seminar 2017 and Trainee Summit

The Disability Policy Seminar is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join AUCD, the Arc, AAIDD, NACDD, SABE, and UCP as we learn about and advocate for access to health care and community living supports, and bedrock civil rights protections. The first 100 days of any new Administration and Congress are key to setting the agenda, and this year, more than ever, we need you in Washington, DC.


Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015: What it Means for Students with Disabilities

President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, P.L. 114-95) on December 10, 2015. This bill reauthorizes and amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (otherwise known as the No Child Left Behind Act). While AUCD, NDRN, and NACDD had advocated for a stronger federal role in the accountability system, the DD Act partners supported the compromise measure and believe the final bill is stronger than the outdated No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the current waivers that are in effect today in most states. Indeed, using data and new knowledge about how to most effectively teach students with disabilities, the newly reauthorized law goes farther than the original 2002 NCLB to provide assistance to these students with disabilities to successfully graduate and become college and/or career-ready.
pdf File Presentation Slides [download]


2010 AUCD Annual Meeting & Conference

"Going to Scale: Making What Works Accessible to All"

There are few greater efficiencies in our field than building on the ideas of others, learning what to do and what not to do in developing programs, and gaining invaluable insights into what works and why. Attend the 2010 AUCD Annual Meeting and Conference and share in making what works accessible to all.



2008 Presidential Forum on Disability Issues


2008 Disability Policy Seminar: Advancing Disability Policy in an Election Year

AUCD, The Arc of the United States, United Cerebral Palsy, AAIDD, and the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities are joining together again to host the 2008 Disability Policy Seminar: Advancing Disability Policy in an Election Year.
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