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Liz Weintraub

Senior Advocacy Specialist

Policy and Advocacy

Liz Weintraub has a long history of leadership in self-advocacy and has held many board and advisory positions at state and national organizations. She is a full time member of the AUCD's policy team and also the host of "Tuesdays With Liz: Disability Policy For All," where she makes policy in accessible language so policy is accessible to all.

In the Spring of 2018, Liz served as a Fellow for Senator Casey of Pennsylvania, working in his DC Office where she helped lead the way on disability policy Senator Case said,  "Liz has shown the Senate how important it is to have staff members who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. She's helped reshape the culture of the Senate."

In the fall of 2018, Liz told the story of her personal experience as a woman with disabilities as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the potential implications of a Kavanaugh confirmation to the civil rights of people with disabilities. Read her submitted written testimony and watch her oral testimony on AUCD's website.

Prior to coming to AUCD, Liz worked for the Council on Quality & Leadership (CQL). Liz is an alumni of the LEND training program at the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University. Liz was a past chair of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council. Liz has received numerous awards, recognition, and commendations for her work. Liz enjoys mentoring people with disabilities.

  • Policies that effect people with disabilities
  • Mentoring
  • How to meaningfully include people with disabilities in the work we do
  • Post Secondary Education