AUCD Strategic Map 2015-2016

AUCD is pleased to present our 2015-2016 Strategic Map. This map outlines five key priority areas and corresponding sub-goals for our organization and network over the next two years, and serves as a guide for our collective work and mission.



CCD Letter to House of Representatives urging Members to not support HR 5 as currently written.

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities wrote a letter to the House of Representative opposing the current version of The Student Success Act (H.R.5). AUCD signed onto this letter which includes six baseline principles to ensure students have meaningful access to rigorous standards for all students and fully inclusion for students with disabilities in every local school.



Welcome, Sarah Boundy!

AUCD welcomes Sarah Boundy to our team! Sarah is an intern from the Lab School of Washington, working to support all AUCD departments as she fulfills her junior year internship requirement. She will be with us through May of 2015.


Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What to Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Monday, June 22, 2015

National Center for Cultural Competence Leadership Academy - Application Process is Open  Copy to Calendar
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Thursday, June 25, 2015
Location: Santa Fe, NM


Public Policy


White House Statement Opposing HR 5

The White House released a statement strongly opposing H.R.5, the Student Success Act, in the current form approved by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.


House ESEA Reauthorization Bill Moving This Week! TAKE ACTION!

The full House of Representatives is preparing to consider Student Success Act (H.R. 5), a bill to reauthorize ESEA on Thursday and Friday of this week! While the bill retains some important provisions, such as annual testing in grades 3-8 and once in high school, the bill does not go far enough to support students with disabilities to successfully graduate and go on to postsecondary and employment opportunities.


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

This issue covers updates to No Child Left Behind, a White House summit on employment, Social Security Disability Insurance, and ACA wellness programs.



African American Symposium on Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Friday, February 27, 2015
Location: Phoenix, AZ

The Annual African American Symposium on Disabilities is a one-day conference providing culturally relevant information and resources to self-advocates, families and professionals. What started as an Arizona DD Network and Independent Living Center collaboration has since grown to include individuals, local organizations, and state agencies related to disability and from the greater community.

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2015 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

2015 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, March 8, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00pmET
Location: Louisville, KY

LEND audiology trainees and faculty are invited to take a deep dive into Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) policy. Trainees will learn about the basis for EHDI legislation, identify and discuss key issues that lawmakers are currently being asked to consider, and work in teams to develop effective advocacy strategies. There will be special emphasis placed on EHDI reauthorization and its implications for how state programs are carried out.

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2015 UCEDD Director's Retreat and TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Friday, March 27, 2015
Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda

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