AUCD Legislative Priorities: 114th Congress

June 1, 2015


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The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) works to ensure that all people with disabilities have access to all aspects of society, including excellent education, health care, career paths, community resources, and economic opportunities. During the 113th Congress, large bipartisan majorities voted to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and pass the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. These two critical new laws support the idea that every young person with a significant disability should be prepared for success in the competitive labor market and should be able to get the long-term services and supports they need. AUCD applauds these developments and looks forward to working on a bipartisan basis with the new Congress to build on this progress as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

AUCD Legislative Priorities for the 114th Session of Congress, 2015

  • Employment
  • Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) in the Community
  • Health Care
  • Social Security
  • Education

AUCD members work with state and local partners to design innovative, efficient programs and policies to achieve the outcomes all Americans want: dignity, meaningful choice, and the opportunity to contribute and succeed. In every US state and territory, our centers serve as a bridge between the university and the community to ensure full participation, independent living, and economic opportunity for all people with disabilities. AUCD looks forward to partnering with 114th Congress, the administration, states, and local governments to achieve these outcomes.