David Morrissey Named AUCD 2007 Policy Fellow

January 25, 2007

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities is pleased to announce that David Morrissey has been named as the 2007 AUCD Policy Fellow. A recent graduate of the University of Arkansas's Clinton School of Public Service, David begins his fellowship in February.

While earning his Master's degree, Morrissey worked as the lead author of Arkansas youth with Spina Bifida: Supporting independence through transition planning, a manuscript that was presented at the CDC and Spina Bifida Association's joint annual meeting. He served the Arkansas Disability Policy Consortium by crafting the legislative agenda, facilitating constituent focus groups, and communicating with state representative offices to complete his Clinton School Capstone Project. David participated in a 12 week internship in Vietnam during which he served grassroots disabilities organizations in creating developmental goals. He also taught grant writing workshops at Ho Chi Minh City's National University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and to the Disabled Youth Association.

"David has a clear future in advocating, organizing, and developing policies which empower, include, and consider persons with disabilities. I'm pleased to welcome David as our 2007 Policy Fellow," stated Legislative Affairs Director, Kim Musheno.