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1/19/2017

Letter to Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray

Nomination of Betsy DeVos

AUCD has expressed serious concerns with several of the responses to questions that Betsy DeVos provided at her confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of Education. As the Senate moves to vote on her nomination, AUCD calls upon Mrs. DeVos to clarify her support for the federal government's role in ensuring that every child with a disability receive a free, appropriate public education consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

 
 

1/18/2017

Caps on Federal Medicaid Funding Would Give States Flexibility to Cut, Stymie Innovation

President-elect Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Tom Price support radically changing Medicaids basic structure by converting the program to a block grant or what is known as a per capita cap and reducing federal funding for the program over time.

 
 

1/18/2017

How People with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Benefit from the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Face Sheet on ACA

The ACA made significant progress in expanding access to health care for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Access to consistent and reliable healthcare is imperative for individuals with I/DD, and the ACA created much-needed reforms to health insurance, addressed systemic discrimination, and expanded coverage.

 
 

1/18/2017

Letter from Governor Kasich (OH) to House Majority Leader McCarthy

Letter supporting a thoughtful strategy to repealing and replacing ACA

 
 

1/18/2017

Letter from Governor Kasich (OH) to Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Hatch

Letter supporting a thoughtful strategy to repealing and replacing ACA

 
 

1/18/2017

Relive 'Building Our Future: Leveraging our Experience from Public Roles'

At the AUCD 2016 Conference, our moderator and panelists explored what's next for people with disabilities and families under the new Trump Administration and how families and people with disabilities have played and can continue to play a lead role in building bipartisan collaboration and advancing disability policy. This Storify contains social media posts that summarize the event.

 
 

1/17/2017

CT LEND has had an Exciting New Start this Year

The CT LEND has had an exciting new start this year. Nine UCONN graduate students from various disciplines, two Yale Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric fellows, four community trainees, and four Human Services/Family Studies students from Goodwin College fill our conference room at UCONN Health each Friday. We welcome family faculty and several UCEDD staff members to each weekly seminar as well.

 
 

1/17/2017

How Repealing Portions of the Affordable Care Act Would Affect Health Insurance Coverage and Premiums

CBO reports on the estimated changes in health insurance coverage and premiums that would result from leaving the Affordable Care Act�s insurance market reforms in place while repealing the law�s mandate penalties and subsidies.

 
 

1/17/2017

MNLEND Nov 2016 Forum Video Released

MNLEND invites the AUCD Network to view a 3-part video of the MNLEND November 2016 Forum: "Litigation: Advancing the Rights of People with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities," which features U.S. district court judge, The Honorable Donovan W. Frank, and a panel of legal experts. Over 100 people attended this event on November 17, 2016.

 
 
White House at Night

1/17/2017

Relive 'Building Our Future: Lessons from the Obama Years'

During the AUCD 2016 Conference, present and past members of the Obama Administration reflected on top priorities coming into their positions, most significant accomplishments, and lessons they learned to inform the new Trump Administration. This Storify summarizes the session using social media posts.

 
 

1/17/2017

Report: Indiana Teacher Evaluations Bring Positive Change, But Improvement Needed (IN UCEDD)

Indiana should make changes in its teacher evaluation system to provide more clarity and consistency for schools and stronger support for and engagement by educators, according to a white paper released today by an Indiana University research center.

 
 

1/17/2017

Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (R03)

 
 

1/17/2017

Tuesdays with Liz: Affordable Care Act Part I

 
 

1/16/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongress begins process of repealing the Affordable Care Act; Supreme court hears IDEA FAPE case; Trump nominees get hearings; Tuesdays with Liz explains health care debat

 
 

1/13/2017

AUCD signed onto a Letter Urging a Replacement Plan Before ACA Repeal

AUCD signed onto a letter to Congressional leaders urging that any legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) be accompanied by a detailed replacement plan that provides equal or improved access to high-quality affordable health coverage.

 
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