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1/31/2017

Tuesdays with Liz: Affordable Care Act Part III

This week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Caitlin Morris and Dee Mahan. They both work on health policy for FamiliesUSA and staff a new coalition called "Protect our Care."

 
 

1/30/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayNew Appointments/Nominations/Hearings; ACA Executive Orders; ACA Repeal Hearings; Medicaid Fact Sheet; and more

 
 

1/30/2017

HANDS in Autism Intensive 3-Day Transition and Vocational Programming Workshop (IN UCEDD)

HANDS in Autism will be conducting a series of Intensive 3-Day Programming & Workshop events over the next few months. Our intensive training focuses on providing hands-on experience and coaching in a simulated work environment. Individuals with disabilities participate, facilitating a rich learning environment for all. While the program includes traditional methods such as lectures and discussion, the emphasis of training is building increased knowledge and skill of the process of making appropriate programming decisions for each individual, workplace, and/or intervention team through hands-on application and learning.

 
 

1/30/2017

Toni M. Whitaker, MD Appointed as University of Tennessee Boling Center LEND Director

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities LEND Program is delighted to welcome Toni M. Whitaker, MD as its new LEND Director. Dr. Whitaker, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been a Boling Center LEND faculty member since 2001.

 
 

1/27/2017

2017 Trainee Liaisons

AUCD Trainee liaisons are volunteer trainees at LENDs, UCEDDs, and DBP programs who identify strategies to improve trainee networking and linkage within the AUCD network, and improve the exchange of information among trainees across the network using available technologies. Meet the 2016-2017 AUCD Trainee Liaisons!

 
 

1/27/2017

Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Workforce Participation for People With Disabilities

This study was conducted by The Life Span Institute at Kansas University, the Department of Health Policy and Management at KU Medical Center, the Urban Institute and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Individuals with disabilities are significantly more likely to be employed if they live in a state that has expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Kansas co-authored a study that found a 6 percentage-point difference in employment rates among working-age adults with disabilities in states that expanded Medicaid and those that chose not to.

 
 

1/27/2017

Three UCEDDs Receive Nearly $150,000 in Grants from the Special Hope Foundation

Research, Design and/or Integrate Diversity/Cultural Competency Curricula in Healthcare for the IDD Population: A Partnership with Self-Advocates

The Special Hope Foundation is pleased to announce that three University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) were selected for funding of their training projects. The grants will support a variety of programs providing training for healthcare providers, interpreters and other health professionals in integrating a culturally responsive framework in healthcare services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All projects include Self-Advocates as leaders, trainers and in oversight roles. The applications were carefully reviewed and considered by the Foundation's Board and staff as well as the Special Hope Foundation's Self-Advocate Advisory Committee and medical providers at the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD), with whom the Special Hope Foundation partners in all Request for Proposals (RFP) funding cycles.

 
 

1/26/2017

AUCD Welcomes Sheida Khamsi (KS UCEDD) as the 2017 Assistant Virtual Trainee

Sheida Khamsi is the Spring 2017 Assistant Virtual Trainee. She is also a UCEDD trainee at the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kansas. Within AUCD, Sheida's role is to work with the Virtual Trainee to enhance diversity within the AUCD network and generate and implement new ideas for effective communication and connection between all Centers and Programs.

 
 

1/26/2017

GOP False Promises Primer: How Affordable Care Act Replacement Proposals Fall Short

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1/26/2017

Health & Disability Digest, January 2017

 
 

1/26/2017

Medicaid State Fact Sheets

Percent of People Covered By Medicaid/CHIP, 2015
 
 

1/26/2017

Relive the Harkin International Employment Summit

In its inaugural year, the Harkin Summit began a tradition of bringing together change agents to develop strategies for increasing disability employment around the world. Relive this important event through Storify!

 
 

1/25/2017

AUCD Leadership Academy

Application Deadline: March 2

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the inaugural AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. The academy will be held on the downtown GSU campus in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25-30, 2017.

 
 

1/25/2017

What Is a Health Savings Account?

 
 

1/24/2017

Now Archived: UCEDD Grants Management Series: Negotiating UCEDD-University Agreements

The UCEDD core grant application must include documentation that the UCEDD has a written agreement, MOU, or charter with the university; this is noted in the scoring criteria section of the UCEDD core grant application guidance. This webinar will present results of a network-wide survey of how MOUs are negotiated, the Sonoran UCEDD's experience in developing their MOU, and will provide ample opportunity for discussion about strategies and recommendations regarding development of MOUs.

 
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