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8/20/2019

Tuesdays With Liz: Jerry Alliston on Emergency Preparedness

This episode of Tuesdays with Liz is dedicated to the importance of emergency preparedness for people with disabilities. Liz interviews Jerry Alliston (Community Education Director at the Mississippi UCEDD) about his experience and lessons learned during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

 
 

8/19/2019

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayRecess, CARES, Education, Mental Health, Deep Dive Series: Competitive Integrated Employment.

 
 

8/12/2019

Congressional Recess Guide

A Congressional Recess is an opportunity for you to be able actually to meet with your members in your community when they are less busy. A recess is a good time to talk to members or their staff.

 
 

8/12/2019

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayRecess, CARES, Community Living, Deep Dive Series: ABLE.

 
 

8/6/2019

Tuesdays with Liz: What is a Congressional Recess?

Members of Congress are already filling up their calendars for the August recess, which lasts through Labor Day. Now is a good time to request meetings with them. Think about hosting a community event and inviting your members of Congress or invite them to visit your programs or centers.

 
 

8/5/2019

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayRecess, CARES, Budget, Healthcare, Campaign 2020.

 
 

8/1/2019

AUCD Opposes a Proposed Change to Section 1557 Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities

AUCD submitted public comments to the Department of Heath and Human Services Office for Civil Rights about the proposed change to Section 1557 regarding Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities.

 
 

8/1/2019

AUCD Opposes a Proposed Revision to the DSM-5's Entry for ID

AUCD submitted comments to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) strongly opposing a proposed change to the DSM-5 concerning the diagnostic criteria for intellectual disability (ID).

 
 

7/29/2019

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayRecess, CARES, Budget, Healthcare, Campaign 2020.

 
 

7/23/2019

Tuesdays with Liz: What Does the ADA Mean To You? Happy ADA Anniversary!

Happy 29th ADA Anniversary! Liz asks her friends--all past interviewees on Tuesdays with Liz--what the Americans with Disabilities Act means to them.

 
 

7/22/2019

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCARES, Budget, Education, Employment, Campaign 2020.

 
 
 

AUCD Policy Publications

 

Congressional Recess Guide

A Congressional Recess is an opportunity for you to be able actually to meet with your members in your community when they are less busy. A recess is a good time to talk to members or their staff.

 
 

Education and Advocacy: Know the Difference

A guide for trainees

As experts with lived experience and knowledge gained from training, research, and direct practice, we have a responsibility to engage in policy education and systems change. It is important to understand the ways you can engage as a representative of a federally-funded training program and which actions should be reserved to your roles as private citizen.

 
 

Keeping All Students Safe Act

America's schools should be places where every child is safe and protected. The practice of seclusion and restraint in schools exposes students to physical, developmental and emotional harm.

 
 
 

Resources

 

3/22/2019

Inclusive Higher Education Committee - Letter & Chart

 
 

4/19/2018

2018 Congressional Autism Caucus

Learn about the members of the Autism Caucus, which was founded by Representatives Mike Doyle (PA) and Chris Smith (NJ) who also Co-Chair the Coalition for Autism Research and Education ("CARE" or "Autism Caucus"), the first-ever Congressional Membership Organization dedicated to autism advocacy on Capitol Hill.

 
 

9/15/2017

AUCD Summary of the Senate Appropriations Committee

L-HHS-ED Bill for FY 2018

On September 7, the Senate Appropriations Committee completed its mark-up of the FY 2018 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill and voted to report out the bill by a vote of 31-1 with Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla) casting the sole "nay" vote. The House Appropriations Committee completed its work on July 19 (see links to bill and summary). Attached is a summary of how the bill impacts the AUCD network and other priorities of the disability community, along with a detailed table comparing the House and Senate bills with the President�s budget and FY 2017.

 
 
 

AUCD Legislative News
In Brief

8/19/2019

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayRecess, CARES, Education, Mental Health, Deep Dive Series: Competitive Integrated Employment.


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Quick Start Guide to Educating Policy Makers

Quick Start Guide to Educating Policy Makers

This guide describes the processes involved in legislation and provides suggestions for maximizing the effectiveness of your interactions with policymakers.

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AUCD Legislative Priorities

 

10/27/2017

Policy Priorities for the 115th Session of Congress, 2017

Joint priorities of AUCD, NACDD and NDRN during the 11th Congress, as we work with the Administration, states, and local governments to achieve better outcomes for all people with disabilities.

 

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Senate Accessibility Manual

A comprehensive guide to providing Senate offices and constituents with valuable information on accessibility throughout the US Capitol Complex, developed by the offices of Senator Mike Enzi (WY). This manual (PDF) includes a variety of ideas and suggestions to help address the needs of staff, constituents, and visitors with accessibility needs, including: basic rules of etiquette; locations of accessible routes and entrances; accessible room design; and emergency evacuation procedures.