Education and Employment


AUCD recognizes the interdependent nature of education and employment issues. AUCD works simultaneously on both of these issues to ensure people with disabilities have the education and transitional tools they need to enter competitive and equal employment opportunities.

EducationAUCD monitors federal legislation and regulations that address the educational needs of children with disabilities and their families, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs. AUCD advocates for enhanced opportunities for children under these laws.

The Education Policy section is divided into the following areas:

Visit our Restraint & Seclusion policy page to learn about the issue of restraint and seclusion in schools.

EmploymentAUCD works on issues relevant to the employment of people with disabilities, particularly issues related to the programs and projects funded under the Rehabilitation Act/Workforce Investment Act and issues regarding the Social Security Administration's efforts to facilitate the employment of individuals receiving Social Security benefits, and the employment and training programs administered by the Department of Labor.