Family Support SIG


The purpose of the AUCD Family Support SIG is to engage the AUCD network, including UCEDD and LEND members, in playing key roles in moving Family Support and Leadership forward at the national and state level and in advancing leadership in supporting families as part of the core work and values within the UCEDD and LEND programs.

Looking for Family Support policy? Visit the Family Support Policy page for information on recent legislation and advocacy news. 




Board President Amy Hewitt Testifies at the Reauthorizing Autism CARES Act of 2019 Hearing

Amy Hewitt, AUCD Board President and Director of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, gave a powerful testimony on the importance of reauthorizing Autism CARES at the Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.


AUCD Celebrates the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

"Olmstead sent a clear message that people with disabilities have a right to thrive in their own homes, and that self-determination and community integration are not just aspirational goals, but a fundamental human right," said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.


OHSU UCEDD Hosts Transition Town Hall

The UCEDD at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Institute on Development and Disability hosted a community town hall to highlight transition resources available for families, professionals, and providers. This event was in partnership with Autism Speaks and Autism Society of Oregon, and included sponsorship from the Tiffany Foundation.




New Tool from Community Catalyst to Assess and Improve Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

A new tool from Community Catalyst can help advocates promote more consumer-focused Medicaid managed long-term services and supports by making it easier to identify weaknesses and promote better practices.


AUCD Issue Brief on Final FY14 Appropriations

President Obama signed the omnibus appropriations bill to fund the remainder of fiscal year 2014. AUCD has prepared this issue brief on the funding for programs important to the AUCD Network and people with disabilities.

pdf File FY14 Final Appropriations.pdf [download]

Primer for Civilian Nonprofit Organizations in Providing Support to our Military Families

This resource aims to help civilian nonprofit organizations understand the challenges faced by service members and their families, the support available through the military community, how to link military families to existing resources, and how organizations can best support military families.