#DoNoHarm: The time to act is NOW

 
 

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6/15/2017

Stories Needed on the Impact of Potential Medicaid Cuts

Tell Congress your story

Personal stories have great power. They help to create a shared understanding of who we are and how we live our lives. They help us celebrate our successes and document our challenges. Stories bring policies to life.
Medicaid and health care for people with disabilities is currently under threat. AUCD is collecting stories from you to share with policy makers. Help us put a face on the issue and tell lawmakers about the devastating implications if Medicaid funding is cut or capped.

 
 

6/23/2017

Introducing AUCD's 2017 Summer Interns

AUCD is proud to welcome our summer interns to our team. We are excited to have them join us and contribute their skills and talents to the office and network.

 
 

6/22/2017

AUCD Celebrates the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Urges the Senate to Oppose any Bill that would threaten community-based services

Today is the 18th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision which declared that people with disabilities have a right to live and participate in their communities. Unfortunately, on the same day of the anniversary of this landmark decision, the Senate released a health care bill that threatens this right by fundamentally altering the Medicaid program.

 
 
 

Public Policy

 

#DoNoHarm

The time to act is NOW

The US Senate majority leadership plans to hold a vote on the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as Trumpcare, as early as next week. It is imperative that we act now to speak out and make sure the Senate understands the devastating impact of proposed cuts and changes to Medicaid and the healthcare coverage of millions of our nation's men, women, children, and people with disabilities. We have precious few days to act.

 
 

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayThis week is an important week for Health and Long Term Care; Supremem Court decisions; Q&A regarding the ESSA consolidated state plans; DeVos speak to the elimination of the HEA; final approval of STP for Kentucky; and more

 
 

AUCD Celebrates the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Urges the Senate to Oppose any Bill that would threaten community-based services

Today is the 18th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision which declared that people with disabilities have a right to live and participate in their communities. Unfortunately, on the same day of the anniversary of this landmark decision, the Senate released a health care bill that threatens this right by fundamentally altering the Medicaid program.

 
 
 

Events

nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar Series - Episode #7

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Friday, July 7, 2017
12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

On the first Friday of every month, corresponding with the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, the Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation and Research Training Center will be offering a live broadcast via Zoom Webinar to share the results of the latest nTIDE findings. In addition, we will provide news and updates from the field of Disability Employment, as well as host an invited panelist who will discuss current disability related findings and events.

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2017 Autism CARES Meeting: Pathways to Progress

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Monday, July 10, 2017 - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Location: Bethesda, MD

This bi-annual meeting is an opportunity for MCHB-funded Autism CARES legislation grant recipients representing research, training, and state systems change stakeholders to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration.

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2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017
Location: Huntsville, AL

The theme for the conference, Take Off with Respite, is not only a nod to the incredible history of the space industry in Huntsville, AL, also known as Rocket City USA, but also reflects the mission of respite care services. To take off is to move forward quickly, rise to meet challenges, heighten awareness, and push innovation. This phrase can also mean to take a break, relax and rejuvenate. The conference will create the "space", inspiration and momentum needed in order to prepare our organizations to take flight in the mission to support the nation's family caregivers.

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