AUCD is pleased to present our 2015-2016 Strategic Map. This map outlines five key priority areas and corresponding sub-goals for our organization and network over the next two years, and serves as a guide for our collective work and mission.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities wrote a letter to the House of Representative opposing the current version of The Student Success Act (H.R.5). AUCD signed onto this letter which includes six baseline principles to ensure students have meaningful access to rigorous standards for all students and fully inclusion for students with disabilities in every local school.
AUCD welcomes Sarah Boundy to our team! Sarah is an intern from the Lab School of Washington, working to support all AUCD departments as she fulfills her junior year internship requirement. She will be with us through May of 2015.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
What to Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Monday, June 22, 2015
National Center for Cultural Competence Leadership Academy - Application Process is Open
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Thursday, June 25, 2015
Location: Santa Fe, NM
AUCD supports Ranking Member Robert Scott's substitute to H.R.5. This substitute bill includes many provisions that continue high expectations for students with disabilities.
The White House released a statement strongly opposing H.R.5, the Student Success Act, in the current form approved by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
The full House of Representatives is preparing to consider Student Success Act (H.R. 5), a bill to reauthorize ESEA on Thursday and Friday of this week! While the bill retains some important provisions, such as annual testing in grades 3-8 and once in high school, the bill does not go far enough to support students with disabilities to successfully graduate and go on to postsecondary and employment opportunities.
12:00 PM - 2:00pmET
Location: Louisville, KY
LEND audiology trainees and faculty are invited to take a deep dive into Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) policy. Trainees will learn about the basis for EHDI legislation, identify and discuss key issues that lawmakers are currently being asked to consider, and work in teams to develop effective advocacy strategies. There will be special emphasis placed on EHDI reauthorization and its implications for how state programs are carried out.
Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Location: Washington, DC
The 2015 Disability Policy Seminar is your best opportunity to cultivate new champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This unique event offers you the opportunity to come together for two days with other advocates, individuals with I/DD, experts and professionals in the field and learn about the issues. On the third day, take the valuable information covered during the Seminar to Capitol Hill and speak directly with your representatives about the issues that are important to you. Early bird registration and discounted pricing ends March 11!