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1/30/2015

Five States Awarded Disability and Health Program Value Opportunity through AUCD-CDC Partnership

AUCD is partnering with CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to subcontract with 5 states to access Medicaid data and perform analyses to enhance understanding of the impact and value of state-based Disability and Health Grantee efforts.

 
 

1/26/2015

David Mank (IN UCEDD) Appointed to Serve on National Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

David Mank, director of Indiana University's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to serve on a new Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, a key provision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

 
 
 

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

CMS Guidance and Autism Spectrum Disorders  Copy to Calendar
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Webinar

 
 

Public Policy

 

Testimony of Jennifer Mathis, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Jennifer Mathis, the director of programs, at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law delivered testimony on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on 'Employer Wellness Programs: Better Health Outcomes and Lower Costs'

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Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

This edition of In Brief reports on the State of the Union address, employment and pay disparities for people with disabilities, Senator Alexander's update to No Child Left Behind, a proposed balanced budget constitutional amendment, and Senate hearings for the President's nominee to be Attorney General

 
 

Letter from CCD to Senator Lamar Alexander opposing the Every Child Ready for College and Career Act of 2013 (ECRCCA)

The Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities wrote a letter on June 10, 2013 opposing the Every Child Ready for College and Career Act of 2013 (ECRCCA).

pdf File CCD ltr Alexander 2013.pdf [download]
 
 
 

Events

2015 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop

2015 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, March 8, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00pmET
Location: Louisville, KY

LEND audiology trainees and faculty are invited to this AUCD pre-EHDI workshop where they will delve into the specifics of EHDI policy. By engaging in small group discussions and interacting with topical experts, participants will debate the merits of current legislation, learn about key influencers in the policy landscape, and unpack the significance of potential changes in this important reauthorization year.

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2015 UCEDD Director's Retreat and TA Institute  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Friday, March 27, 2015
Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda

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Next Chapter Book Club & Beyond: A conference on literacy for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Next Chapter Book Club & Beyond: A conference on literacy for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Friday, April 17, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL

Registration for the second international Next Chapter Book Club and Beyond conference is open!

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