AUCD 2017 T-Shirts Now Available!

Order Deadline: March 1

Shirts are just $10.07 each when you preorder by March 1 and pick them up at the 2017 Disability Policy Seminar. Hand-designed by Jessica Irwin, a Psychology Fellow at the University of Rochester Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, this shirt is one you'll be proud to wear again and again.



Apply Today! AUCD Leadership Academy

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the inaugural AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. The academy will be held on the downtown GSU campus in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25-30, 2017.



March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!


AUCD, NACDD, and NDRN are proud to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2017! This month we will increase awareness about developmental disabilities, tell stories of real people who live with a disability, and support our collective work toward inclusion and acceptance. Join us at #DDawareness17: download our resource kit and share your stories!



Supreme Court Backs Family in Case on Denial of Service Dog in School

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a ruling finding that a family does not need to exhaust the due process provisions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) if supports or services for a student with a disability are not directly connected to providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE). In an 8-0 ruling in the case of Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools found that a young girl with cerebral palsy who uses a service dog to assist her with her daily activities, did not complete the due process complaints provided under IDEA before suing the school system to allow her to bring her dog to school.


Public Policy


Joint Statement - Concerns about the Proposed Changes to Medicaid in the House Republican Policy Brief

As the three national Developmental Disabilities (DD) Network partners that represent the entities authorized in the DD Act whose members annually advocate for and provide hundreds of thousands of clinical services and home and community based supports to people with disabilities and their families, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), and National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) are concerned about the policy brief distributed by the House Republican leadership on Thursday, February 16th to its Members about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Tuesdays with Liz: Medicaid Cuts, Block Grants and Per Capita Caps

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews on Mara Youdelman, the managing attorney at the National Health Law Program on Medicaid. Per capita caps: What are they and what is their potential impact?


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongress on Recess; Recess Action Alert; Proposed Rule to Increase Patients� Health Insurance Choices; IDEA Website; Cabinet members; Call for Advocates; and more



2017 Pre-EHDI LEND Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, February 26, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)

This workshop will introduce trainees to the various challenges associated with assessing, monitoring, and effectively serving deaf / hard of hearing children who have additional disabilities from a systems perspective. It is a unique, interactive learning opportunity that brings together trainees and faculty from across the country.

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2017 AMCHP Annual Conference

2017 AMCHP Annual Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Location: Kansas City, MO

Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. The AMCHP 2017 Annual Conference will be held March 4-7, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.

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2017 Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

2017 Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - Friday, March 10, 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX

The Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the 1960's.

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