Students, staff seek to create new club for Autistic Adults
A new student organization is paving the way for students with autism to have their voices represented on campus.
MCH Project Manager
Sarah Peterson, MSW, is a new Project Manager on the MCH team at AUCD, and brings a wealth of experience in disability issues.
President is expected to submit his budget request for the Fiscal Year 2017 to Congress tomorrow; Senate HELP Committee will hold a markup tomorrow of several health-related bills; On Wednesday, the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing on "Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control", and more
Tuesday's with Liz: Disability Policy for All is back after the 2016 Blizzard! Liz Weintraub, AUCD's advocacy specialist, interviews Kruti Acharya, MD (LEND Director at the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois) on the importance of including family members and self-advocates in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) programs. In case you missed last week's edition, Liz interviewed Tia Nelis (Self-Advocacy Specialist at the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health, University of Illinois) on why self-advocates should be part of the LEND programs.
New White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, executive actions on solitary confinement, and more
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Join to learn more about how leaders in health, education, and social service sectors can boldly address our nation's capacity crisis in a system-wide manner.
Location: The Carnegie Library- 801 K Street, NW, Washington
Education for All: An Evening with AUCD will be the first of what will be an annual celebration honoring the AUCD network's accomplishments and, more importantly, the millions of people with disabilities who benefit from them. On March 2nd, we will shine the spotlight on our impact promoting inclusive disability policies and improving education outcomes for children and youth with disabilities.
Location: Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington VA
The 2016 UCEDD Director's Retreat and TA Institute provide an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.