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Full Committee Hearing - Fulfilling the Promise: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities


AUCD Statement on today's Senate Hearing on Overcoming Barriers to Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2014) - The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) applauds Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA), Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and other Senate HELP Committee Members for holding a hearing today on overcoming persistent barriers to economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities.

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President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities Holds 2014 Meeting

Committee now has record number of people with disabilities and many AUCD network members

The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities held their 2014 meeting September 3-5. The committee how has significantly more members with intellectual disabilities and strong representation from the AUCD network.



AUCD Strategic Map 2014

Comments Welcome Through September 2

The AUCD Strategic Map is intended as a high level view of the vision, focus, and priorities of our organization and network over the next 2-3 years. This map can serve as a guide for our collective work and mission. Your feedback is welcomed through September 2, 2014.



Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

Federal lawmakers say they�ve reached a deal to move forward on legislation that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits. Members of the U.S. Senate said Friday that they have an agreement that will allow the Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act to proceed.



Special Issue of Medical Care Highlights Health Disparities at the Intersection of Disability, Race and Ethnicity

Introductory article by the supplement guest editors, Willi Horner-Johnson, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University, Portland; Glenn T. Fujiura, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Tawara D. Goode, MA, of Georgetown University.

It's well established that Americans with disabilities and those in underserved racial/ethnic groups face significant disparities in access to health care. Now, researchers are beginning to examine the unique patterns of health care inequalities experienced by racially and ethnically diverse patients with disabilities, according to a special October supplement to Medical Care. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.


Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Using Evaluation Data to Tell your Story  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Health Literacy Principles and Adult Education Strategies to Engage Families in Early Intervention Services  Copy to Calendar
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar


Public Policy


AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers appropriations, IDEA, child care, the Disability Treaty, and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.


AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers federal budget projections, accessibility in Medicare and Medicaid, Higher Education Act, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, family support, and veterans mental health.


AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers appropriations, employment, the Disability Treaty, ABA therapy, and ABLE Act.



The Arc's 2014 National Convention

The Arc's 2014 National Convention  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Thursday, October 2, 2014
Location: New Orleans, LA

You are invited to enjoy the classic Southern city of New Orleans with The Arc as we network, learn and lead the movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the future. The Arcs annual National Convention is set for September 30 through October 2 in New Orleans, LA with more than 600 people who share your passion for disability issues.

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2014 Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Friday, October 3, 2014
Location: Online Broadcast Live & Houston, TX

Registration will soon open for the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital 15th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference, October 2-3, 2014, in Houston. The "Transition Conference" delivers practical, insightful, and relevant information for physicians, social workers, counselors, faculty, staff, students, youth and young adults with chronic illness and their parents and guardians

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2014 Southwest Coference on Disablity

2014 Southwest Coference on Disablity  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Location: Albuquerque, NM

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