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Support Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Financial donations now being accepted

AUCD is currently accepting monetary donations to help support our Centers and DD networks in Puerto Rico (PR) and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to meet the needs of people with disabilities in their Territories in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. All contributions will be funneled directly to the Territory or Territories that you designate.



The Student "Draft IEP" Tool at WIHD UCEDD/LEND

WIHD has updated its popular Student "Draft IEP" Tool (http://hvsepc.org/student-draft-iep-interactive-tool/). The tool, developed by Naomi Brickel, helps students to prepare information for IEP development and generate their own "draft IEP" to share with the rest of the IEP team. This serves to increase student understanding of the IEP process and facilitates student participation in IEP discussions. Research indicates that students who are involved in their special education program planning are more successful in school. However, many students do not even attend their IEP meetings, and of those who do, few participate in a meaningful way.


AUCD Webinars

 Guidance for UCEDD Carry-over Requests and No-Cost Extensions

Guidance for UCEDD Carry-over Requests and No-Cost Extensions  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

ACL grant management specialist LaDeva Harris will present and discuss guidance for UCEDDs requesting carry-over of funds into a subsequent budget year. Celia Feinstein, Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and AUCD Board of Directors Immediate Past-President, will address common errors and pitfalls in carry-over request submissions.

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Public Policy


Tuesdays with Liz: ADA Fellow Fiorella Guerrero on Disability Advocacy in Peru

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Fiorella Guerrero Calle, who was an ADA fellow from Peru and works for World Vision, about life for children with disabilities in Peru.


Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayTax Reform; Thanksgiving Recess; Medicaid Reform; Continuing Resolution; Nominations; AIM HIGH Act; Supported Employment; and more


Action Needed - Tax Bill and Affordable Care Act

Both the full House and the Senate Finance Committee passed different versions of the tax bill on November 16. Your Members of Congress will be on recess from November 20-24. There will likely be a Senate vote in late November, and although concerns about the bill have been expressed by Senators in both parties, including Senators Susan Collins (R-MA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John McCain (R-AZ), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR),the time to act is now! The President has said he wants a tax overhaul signed into law before Christmas.


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