Public Policy

 

AUCD advocates for a number of legislative issues that are critical to individuals with disabilities and their families. Legislative priority issues are developed bi-annually by the AUCD Legislative Affairs Committee and Board of Directors. Priority issues are based on the Association's vision and mission as well as input from the entire Network, including individuals with disabilities and their families.

Health Reform Hub

Please visit AUCD’s Health Reform Hub, an online gateway designed to provide technical assistance and information about implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

 

 
 

New in Policy

 

2/8/2016

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

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

 
 

2/1/2016

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

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

 
 

1/25/2016

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

WIOA Advisory Committee meetings; The Future of Restraints ad Seclusion; New report from NCD; HCBS Toolkit, and more

 
 

1/21/2016

Joint Comments on ESSA in Response to the Department of Education

In response to the request issued by the Department of Education, the DD Network submitted the joint comments above concerning recommendations on regulations to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
 

1/18/2016

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

State of the Union; Draft letter to issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace; Disability Integration Act; Kim Musheno elected chair of CCD, and more

 
 

1/11/2016

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

House returned January 5 and Senate returned January 11; State of the Union January 12; Veto of HR 3762; Deadlines for Unified Integrated State Workforce Plans; and more

 
 
 

Resources

 

Status Update: HCBS Implementation May 2015

pdf File May 14th SOTA - HCBS Settings (2).pdf [download]
 
 

Status Update: HCBS Implementation May 2015

pdf File May 14th SOTA - HCBS Settings (2).pdf [download]
 
 

CCD Letter to President Obama on Wellness Programs

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities send this letter to President Obama regarding Affordable Care Act wellness programs and protections for workers with disabilities under the ADA.

pdf File CCD wellness letter.pdf [download]
 
 
 

AUCD Legislative News
In Brief

2/8/2016

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

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


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AUCD Legislative Priorities

 

6/1/2015

AUCD Legislative Priorities: 114th Congress

AUCD members work with state and local partners to design innovative, efficient programs and policies to achieve the outcomes all Americans want: dignity, meaningful choice, and the opportunity to contribute and succeed. In every US state and territory, our centers serve as a bridge between the university and the community to ensure full participation, independent living, and economic opportunity for all people with disabilities. AUCD looks forward to partnering with 114th Congress, the administration, states, and local governments to achieve these outcomes.

 

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Senate Accessibility Manual

In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Senator Mike Enzi (WY) published an updated version of his Accessibility Manual - a comprehensive guide to providing Senate offices and constituents with valuable information on accessibility throughout the US Capitol Complex.

This manual includes a variety of ideas and suggestions to help address the needs of staff, constituents, and visitors with accessibility needs, including: basic rules of etiquette; locations of accessible routes and entrances; accessible room design; and emergency evacuation procedures.

Please feel free to use this manual as you develop policies and procedures for accommodating individuals with accessibility needs, whether they are visiting our nation's capital or working in a Congressional office.

PDF here.

DOC here.