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.
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
Deadline: October 30
Registration is currently open for the AUCD Conference! We welcome network members, partners from outside the network, experts from across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and students to learn and grow together during this exciting event. Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues across the network and beyond.
National Disability Organization States that Climate Change is a Public Health Issue; Urges Congress to Support EPA Carbon Pollution Rule
The EPA recently released a final Rule that, when fully implemented, will cut carbon pollution from power plants by 32% (below 2005 levels) by 2030. AUCD supports this Rule that will help prevent serious, long-term health consequences for the over 53 million Americans living with disabilities, including increased illnesses; secondary disabilities; and death due to respiratory illness, heat-related stress, insect-borne diseases and increase environmental disasters.
The House and Senate have adjourned for the month-long August recess. Recess offers a good opportunity to meet with your Members of Congress while they are in their home states/districts.
in response to the proposed revision of the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)
Congress is leaving for recess this week so if you have chance please discuss the impact of recent budget cuts and the need to negotiate a budget that will lift sequestration caps.
AUCD sent a letter to Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
Support of the interim recommendations on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment
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.