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.
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A letter written on behalf of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities to Chairman Alexander.
Letter to Chairman Lamar Alexander re: Re-authorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Letter to Chairman Alexander regarding the reauthorization of ESEA.
This issue of In Brief covers congressional leadership, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Social Security Disability Insurance, employment, fiscal policy and child abuse prevention.
an Obama Administration effort to increase equal employment opportunities and financial independence for individuals with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on individuals with significant disabilities
"Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All" is a brief weekly video spot produced by AUCD featuring policy staffer Liz Weintraub discussing current disability policy issues. These videos are a compliment to AUCD's popular written publication of "AUCD Disability Policy News In Brief" and are designed to make oftentimes complex policy issues more easy for everyone to understand.
Our new In Brief is easier to find, read, share, and subscribe! This issue covers the start of the 114th Congress and litigation on the Department of Labor's Home Care Rule.
Summary of funding for disability programs in the final fiscal year 2015 omnibus appropriations bill.
Issue Brief on the Keeping All Students Safe Act, comparing the House and Senate bills.
An issue brief from the Collaboration to Promote Self Determination about the current status of the ABLE Act.