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

 

11/17/2014

AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers appropriations, communication devices and education, health care open enrollment, child care, housing, and family caregivers.

 
 

11/4/2014

Issue Brief: Keeping All Students Safe Act

Issue Brief on the Keeping All Students Safe Act, comparing the House and Senate bills.

pdf File KASSA Issue Brief Nov 2014.pdf [download]
 
 

10/27/2014

AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers employment, school bullying, civil rights, the Disability Treaty, and transportation.

 
 
 

Resources

 

Issue Brief: Keeping All Students Safe Act

Issue Brief on the Keeping All Students Safe Act, comparing the House and Senate bills.

pdf File KASSA Issue Brief Nov 2014.pdf [download]
 
 

Higher Education Affordability Act Summary

pdf File HEAA Summary Sept 9 2014.pdf [download]
 
 

Mediciad and Long-Term Services and Supports: A Primer

Website  from http://kff.org

This primer from the Kaiser Family Foundation describes LTSS delivery and financing in the U.S., highlighting covered services and supports, types of care providers and care settings, beneficiary subpopulations, costs and financing models, quality improvement efforts, and recent LTSS reform initiatives.

 
 
 

AUCD Legislative News
In Brief

11/17/2014

AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers appropriations, communication devices and education, health care open enrollment, child care, housing, and family caregivers.

11/3/2014

AUCD Legislative News In Brief

This issue covers the elections, budget and appropriations, wages for direct support staff, and the AUCD annual conference


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Find Your
Elected Officials

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AUCD Legislative Priorities

 

4/13/2013

AUCD Legislative Priorities: 113th Congress

Federal Funding and Fiscal Policy; Medicaid and Long Term Services and Supports; Health Care Reform; Combating Autism Act; Developmental Disabilities Act; Family Support; Research and Data Collection; Education; Employment; Rights; Transportation; Social Security; Tax Policy. AUCD calls upon Congress to work in a bipartisan fashion to address the pressing needs of our citizens with disabilities. Gridlock has serious consequences for these individuals.

 

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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.