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
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
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
WIOA Advisory Committee meetings; The Future of Restraints ad Seclusion; New report from NCD; HCBS Toolkit, and more
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).
State of the Union; Draft letter to issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace; Disability Integration Act; Kim Musheno elected chair of CCD, and more
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
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.