AUCD applauds the President for increasing wages for hardworking Americans, and especially for including people with disabilities in his Executive Order.
Major Step Forward in Improving Safety of Children in Schools with Legislation to Restrict the Use of Restraints and Seclusion
AUCD applauds Senator Tom Harkin who announced that he will introduce legislation today to reduce the use of restraints and seclusion in schools. Currently, no federal guidelines exist regarding the use of restraints and seclusion. Evidence shows a disproportionate use of these techniques on students with disabilities, violating their right to nondiscrimination in accessing education.
AUCD strongly supports the agenda of equality and opportunity that the President laid out in the State of the Union address last night. While the President did not mention people with disabilities specifically, his agenda includes policies that the disability community has long championed and we believe that when he says everyone he means everyone.
SILVER SPRING, MD (January 13, 2014) The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the regulation released Friday that strengthens the Medicaid home and community-based services available to people with disabilities.
'Supporting Diversity in the Developmental Disabilities Network through Minority Partnerships' Released by AUCD
This report describes the efforts of two University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) in addressing health disparities experienced by minority populations and describes the importance of promoting diversity within DD Network programs. To download a free PDF of the report or to purchase a hard copy, visit http://bit.ly/1coJ756.
AUCD Signs MoU with Dubai Community Development Authority to Share Best Practices in Disability Services
The agreement will facilitate the cooperation between CDA and the AUCD to bring the best practices and programs for people with disabilities for the first time to the Middle East. The agreement will also enable advanced consultation and trainings to CDA staff by members of AUCD.
AUCD is excited and proud to watch the Health Insurance Marketplaces open for enrollment today and urges Congress to pass a continuing resolution that does not dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
New Report Documents Worldwide Mistreatment of People with Disabilities: Urges Support for Disability Treaty
AUCD distributed this report today that shows examples of shocking abuse and neglect of people with disabilities around the world.
AUCD, Four UCEDDs, and Two LENDs Host Representatives from the Community Development Authority in Dubai
AUCD, four University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) and two Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LENDs) Programs had the pleasure of hosting three representatives from the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates during the week of June 24th.
National Disability Organization Releases Report on Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition
SILVER SPRING, MD (May 29, 2013) - The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has released a comprehensive new report on one of the most significant issues facing youth with disabilities, the transition from adolescence to adult life.
The Keeping All Students Safe Act would prohibit the use of seclusion and the most dangerous types of restraint; require parental notification when restraint is used; and require training and certification of school personnel who implement physical restraint. 'Setting a federal floor of protections is essential to preventing abuse, especially for students with disabilities who experience the use of restraint and seclusion at disproportionately high rates,' said AUCD President Julie Fodor, PhD.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of 113 organizations representing the needs of people with disabilities, believes that the budget resolution proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is dangerous for people with disabilities as it calls for deep cuts to Medicaid, deep spending cuts for non-defense discretionary programs that support the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, and would lead to tens of millions of Americans losing their health insurance or becoming underinsured.