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.
AUCD applauds Congress for passing the Violence Against Women's Reauthorization Act. The law includes a disability grant program that addresses the gaps in abuse suffered by victims with disabilities that experience domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and incidences of stalking.