The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, MD, is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practices through research, education and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. AUCD also exchanges information and technical assistance with international affiliates and universities in several countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Spain, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia and is a member of the U.S. International Council on Disabilities.
Inaugural event deemed a success, 2017 event planning underway
The inaugural Harkin International Disability Employment Summit was held in Washington, DC, on December 8 and 9 of 2016. Over 180 participants from 31 countries gathered to identify strategies for increasing competitive integrated employment around the world. Sponsored by the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement and spearheaded by Sen. Tom Harkin (retired) of Iowa, the Summit was attended by international business leaders, philanthropists, disability advocates, and government representatives.
Letter regarding sequestration cuts; New appointments; both 21st Century Cures Act and Special Needs Trust Fairness Act signed into law; New FAQ regarding unsafe wandering; Last day to enroll for healthcare insurance; and more
Congress has returned for its Lame Duck session; Tom Price nominated for HHS; Passage of 21st Century Cure; ESSA Guidance; AUCD Conference; and more