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Provides information from federal agencies with key roles in the provision of community services for persons with developmental disabilities, including announcements related to policy initiatives, funding opportunities, regulations and expectations, program news, and other information of value.

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Managed by: Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri of Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (4 Products)
Electronic Media (10 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (1 Products)
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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
Federal Perspectives
A newsletter that provides a monthly summary of national issues shaping publicly-funded disability services.
How is the Affordable Care Act Leading to Changes in Medicaid Today? State Adoption of Five New Options
This article talks about health reform and changes to Medicaid.
More With Disabilities on the Job
This short article explains that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities went down in February of 2015.
Separate and Unequal: States Fail to Fulfill the Community Living Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act
This report shows many states are not living up to the Americans with Disabilities Act that says states need to help people with disabilities live independently. This is troubling because the Act had been passed 14 years earlier.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
A Guide to the Supreme Courtís Affordable Care Act Decision
A brief report that describes the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act and how this impacts the future of health reform.
Advocates' Guide to Housing and Community Development Policy
This 300-page book contains background information and tools for housing advocates, plus short descriptions of more than 60 U.S. Federal programs that help people with low-incomes. You can download it for free
AUCD Legislative News In Brief
In Brief provides a weekly federal legislative update on issues important to people with disabilities and their families. The publication focuses on AUCD's legislative goals developed by the association.
Delivering on the promise - Report of federal agencies' actions to eliminate barriers and promote community integration
This web page explains the plans of several US Federal agencies to implement President George W. Bush's New Freedom Initiative.
Federal Disability Hate Crimes Protection Law
An article about new protections from hate crimes toward people with disabilities.
Justice Department Moves to Intervene in Texas Case to Enforce the Supreme Courtís Olmstead Decision
In June of 2011, the US Department of Justice sued the state of Texas. The reason was the high number of people with disabilities living in state institutions.
Rooted in Rights
On this website, youíll find news stories from around the web on the rights of people with disabilities. There are also original op-eds, videos, graphics, educational resources and more.
States To Get Millions To Boost Disability Employment September 2011
This short article explains how the federal government is helping the states do a better job helping people with disabilities find work.
The Arc Capitol Insider
This blog has regular updates on federal legislative activities affecting people with intellectual disabilities and related disabilities.
UCP Washington Watch
A weekly newsletter that provides the latest news on disability policy from Washington.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
The website of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), a national advocacy organization. This website includes background information about UCP, and also much news about national news affecting persons with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.
President Bush's New Freedom Initiative
On February 1, President Bush issued an executive order aimed at improving services and supports for persons with disabilities
Presidential Executive Order Implementing Olmstead Decision
President Bush's Executive Order instructing federal agencies to take steps to implement the US Supreme Court's 1999 Olmstead decision

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