Register Now for the 2008 Disability Policy Seminar

2008 Disability Policy Seminar

"Advancing Disability Policy in an Election Year"

March 2-4, 2008

The Hyatt Regency Hotel
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001



AUCD invites and encourages you to register for the 2008 Disability Policy Seminar. Advancing Disability Policy in an Election Year, the theme for this year’s seminar, will offer a pragmatic view on the unique challenges and opportunities facing the Congress and White House as the 2008 political campaign proceeds.

In November of 2008 Americans will cast votes for a new President, a third of the Senate, and the entire House of Representatives.  The Democrats will seek to expand their present thin majority in both houses of Congress while Republicans fight hard to regain lost ground.  With bipartisanship an increasingly elusive goal for most public policy issues these days, we will explore effective strategies to obtain support from both sides of the aisle for disability issues.

Together, the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), The Arc of the United States, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) will look to our extensive grassroots networks to advocate in a bipartisan manner for national public policies promoting the full inclusion of people with disabilities in our society.

On Sunday, March 2, participants will begin two days of in-depth, intense public policy discussions and presentations.  On March 4, we will take our unified message to Capitol Hill.

What will we be talking about at the Seminar and lobbying on Capitol Hill?  We expect the following public policy issues will take center stage:

  • Budget and Appropriations – disability program funding
  • Entitlements – proposals to change Medicaid, Social Security and Medicare
  • Developmental Disabilities Act – proposals for the reauthorization
  • Health – health care proposals, Medicaid and Medicare
  • Housing – Sec. 8 and Sec. 811 reforms and funding for community-based housing
  • Social Security – administration changes and reform proposals
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Restoration Act
  • Employment – Rehabilitation Act reauthorization and TANF

Capitol Hill staff and our nation’s leading public policy experts, disability advocates and association leaders will be on hand to address these and other issues.


REGISTER ONLINE NOW! (this link takes you to AAIDD’s website)


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