AUCD Policy Talk

Writing by both established and emerging leaders in the AUCD network and disability community about the complexities of disability policy

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  • Oklahoma Since Olmstead

    June 23, 2020 by

    Someone once said, you can tell how a state values her people by how she supports those with disabilities. Every state has designated supports or assistance for people with developmental disabilities. Historically those “supports” were provided through isolation and segregation at state run institutions. About half a century ago, states realized that housing people away… Read more

  • The Wait is Not Over

    June 16, 2020 by

    During the summer of 2017, in Washington DC, I rallied alongside the disability community to fight against the $830 billion-dollar Medicaid cut that had passed in the House and moved frantically to the Senate. I stood on the Capitol steps among hundreds of disability advocates when the Affordable Care Act repeal was given the infamous… Read more

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