Stay Informed on Local & National Disability Policy

Arizona News
Fall 2017

Are you up to date on the most current happenings related to disability policy? To keep up with the latest information on legislation and initiatives that affect people with disabilities and those who support them, check out these resources. We urge all of you to educate yourselves and let your elected representatives know what you think.


The Arc of Arizona logoThe Arc of Arizona provides a regular recap of State and Federal legislative happenings through its electronic newsletter, The Capitol Roundup. To view current and archived newsletters, and to subscribe to the listserv, visit


ceiling of US capitol buildingThe Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) hosts a Public Policy hub on its website. AUCD advocates for a number of legislative issues that are critical to individuals with disabilities and their families.  

Disability Policy News In Brief – electronic newsletter delivered every Monday summarizing federal policy news
For current and archived issues, as well as to subscribe to the listserv, visit

Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All – weekly video series highlighting current issues in disability policy hosted by Liz Weintraub, a long-time disability advocate
To watch current and previous interviews, visit AUCD YouTube Channel:

National Disability Policy: Progress Report
The 2017 edition of this report, which fulfills National Council on Disability's statutory mandate to report annually on the state of disability policy in key areas, uses the intersection of disability and poverty as its organizing theme. The report focuses on seven factors that are crucial for enhancing the economic independence of people with disabilities in our society: education, employment, financial assistance and incentives, health care, long-term services and supports, transportation, and housing.