2022 Voting and Registration Data Now Available

Voter turnout for the 2022 U.S. congressional elections was the second highest for a nonpresidential election year since 2000, with 52.2% of the citizen voting-age population participating. And registration rates were the highest for a midterm election since 2000, with 69.1% of the citizen voting-age population registered to vote, up 2.2 percentage points from 66.9%…

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NACDD Mourns the Passing of Senator Harry Reid

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) mourns the recent passing of Senator Harry Reid, a true leader who served as the United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017. Senator Reid worked hard to deliver on so many promises like the Affordable Care Act, ensuring that all people had access to…

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NACDD Mourns the Passing of Dr. Margaret Giannini

NACDD has just learned that a great pioneer of the DD world has died. Dr. Margaret (Peg) Giannini, who began her esteemed work in the field of I/DD in the early 1960s established what became the first University-based program (later the Westchester Institute on Human Development, one of NY’s 3 UCEDDs) and dedicated her entire…

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NACDD Mourns the Passing of Senator Bob Dole

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) mourns the passing of Senator Bob Dole, a great leader of the U.S. Senate representing the State of Kansas and all Americans as he ably served as Leader of the Senate from 1985-1996. Senator Dole dedicated much of his work to issues he was truly passionate…

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NACDD Supports President Biden’s Framework for Disability Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities applauds President Biden’s historic Build Back Better Act framework that prioritizes $150 billion in funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) provided through Medicaid. HCBS provides opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their own home or community rather than institutions or other isolated settings. HCBS…

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Build Back Better: Educational Equity in the Disability Community

By Morgan Davis, NACDD Intern Educational goals within the Build Back Better Plan: The Build Back Better Plan, a piece of legislation proposed by the Biden Administration, is a plan that would help revitalize the economy, by creating jobs, funding healthcare programs, and allocating money for multi-level educational institutions. These institutional investments range from investments…

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