Legislative Agenda for the 112th Congress
UCP has a long history of partnering with other disability rights organizations to amplify our collective voice in support of people with a spectrum of disabilities. Read more about our combined work in the 112th Congress here.
Read the UCP Washington Wire
This is a weekly publication that provides a comprehensive source of information on federal legislation, agency regulations, court decisions and other issues of interest to the disability community.
Watch Interactive Policy Videos
These YouTube videos provide overviews about the major issues facing the 112th Congress, featuring longtime disability advocate and founding staff director of the former Disability Policy Collaboration, Paul Marchand:
Read The Case for Inclusion
UCP’s The Case for Inclusion ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia for Medicaid services provided to intellectual and developmental disability populations. The 2011 report released April 28 and found progress in Medicaid services, but nearly 33,000 Americans with ID/DD still live in 162 large, state-run institutions.
Legislative and Policy Achievements
UCP, in collaboration with various disability rights partners, has been instrumental in helping to pass significant legislative advances for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Read more about our participation in shaping federal policy.
UCP’s work has been a part of the ongoing civil rights movement for people with disabilities. Read more about the major federal laws and initiatives that create the legislative framework for this important movement.