FAST-TRACK for Advocacy
In Spring 2020 the AACPDM Board approved a process developed by the AACPDM Advocacy Committee for quick review and response of information that include formal policies, position statements, legislation, or issues or concerns that relate to advocacy for persons with cerebral palsy or other related childhood onset disability, their families, providers who serve them and or related research or educational concerns.
AACPDM’s Comments Regarding ACGME Proposed Changes to Remove the Requirement for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Faculty in General Pediatric Residency Training Programs
Date posted: April 7, 2023 | Read AACPDM's full statement.
Payan v. Los Angeles Community College District
Date posted: March 3, 2022 | Payan v. Los Angeles Community College District
This court case was brought forth by blind students against the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). Several blind students sued the LACCD to get accessible written materials in classes under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Link to further explanation of the case: https://dredf.org/2021/12/16/payan-v-laccd-explainer/
AACPDM Signs CP Collaborative Letter
Date posted: May 4, 2021 | CP Collaborative Sends Letter Encouraging CP Research in the FY 2022 Appropriations Bill for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
CDC Urged To Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccines For People With Developmental Disabilities
Date posted: March 18, 2021 | Please view the March edition of “Disability Scoop” and the article entitled, “CDC Urged To Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccines For People With Developmental Disabilities”. AACPDM was proud to partner with 16 other organizations to send the letter and was spearheaded by the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry.
American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry Vaccine Distribution Statement
Date posted: January, 2021 | The AADMD developed a statement regarding vaccine distribution and allocation. The statement expresses that distribution must be done in a safe and equitable manner, and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) must be explicitly addressed in any framework for vaccine allocation.
American Speech Language Hearing Association Telehealth Coverage
Date posted: December, 2020 | ASHA provides a listing of the Medicaid practices across the US and provides an example letter to advocate at the state level for reimbursement of telehealth for Audiology and Speech providers. This is important as our patients benefit from receiving these services in the community.
Scholarly Article on voting for people with disabilities
Date posted: October, 2020