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Disability News Update – February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012
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The Disability News Update is coordinated by the Lead On Update. The get weekly updates of disability happenings or to search by category, visit the Lead On Update at www.leadonupdate.wordpress.com Upcoming Events February 13 – March 9, 2012 Foundations of ASD: National Autism Online Training Series Autism Spectrum Disorders are considered to be a...
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Disability News Update – February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012
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 The Weekly Disability News Update is a product of the Lead On Update — your point for the weekly news made by and affecting the disability community. For archived news and more links to disability information, visit the Lead on Update at http://leadonupdate.wordpress.com. Upcoming Events   February 9, 2012 Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee...
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Happy ADA Quotable – Paul Longmore

July 26, 2011
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“The unavoidabl​e public presence, the surprising​ political participat​ion of citizens with disabiliti​es is both the ADA’s cause and it’s consequenc​e. Claiming and exercising​ their rights of access, disabled people have compelled their country to move away from that historical​ isolation,​ segregation, and exclusion.​” – Paul Longmore
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Toasters and Hairdryers – Autism Explained

April 9, 2010
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Toasters and Hairdryers – Autism Explained

Considering Autism Awareness Month is April, I thought it might be useful to have a post to talk about it. Let me take a moment to be frank, Autism is a “popular” topic in Washington DC and a popular cause in Congress. And I say that in not a fully “positive” way. Legislators want...
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Return of Day in Washington

January 25, 2010
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Just a quick announcement that after checking things out with the Ethics Office at my new job, I will be able to continue to provide you with disability policy information through Day in Washington.  So expect new posts in the next few days along with some guest posters. Because of increased interest in this...
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Vacation

September 27, 2009
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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am off to Colorado this week for a long-awaited vacation.  I shall return the first week of October.
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Additional Long Term Services and Supports Amendments in the new Senate Finance bill

September 22, 2009
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To Accept with Modification Rockefeller Amendment #D11: On page 50, at the end of the Long Term Services and Supports section Insert, ― The Chairman’s Mark would express the Sense of the Senate that this Congress should address long-term services and supports in a comprehensive way that guarantees elderly and disabled individuals the care...
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Community First Choice Option in new Senate Finance Bill

September 22, 2009
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LATEST NEWS – Things are moving fast here in Washington DC. I know that many people with disabilities have been actively working to get the Community First Choice (CFC) Option included in health reform legislation as a whole. First proposed by by Senator Harkin as a way to get the key provisions of the...
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