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Sandy Hook Shooting: A Policy Response

December 18, 2012
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Sandy Hook Shooting: A Policy Response

Like most people around the country I find  Newtown, Connecticut in my thoughts and the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School weighing heavily on my mind and heart.  And just like everyone else, I find myself at loose ends in wanting to do something about it. Anything.  Anything that might help prevent something similar...
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Disability News Update – February 20 – 26, 2012

February 26, 2012
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Employment USDA Expands Farming for Disabled Americans Western Farm Press | February 22, 2012 Responding to the needs of a growing population of farmers and ranchers living with a disability, the USDA awarded 23 grants to organizations to help thousands of people with disabilities continue their chosen agricultural professions. Read the article: USDA Expands...
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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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Educational Testing, Students with Disabilities, and a Letter from the EEOC

January 23, 2012
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Educational Testing, Students with Disabilities, and a Letter from the EEOC

Cross-Posted at Tales of the Angry Negro 2012 is here and not to be outdone by the ever-lengthening parade of Holiday foods, gift giving, and the lighting of candles, 2011 managed to pack in a few last minute surprises for us all. One of these gifts has come from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and...
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White House Statement on a United Effort to Address Bullying

March 10, 2011
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White House Statement on a United Effort to Address Bullying

I know, I know…it is a forwarded note but considering all of the recent attention on the issue of bullying I thought this might be pertinent. There are a lot of resources and groups mentioned and considering the number of children and youth with disabilities who have been bullied (and some who have been...
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Top 10 Disability Events of 2010

January 3, 2011
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Top 10 Disability Events of 2010

It’s that time of year again.  As we move forward into 2011 and say goodbye to 2010, lets take a few moments to review the array of disability events, policies and changes that took place.  Below is my Top 10 Disbility Events of 2010. Number 10. The loss of long-time disability scholars and advocates...
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Education and Children with Disabilities: Accelerated Program Discrimination and the Yarmuth Higher Education Act Amendment

February 11, 2008
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Education and Children with Disabilities is a rather broad title and could address an array of issues. However, to keep this post salient to current events (and also to more manageable length) I will just cover two recent very exciting developments. One is regulatory in nature but is something I believe will, in the long run...
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