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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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Quotable – Claire Roy on Growth Attenuation #disability

April 30, 2012
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Quotable – Claire Roy on Growth Attenuation #disability

“We are a stupid people, loathe to study and learn from our collective history. We have burned the witches, strung up the niggers, gassed the kykes, lobotomized the crazies, beat up the faggots all in the name of what was right and good. We look back now, in horror at our primitive ancestors’ sins,...
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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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Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the ADA

July 26, 2011
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Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Today, I join my fellow Americans in celebrating the anniversary of the passage of a great civil rights achievement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As we look back at the progress we’ve made in the last 21 years, we...
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Events and Articles – Olmstead, WHO Report, NIDRR, & Disability Affirmative Action

July 21, 2011
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Events and Articles – Olmstead, WHO Report, NIDRR, & Disability Affirmative Action

Whew!  It has been a busy year which unfortunately has lead to some dust collecting on Day in Washington.  My apologies to regular readers.  Today I just want to post a few items that may be of interest.  Special thanks to “P” for collecting the information for this update. New NIDRR Director Chosen K....
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CMS Stakeholder Call Today at 1:30pm!

May 17, 2011
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CMS Stakeholder Call Today at 1:30pm!

I just received a notice from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Disability for a CMS Stakeholder/Advocate Call about Accountable Care Organizations that is scheduled for 1:30 pm TODAY.  I have to admit, I’m a bit disappointed that this notice didn’t come in until 7:30am this morning.  That doesn’t give people...
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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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