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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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Upcoming News

May 12, 2011
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There is  lot going on right now so stay tuned for updates soon! National Council on Disability Seeking Testimony on “The Budget and People with Disabilities” Efforts to stop the shifting of Medicaid to block grants Introduction of the Autism Services and Workforce Acceleration Act of 2011 What’s right and what’s not-so-right with the...
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White House Disability Conference Call – March 31

March 23, 2011
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White House Disability Conference Call – March 31

Yes, it is that time of the month again.  The White House is putting out their notice for their monthly Disability group conference call.  If you haven’t participated in one yet, this is your chance.  You get to hear directly what is the Administration’s plans for disability and what has been accomplished.  This isn’t...
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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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February Disability Issues – Budget, Delta Settlement and FCC

February 23, 2011
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February Disability Issues – Budget, Delta Settlement and FCC

Just a quick February update.  There’s been quite  lot going on.  Below are a few areas I’d like to lightly touch on (with some informational links) before going into them in more depth during the next few weeks.  I also have on my upcoming blog-list a note to look at the Medicaid issues we’re...
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Federal Hiring of People with Disabilities? Looking Critically

February 11, 2011
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Federal Hiring of People with Disabilities? Looking Critically

It has been great these last few weeks as more and more guest bloggers are choosing to offer their insights and experience through Day in Washington to  ensure YOU get the best information possible.  These are Washington DC insiders with unique knowledge and expertise and I’m proud to be able to offer this blog...
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Wordle – Graphical Images of #Obama’s #SOTU and Rep. Ryan’s #GOP Response

January 26, 2011
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Wordle – Graphical Images of #Obama’s #SOTU and Rep. Ryan’s #GOP Response

Last night was the President’s State of the Union (SOTU) speech. Obviously, those interested in policy and politics not only listened to the event, but almost instantaneously began working to analyze it; break it down into its components in an attempt to discover areas of emphasis and look for signs as to the Administration’s...
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Best Wheelchairs, Oracle and @GailSimone – Suggestions Welcome

January 16, 2011
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Or what to look for in a wheelchair (for a comic book character). Those of you who know me, know I am a huge fan of comic books.  What could be better, it is a medium that in many ways highlights ordinary people doing extraordinary things because it is the RIGHT thing to do.  I...
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