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EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America

Thank you to The Arc for sharing this link…I had no idea that the Smithsonian has a collection and web exhibition cataloguing disability history as part of the American experience! Of course they should, and I’m so grateful that it’s integrated into our national archive.

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June 28, 2013 · 11:31 AM

Nat’l Forum on Disabilities Issues Today: Agenda

Today’s agenda here: http://www.nfdi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/forum_agenda.pdf

http://www.nfdi.org/webcast_register/

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Team USA Visits the White House

Watch the video:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/09/18/behind-scenes-video-team-usa-white-house?utm_source=email182&utm_medium=graphic&utm_campaign=olympics

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Ensuring Civic Access for Persons with Disabilities

September 13, 2012, U.S. Department of Justice

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/September/12-crt-1110.html

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National Forum on Disability Issues

I know, I know…I said I was quiet now, but the election season is bringing some advocacy opportunities to the fore.

Important things you can do for disability advocacy from the comfort of your own home this week, to influence the election season and advance the civic dialogue for persons with disabilities:

#1 – Contact President Barack Obama and request that he attend and participate in the Forum

Click here for links and invitation templates

#2 – Register for the live Webcast

Visit the NFDI website to Register

#3 – Spread the word!  Post links to the NFDI and invitations on candidates’ Facebook pages, blog about it, etc.  Never forget that there’s power in unified numbers.

 

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USDOE Funds Centers that Support Parents of Students with Disabilities

from the White House Disability Group e-news, September 11, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Awards More than $9.8 Million to Fund Centers for Parents of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the award of more than $9.8 million in grants to 16 states to operate 25 Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers for parents of students with disabilities. The Department also awarded $1.1 million to provide funding for 11 Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in nine states and Puerto Rico.

With the new grants, the Department now funds 101 information centers for parents of children and youth with disabilities. Every state has at least one PTI that assists parents as they work to ensure their children receive a free, appropriate public education as guaranteed by federal law. In addition, CPRCs provide services to underserved parents of children with disabilities in targeted communities throughout the country.

Continue reading at the following link: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-awards-more-98-million-fund-centers-parents-students-dis

Note: If you received this email as a forward but would like to be added to the White House Disability Group email distribution list, please visit our website athttp://www.whitehouse.gov/disability-issues-contact and fill out the “contact us” form in the disabilities section, or you can email us at disability@who.eop.gov and provide your full name, city, state, and organization.

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California Childrens Services

from the San Francisco Chronicle, May 28, 2012

http://bit.ly/KPuz40

This article is just one expression of the terribly unjust situation we special needs families find ourselves facing in California.  The means cutoff Governor Brown is proposing for California Childrens Services medical therapies is laughable, and will leave thousands of middle and lower class children without the professional guidance and resources they need to flourish as independent members of society, and their families without alternatives for helping their children succeed.

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