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Congress is Back & It's Time to Protect Medicaid!

Congress is Back & It's Time to Protect Medicaid!
Congress Returns to Work Congress is back in Washington, D.C. this week after their August recess. While the Senate was unable to pass any healthcare legislation before going on recess, the healthcare debate is still alive and well in Washington DC. Where some Senators are trying to revive...

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Attend a Town Hall while Congress is in Recess!

Attend a Town Hall while Congress is in Recess!
With Congress in recess for the month of August, now is the time to make your appointments and attend town hall meetings to raise your voice. We must make sure our US Senators and US Representatives understand how important Medicaid is to us here in Georgia. With cuts to Medicaid proposed in...

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STRAIGHT TALK: Revolutionizing Accessibility

STRAIGHT TALK: Revolutionizing Accessibility
By Brandon Winfield The journey to where I am now all started nearly a decade ago. As far back as I can remember, my love for dirt bikes trumped everything else. I got my first bike at five years old, crashed really hard one time and retired ... for about five years. I got my next dirt bike...

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MIA’S SPACE: Why Are We Still Here?

MIA’S SPACE: Why Are We Still Here?
By Pat Nobbie, PhD, Mia’s mom It’s conference season. I travel the country and talk to families, people with disabilities, providers, and academics about what’s happening. This summer, the theme is social determinants of health – the impact that employment, stable, safe and affordable housing,...

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Talent and Jobs Are Building Stronger Communities

Talent and Jobs Are Building Stronger Communities
By Jennifer Bosk Grassroots efforts are building stronger communities in both Macon and Lawrenceville by showcasing the talents and work skills of people with disabilities. These successful efforts are promoting awareness, changing attitudes and encouraging inclusion among everyday citizens –...

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Real Communities Spotlight: Forsyth Farmers' Market

Real Communities Spotlight: Forsyth Farmers' Market
On any Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM at the south end of Forsyth Park on Park Avenue in Savannah, the Forsyth Farmers’ Market (FFM) sells a wide array of fresh vegetables, fruits, breads, meats and cheeses while educating patrons on proper food preparation and cooking. The mission of the market is...

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Back to School with IPSE 

Back to School with IPSE 
by RJ Moshay Across the country, families and friends extended well wishes and celebrated recent graduates from preschool to PhDs. Social media posts were chock full of videos and photos of smiling graduates in traditional cap and gown attire, flanked by proud loved ones, teachers and mentors....

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Critical Vote Today, Call Now & Keep Calling!

Critical Vote Today, Call Now & Keep Calling!

The Senate is Voting on a Motion to Proceed Today

If the motion to proceed does pass, the bill will move into debate and then passage as early as this week. At this point, we don't even know which bill the Senate plans to vote on - the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act or the Obamacare...

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Expert Update: IPSE Grows across the Nation

Expert Update: IPSE Grows across the Nation
By Cate Weir, M.Ed. The historical growth of inclusive post-secondary education (IPSE) options nationally has been slow, but a grassroots effort has led the way since the late 1990s. Before the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, IPSE programs were started by a mom or a dad who wanted a...

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Designing Accessibility

Designing Accessibility
By H.M. Cauley After much anticipation, the Atlanta Braves opened the gates to their new stadium this spring, and the venue has drawn oohs and aahs from fans and concert-goers alike. It’s also gotten rave reviews from Dominic Marinelli, a resident of Buffalo who played a special role in...

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