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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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GCDD's Live Healthcare Forum on Facebook

Tune in Thursday - July 20 - for GCDD's Live Healthcare Forum on Facebook 1 - 2:45 PM: Ron Wakefield, Director, DBHDD Division of Developmental Disabilities will be talking about his vision for services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 5 - 7 PM: GCDD will...

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Critical Action Needed NOW to #SaveMedicaid!

Critical Action Needed NOW to #SaveMedicaid!
Revised Senate Healthcare Bill Revealed NOT IMPROVED! The Senate Health Care Legislation Continues to Pose a Severe Threat to People with Disabilities The next four days are crucial. Now is the time to join together and make our voices heard! #savemedicaid BELOW IS A PARAPHRASED...

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Keep the Momentum Going to Save Medicaid!

Keep the Momentum Going to Save Medicaid!
WHAT WE KNOW: The Senate is moving quickly to complete their revised bill. We expect the new language on the bill to be released as early as today. The CBO score is expected early next week and the bill could be voted on late next week. We need to keep the momentum going to ensure that we...

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TODAY! Rally at the Capitol/National Disability Call-in Day

TODAY! Rally at the Capitol/National Disability Call-in Day
Join Us TODAY to Save Medicaid! UPDATED INFO: Rally at the Capitol, Tomorrow 10 AM - Noon #NoCutNoCaps #SaveMedicaid - under the Gold Dome Meet Wednesday, July 12, 2017 on the Steps of Georgia State Capitol on the side of Central Presbyterian Church (201 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303) ...

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Isakson Town Hall Meeting Today at 6 PM

Isakson Town Hall Meeting Today at 6 PM
Join Us Today and Tomorrow to Save Medicaid! Telephone Town Hall Meeting, Today at 6 PM! w/ US Senator Johnny Isakson US Senator Johnny Isakson is holding a town hall meeting via telephone TODAY, July 11, 2017, at 6:00 PM. With Senate Republicans back from the July 4th recess, NOW is the...

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