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It's Election Season! The Disability Vote Counts

It's Election Season! The Disability Vote Counts
By Devika Rao It's election season again! In November, millions of Americans will head to the polls to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections taking place on November 6, 2018. Midterm elections are held between presidential elections, and this year, all 435 seats in the United States House of...

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Public Comment on Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Proposed Policy Revisions Regarding Post-Secondary Academic and Vocational Training

March 23, 2018Georgia State Rehabilitation Council ATTN: Interim SRC Liaison Ms. Robin Blount 200 Piedmont Avenue, 5th Floor Atlanta, Georgia 30338 RE: Public Comment on Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Proposed Policy Revisions Regarding Post-Secondary Academic and Vocational Training...

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ADVOCACY ALERT: GVRA Proposing Policy Changes for IPSE Support

ADVOCACY ALERT: GVRA Proposing Policy Changes for IPSE Support
Support for IPSE Students at Risk from GVRA Proposed Changes to Post-Secondary Policy – Attend a GVRA Public Hearing to Voice Your Concerns. Inclusive Postsecondary Education (IPSE) in Georgia has made remarkable gains in the last several years. Four colleges and universities are now...

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GVRA Policy Revision Hearing

GVRA Policy Revision Hearing
The State Rehabilitation Council will hold public hearings in Savannah, Marietta, and Gainesville on the proposed GVRA policy revisions regarding Post-Secondary Academic and Vocational Training. Please see below for information on the dates and locations for the hearings. Click the image to...

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Call To Action: Attend Public Meeting on Olmstead in GA, Tues, Feb 27

Call To Action: Attend Public Meeting on Olmstead in GA, Tues, Feb 27
US Commission on Civil Rights Holds Public Meeting to Discuss Status of Olmstead Decision in GeorgiaTuesday, February 27, 2018 • 9:30 am to 5 pmShepherd Center • 2020 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 The Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene...

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Urgent Action Alert! Ask Your State Legislators to Support Changing the Standard of Proof and Procedure for Determining Intellectual Disability in Death Penalty Cases!

 Urgent Action Alert! Ask Your State Legislators to Support Changing the Standard of Proof and Procedure for Determining Intellectual Disability in Death Penalty Cases!
Georgia is the only state in the country that forces people to prove intellectual disability (ID), beyond a reasonable doubt to avoid execution. It is also the only state that asks the jury to simultaneously decide guilt and ID. Not one person facing the death penalty has ever met the...

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FEDERAL ACTION ALERT: We Must Continue the Fight to Protect Medicaid

FEDERAL ACTION ALERT: We Must Continue the Fight to Protect Medicaid
The House and Senate Republicans and Democrats are meeting at the end of the month to determine their respective caucus’ legislative priorities for 2018. The disability community must remind Congress that we support the Medicaid program and how detrimental cuts or caps to the program would be. ...

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