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How Merging the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor Could Affect People With Disabilities

by Lauren Appelbaum via The Mighty There are six million students with disabilities in America’s public schools and more than 20 million working-age adults with disabilities in the U.S who are eager to be employed. Read how this merger might effect those individuals... Continue Reading 

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Advocacy, General awareness

After 42 years In Institutions, Woman Seeks A Home Of Her Own

by Alan Judd, via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS Under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Georgia promised to transform the way it cares for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities — in large part by moving long-warehoused people like Lucretia... Continue Reading 

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Urge Congress to continue the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program

Urge Congress to Support Community Living Funding by telling Congress to continue the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program. The future of a program that has helped more than 75,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities move out of nursing homes and institutions is in jeopardy. Enacted in 2005 with strong bipartisan support, Money Follows the Person (MFP) is one of the longest running, most successful Medicaid demonstrations. Unfortunately, MFP expired September 30, 2016, and states are running out of funding. As a result, states are scaling back their programs, reducing dedicated staff and crucial resources. Take action: http://bit.ly/2IymEuN

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