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October 27, 2014
“Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s Schools”
As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated—including against America's 6.5 million students with disabilities.
The press release issued on October 21, 2014 includes a list of suggestions and resources for those who are either targets of disability bullying or know of someone who is, including a fact sheet (PDF) for parents on schools’ obligations under federal law to address bullying.
October 24, 2014
“Who am I?”
The new “Who I Am” PSA features nine real people with disabilities. Rather than be defined by disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles — which includes working in jobs they love.
October 22, 2014
CPSD Issue Brief: Achieving a Better Life Experience
The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (S. 313/H.R. 647) is a bill that will encourage and assist individuals and families in saving private funds for the purpose of supporting individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence, and a better quality of life. These savings accounts could be used for such expenses as education, housing, transportation, employment support, health, prevention and wellness costs, assistive technology, and personal support services. Read full article (PDF).
October 14, 2014
RI College Diversity Week - Access Challenge
The Sherlock Center sponsored an Access Challenge on Wednesday as part of Diversity Week at RI College. Students and other members of the RIC community participated in simulated activities to “see” what it is like to have low or no vision.
October 5, 2014
Vermont closed workshops for people with disabilities; what happened next?
By Halle Stockton | PublicSource | Sept. 28, 2014
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