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‘It Feels Good. I Like Being Productive’, Kindness & Opportunity Also Brewing At ‘Our Grounds’ Coffee Shop

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Our Grounds is a non-profit that runs a vocational training site and coffee shop for adults and adolescents with intellectual and cognitive disabilities in Kendall. (CBS4) By Marybel Rodriguez MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Whether it is a pastry or a cappuccino being served up, at Our Grounds, the mission is all about the team. “We… Read More »

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M-DCPS Meal Distribution

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is no offering free breakfast & lunch for all students 18 & under, and are available for pick-up on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4-6 pm at all schools. Parents with children at multiple schools may pick up meals at a single location. Click here to learn more.

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Congratulations to our IPIP Partners!

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities congratulates these 2019-2020 program partners for successfully completing 100% of their Individual Program Inclusion Plan goals. Thank you for making our community a more inclusive place for ALL children! Want to learn more? Interested in participating this year? Contact your Inclusion Specialist, or Jen Urbay at 305-308-9941 or jurbay@advocacynetwork.org.

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Youth Arts in the Parks

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

All Kids Included – Accessible Arts Experience for Kids for children and youth with and without disabilities, ages 6-17* *youth with disabilities welcome up to age 22. Click here to learn more.

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An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Are you an Administrator or the person responsible for your organization meeting its legal obligations under the ADA? Join us to be sure you are up to date on enrollment eligibility, reasonable accommodations, policies and procedures, and more. Thursday, September 17th at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Via ZOOM. Register here!

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Week of Welcome for Miami-Dade County Public Schools

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Beginning August 24-28, 2020, Miami-Dade County Public Schools will launch a virtual Week of Welcome, a series of online programming modules to assist families in preparing for the reopening of the school year and introduce them to the routines and practices of My School Online(MSO). The 2020-2021 school year begins on August 31. Watch… Read More »

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The Pandemic’s Toll on Children With Special Needs and Their Parents

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Missing social contacts and altered routines, disturbed sleep and eating habits can be particularly intense for the kids with developmental challenges. By Perri Klass, M.D. Franscheska Eliza has a 9-year-old son with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and sensory issues. Before the pandemic, he was in a program in the Bedford,… Read More »

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What the Coronavirus Means for IEPs this Year

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Students at Rock Hill High School in Frisco,Texas return for their first day back amid the pandemic this month. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News/TNS) by Michelle Diament As a school year like no other gets underway, the laws surrounding individualized education programs remain unchanged and experts say parents should fight for the services their… Read More »

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Accommodations’ for the Disabled Should Become Norms

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

By SARAH GOLDMAN GUEST COLUMNIST | JUL 30, 2020 I was born into “generation ADA,” which is anyone born around or after the time the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed in 1990. I am fortunate to benefit from having curb cuts for my wheelchair, have the ability to ride almost any form of… Read More »

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Before the ADA., There was Section 504

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

In 1977, people with disabilities held sit-ins to demand action on a law that granted accessibility, paving the way for the Americans With Disabilities Act. By Julia Carmel When the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was passed to prohibit employment discrimination based on disability, it was supposed to protect disabled people and ensure their rights… Read More »

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