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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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ADA 30th Anniversary – Celebrate. Learn. Share

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities is proud to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 30th Anniversary. On July 26th we celebrate this important civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to… Read More »

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National Disability Voter Registration Week

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Every year, the REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting folks registered to vote. This year, NDVRW is July 13-17. With an estimated 35 million people with disabilities eligible to vote in 2020, REV UP invites states… Read More »

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Hear from an Exceptional Student Ed Administrator how the Public Schools are Supporting Students with Disabilities During School Closures

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Hear from an Exceptional Student Ed administrator how the public schools are Supporting Students with Disabilities During School Closures (May 19, 2020)

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New Online Training Opportunities

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Due to COVID-19 concerns, until further notice, all face-to-face trainings are cancelled. The following listings are available online. Please register by logging into Trust Academy. Inclusion Peer Support Groups The Advocacy Network invites you to continue connecting. The Inclusion Peer Support groups were very successful. For your convenience, we scheduled a new series on… Read More »

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We Count! – Free E-book

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Check out this full-color, illustrated children’s counting book guides households on how to report children for the census, covering complicated living arrangements and diverse American families. Download free eBooks in 15 languages here.

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