Counting Down to the 3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome – March 25, Forsyth Family Magazine

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Why You Should Care About Looming Medicaid Cuts | The Huffington Post

Source: Why You Should Care About Looming Medicaid Cuts | The Huffington Post

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Down Syndrome No Barrier For Firefighter – Disability Scoop

Not everyone was immediately on board when Jason Eagan, who has Down syndrome, said he wanted to become a firefighter. But with persistence, he found his place.

Source: Down Syndrome No Barrier For Firefighter – Disability Scoop

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Betsy DeVos’s Nomination for Education Secretary Clears Committee – The New York Times

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Democrats request another hearing for DeVos, Trump’s education pick, before confirmation vote – The Washington Post

Democrats want more time to ask DeVos questions, Republicans say they already have asked more than 1,000.

Source: Democrats request another hearing for DeVos, Trump’s education pick, before confirmation vote – The Washington Post

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New Law Expands Access To Special Needs Trusts – Disability Scoop

Tucked inside a larger bill signed by President Barack Obama this week is a tweak to federal law that’s designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to save money.

Source: New Law Expands Access To Special Needs Trusts – Disability Scoop

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Proposed Changes To ABLE Act Draw Opposition – Disability Scoop

In an unusual move, dozens of disability advocacy groups say they’re ready to line up against efforts in Congress to expand the ABLE Act over concerns that the changes don’t go far enough.

Source: Proposed Changes To ABLE Act Draw Opposition – Disability Scoop

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Congress Eyes Changes To ABLE Act, Special Needs Trusts – Disability Scoop

A handful of bills designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to save money are advancing in Congress.

Source: Congress Eyes Changes To ABLE Act, Special Needs Trusts – Disability Scoop

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Questions Every Parent Should Ask at an IEP Meeting | The Mighty

A teacher lists 10 questions that every parent should ask at an IEP meeting.

Source: Questions Every Parent Should Ask at an IEP Meeting | The Mighty

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Problems Plague Vocational Rehabilitation – Disability Scoop

Vocational rehabilitation is supposed to help people with disabilities become independent, but federal data indicates over 800,000 deemed eligible for such services received no assistance.

Source: Problems Plague Vocational Rehabilitation – Disability Scoop

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