Category Archives: Self-Advocates

Over $24 Million Tagged For Disability Employment – Disability Scoop

The U.S. Department of Labor is sending millions of dollars to states and organizations, all earmarked to improve the employment odds facing people with disabilities. Source: Over $24 Million Tagged For Disability Employment – Disability Scoop

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Parents, Nonprofits Unite To Create More Inclusive Playgrounds – Disability Scoop

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Self-Advocacy Gets National Push – Disability Scoop

Efforts to promote self-advocacy among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are getting a major boost with the creation of a first-ever national resource center. Source: Self-Advocacy Gets National Push – Disability Scoop

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‘Born This Way’ Scores Emmy Win – Disability Scoop

A reality show following the lives of seven young adults with developmental disabilities has come out on top, winning an Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality program. Source: ‘Born This Way’ Scores Emmy Win – Disability Scoop

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People With Disabilities Denounce Marriage Penalty – Disability Scoop

Couples are fighting for the right to marry without becoming impoverished or losing important Medicaid-funded services — trade-offs that many with disabilities have long decried as unfair. Source: People With Disabilities Denounce Marriage Penalty – Disability Scoop

Posted in Advocacy, politics, Self-Advocates

Legislative Intern is State’s First with Down Syndrome

Paul Kocher is the first NC legislative intern with Down syndrome, and he was hand-selected by Rep. John Bradford for the prestigious, paid position. Source: Legislative intern is state’s first with Down syndrome | abc11.com

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A&E’s Born This Way Season Two Sneak Peek

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Watch Born This Way Season 2 Online | A&E

Season 2 of Born This Way returns on July 26th. Born This Way is a reality show that features a cast of diverse young adults navigating the world around them. What makes this series different from other reality shows is that all the … Continue reading

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States Band Together On ABLE Accounts – Disability Scoop

Several states say they will join forces in an effort to offer new accounts that will allow people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits. Source: States Band Together On ABLE Accounts – Disability Scoop

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TV Show Honored For Highlighting Down Syndrome – Disability Scoop

A documentary series following the lives of young people with Down syndrome is getting a special honor from the people behind the Emmy Awards. Source: TV Show Honored For Highlighting Down Syndrome – Disability Scoop

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