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Saturday, March 31, 2018

King and Queen Love Notes

April 1, 

Happy Anniversary, April Fools Day & Easter all wrapped into one!! https://youtu.be/X_jYtZ14Gyg


March 31,



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Educational Tid Bits

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June 20,
The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) Program announces FY 2020 "Open Season" for accepting Random Selection Applications.  The LISS Providers are currently accepting Random Selection Applications for ROUND 1.  Applications for Round 1 will be accepted until June 30, 2019.  Any Applications received after June 30th and before November 29, 2019, will be placed in the random selection for Round 2. 

Please note: LISS Random Selection Applicants will be notified by their LISS Provider after the Random Selection Process is completed.

You may download the Random Selection Application Here:

Please submit your completed Random Selection Application by mail or in person to the provider below who serves your county:

Maryland Community Connection
Attn: LISS Unit
4401 Nicole Drive, Lanham, Maryland 20706
Phone: 301-583-8880/Toll free: 877-622-6688
Website: http://www.marylandcommunityconnection.org
Counties served: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester

Penn-Mar Human Services
Attn: LISS Unit
310 Old Freeland Road, Freeland, Maryland 21053
Phone: Toll free: 877-282-8202/TTY: 711/Fax: 410-357-4767
Website: http://www.penn-mar.org/liss
Counties served: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard and Washington

In Addition, Penn-Mar will be having LISS Informational Sessions at the following locations/times/dates.  Find out about the LISS program and turn in our Random Selection Application.

Please contact our office to RSVP: LISS@Penn-Mar.org or 877-282-8202.

May 10,
Trump Administration To Appeal Special Ed Ruling

May 8,
Almost all students with disabilities are capable of graduating on time. Here’s why they’re not.

March 12 2018,
Trump proposes new school choice investments, 10 percent cut to other education spending in budget that echoes those Congress has twice rejected


March 12,

Sept. 5,
Quick Guide to Parents Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education
 
Aug. 31,

After Special Education Court Order, Families Keep Pushing For Services 

May 3,


April 25,

 College Resources for Students with Disabilities



April 24,

Students with disabilities experience not only low expectations, but too often, none at all

April 20,

ADHD is Different in Women

April 18,

Montgomery County Public Schools Special Education Parent Summit


There should be more events as this, the only way to make progress is to work together.  The idea of education is to give the students the tools to reach their full potential and this can only achieved by good working partnerships.



April 16,

Disabled not being heard in education directives


April 13,

THE LIE BEHIND STANDARDIZED TESTING


March 27

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos pictured with students in 2017. DeVos fielded questions from lawmakers this week on her agency's decision to delay a special education regulation and on the accuracy of her department's data on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Signs To Ponder

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May 3,,
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May 21, 2018

An awesome awareness message to share about handicapped parking spots from BraunAbility!

As part of National Mobility Awareness Month, BraunAbility is educating the public about the misuse of parking spaces reserved for wheelchair accessible vans. You can help! Please download and distribute this educational flyer at https://bit.ly/2I5Yb2P or simply share this post. #savemyspot
April 26

Being mean is not a disability, so get out of our parking space! When I first into HUD housing there freak out because I went out after 6pm. Some think just because I used to need help getting ready for bed, I go to bed when they wanted me to.


April 12,

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Hey baby lets go knock foot plates!  
Is foot plat rubbing foreplay for gimps?


April 4,



March 27

Inspiration Matters - Making a Difference section features "The Accessible Icon"



20 Most Powerful Images of Teachers & Students From the March For Our Lives



Friday, March 9, 2018

Justice Department withdraws review of ADA access at Harris County polling sites

From my experience, polling places are either at public school, or at government building. To me, I would assume that these places are in ADA compliance, but do not forget most of these buildings have been in used before there was the ADA.

Now here is the interesting part, if the new ADA laws are passed. Although these are public school and government buildings, there will be no officials to make sure they meet ADA guidelines. It will be up to People With Disabilities to notify the property owner of the violation. When PWD go vote and cannot get into the building, or booth the bigger crime is that our voices are not being counted.

Under the "new ADA" the property owners has 180 days to bring their facility up to ADA codes, really this would not be acceptable in an election cycle. Why should it be our jobs to tell the government to give PWDs access to the thing that America was founded for, the right to have ever voice count. First you are taking away our rights to accessibility, but more importantly the right to be part of the election process.