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Ten Things You Need to Know About ABLE Accounts

On Dec. 16, 2014, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16. In recognition of th...
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Ten Things You Need to Know About ABLE Accounts

On Dec. 16, 2014, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16. In recognition of th...
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Wanda Viellieux commented on SD Network's blog post NATIONAL DISABILITY INSTITUTE: Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families
"This is a real accomplishment for these families.  However, I feel that the injustice done was that a large group of us were left out of the picture who also need this kind of thing.  How sad.  "
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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSTITUTE: Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families

Here is a great explanation of the ABLE Act from the National Disability Institute.  This explains what  the Act means for people with disabilities.Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families(Washington, D.C. – Dec. 17, 2014) – Last night, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16. First introduced in 2006, and subsequent sessions of Congress, the ABLE Act will allow people…See More
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New Webinars on the HCBS Settings Rule Available Now

New Webinars on the HCBS Settings Rule Available NowWebinar Descriptions: A short summary by Lisa Mills, Disability Policy and Services Consulting, on the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community Settings rule. This presentation focuses on what the rule means for IRIS, Family Care, and Legacy Waivers in Wisconsin. The rule establishes specific qualities that a setting must exhibit in order for a state to qualify for federal HCBS funding including being integrated…See More
Dec 12
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WI BPDD: Federal Home and Community Based Setting Rule

An in-depth overview by Lisa Mills, Disability Policy and Services Consulting, on the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community...
Dec 12
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WI BPDD: Federal Home and Community Based Setting Rule

An in-depth overview by Lisa Mills, Disability Policy and Services Consulting, on the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community...
Dec 12
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Webinar: Accessible Hospitals and Medical Care Facilities at Online

January 8, 2015 from 1:30pm to 3pm
The ADA National Network is pleased to announce the January 8th AccessibilityOnline “Advance Session” on Accessible Hospitals and Medical Care Facilities which will feature Rex Pace, Senior Accessibility Specialist and Technical Assistance Coordinator, US Access Board and Earlene Sesker, Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board. Join this session as we explore Section 223 of the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standard and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard include scoping provisions…See More
Dec 12
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Federal Home and Community Based Setting Rule: What it Says and What it Means

A short summary by Lisa Mills, Disability Policy and Services Consulting, on the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community Sett...
Dec 10
SD Network posted a video

Federal Home and Community Based Setting Rule: What it Says and What it Means

A short summary by Lisa Mills, Disability Policy and Services Consulting, on the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community Sett...
Dec 10
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Self-Determination Network News: December 2014

Self-Determination Network News December 2014Connect | Share | Learn | http://sdnetworkwi.org/Share your Story!Share your story about self-determination with us.  Have you advocated for yourself or others to gain independence?  Have you defied odds or proven naysayers wrong? Our stories provide opportunities to inspire and learn from each other.  Check out our …See More
Dec 9
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Facilitation and Person Centered Planning with PATH and MAPS at Friends Meeting House

February 2, 2015 to February 4, 2015
Facilitation and Person Centered Planning with PATH and MAPSSee this flyer for more information.To register, contact:Cathycathy@inclusion.com(416) 658-5363See More
Dec 8
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DISABILITY SCOOP: House Approves Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

An interesting article in Disability Scoop by Michelle Diament about where the ABLE Act  stands.  The House has approved it.  Congress is slated  to vote on it soon.House Approves Tax-Free Disability Savings AccountsBy Michelle DiamentThe U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits.The Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act passed by a vote of 404 to 17 on…See More
Dec 5
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ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES WANTED!

MADISON — VSA Wisconsin, the state organization on arts and disability, is accepting submissions for its annual Call for Art.Wisconsin residents with disabilities age 5 and older are eligible and may submit one artwork.Deadline for submissions is Feb. 9. Guidelines and a submission form for VSA Wisconsin’s Call for Art can be found online via a link at LeaderTelegram.com/links.Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of arts professionals who will…See More
Dec 4
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ADA Audio Conference Series Session: Accommodating Persons with Environmental Sensitivities at Online

December 18, 2014 from 1pm to 2:30pm
The ADA National Network is pleased to announce the upcoming ADA Audio Conference Series Session titled "Accommodating Persons with Environmental Sensitivities:  Challenges and Solutions".  Featured speakers include Darrell Jones, Project Director, IL-NET and Community Opportunities Center, Independent Living Research Utilization Project, Houston, TX and Mary Lamielle, Executive Director, National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.Session Objectives:Provide background information…See More
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Tom Rinaldi tells the remarkable story of Kayla Montgomery

.'E:60' - Catching Kayla .Tom Rinaldi tells the remarkable story of Kayla Montgomery -- who, despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has become one ...
Dec 2

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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSTITUTE: Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 7:12pm 1 Comment

Here is a great explanation of the ABLE Act from the National Disability Institute.  This explains what  the Act means for people with disabilities.

Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families

(Washington, D.C. – Dec. 17, 2014) – Last night, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16. First introduced in…

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DISABILITY SCOOP: Tax-Free Disability Savings Bill Headed To Obama

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

An article in Disability Scoop by Michelle Diament about  how the Senate voted to pass the ABLE Act.  The bill now goes to the President to sign.  The ABLE Act would allow people with disabilities to deposit up to $14,000 annually under current gift-tax limitations and accrue as much as $100,000 without risking eligibility for Social Security and other government programs.

Tax-Free Disability Savings Bill Headed To…

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DISABILITY SCOOP: Disability Champion Leaving Congress

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:06am 0 Comments

An article in Disability Scoop by Michelle Diament about how the senator who shaped  the American with Disabilities Act is stepping down after 40 years.  It's interesting to read what he all has done.

Disability Champion Leaving Congress

By Michelle Diament

After 40 years on Capitol Hill, a U.S. senator who shaped the Americans with Disabilities Act is leaving his post.

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is…

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CHANNEL 3000/WISCTV: Disabled student uses education to enable others

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:22am 0 Comments

This is an inspiring story done by Dave Delozier of Channel 3000/WISCTV about a man who wants to his education to help others with disabilities.  He has designed several pieces of equiptment already that help people with disabilities partake in recreational activities and plans to continue to do so.

Disabled student uses education to enable others

By Dave Delozier

Twelve years ago, an accident left John Martinson paralyzed from the chest down. That day changed…

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