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The Administration on Aging (AoA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) commissioned a supplemental issue of Generations through its National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) in an effort to advance the establishment and enhancement of dementia-capable home and community-based systems. It is titled Supporting People with Dementia and Their Caregivers in the Community. The Generations supplement is comprised of 18 articles authored by experts in a broad range of dementia care and advocacy topics.

This special issue is dedicated to the delivery of information on a range of topics of significance for people living with dementia and their caregivers.  Intended to put dementia care in context, this issue provides insight into evidence-based interventions, person-centered/directed dementia care, underserved and vulnerable populations, and other topics for providing effective home and community-based services.

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) has released their most recent report on Voting Experiences of Voters with Disabilities. The purpose of the Project was to investigate issues around voting for people with I/DD; increase the number of voters and, to provide technical assistance to improve their voting experiences.

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WIBPDD: Health Care Kit


By SD Network, 2017-06-13

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities has developed a Self-directed Health Care Kit designed to help individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities (I/DD) advocate for their own health care and support clear communication between the individual and their health care practitioners. The kit includes a set of forms for tracking health care concerns and interventions.  

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PACER's National Parent Center on Transition & Employment (NPCTE) has a new section on their website focused on health and transition. Find information on health-related IEP goals, how to transition from pediatric care to adult care, building self-care and self-advocacy skills, and more.

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This issue of Impact highlights ways in which disability service providers, health and wellness professionals, community fitness and recreation programs, employers, advocates, individuals with disabilities, and their families can help ensure that health and wellness activities are as available to individuals with disabilities as to anyone else. It shares examples of how adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are involved in healthy activity, making social connections, developing supportive relationships, and actively participating in health care. Impact is published by the Institute on Community Integration & Research and Training Center on Community Living.

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For many people who receive Social Security Disability Benefits, it's often a guessing game each month as to what the amount will be.  While each person's situation will be different, this article talks about a tool that may help you approximate how much you could receive.

Learn more about the Benefits Calculator

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People with disabilities often struggle to find appropriate housing.  There are many different barriers and issues people have to consider when looking for housing.  Disability.gov put together a great list of people should know about housing.  It includes tons of excellent resources too!

Check out the list!

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For people with disabilities, traveling anywhere often presents multiple challenges.  Whether it's down the street or across the world, transportation often becomes an issue for many.  From avoiding  sidewalk curbs to planning vacations, there are many things to keep in mind when traveling.

Here is a list of 10 things to know before traveling.  It has a lot of links to valuable resources.

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RESOURCE: New Riot


By SD Network, 2016-02-04

New Riot!is a newsletter all about disability advocacy. It has some excellent information about a variety of disability issues.


For this issue calledWe Belong, we teamed up with People First of Canada (PFC for short) for the first ever Canadian issue ofThe Riot.In this Maple Leaf Edition, PFC members shared their stories of belonging. You might find that no matter where you live, people with disabilities want the same things - to be included in community life, be able to get around town, be free to choose their friendships and relationships, and be able to work and have some money in their pocket. You might also learn a few fun facts about Canada that you never knew before!




Many thanks to People First of Canada. We really enjoyed this chance to work together. Keep up the good work!




We hope you enjoy reading this issue ofThe Riot!




To download the current issue ofThe Riotin PDF,CLICK HERE

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***Thanks to the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for providing us with this information.

The U.S. Department of Justices Civil Rights Division (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Highway Administration (DOT) issued joint technical assistanceon Tuesday, December 1, 2015entitled http://www.ada.gov/doj-fhwa-ta-supplement-2015.html" target="_blank">Questions and Answers: Supplement to the 2013 DOJ/DOT Joint Technical Assistance on the Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act Requirements To Provide Curb Ramps when Streets, Roads, or Highways are Altered through Resurfacing." This supplemental document responds to frequently asked questions that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has received since the 2013 technical assistance document was published.

Please note:The document is not a standalone document and should be read in conjunction with thehttp://www.ada.gov/doj-fhwa-ta.htm" target="_blank">2013 DOJ/DOT Joint Technical Assistance.

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