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Stop the “Medicare Fix” Bill from Supporting Forced Treatment
In Washington, D.C. today, the U.S. Senate will be voting on a bill called H.R. 4302. While overall it has good provisions, there is one provision that is of significant concern for mental health advocates.
Take Action today to Stop the “Medicare Fix” Bill from Supporting Forced Treatment.
March 31, 2014
2014-Springfield-March26-Vincent Access Living statement in response to Budget Address Urges support for services that promote independence for people with disabilitiesStatement of Access Living regarding Illinois Budget and services that support community living for people with disabilities March 31, 2014
New Employment Regulations for people with disabilities go into affectRules designed to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilitiesBusinesses that work with the Federal Government will be required to set goals to employ people with disabilities at a rate of seven percent under new regulations of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. The rules went in to effect on March 24. March 25, 2014
Possible Budget Cuts: What’s Next A note from Access Living’s Director of Advocacy about the possible outcomes of the Illinois State Budget for FY 2015. The note reflects the reality that severe cuts may dramatically impact people with disabilities. The Week of March 24, Access Living advocates, and advocates around the state, will visit Springfield to rally for a strong budget and meet with legislators. March 24, 2014
Access Living Testimony before Illinois House CommitteeOn Wednesday, March 12, Dariusz Barwasz, Access Living’s Manager of Community Support Services, testified at the House Human Services Appropriations Committee Meeting. March 12, 2014
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Access Living releases analysis of CPS FY 2015 Budget Access Living announces the release of the FY 2015 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Budget Review. In conjunction with the start of each school year, Access Living publishes a review of the CPS Budget, specifically as it relates to special education funding and students with disabilities. The report is authored by Access Living Education Policy Analyst Rodney Estvan. July 22, 2014
In wake of Harris v. Quinn decision, community will continue to work for independence of people with disabilities On June 30, the Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn. The ruling could impact a program that supports the independence of thousands of people with disabilities in Illinois. June 30, 2014
Disability community recognizes 15th Anniversary of Olmstead RulingLandmark decision opened door for integration of people with disabilitiesOn June 22, people with disabilities and disability advocates around the country will recognize the 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Ruling. June 20, 2014
Access Living Statement on the Illinois Home Services ProgramOn June 6, the United States Attorney Office for the Southern District of Illinois announced 14 indictments that target fraud in the Home Services Program. In the 34-year history of the program, instances of fraud have been extremely rare. June 6, 2014
2014-Gala-SavetheDate The 2014 Access Living “Lead On!” Gala Access Living honors Walgreens, King Harris and Karen Meyer -- Governor scheduled to attend
On Tuesday, June 3, at its 2014 Gala, Access Living will present Walgreens, Civic Leader King Harris, and ABC Channel 7 Reporter Karen Meyer with the "Lead On!" Awards.
June 2, 2014
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