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2014-Bullhorn-Volume86-Springfield Access Living pushes for tax support in wake of Governor’s Budget Address the second (budget) could destroy our human services social safety net with an average chop of 20% across the board April 17, 2014
Advocates push disability at Dignity in Schools Conference
For several years, Access Living has been a part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign. The campaign “challenges the systemic problem of push out in our nation’s schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. Access Living got involved with the campaign to give voice to the disability
community on push-out issues and to ensure that action steps of the campaign reflected disability.
April 17, 2014
2013-DJMC Mentor Applications for Disability Justice Mentoring Collective Starting Thursday, April 24th, Access Living is offering DJMC as an after school program at Vaughn Occupational High School in Portage Park. April 2, 2014
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
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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
Disability community nationwide remembers victims of domestic violenceDisability community members in cities across the United States will hold vigils on Saturday, March 1 to honor the lives of disabled people killed by their families and caretakers. March 1, 2014
Access Living Supports Illinois Home Care System in Supreme Court Friend of the Court Brief
Access Living joined a brief filed on December 30, 2013 in the United States Supreme Court in support of the Illinois home care system in the case of Harris V. Quinn (Supreme Court Case No. 11-681).
January 9, 2014
2013-FeFes-HealthCareAccess-3 Women with disabilities call for better access to Health Care March through UIC Medical District highlights disparitiesOn October 11, the Empowered Fe-Fes will led a march through the University of Illinois Medical District to highlight health care disparities that face women with disabilities. October 11, 2013
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