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Judge rules that Illinois can close Murray Developmental Center On Monday, July 21, a Federal Judge in Chicago ruled that the state can close the Murray Developmental Center. The announcement is great news for advocates that support institution closure and community integration for people with disabilities. July 23, 2014
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
Chamber of Commerce, Veteran, Disability, and Civil Rights Leaders Call for Ratification of Disability TreatyStatement issued by United States International Council on Disability in wake of Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote of 12-6 to approve United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. July 22, 2014
2014-Quinn-Gerard-Event Guest Speaker Discusses UN Disability Treaty and Why US Needs to Sign OnBy Kevin CosgroveGerard Quinn came to Access Living on July 8 to give a talk about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities July 22, 2014
2013-CRPD-1 Mark up of the CRPD: Call your Senators TodayOn July 22, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a mark-up on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. July 21, 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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