Alliance for college for students with autism and intellectual disabilities

ThinkCollege is coordinating a network of regional alliances for college for autistic students and students with intellectual disabilities. https://thinkcollege.net/projects/tcn/ipse-regional-alliances Articles: https://thinkcollege.net/resource/campus-life/inclusive-postsecondary-education-programs-and-centers-for-independent-living-a https://thinkcollege.net/resource/transition-research/preparation-for-postsecondary-education-of-transition-aged-youth-with

California Care Court Bill
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California Care Court Bill

The California Legislature is considering creating a “CARE Court” to fast track determinations of mental competency to mandate treatment. The Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program is being proposed to both the California Assembly (AB2830) and State Senate (SB1338). This bill is being strongly opposed by many disability rights organizations with letters from…

Disability for Political Campaigns – a Forgotten Constituency, an Opportunity for Change
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Disability for Political Campaigns – a Forgotten Constituency, an Opportunity for Change

The disability community is, perhaps, one of the largest, yet most neglected constituencies in our society. Addressing their issues is not just the right thing to do, it is also smart politics. First, thank you for running for office. I’ve helped with several political and advocacy campaigns and, as the tired line goes, some of…

Designing  Accessible Classroom Communities on Discord
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Designing Accessible Classroom Communities on Discord

Secondary and higher education teachers have been recipe-swapping tips, strategies and postmortem classroom analyses online way before COVID gained precedence in our collective imaginary, but the pandemic has created a veritable linkstorm of teaching advice available through personal blogs, research portals and collective activism groups. Not all of this advice was good advice. And while…

Resources for Disabled Creators

If you are a disabled creator, it is sometimes hard to find resources and community. Here’s some we’ve found – contact us with more. Black Disabled Creatives Disabled Writers Disability Arts Online Write-ability VSA Playwright Discovery Program Competitions Awesome Disability (grants) Disability Visibility Project – Podcast Episode 57- Disabled Writers Disability Visibility Project Kaleidoscope Magazine…

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Connecticut Needs of Persons with Intellectual Disability Task Force

Needs of Persons with Intellectual Disability Task Force Approved May 24, 2018 Special Act No. 18-2 established a task force to study (1) the short-term and long-term needs of adults with intellectual disability, including, but not limited to, such adults with significant behavioral health issues or significant issues related to aging, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia…