Paid Medical Leave for All During COVID-19

Right now, Congress is working to put together a new bill package to support our country’s economy and people during the COVID-19 crisis. People with disabilities and support workers are also part of the workforce that is being deeply impacted right now without access to paid medical leave during COVID-19 and fair practices for workers…

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#MyIDEAmatters

Later this month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will submit a report to Congress on her recommended waivers of states’ and districts’ obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress will then determine whether waivers should be granted. If provisions of IDEA are waived—even temporarily—school-aged children with disabilities…

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Protect the Care of Californians with Special Needs & Developmental Disabilities!

he Honorable Gavin Newsom, California State Governor State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: Please Support The Lanterman Coalition’s Multi-Year Funding Proposal to Close the $1.4 Billion Funding Gap for Services to Californians with Developmental Disabiltiies  Dear Governor Newsom; I am a Californian who truly cares about the wellbeing of our fellow citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).…

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The Disability Community Must Once Again Show #WeAreEssential

After being all but ignored in the first three legislative packages that Congress has passed to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the disability community must rise up. We are once again fighting for our lives in Congressional negotiations—this time during a global pandemic. And the outcome will impact the services people with disabilities rely on, severely…

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Sign-on to Oppose IDEA / Rehabilitation Act Waivers!

As you likely know, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act directed the Secretary of Education to submit a report to Congress on additional flexibility she recommends for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Rehabilitation Act, and other laws. While the report is due within 30 days of enactment, we understand…

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#NoBodyIsDisposable Campaign Against Discrimination in Triage

WHO WE ARE We are people targeted by triage plans during the COVID-19 pandemic — people with disabilities, fat people, old people, people with HIV/AIDS or other illnesses — and our loved ones who don’t want us to die.​ We partner with social justice and civil rights organizations, as well as medical professionals to demand…

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COVID-19 Disability Community Organizing Call – Monday April 6 3:00 pm ET

The coronavirus pandemic and the response to it significantly impact the disability community and our allies. So far, the policies passed and implemented largely leave us behind. Despite strong advocacy from disabled people across the country, there are many outstanding disability community priorities that Congress has failed to prioritize in any of the previous relief packages,…

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