The Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (KABVI) will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to visually impaired students who are enrolled in an academic, vocational, technical or professional training program beyond the high school level. The KABVI scholarship committee will accept applications from students who are residents of Kansas and are enrolled in a college, university or technical school. ...
... Medicare officials had said the proposal would have saved money and reduced the overuse of drugs. But it created political problems for the White House, with some Democrats joining Republicans in denouncing the changes, saying they would harm Medicare beneficiaries. ...
... A bill introduced this week with bipartisan backing in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for increases in spending over the next decade in order to bring special education up to a level known as “full funding.” A similar proposal is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate in the coming weeks, sources say. ...
TILRC's We The People Newletter - The latest issue of our newsletter in now available online.
Dangerous Use of Seclusion and Restraints in Schools Remains Widespread and Difficult to Remedy: A Review of Ten Cases - This report documents 10 cases where students have experienced restraint or seclusion at school and concludes that widespread use of this practice is putting students with disabilities at risk and current laws offer families little recourse.
How Safe Is The Schoolhouse? - the 2014 update to this report describes and analyzes state restraint and seclusion statutes, regulations, and nonbinding guidelines, and includes maps and charts on the various issues.
Empower Kansans: Partnering for Success, March 18, 2014, 10am & 2pm, The Kansas Department of Commerce Workforce Services and the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation are offering this webinar/teleconference on new incentives for employers who hire people with disabilities and free help available to assist in placing people with disabilities with employers. (There are two opportunities to participate at 10am & 2pm)
Bringing It All Together: Transition Plans, Barrier Removal Plans, and Action Plans, March 18, 2014, 1pm CT, This session, the third in a three-part series, lays the groundwork for any effort to develop or update a self-evaluation and/or transition plan or, for title III entities, a barrier removal plan
Ticket to Work: You Asked, We Answer., March 26, 2014, 2-3:30pm CT
Introduction to ARIA, March 27, 2014, 1pm CT
Episode 7: Pool Lifts will discuss the 2010 ADA Standards for accessible entry and exit to newly constructed and existing swimming pools, wading pools, and spas - and who is required to comply., April 02, 2014, Noon-12:20pm CT
"Trusted Tester Program" - Section 508 - Department of Homeland Security , April 03, 2014, 1:30-3pm CT
Veterans with TBI Health Information Needs Study - The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center is seeking veterans who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while serving on active duty for a study of health information needs. The study includes a 60-minute telephone interview and questionnaire. Qualified participants will be compensated $75 for their time. For questions or to volunteer, call 202/403-5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation and Social Participation Survey - The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is conducting a survey of individuals with disabilities to understand the impact of access to transportation on social opportunities. The survey is open to individuals with disabilities as well as their advocates, and is available in English and Spanish. Results from this survey will be used to inform the training, materials, and telephone consultation services available from the Rocky Mountain ADA Center and other members of the ADA National Network. Participants will be eligible to win a $25 gift card. For questions, contact Keith Christensen at 435/797-0507
Survey of Cognitive Disability and Technology - The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Cognitive Rehabilitation (RERC-ACT) and its partner Beneficial Designs are conducting a survey to gather stakeholder feedback on what makes technology difficult or easy for people with cognitive disabilities to use. People with expertise in cognitive disabilities, including caretaking or research, may take the survey online. Individuals with cognitive disabilities are invited to schedule a structured telephone interview about their technology use and opinions by contacting Seanna Kringen at 831/685-4798 or email@example.com.
New Mobility Airline Accessibility Survey - We’ve seen the stories about wheelchair users being mistreated by TSA agents or forced to crawl across the tarmac. Is this typical, or are these incidents few and far between? Are some airlines better than others for wheelchair users? And how often is equipment damaged or destroyed by airlines? Please take our short survey so that together we can explore the state of air travel for wheelchair users today — and how it can be improved.
The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is conducting a survey to understand the accessibility and usefulness of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). These alerts are automatic, provide AMBER alerts and weather emergency notifications, and do not require registration or a subscription to receive them. Participants who complete the survey may be eligible for one of two $100 Amazon gift cards. To take the survey by phone, please email DeeDee Bennett or call 404/385-4618.
Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire survey to improve scientific understanding of the health outcomes and health care needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
Empirical Examination of Caregiver Empowerment, Appraisal, and Depressive Symptoms among Siblings of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Survey - Dr. Anne F. Farrell, HDFS, of the University of Connecticut is conducting a survey of siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are 18 years old or older and living in the United States. If you provide care and support to brothers and sisters with I/DD you are invited to take this online survey which explores empowerment, thoughts and beliefs and mood among adult siblings.
Wireless RERC Survey on Emergency Communications & People with Disabilities - This survey by the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center asks you to share some information about yourself, your experiences, and your preferences for communicating in emergencies. Your answers will be used to improve accessibility of emergency communications for people of all ages and abilities.
ITEM Coalition Survey on Access to Assistive Devices Under Medicare - The Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition is surveying Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities and chronic conditions to assess their experience accessing the devices they need to function independently in everyday life. ITEM is interested in getting feedback from individuals who access medical device and assistive technology in areas where Medicare has implemented a selective provider contracting program known as the DME Competitive Bidding Program, and comparing that feedback to individuals who use devices outside of those areas.
SABE Self Determination Survey - Tell SABE if your local or statewide self advocacy organization's activities help its members to be more self-determined.
PECS Survey for Parents of Children with Autism - This survey askes asks parents to describe their children's Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training, their children's PECS use, and their own attitudes towards PECS.
SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD! - Help eliminate the use of the R-word in everyday speech.