Living in the community

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A Self Advocacy Story

My name is Joseph Morman.  When I was 49 years old I was diagnosed with a nerve disease and spent the next two and a half years in a nursing facility.  I began...

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Self Advocacy Organizations

Here is a List of Links to Self-Advocacy Organizations. If you would like to suggest other organizations to include in this list, please submit the information using...

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Social Security Overpayments

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IEP Work Placements for Youth in Transition

A June 22, 2012 letter from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) outlines how Least Restrictive Environment...

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Right to Work

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Service Animals and Housing

Advocate In Your Community Issue: Joe and Mary live in Harmony Gardens, a 15 unit apartment complex.  Joe, who is Deaf, just took possession of a hearing dog,...

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Accessibility In Stores

Advocate In Your Community Issue: The holidays are here, and you decide to go on a shopping trip with your friend who uses a wheelchair. When you get to your favorite...

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HELP Committee Releases Report, Recommendations on Disability Employment

On July 16, 2012, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the Senate author of the 1990 Americans...

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on July 12, 2012 to consider ratification of  the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons...

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Guide for Persons Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing