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Category: Public Awareness

Children’s Books Honored For Portraying Disability Experience

Posted in Disability, and Public Awareness

"Four new books for kids and teens are being lauded for focusing on disabilities with a set of awards handed out alongside the famed Caldecott and Newbery Medals."

Posted by NWVCIL on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ADA Internet Regulations

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Outreach, and Public Awareness

The National Federation of the Blind has launched a petition demanding that the Obama administration issue a Notice of…

Posted by NWVCIL on Monday, January 25, 2016

Get Out The Vote!

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Outreach, Public Awareness, and Uncategorized

Get out the vote! Rooted in Rights informs voters with disabilities of their rights, and encourages people with…

Posted by NWVCIL on Monday, January 25, 2016

Feds Boost Spending On Special Ed, Disability Programs

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, and Public Awareness

"With funding gains for special education, housing and other disability programs, advocates say the federal government’s…

Posted by NWVCIL on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bill Would Expand Access to Community Living

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, and Public Awareness

"Under a bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., all individuals with disabilities who are deemed eligible…

Posted by NWVCIL on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ABLE Accounts May Be Available Sooner Than Expected

Posted in Disability, and Public Awareness

Wonderful news about ABLE accounts. "Tucked inside a tax bill approved by lawmakers last month is a provision that…

Posted by NWVCIL on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

Posted in Outreach, and Public Awareness

January is National Stalking Awareness month. This site has many resources to educate yourself and your community.

Posted by NWVCIL on Monday, January 11, 2016

FSN Training Day

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Public Awareness, and Training

This year the Fair Shake Network (FSN) Training Day will be held on February 9, 2016 at Emmanuel Baptist Church located at 1401 Washington Street West, Charleston, WV 25302.

Disability Advocacy Day at the Capitol will be February 10, 2016

The theme for the conference is “RISE UP –HEAR MY VOICE.”

For more information, to register for the conference, or to apply for a stipend, please visit http://www.fairshake.org/.

Changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule May Help Distinguish Mental Illness from Violence

Posted in Disability, and Public Awareness

"Millions of people have mental illnesses and not a violent thought or idea. Millions of other people have violent…

Posted by NWVCIL on Wednesday, January 6, 2016