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2019 Parent Leadership Conference #TheTimeIsNow

 

New Jersey Institute of Technology | Campus Center  

154 Summit Street | Newark, NJ 07102

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

                                                                                                                                                                    Click here for more information 

News from Washington about Affordable Care Act

Source: National Family Voices

The big news this week is the election. Bottom line:  In the next Congress, which begins on January 3, Democrats will hold a majority in the House, and Republicans will hold a majority in the Senate. This means that Congress will not be able to repeal the Affordable Care Act or fundamentally change the Medicaid program, if all House Democrats oppose such measures. In three states, voters approved Medicaid expansion, and in four other states, the governors-elect support Medicaid expansion while their opponents did not. More details below.

It's OPEN ENROLLMENT

SPAN Awarded Two Parent Center Technical Assistance Center Cooperative Agreements

The SPAN Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is pleased to announce their successful renewal of two cooperative agreements from the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): (1) The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and (2) Navigating Excellence — Parent Center Assistance and Collaboration Team (NE-PACT).

Both grants support the Parent Center Network — Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) — throughout the country.

SPAN Web-based resources for families

Here's a document with links to resources for families on some key topics, like: early intervention, special education (including parental rights, the evaluation and IEP process, transition to adult life, and dispute resolution mechanisms), health and healthcare (including mental health and health for children with special needs) and others that are available on the SPAN website at http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/resources-span-website-ei-special-ed....

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