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Mini-Grants Available: Train Volunteers to Help Families with Children with Disabilities—Deadline December 2

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University with funding from Pennsylvania Department of Health invites faith-based and Community organizations to apply for mini grants up to $5000 to train volunteers to provide families of children with disabilities with an occasional break from care giving. Faith and … Continue reading

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Help Needed for Special Ed Bill this Week. Call Your State Representative Today

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org): Due to strong advocate support, special education reforms to benefit children with disabilities passed the Pennsylvania House Education Committee on Monday, June 18. Thanks to all of the advocates who helped make this happen. … Continue reading

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Special Education Funding Bill Passes in the PA Senate—Urge Your Representative to Support

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org): On June 4, the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 1115 by a nearly unanimous vote (46-1). It’s a great victory, and it brings Pennsylvania one step closer to making historic progress for children with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Voucher Bills Violate Anti-Discrimination Laws

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   On June 7, the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation and Disability Rights Wisconsin filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, challenging Milwaukee’s 20-year-old voucher program on the ground that … Continue reading

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Education Law Center Believes Children with Disabilities Will Not Benefit from School Vouchers

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   ELC believes that most families who have children with disabilities, and especially those with the lowest incomes, would not benefit from this school voucher program. SB 1 does not require any schools – … Continue reading

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PA Senate Hearing on Special Education—September 21, Harrisburg

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   ATTENTION:  Disability Advocates, Parents, and Concerned Citizens—Please come!   Senate Hearing on Special Education 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Room, 8 East Wing, Capitol Building, Harrisburg   House Bill 704 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0704) is … Continue reading

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