|June 2, 2000||
* Family Opportunity Act - S. 2274
- WE STILL NEED MORE CO-SPONSORS.
We will not stop until we urge all of our Senators to co-sponsor this family
friendly legislation that will help families of children with disabilities
and special health care needs to receive Medicaid. This bill helps families
caring for a child with disabilities and special health care needs access
needed Medicaid services. Access the NPND website ( www.npnd.org
) for the summary and full text of this legislation.
Please co-sponsor S. 2274, the Family Opportunity Act. As a
parent of a special needs child, I know first hand the challenges of caring
for a child with disabilities and special health care needs. We are asking
for your help. We need improved access to special health care services.
This bill would allow us, as parents, to pay a This bill would allow us, as parents, to pay a premium for necessary Medicaid services for our child.
*Medicaid Community Attendant Services and Supports Act-S. 1935 - Rally MiCASSA will reform the institutionally biased long term care system. It allows people with disabilities and/or families to have a Real Choice of where and how support services are delivered. A Rally to support home and community services and to oppose the institutionally biased long-term care system is scheduled for June 18th at 1:00 PM at Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C. The rally will send a message to Congress, President Clinton and both presidential candidates that the disability and aging advocacy communities want REFORM. Many national, regional, state and local groups have already agreed to co-sponsor the rally. For more information contact 512-442-0252 or 303-733-9324; firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your Senators and urge them to speak directly to Senators Specter (R-PA) and Harkin (D-IA) to include language in the final bill that protects ARCH.
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* VOTE *
Remember, one vote can make a difference. Register to Vote Online at http://www.fec.gov/votregis/vr.htm
* FCC Protects Consumers with Disabilities - The Disabilities Rights Office (DRO) is a new office within the Consumer Information Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC enforces laws that make sure that people with disabilities have access to electronic communications. Anyone can receive free information about FCC activities from the DRO Information Mailing List, DROinfo, by subscribing directly. Send an E-mail to email@example.com with "subscribed droinfo, your first and last name." Or visit http://www.fcc.gov/cib/dro
| * FannieMae
Homeownership Guide - For people with disabilities the dream
of owning a home is either rarely consideredor typically discouraged.
This guide reflects a new vision for people with disabilities, as well
as the housing industry that has begun to serve them. Fannie Mae is a
Congressionally chartered, shareholder-owned company, and the nation's
largest source of mortgage funds. Access the Guide at: http://alliance.unh.edu/aauntitled.folder.1/
* Brochure: Adapting Motor Vehicles for People with Disabilities The information in this brochure is based on the experience of driver rehabilitation specialists and other professionals who work with individuals who require adaptive devices for their motor vehicles. Access the Brochure at: http:// www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/ adaptive/ brochure/ brochure.html