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September 2017

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: August 2017

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The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability provides policymakers, disability service professionals, and individuals with disabilities and their families with information about relevant policy developments regarding Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and related topics, with a focus on improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

The August 2017 update includes information about the release of the National Autism Indicators Report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute; upcoming bipartisan hearings the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) will hold in September; various ways the government celebrated the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); HCBS transition plan updates; the release of the 2015 Annual Evaluation Report from Mathematica Policy Research; and more. Download the August 2017 Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update.

The LEAD Center Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a project of the LEAD Center in collaboration with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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FVDD Annual Statewide Conference

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Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities (FVDD) announces its annual statewide conference which will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Holy Cross Hospital, 4725 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. This will be an all-day conference, registration will include breakfast and lunch, and the theme will be “Empowering You to Be the Best Advocate Possible.”

The program is open to the general public, although CLE’s will be offered to attorneys who attend. Please help promote this Conference by forwarding this information to prospective attendees.

We will have a variety of superb speakers – including a morning town hall meeting of legislators, and other professionals, including self-advocates, will be there to train attendees in advocacy skills, legislative updates, etc.

You may register on line at – the entire program and registration fees are posted on our website.

Questions? Please call 954/975-5159 [Arlene Lakin, Esq.].

Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities
PO Box 24531
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307