The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the LEAD Center have released resources for Guided Group Discovery. Guided Group Discovery materials include a Facilitator Manual, an accompanying PowerPoint slide deck (Introduction and Course), and a Participant Workbook.
The purpose of Guided Group Discovery is to lay the foundation for competitive integrated employment as a Universal Design that can benefit all job seekers. For some people, Guided Group Discovery leads to Customized Employment. For everyone, the process assists job seekers in identifying employment that would be a good fit both for them and an employer.
Click here to visit the resources at the LEAD Center website.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has developed a web based tool to compare the existing law of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) which was released last week. The tool also allows users to compare past proposals to repeal and replace the ACA if they choose to.
The tool creates side-by-side comparisons of the three bills by issue areas, including individual mandate, cost sharing, high risk pools, and Medicaid.
Click here to access the website.
Medicaid is the biggest health care program in the country. It’s an important part of the United States healthcare system. But a lot of the information out there about Medicaid and attempts to change it can be difficult to understand and navigate. That’s why ASAN is proud to announce the release of our plain language resource “A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid.” This resource was developed in collaboration with the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative (ASERT), and with funding from the Special Hope Foundation.
Click here for A Self-Advocate's Guide to Medicaid.
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Media Access Group at WGBH Boston to Provide Closed Captioning and Live Description for PBS Inaugural Coverage
The Media Access Group at WGBH, a service of Boston public media producer WGBH, will provide both closed captioning and live description of President-elect Donald J. Trump's inauguration for PBS NewsHour Inauguration 2017: A Special Report.
The PBS coverage of the inauguration airs live on Friday, January 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m EST.
The described coverage will also be streamed live on the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) website at http://www.inaugural.senate.gov.