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NACDD Call for Proposals for Annual Conference 2019

NACDD Call for Proposals for Annual Conference 2019

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NACDD invites individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, researchers, service providers, employers, policy makers and others involved in the disability community to submit ideas for sessions related to this year’s theme: Jazz it Up! Building on Our Potential. We are looking for presentation topics that are innovative, impactful and inspiring.

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2018 NACDD Annual Conference Wrap-Up!

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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 NACDD Annual Conference and Associated Meetings! This year’s events were a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without all of YOU! On Wednesday, July 11, NACDD held the annual Champion of Equal Opportunity (CEO) Award Luncheon, hosted by Optum. During

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Midwest Leadership Institute Opportunity

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Are you interested in becoming a leader, or a better leader, in your organization and the intellectual and developmental disabilities field? If so, the Midwest Leadership Institute is a great opportunity for you. This intensive, week-long Leadership Institute is being offered in Kansas City, Missouri, April 7-12, 2019. A select

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NACDD Mourns the Loss of Rep. John Dingell

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The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) mourns the passing of former Representative John Dingell of Michigan. The longest serving United States Representative, Dingell was a vocal advocate and proponent of accessible and comprehensive health care. Dingell devoted his considerable legislative talents to promoting the passage of Medicare,

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NACDD Thanks Sponsors of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019

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All workers deserve equal pay for equal work and minimum wage protection. Today, NACDD joined our DD Act sister organizations (AUCD, NDRN) and more national partners to thank the sponsors of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 for advancing economic security for workers with disabilities. Read the sign on

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Jermaine Alerta Announced as New Executive Director of Guam DD Council

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Jermaine Alerta has been announced as the new Executive Director of the Guam Developmental Disabilities Council. Mr. Alerta has many experience working with private and non-profit organizations.  He worked under previous administrations  including working for the 27th to 28th and 31st through 34th Guam Legislature and served in many roles

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NACDD Statement on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

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WASHINGTON – This past weekend, the disability community lost a very important advocate, President George H.W Bush. Today, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) joins the country in recognizing a national day of mourning for the loss of such an esteemed man and visionary leader.   In

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NACDD Announces New Partnership with “Intelligent Lives” Film

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NACDD is thrilled to announce our partnership with award-winning director Dan Habib on his new film, “Intelligent Lives.” This film is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.

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DD Councils Addressing Sexual Abuse Report

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The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In 2017, NACDD and ITACC compiled a report on the work that many of our Councils are doing on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in people with Developmental Disabilities.

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NACDD Statement on OIG Report

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For Immediate Release January 17, 2018 CONTACT: Donna Meltzer, CEO, dmeltzer@nacdd.org US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REPORT ON HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SHOWS NEED FOR GREATER INVESTMENT AND OVERSIGHT WASHINGTON – Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector

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115th Congress DD Act Partners Policy Priorities

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The Association of University Centers on Disabilities, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities and National Disability Rights Network released the Policy Priorities for the 115th Session of Congress for 2017. To view the Policy Priorities, click here.

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DD Councils Addressing Sexual Abuse and Neglect

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Dear DD Council Network members, We are pleased to announce the availability of a special publication about the work of DD Councils in the area of Sexual Abuse and Neglect.  We would like to thank the following Councils for their collaboration on this important project: Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virginia,

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HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019 proposed rule is now on display for public inspection at:  https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection.  The rule will publish on November 2, and the comment period will close on November 27.

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