The Disability Integration Act (DIA) of 2017 is a bill introduced by Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-NY) in the health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The purpose of the bill is to prohibit states or local government that provide institutional placements for people with disabilities who require long term assistance prohibits insurance services from denying community-based services which would allow people to live independently in the community.
Community-based services must be offered to individuals prior to placement in institutions. People that are living in institutions must be notified regularly of community-based alternatives.
The Conference will be held between October 5 and October 7, 2016.
Entitled, “Reducing Disparities for People with Disabilities Through System Change”, the conference will include sessions on inclusion, peer mentoring and smoking cessation for people with developmental disabilities.
A one day pre-summit workshop for lawyers will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 which is led by the Autism Speaks Legal Resource Center.
On October 7th, there will be a joint programming with sessions on autism from both Autism Speaks and the Southwest Conference. The session begins at 8:30am.
Early Bird Registration : September 5th, 2016. The conference will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center. For more information, Click here
DADD 17th Annual International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities
Date: January 20-22, 2016
Location: 1 Walkiki Beach Resort and Spa
The conference will integrate research and practice, reflecting the need for evidence-based and practice interventions within the field. The conference will feature more than 150 lectures and poster presentations.
47th Annual Autism Society National Conference
Theme: Connect, Learn, Advocate & Thrive
Date(s):July 13, 2016- Preconference
July 14-16, 2016
Location: New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
The conference represents one of the largest gathering of autism families, service providers, educators and policy makers
Penn State National Autism Conference
Date: August 1-4, 2016
Location-To Be Announce
Special Needs Resource Blog will take a break during the holidays and will return Monday, January 4, 2016 with new information, tools and resources to post including more downloadable free tools and templates Monday thru Thursday. I am excited and look forward to sharing more resources with you in the new year.
Thanks to all of you for following my blog this year. Wishing you and your families joy and peace all through the holidays and throughout the new year. May the spirit of the holidays be with you throughout the new year. 🙂 🙂