Disability

By Elizabeth Lee

“Let the shameful walls of exclusion finally come tumbling down” is the directive that former President George Bush gave us when he signed the ADA into law 30 years ago, on July 26, 1990.

By Cherie Takemoto, New Editions, Inc. Project Director for the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) Contract and the Community Services Board representative of the Arlington 2020 Census Complete Count Committee

Section 508 Subject Matter Expertise Support

Through a subcontract with Aveshka, Inc., New Editions provides Section 508 support services to ASPR. We have been contracted to provide Section 508 consulting expertise to assist ASPR in such tasks as:

New Editions analyzes the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research’s (NIDILRR) Annual Performance Report (APR) data through a subcontract to RTI International. The purpose of the APR is to collect data from NIDILRR’s grantees concerning their project foci, activities and progress, and contributions to society’s capacity to provide opportunities and accommodation for citizens with disabilities.

Under a subcontract with Insignia Federal Group, we support the Technology & Accessible Resources Give Employment Today (TARGET) Center, which assists the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in addressing a wide spectrum of accessibility and accommodation interests for agencies and employees.

By Jane Rath, New Editions Vice President 

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Program provides funding and support for 44 state grantees to design and develop services and supports to assist individuals move from institutional to home and community-based settings. Additionally, MFP provides the foundation and framework for states to transform their systems to be more focused on home and community-based systems. 

The purpose of this report is to inform Congress and the public of the progress being made in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).