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Trump Education Pick Advances Despite Special Ed Worries

Deep opposition from special education advocates was not enough to prevent President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Education from moving forward.

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#bFair2DirectCare: Governor Cuomo, Be Our Hero

The video at the link below gives the viewer a glimpse into what it takes to be a direct support professional working with people with developmental disabilities. This is a very demanding and rewarding career that takes a great deal of training. Recent increases in the minimum wage and a lack of funding from New York State have eroded the wages of these positions, making it increasingly difficult for non-profit agencies to hire and retain staff and this threatens to reduce the quality and quantity of supports and services for people with disabilities. Please ask Governor Cuomo to fund increases in wages for these dedicated and caring professionals.

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Realistic Goals Can Also Be Audacious

Clemson University establishes soccer residency program for students with disabilities.

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Don’t Forget #bFair2DirectCare in the State Budget

About three dozen demonstrators representing the bFair2DirectCare Coalition gathered in front of the Governor’s Mansion in Albany today to remind the Governor and the leaders of the New York State Legislature of the need to fund a wage increase for direct care staff working for non-profit agencies who support people with developmental disabilities.

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Five things to watch in Cuomo’s proposed budget

Governor Cuomo has acknowledged that sputtering income tax returns will make for a harder-than-expected budget cycle.

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Governor Can Still Be A Hero

It seems clear that Governor Cuomo has chosen to ignore the very real needs of those with developmental disabilities and the good people who serve them.

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bFair on Air

The bFair2DirectCare consultants got a slot on Susan Arbetter’s Capitol Pressroom show today.

The discussion about the direct care wage issue begins at about the 32:25 mark and it runs till 36:20.

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She Sees Them as Amazing

Special Education Teacher is honored by NBC Affiliate.

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