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Schumer Says School Safety Budget Cuts Would Cause Disaster

The federal Education Department’s proposed slashing of student mental-health and school-safety funds could lead to catastrophe, US Sen. Chuck Schumer warned.

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Two Students With Disabilities Left Behind During School Fire Evacuation

Evacuation procedures are being questioned by the Justice Department after two New Rochelle, NY students who use wheelchairs were left behind during a fire emergency.

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NYS Looking For New Medicaid Director

Jason Helgerson, Will Step Down As NYS Medicaid Director.

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Money Follows The Person Is Running Out Of Money

For people with physical disabilities, monthly costs to Medicare and Medicaid in the first year after transitioning into the community decreased by an average of 23 percent. For those with intellectual disabilities, average monthly costs dropped even more, by 30 percent.

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House Lawmakers Approve Changes To Americans With Disabilities Act

Critics say the controversial legislation would severely damage accessibility protections laid out in the 27-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act.  Currently, there is no companion bill in the U.S. Senate.

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DeVos Will Donate Part Of Salary To Special Olympics

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will give away her entire salary from her first year on the job and some of the money is headed to a nonprofit serving those with disabilities.

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NYS Budget Proposal Seeks To Apply Surcharges To Sales Of Nonprofit Health Plans To For-profits.

A NYS Budget proposal calls for creation of a “health care shortfall fund” to compensate for unexpected reductions in federal funding. Most of the fund’s revenue would be derived from taxing the proceeds from converting nonprofit health plans to for-profit systems.

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