A transportation discussion on issues facing people with disabilities with Tyler Morris from the Independent Living Resource Center, board member Sharon Hoffmeyer and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk
Join us on a national teleconference September 21st as we discuss parenting with a disability, opportunities available for advocacy and your rights as a parent.
Dr. Kristine Webb, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education and former director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the University of North Florida. Under her direction, the DRC experienced tremendous growth in the numbers of students who use accommodations and services and the number of successful graduates increased 10 times more than the previous decade.
As a community leader for disability rights, we constantly work to fight stigmas through education, break barriers through advocacy and expand opportunity through service provision.
The Senate released their updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act yesterday, and all of our concerns remain the same. The new version will still cut Medicaid by $772 billion, with an even more restrictive growth rate and deeper cuts starting in 2025. Fifteen million people will lose Medicaid.
Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on the Senate’s awful Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until after the July 4 recess. While this is good news, it is not a victory; this fight is far from over.
The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) will provide a “Lunch Break” in 2017 to employees with a disability who are in the first two weeks of employment.
The ILRC is seeking members for its 2017 Youth Advisory Council. The council, which empowers youth with disabilities for leadership, is open to youth ages 13 to 25 who have a disability. The Youth Advisory Council typically includes between 13 and 17 members.