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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

RCM is Excited to be Part of the Bridging Aging and Disability Community of Practice



RCM is excited to be part of the Bridging Aging and Disability Community of Practice. A project of national significance and DC was one of 5 states chosen to participate!







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Disability Pride Month: White House Office of Public Engagement Will Host Weekly Zoom Sessions



In recognition of July's designation as Disability Pride Month, the White House Office of Public Engagement will host weekly meetings with leaders from across the Administration about efforts to ensure access, inclusion, and equity for people with disabilities. The next Zoom sessions take place 

• Thursday, July 21, 2 pm

• Thursday, July 28, 2 pm

Register Here, Full Link:   https://pitc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_RudJxj1NRumTQb02gT5dew?fbclid=IwAR24qWo6Xus3_RREtIhS-nx3V4v0KuWHU5LB1_U2zKysnPslPMjH-34obI4


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Monday, June 27, 2022

Direct Support Professionals Survey June 2022



Providing Direct Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Direct Support Professionals Survey June 2022. 

This survey is being conducted by the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) in partnership with the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota. 

To take survey, click HERE



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Monday, June 20, 2022

D.C. AG Sues Housing Authority, Citing ‘Egregious Pattern Of Discrimination’ Against Residents With Disabilities



Many District residents with disabilities living in public housing have had to wait years, or even more than a decade, for accommodations from the DC Housing Authority, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine alleges in a lawsuit filed Thursday. Some 250 D.C. public housing tenants have been approved for transfer to accessible apartments, according to the suit, but are languishing on a waiting list, living in units that don’t meet their needs, and with no other options for housing.

To read more on this story, click here: D.C. AG Sues Housing Authority, Citing ‘Egregious Pattern Of Discrimination’ Against Residents With Disabilities


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Monday, June 13, 2022

People With Disabilities Feel Left Behind Amid Caregiver Shortage



MINNEAPOLIS — Before the pandemic, Caleb George-Guidry lived in a group home with a circle of friends and staff who understood his spirited personality. He also attended a day support center where he enjoyed a wide range of activities, from painting to yoga, designed for adults like him with significant disabilities.

Now, more than two years later, George-Guidry’s life has been turned upside down. Because of severe staffing shortages, the 31-year-old last fall was forced to move out of his group home of the past 12 years and into a new house with strangers who did not comprehend his way of communication. Then George-Guidry’s day center in St. Paul abruptly suspended his services after nine years — leaving him isolated and depressed. Today, George-Guidry, who was born with a rare disorder that affects his physical and cognitive development, spends much of his time watching videos and playing games in the common space of the house.

To read more on this story, click here: People With Disabilities Feel Left Behind Amid Caregiver Shortage


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Airline To Train Staff On Autism



As an upstart airline from the founder of JetBlue works to expand, the company says it will put a premium on better serving travelers with autism.

Breeze Airways says it intends to become the first certified autism-inclusive U.S. network carrier.

To read more on this story, click here: Airline To Train Staff On Autism


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