advocacy

Support of Early Education Funding – August 2018

Background: In conjunction with the start of school and this week’s U.S. Senate consideration of a major funding bill, we ask Congress to finalize robust funding for Easterseals-operated early intervention and learning programs, including Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities, the Early Intervention Program for...

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U.S. Senate To Consider Supreme Court Nominee

8/7 - This fall, the U.S. Senate is expected to consider President Trump’s nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, for the U.S. Supreme Court. Decisions made by the Supreme Court can impact the lives of all Americans, including children and adults with disabilities served by Easterseals....

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Medicaid Anniversary 2018

For the anniversary of Medicaid this year we will be putting further support behind the Money Follows the Person program. Please see these additional resources along with the following messaging below:   Help Promote Community Living and Services for Individuals with Disabilities   Dear Supporter,   Next week is the anniversary...

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Statement on Threats to Healthcare (July 2018)

Background: This statement is to address any previous and upcoming threats to healthcare, including movements to repeal, cuts or caps to funding, actions involving the risk adjustment program and protections for people pre-existing conditions.   Full statement 7/17: Easterseals Statement on Threats to Access to Healthcare   Twitter Posts:...

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Family Separations at Southern Border

Summary: The following is in response to the recent action to end immigration policies/actions that separate children from parents.   Statement:   We are encouraged to see that action is being taken to keep parents and children together. As a leading provider of early learning and early...

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ABLE Age Adjustment Act

6/5/2018 - Action Alert: Help Ensure Families Can Save for Their Children with Disabilities   Latest Action (4/4) - Bill introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 817) and U.S. House (H.R. 1874)   Summary - This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to qualified ABLE programs, to increase...

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