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[ verb ad-vuh-keyt; noun ad-vuh-kit, -keyt ]
verb:  ad·vo·cat·ed, ad·vo·cat·ing.
to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly

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Transition from Early Start Parent Survey

From: The Part C to B for CA Kids Workgroup

The Part C to B for CA Kids Workgroup is gathering information from parents on their experience during their child’s transition at age 3. This input will help the Workgroup develop recommendations to improve the process for families transitioning from Early Start services to special education services.

¿Ha cumplido 3 años su hijo/hija recientemente? ¿Pasó su hijo/hija de Early Start a los servicios preescolares de educación especial? Comparta su experiencia con la Parte C a B para CA Kids grupo de interés (https://www.partctobforcakids.org/) para ayudar a desarrollar las recomendaciones sobre cómo mejorar el proceso de transición para niños y familias en todo California.

NOTE: The Part C to B for California (CA) Kids (Workgroup) was established by Senate Bill (SB) 75, Chapter 51, Statutes of 2019, for the purpose of reviewing and evaluating the transition of three-year-old children with disabilities from regional centers (Part C programs) to local educational agencies (Part B programs).


Power: The Disability Vote Event

From: American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to announce POWER: The Disability Vote.

About this Event: The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to announce POWER: The Disability Vote, a national, non-partisan disability & election virtual summit on June 22 and 23 from noon to 3:45 pm EST. Both days will include panels, presentations, and a national call-to-action to disability voters and allies. Please note, registration is free and you are able to register for one or both days.


Attorneys for Special Needs Planning

From: Special Needs Alliance

The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national organization comprised of attorneys committed to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families and their advisors rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena.

They have a lot of valuable information on their website, including where to find an attorney that can help you and your family as well as articles about topics such as special needs estate planning, preserving SSI benefits during a divorce, and how planning an estate can help all the siblings in a family. 

For more information, visit their website.

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