Legislation

03 Latest Legislative Developments: How They Impact You!
Susan Goodman, JD, Governmental Affairs Director, NDSC, mother of a son with autism, Olney, MD

Federal legislation directly impacts education, community living, housing, support services and employment for individuals with DS and their families every day. This session will offer parents the opportunity to learn how these laws affect their family and the future and how what is happening in Congress directly impacts their lives. We will be discussing the budget crisis and the threat to services for people with disabilities, latest developments in the education laws, prospect for improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and health care updates. We will also talk about what families and advocates can do to make sure their voices are heard!

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48a Broader Look at Education Over the Last 30 Years – Part 1
Frank Buckley, CEO, Down Syndrome Education International/USA, United Kingdom, brother of a sister with DS

Education for young people with DS has been transformed in some countries over the past 40 years —yet, it is far from perfect. This workshop will look at how education and thinking about the learning needs of children with DS has changed, the obstacles to effective
education today and how we can improve educational outcomes in the future.

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48b Broader Look at Education Over the Last 30 Years – Part 2

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