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VOR Advocates for Disability Rights including Autism Specific

VOR logo sidebarVOR is our newest sponsoer.  Please  like the FaceBook page and follow them on Twitter @VOR_net.

VOR is a national, nonprofit organization advocating for high quality care and human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism (I/DD). We're delighted to have this opportunity to share with you information about the work VOR does and the news and issues of importance to our constituency with I/DD. 

If you ever have any questions about our organization, please contact Julie Huso or Tamie Hopp at info@vor.net.

This week's newsletter included:

1.  Facebook 500! Help VOR reach 500 Likes

2.  Introducing Ellen Laurence, VOR’s new Colorado State Coordinator

3.  Annual Conference Speaker Feature:  Meet  Kim Stagliano – Mother, Advocate, Speaker and Author (See more and REGISTER HERE.)

STATE NEWS

4. Kentucky: State Senate Judiciary Committee approves bill that would create an adult protection registry

5. California: Developmental Center families are worried

6. Kansas: State Becomes First to Outsource Disability



7. Washington State:  ActionDD responds to biased DD Services State Audit

8. Washington State: Some mental-health officials oppose commitment bill

9. Tennessee: Disabilities website helps doctors communicate with, treat patients; Site also meant as resource for patients, caregivers

NATIONAL NEWS

10. Medicaid’s exclusion of dental patients with special needs


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