Time Sensitive if you want to comment on the new WIOA legislation

As of today, August 22, 2014:

One Week Left to Comment on the WIOA at the OSERS BLOG site

Please submit comments through this Friday, August 29, 2014. 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) invite you to submit comments and recommendations to help us implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed by President Obama on July 22. This new law seeks to maximize opportunities for youth and adults, with and without disabilities, to succeed in postsecondary education and in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand jobs in the 21st century economy. Specifically, we seek your comments to assist us as we begin the process of implementing the amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that were made by Title IV of WIOA and of the new version of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), in Title II of WIOA.

We invite you to comment at the OSERS Blog site.

Obtaining Assistive Technology

I just learned about a resource if you have questions about obtaining Assistive Technology.  Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) – Technical Support Center

They are described as “the technical support center for Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) projects in the 50 states and 7 territories (6 territories and the Native American project).”

They field inquiries from individuals with disabilities, equipment suppliers, equipment manufacturers, therapists, students, etc., answer questions they already know, and try to help find answers to the questions they don’t know about   They are headquartered in New York and if you are outside New York, they will refer you to the PAAT project in your state (since they may not be familiar with state laws other than NY and their attorneys cannot practice law in any state but New York).

They encourage answering specific questions or raising specific issues. Let me know if you find this to be a helpful resource.  KathyM

 

Article: “Mild Brain Injury Leaves Lasting Scar” — new findings just published in “Scientific American”

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Newly published article on the consequences of so-called “mild brain injury.” The findings may point to new ways of analyzing (documenting) why those of us who never lost so much as a minute of consciousness, struggle with school, work and other things. See http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mild-brain-injury-leaves-lasting-scar/

For a PDF version with points I highlighted, see Article – Mild Brain Injury Leaves Lasting Scar – Scientific American 2014-07-16 hilighting added