Monday, September 21, 2009

We're Site of the Day on's Special Needs Children forum

Please read and consider signing our petition - states are continuing to make cuts in services that have a serious impact on the quality of life of our elderly and our people with disabilities while billions of stimulus funds sit in their bank accounts. Thank you Terri for your help!

1 comment:

  1. You're welcome! Thanks for the great work you're doing with your petition.


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I'm the mom of a child with disabilities. Hannah's first neurologist said she might never develop beyond the level of a 2 month old infant, and there wasn't anything I could do about it. The brain damage was just too severe. Nine years later, she walks, uses a touchscreen computer and I've just been shown she can learn to construct sentences and do simple math with the right piece of technology. Along the way, I discovered I needed to teach myself what Hannah's rights to services really were. Learning about early intervention services led to reading about IDEA and then to EPSDT. I've been waiting for the Obama administration to realize the power and potential of EPSDT for the medical rights - including the right to stay at home with their families - of children with disabilities. The health reform people talk about long term care, and the disability people talk about education and employment, but nobody is talking about EPSDT. So I am.