Town Hall Meeting, Saturday, 11/14 at 10:30 am – HB 614 Landon Dunson Act‏ (Video Recording equipment in SPED classrooms)

Rep. Valencia Stovall to Host Town Hall Meeting

ATLANTA – State Representative Valencia Stovall (D-Lake City) will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Zoo Atlanta Action Resource Center to discuss House Bill 614, the Landon Dunson Act.
“It is of great importance to my office that we receive input from parents, educators, community members, disability advocates, and anyone else with interest to this legislation,” said Rep. Stovall. “I encourage everyone to attend, not only to learn, but to voice your thoughts on the issue as well.”

HB 614, the Landon Dunson Act, is a proposed pilot program which seeks to place video recording equipment in classrooms offering special education services in Georgia. Representative Stovall authored and introduced this bipartisan measure during the 2015 legislative session in response to concerns of alleged abuse in classrooms providing special education services.

For more information, please contact Representative Stovall at valencia.stovall@house.ga.gov or (404) 656-0314.

WHO: Rep. Valencia Stovall (D-Lake City)

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Zoo Atlanta Action Resource Center
Education Conservation Gate
800 Cherokee Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30312

Think College awarded grant to continue work as National Coordinating Center

The US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, has awarded Think College at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston a five-year, 10 million dollar cooperative agreement to serve as the National Coordinating Center for institutions of higher education that offer inclusive post secondary education programs for students with intellectual disability, including twenty five newly funded model demonstration Transition and Post secondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability, or TPSID.

Click on the link for a listing of 2015-2020 TPSID – Cohort 2 TPSID for web

Go here for more information.

enAble

Today I volunteered for Hands on Atlanta at enAble.

enAble was started by a group of parents back in the 70’s who were concerned for the future of their children with disabilities after they aged out of the educational system. They provide day and employment services, community living support services and community residential alternative services.

If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering, visit their website or contact Shirley Pahl, Development Coordinatior.

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