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Join us for Maryland ABLE Program Listening Sessions   More sessions announced! Understand the basics of the Maryland ABLE Program  Learn more about where Maryland is in the implementation process  Understand how federal policies affect Maryland ABLE Provide feedback on your needs to ensure a responsive and successful program Bring your questions for the implementation team […]

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Alaska and Rhode Island Launch ABLE Program On December 22, the National Able Resource Center announced that Alaska and Rhode Island launched ABLE programs.  Both the “Alaska ABLE Plan” and the RI’s ABLE Plan” are members of the National ABLE Alliance, a group of 13 states that have pooled resources in order to offer their […]

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ED Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities On December 28, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights released three new sets of guidance to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities.  The three documents included a […]

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U.S. Access Board Updates ADA Guidelines for Buses and Vans On Wednesday, December 14, the U.S. Access Board issued a final rule updating sections of its accessibility guidelines for transportation vehicles covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The rule revises provisions in the guidelines that apply to the buses and vans to enhance […]

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The RISE Act Introduced in the Senate On December 9, the Respond, Innovate, Support, and Empower Students with Disabilities (RISE) Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Orin Hatch (R-UT), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).  The RISE Act amends the Higher Education Act to clarify the documentation an institution of higher education […]

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ED Releases Final Regulations Under Part B of IDEA On December 12, the Department of Education released the final regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These regulations are aimed at promoting equity by targeting widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities.  The regulations will address […]

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