Although OCLB is devoted to issues surrounding IDEA reauthorization (and, as it affects students with disabilities, also NCLB reauthorization), we do now and then like to post information of a more general nature affecting families and students with disabilities. In that spirit, we are posting this off topic item.
Posted by request of a reader, whose son is fortunate to benefit from the Medicaid Waiver:
I am writing once again to ask you to support the next round of voting
on my Idea for Change on Change.org. If you voted the first time,
please go back and vote again.
NEW ROUND OF VOTING BEGINS MONDAY, JANUARY 5 TO ASK FOR FULL FUNDING
FOR MEDICAID WAIVERS - AND TO CREATE PORTABILITY OF SERVICES
VOTE NOW - OR VOTE AGAIN IF YOU DID BEFORE!
1804 people voted to help fully fund the medicaid waiver program in
the first round of voting on Ideas for America on Change.org. This
level of voting put us in the top 3 of the health care category, which
has given us a place in the final voting process to be one of the Top
10 Ideas for America.
It is time to vote again - or vote for the first time if you didn't
vote before. All votes from round one have been deleted - you must
return to vote again. Go to the link above to vote.
The proposal is for this funding to be included in the economic
stimulus package that will soon be developed by the Obama
administration. Funding medicaid waivers creates jobs while helping
those who need the supports.
IMPORTANT NOTE: MAKE CERTAIN YOUR VOTE REGISTERS. YOU MUST CLICK ON
THE NUMBER TO THE LEFT OF THE TITLE THAT SAYS "VOTE" UNDER IT IN ORDER
TO HAVE YOUR VOTE ACTUALLY COUNT. ONCE YOU HAVE DONE THAT, IT WILL
SAY "VOTED". REGISTERING ON THE SITE AND ENTERING A COMMENT DOES NOT
COUNT AS A VOTE! WE LOST ABOUT 1/3 OF OUR VOTES IN THE LAST ROUND
If we make it to the Top 10, Change.org will:
On January 16th, Change.org will co-host an event at the National
Press Club in Washington, DC to announce the top 10 rated ideas and
our plans for supporting the formation of a national advocacy campaign
behind each idea in collaboration with our nonprofit partners. The top
10 ideas will also be presented to President Obama on inauguration day.
Please distribute this email widely to your contacts and all
Last day of voting: January 15.
Idea PosterSandy, Illinois (alpy2@...)
Volunteer Co-Webmaster, Our Children Left Behind (http://www.ourchildrenleftbehind.com) (IDEA & NCLB reauthorization)